Eurovision Song Contest 1982

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Eurovision Song Contest 1982
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Dates
Final date 24 April 1982
Host
Venue Harrogate International Centre
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Presenter(s) Jan Leeming
Conductor Ronnie Hazlehurst
Director Michael Hurll
Executive supervisor Frank Naef
Host broadcaster British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Opening act Introductions by Jan Leeming
Interval act Pictures from Yorkshire and Castle Howard
Participants
Number of entries 18
Debuting countries None
Returning countries None
Withdrawing countries  France
 Greece
Vote
Voting system Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Nul points  Finland
Winning song  Germany
"Ein bißchen Frieden"
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The Eurovision Song Contest 1982 was the 27th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 24 April 1982 in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom. The presenter was Jan Leeming.

The German entrant, Nicole, was winner with the song "Ein bißchen Frieden". Germany received 1.61 times as many points as runner-up Israel, which was a record under the current scoring system until 2009, when Norway received 1.78 times as many points as Iceland. The song also cemented Ralph Siegel and Bernd Meinunger, the song's composers, into German Eurovision tradition, writing 18 Eurovision songs between them before and after "Ein bißchen Frieden", 13 of which were for Germany.

This was the first time that Germany won the contest. They have competed in the finals every year (with exception of 1996) since the contest's inception. Germany won again in 2010, twenty-eight years after their first win.

The opening of the contest showed a map of Europe, with the translation "Where is Harrogate?" popping up on-screen from the languages of the various countries. The question was always in the language in which the respective country's song was performed, with the exception of Ireland. The Irish entry was sung in English, but the translation of the question in the map was in Irish. Then the map zoomed into Harrogate's location in Yorkshire, followed by an introduction video spotlighting the town.

Greece was due to participate in the contest with the song "Sarantapente Kopelies" performed by Themis Adamantidis. Although drawn to perform in second place, ERT withdrew the entry a few weeks before the contest.

In November 1981, France's national broadcaster, TF1, declined to enter the Eurovision Song Contest for 1982, with the head of entertainment, Pierre Bouteiller, saying, "The absence of talent and the mediocrity of the songs were annoyance set in. [Eurovision is] a monument to insanity [sometimes translated as "drivel"]."[1] Antenne 2 became the new broadcaster for Eurovision after public outcry, returning the country to the Contest in 1983.

The tradition of previous year's winners handing over the prize to current winners was not followed by Bucks Fizz, winners in 1981, but they were shown during the opening act, on the TV screen of a Harrogate music shop. Eurovision 1982 Opening Act

Results[edit]

Draw Country Language[2] Artist Song English translation Place Points
01  Portugal Portuguese Doce "Bem bom" Very good 13 32
02  Luxembourg French Svetlana "Cours après le temps" Run after time 6 78
03  Norway Norwegian Jahn Teigen and Anita Skorgan "Adieu" Goodbye 12 40
04  United Kingdom English Bardo "One Step Further" 7 76
05  Turkey Turkish Neco "Hani?" Where? 15 20
06  Finland Finnish Kojo "Nuku pommiin" Bomb Out 18 0
07   Switzerland French Arlette Zola "Amour on t'aime" Love we love you 3 97
08  Cyprus Greek Anna Vissi "Mono I Agapi" (Μόνο η αγάπη) Only love 5 85
09  Sweden Swedish Chips "Dag efter dag" Day after day 8 67
10  Austria German Mess "Sonntag" Sunday 9 57
11  Belgium French Stella "Si tu aimes ma musique" If you like my music 4 96
12  Spain Spanish Lucía "Él" Him 10 52
13  Denmark Danish Brixx "Video, Video" 17 5
14  Yugoslavia Serbian Aska "Halo, Halo (Хало, хало)" Hello, hello 14 21
15  Israel Hebrew Avi Toledano "Hora" (הורה) Hora 2 100
16  Netherlands Dutch Bill van Dijk "Jij en ik" You and I 16 8
17  Ireland English The Duskeys "Here Today Gone Tomorrow" 11 49
18  Germany German Nicole "Ein bißchen Frieden" A little peace 1 161

Voting structure[edit]

Each country had a jury who awarded 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 points for their top ten songs.

Germany had the advantage of performing last. After coming second in 1980 and second in Dublin the year previously, Ralph Siegel and Bernd Meinunger took the first Grand Prix for Germany. The winner, Nicole, beat the nearest competition by 61 points and over 13 million West Germans watched her victory on television. Germany was the commanding leader for nearly the entire voting process.

Nicole went on to sing the reprise of her song in English, French and Dutch, as well as German, to the delight of the invited audience in Harrogate Conference Centre who stood to applaud her. The English version of her Eurovision winner, A Little Peace, subsequently shot to No1 in the UK Singles Chart.

Score sheet[edit]

Juries
Total Score Portugal Luxembourg Norway United Kingdom Turkey Finland Switzerland Cyprus Sweden Austria Belgium Spain Denmark Yugoslavia Israel Netherlands Ireland Germany
Contestants Portugal 32 7 4 5 2 1 6 1 4 2
Luxembourg 78 6 7 6 3 7 2 8 5 4 5 7 10 8
Norway 40 6 4 4 6 2 2 6 10
United Kingdom 76 4 12 6 10 4 5 3 12 1 2 6 2 1 7 1
Turkey 20 8 3 1 3 3 2
Finland 0
Switzerland 97 2 2 4 12 2 6 2 10 12 7 10 10 10 8
Cyprus 85 5 4 12 3 8 8 5 3 7 5 7 12 6
Sweden 67 7 3 8 5 3 4 8 5 4 8 2 5 3 2
Austria 57 10 7 7 6 8 6 4 4 5
Belgium 96 8 5 5 2 6 5 2 8 7 4 10 10 7 6 3 4 4
Spain 52 1 8 6 7 10 4 1 8 7
Denmark 5 3 1 1
Yugoslavia 21 4 1 12 1 3
Israel 100 10 10 1 1 12 10 2 10 7 7 6 1 3 8 12
Netherlands 8 3 5
Ireland 49 1 2 7 1 6 5 5 3 5 8 3 3
Germany 161 12 10 8 12 10 12 12 8 1 10 12 12 12 12 6 12

12 points[edit]

Below is a summary of all 12 points in the final:

N. Contestant Voting nation
9 Germany Cyprus, Denmark, Ireland, Israel, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Yugoslavia
2 Cyprus Netherlands, Norway
Israel Finland, Germany
Switzerland Belgium, United Kingdom
United Kingdom Austria, Luxembourg
1 Yugoslavia Sweden

Conductors[edit]

Host conductor in bold

Returning artists[edit]

Artist Country Previous year(s)
Stella Maessen  Belgium 1970 (for the Netherlands, part of Hearts of Soul), 1977 (part of Dream Express)
Anna Vissi  Cyprus 1980 (for Greece)
Anita Skorgan  Norway 1977, 1979
Jahn Teigen  Norway 1978
Fatima Padinha (part of Doce)  Portugal 1978 (part of Gemini)
Teresa Miguel (part of Doce)  Portugal 1978 (part of Gemini)
Sally Ann Triplett (part of Bardo)  United Kingdom 1980 (part of Prima Donna)

Commentators[edit]

Spokespersons[edit]

National jury members[edit]

References[edit]