Talk:Eurovision Song Contest 1998

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France did, in fact, use the violin section of the orchestra but as they did not bring a conductor of their own, no conductor was shown before their entry. On the other hand both Germany and Slovenia presented conductors despite using full backing tracks and no orchestra.

Wow I didnt know about that fact.I only knew that Belgium was singing on a backing track —Preceding unsigned comment added by ChRis (talkcontribs) 03:56, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 06:09, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

Map mistake[edit]

Finland is shown in the map as one of the countries that didn't participate in 1998. Finland actually participated that year. YuckieDuck (talk) 23:23, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

I think the point of [1] was because the map still has a mistake a year later. Grk1011/Stephen (talk) 11:53, 21 May 2009 (UTC)
I admit that this is my fault, but earlier on today the map was finally corrected. :) -- [[ axg ⁞⁞ talk ]] 16:52, 21 May 2009 (UTC)


The score per song differ with the results given at [2]. I suppose those are correct? Miho (talk) 19:34, 19 February 2009 (UTC)


Why FYR Macedonia and no Former Yougoslav Republic of Macedonia??This is the true and the real name!!! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:07, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

'Former Yougoslav Republic of Macedonia' is simply to long for articles, 'FYR Macedonia' is accepted as the short form. -- [[ axg ⁞⁞ talk ]] 10:38, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

And why not FYROM?? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 14:21, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

Because that is not how the Contest writes it. Grk1011/Stephen (talk) 14:25, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

Chart problems[edit]

The chart says that Israel gave 12 points both to UK and Belgium. Impossible. They only gave it to the UK. Also, no country received 5 points from Israel. So, maybe that country is Belgium? Please someone fix this.. Vuk skywalker (talk) 15:17, 14 May 2009 (UTC)

Israel actually got 174 points[edit]

Despite what it says on and other sites, Israel actually got 174 points and not 172, see this YouTube video. -- [[ axg ⁞⁞ talk ]] 17:02, 16 May 2009 (UTC)

To address this, this occured when the Spanish votes were incorrectly calculated - their 12 points, which went to Israel, were in fact meant to go to Germany, however they were incorrectly calculated and Germany were not given their deserved 12 points on the night. This was corrected after the contest. Sims2aholic8 (Michael) (talk) 17:09, 16 May 2009 (UTC)
I've found it in the article, after looking closely. Thanks for the info, and they see the camera never lies. -- [[ axg ⁞⁞ talk ]] 17:28, 16 May 2009 (UTC)


Is it worth detailing the postcards from 1998 - the Irish flag formed from the Tube Map, Spainish from a hot-tog, Dutch from television interference, that sort of thing? (talk) 10:13, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

Spain vote 12 to Israel[edit] at 02:14:00 you can see Spanish votation, 12 to Israel, not 10. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:27, 28 June 2012 (UTC)

As the article explains, there was a mistake in the tally of the Spanish televote, and the mistake was corrected after the contest.Xelaxa (talk) 21:55, 14 October 2012 (UTC)

The lead is all wonky[edit]

The lead is all wonky. Israel won the competition, but that information is no more than a passing comment in a paragraph about controversy. I missed it altogether on my first reading, and I had to scroll down to the fifth section to find out who won. On the other hand, there is a ton of information in the lead on the UK winning the 1997 contest, which should take up no more than eight words: "following the UK's win in the 1997 contest." The stuff about the G8 summit is given appropriate weight in the "Location" section, and should not be in the lead at all. There is far too much detail on participating countries. It takes up almost one-third of the lead, and at 104 words it is barely shorter than the corresponding paragraph in the "Participation" section. The end result is just a wall of words that left this reader utterly confused. (talk) 10:23, 14 April 2015 (UTC)