Eurovision Song Contest 1987

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Eurovision Song Contest 1987
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Dates
Final date 9 May 1987
Host
Venue Palais du Centenaire
Brussels, Belgium
Presenter(s) Viktor Lazlo
Conductor Jo Carlier
Director Jacques Bourton
Executive supervisor Frank Naef
Host broadcaster Radio Télévision Belge Francophone (RTBF)
Opening act Viktor Lazlo singing "Breathless"
Interval act Mark Grauwels
Participants
Number of entries 22
Debuting countries None
Returning countries  Greece
 Italy
Withdrawing countries None
Vote
Voting system Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Nul points  Turkey
Winning song  Ireland
"Hold Me Now"
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The Eurovision Song Contest 1987 was the 32nd Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 9 May 1987 in Brussels, Belgium after Sandra Kim's win the previous year. The presenter was Viktor Lazlo. Johnny Logan was the winner for Ireland with the song "Hold Me Now". That made him the first performer to win the contest twice, as he had won also in 1980.

The 1987 Eurovision was the biggest contest at that time, with 22 countries taking part. Only Malta, Monaco and Morocco failed to compete out of all the countries which had entered the contest in the past. Due to the number of countries, and the time it took for the contest to be held, the EBU set the limit of competing countries to 22. This became problematic over the next few years as new and returning nations indicated an interest in participating, but could not be accommodated.[1]

Controversy erupted in Israel after their song was selected, "Shir Habatlanim" by Datner & Kushnir. The comedic performance was criticised by the country's culture minister, who threatened to resign should the duo proceed to Brussels. They went on to perform for Israel, placing eighth; however the culture minister's threat was left unfulfilled.[1]

Conductors[edit]

Host conductor in bold

Results[edit]

Draw Country Language[2] Artist Song English translation Place Points
01  Norway Norwegian Kate Gulbrandsen "Mitt liv" My life 9 65
02  Israel Hebrew Datner & Kushnir "Shir Habatlanim" (שיר הבטלנים) The lazy bums song 8 73
03  Austria German Gary Lux "Nur noch Gefühl" Only emotion 20 8
04  Iceland Icelandic Halla Margrét "Hægt og hljótt" Slowly and quietly 16 28
05  Belgium Dutch Liliane Saint-Pierre "Soldiers of Love" 11 56
06  Sweden Swedish Lotta Engberg "Boogaloo" 12 50
07  Italy Italian Umberto Tozzi & Raf "Gente di mare" People of the sea 3 103
08  Portugal Portuguese Nevada "Neste barco à vela" In this sailing boat 18 15
09  Spain Spanish Patricia Kraus "No estás solo" You're not alone 19 10
10  Turkey Turkish Seyyal Taner & Lokomotif "Şarkım Sevgi Üstüne" My song is about love 22 0
11  Greece Greek Bang "Stop" (Στοπ) 10 64
12  Netherlands Dutch Marcha "Rechtop in de wind" Upright in the wind 5 83
13  Luxembourg French Plastic Bertrand "Amour, Amour" Love, Love 21 4
14  United Kingdom English Rikki "Only the Light" 13 47
15  France French Christine Minier "Les mots d'amour n'ont pas de dimanche" The words of love don't have a Sunday 14 44
16  Germany German Wind "Lass die Sonne in dein Herz" Let the sun into your heart 2 141
17  Cyprus Greek Alexia "Aspro Mavro" (Άσπρο-μαύρο) White black 7 80
18  Finland Finnish Vicky Rosti & Boulevard "Sata salamaa" A hundred lightnings 15 32
19  Denmark Danish Anne-Cathrine Herdorf & Bandjo "En lille melodi" A little tune 5 83
20  Ireland English Johnny Logan "Hold Me Now" 1 172
21  Yugoslavia Croatian Novi Fosili "Ja sam za ples" I wanna dance 4 92
22  Switzerland French Carol Rich "Moitié, moitié" Half and half 17 26

Score sheet[edit]

Juries
Total Score Norway Israel Austria Iceland Belgium Sweden Italy Portugal Spain Turkey Greece Netherlands Luxembourg United Kingdom France Germany Cyprus Finland Denmark Ireland Yugoslavia Switzerland
Contestants Norway 65 4 7 10 7 3 4 4 7 3 5 3 2 6
Israel 73 2 1 5 6 4 10 3 4 10 8 7 5 8
Austria 8 1 7
Iceland 28 4 4 4 6 10
Belgium 56 5 2 3 6 7 4 5 8 4 5 3 4
Sweden 50 12 8 1 3 7 2 3 7 7
Italy 103 3 6 3 5 1 12 12 8 4 1 12 1 4 12 12 7
Portugal 15 8 5 2
Spain 10 10
Turkey 0
Greece 64 1 2 6 8 5 7 5 7 12 6 5
Netherlands 83 5 2 10 5 7 3 8 3 12 2 2 6 8 10
Luxembourg 4 2 2
United Kingdom 47 10 5 3 5 3 3 1 2 1 4 3 2 5
France 44 1 4 5 4 1 12 5 10 2
Germany 141 3 8 10 12 10 7 4 5 1 6 10 6 10 6 6 10 12 7 7 1
Cyprus 80 6 6 2 12 2 6 5 3 6 10 8 10 4
Finland 32 10 3 4 2 1 8 2 1 1
Denmark 83 7 6 7 7 8 2 1 1 8 6 7 8 8 4 3
Ireland 172 8 4 12 12 12 12 8 10 10 12 10 12 1 6 8 12 5 6 12
Yugoslavia 92 12 7 8 10 8 6 6 12 2 2 10 8 1
Switzerland 26 1 2 5 7 3 4 1 3

12 points[edit]

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

N. Contestant Voting nation
8 Ireland Austria, Belgium, Finland, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
5 Italy Germany, Ireland, Portugal, Spain, Yugoslavia
2 Germany Denmark, Iceland
Yugoslavia Norway, Turkey
1 Cyprus Greece
France Luxembourg
Greece Cyprus
Netherlands France
Sweden Israel

Returning artists[edit]

Artist Country Previous year(s)
Gary Lux  Austria 1983 (member of Westend), 1985
Alexia  Cyprus 1981 (member of Island)
Wind  Germany 1985
Johnny Logan  Ireland 1980 (winner)

Commentators[edit]

Spokespersons[edit]

National jury members[edit]

Possible Soviet Union participation[edit]

In 2009 Eduard Fomin, a former employee of the Ministry of Education of the RSFSR, revealed that in 1987 George Veselov, the Minister of Education for the Soviet Union, brought forward the idea of a participation of the Soviet Union at the Eurovision Song Contest due to the number of political reforms made by the President of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev during the late 1980s. The idea was mainly a political one, with the thought that a win in the contest for the Soviet Union would impact on the relationships between the Soviet Union and the capitalist countries of the west. Valery Leontyev was suggested as a name for the Soviet Union's first participation, however Veselov's ideas were not shared by the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, or by Gorbachev himself, believing it to be too radical a step to take, and so no Soviet participation was ever made.[30] Ten former republics of the Soviet Union would later compete in the contest on their own in the 1990s and 2000s: Russia, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan, with five of the countries going on to win the contest.

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