Eurovision Song Contest 1982

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Eurovision Song Contest 1982
ESC 1982 logo.png
Dates
Final 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 point(s) to their 10 favourite songs
Nul points  Finland
Winning song  Germany
"Ein bißchen Frieden"

The Eurovision Song Contest 1982 was the 27th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It 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.

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.

Irish band Chips lost out in their national finals, which would, had they been successful, have led to the unique situation of two bands in the same Eurovision with the same name (the other being Sweden).

Location[edit]

For more details on the host city, see Harrogate.
Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate - host venue of the 1982 contest.

Harrogate is a spa town in North Yorkshire, England. Historically in the West Riding of Yorkshire, the town is a tourist destination and its visitor attractions include its spa waters and RHS Harlow Carr gardens. Nearby is the Yorkshire Dales national park and the Nidderdale AONB. Harrogate grew out of two smaller settlements, High Harrogate and Low Harrogate, in the 17th century. The town became known as 'The English Spa' in the Georgian Era, after its waters were discovered in the 16th century. In the 17th and 18th centuries its 'chalybeate' waters (containing iron) were a popular health treatment, and the influx of wealthy but sickly visitors contributed significantly to the wealth of the town.

The Harrogate International Centre was chosen as the host venue for the contest. The grand convention and exhibition centre opened short time prior to the contest, and was the first big event held in the main 2000-seat auditorium.

Results[edit]

There were 18 competitors in this year's final. No year since has had this few competitors in the final of the competition.

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

Voting structure[edit]

Each country had a jury who awarded 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 point(s) 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 No. 1 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]

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