Eurovision Song Contest 1989

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Eurovision Song Contest 1989
ESC 1989 logo.png
Dates
Final6 May 1989
Host
VenuePalais de Beaulieu
Lausanne, Switzerland
Presenter(s)
Musical directorBenoit Kaufman
Directed byAlain Bloch
Executive supervisorFrank Naef
Executive producerRaymond Zumsteg
Host broadcasterSwiss Broadcasting Corporation (SRG SSR)
Opening act"Ne partez pas sans moi" and "Where Does My Heart Beat Now" performed by Céline Dion
Interval actGuy Tell
Websiteeurovision.tv/event/lausanne-1989 Edit this at Wikidata
Participants
Number of entries22
Debuting countriesNone
Returning countries Cyprus
Non-returning countriesNone
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         Participating countries     Countries that participated in the past but not in 1989
Vote
Voting systemEach country awarded 12, 10, 8–1 point(s) to their 10 favourite songs
Nul points Iceland
Winning song Yugoslavia
"Rock Me"
1988 ← Eurovision Song Contest → 1990

The Eurovision Song Contest 1989 was the 34th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Lausanne, Switzerland, following Céline Dion's victory at the 1988 contest with the song "Ne partez pas sans moi". Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SRG SSR), the contest was held at Palais de Beaulieu on Saturday 6 May 1989 and was hosted by Swiss model Lolita Morena and journalist Jacques Deschenaux.

Twenty-two countries took part in the contest with Cyprus returning after being absent the year before.

The winner was Yugoslavia with the song "Rock Me" by Croatian band Riva. This was the only victory for Yugoslavia as a unified state.[1]

Location[edit]

Palais de Beaulieu, Lausanne – host venue of the 1989 contest.

Lausanne is a city in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, and the capital and biggest city of the canton of Vaud. The city is situated on the shores of Lake Geneva (French: Lac Léman, or simply Le Léman).[2] It faces the French town of Évian-les-Bains, with the Jura Mountains to its north-west. Lausanne is located 62 kilometres (38.5 miles) northeast of Geneva.

Palais de Beaulieu, a convention and exhibition centre, was chosen to host the 1989 contest. The centre includes the 1,844 seat Théâtre de Beaulieu concert, dance and theatre hall. Inaugurated in 1954, the Théâtre de Beaulieu is the biggest theatre in Switzerland. The Eurovision Song Contest took place in the Hall 6 + 7 of the Palais, to the right from the main hall and the theatre.

Contest overview[edit]

The United Kingdom's Ray Caruana, lead singer of Live Report was outspoken about coming second to what he considered a much less worthy song.[3] They had been defeated by 7 points.

Two of the performers, Nathalie Pâque and Gili Natanael were respectively 11 and 12 years old at their time of competing. Due to bad publicity surrounding their participation, the European Broadcasting Union introduced a rule stating that no performer is allowed to take part before the year of their 16th birthday. This rule remains in place to the present day.[4]

The previous year's winner, Céline Dion, opened the show with a mimed performance of her winning song and a mimed performance of her first English-language single, "Where Does My Heart Beat Now". The song became a top ten hit in the US a year later - effectively launching her into international success.[1]

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. There was also a change of rule in case of a tie; prior to 1989, both countries would perform their songs again until a final decision was made. However from 1989 onwards, if there was a tie at the end of the voting, the country that scored the most twelves would be declared the winner. If there was still a tie, the winner was the country that scored the most tens. And if there still was a tie after that, both countries would be declared joint winners.

Participating countries[edit]

Conductors[edit]

Each performance (except Austria, Iceland and Germany) had a conductor who led the orchestra.[5][6] Unlike in most years and like in 1988, the conductors took their bows after each song, not before.

Returning artists[edit]

Artist Country Previous year(s)
Marianna Efstratiou  Greece 1987 (as a backing vocalist for Bang)

Results[edit]

Draw Country Artist Song Language[7][8] Place[9] Points
01  Italy Anna Oxa & Fausto Leali "Avrei voluto" Italian 9 56
02  Israel Gili and Galit "Derekh Hamelekh" (דרך המלך) Hebrew 12 50
03  Ireland Kiev Connolly and the Missing Passengers "The Real Me" English 18 21
04  Netherlands Justine Pelmelay "Blijf zoals je bent" Dutch 15 45
05  Turkey Pan "Bana Bana" Turkish 21 5
06  Belgium Ingeborg "Door de wind" Dutch 19 13
07  United Kingdom Live Report "Why Do I Always Get it Wrong?" English 2 130
08  Norway Britt Synnøve Johansen "Venners nærhet" Norwegian 17 30
09  Portugal Da Vinci "Conquistador" Portuguese 16 39
10  Sweden Tommy Nilsson "En dag" Swedish 4 110
11  Luxembourg Park Café "Monsieur" French 20 8
12  Denmark Birthe Kjær "Vi maler byen rød" Danish 3 111
13  Austria Thomas Forstner "Nur ein Lied" German 5 97
14  Finland Anneli Saaristo "La dolce vita" Finnish 7 76
15  France Nathalie Pâque "J'ai volé la vie" French 8 60
16  Spain Nina "Nacida para amar" Spanish 6 88
17  Cyprus Fani Polymeri and Yiannis Savvidakis "Apopse as vrethume" (Απόψε ας βρεθούμε) Greek 11 51
18   Switzerland Furbaz "Viver senza tei" Romansh 13 47
19  Greece Marianna Efstratiou "To diko sou asteri" (Το δικό σου αστέρι) Greek 9 56
20  Iceland Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson "Það sem enginn sér" Icelandic 22 0
21  Germany Nino de Angelo "Flieger" German 14 46
22  Yugoslavia Riva "Rock Me" Serbo-Croatian 1 137

Scoreboard[edit]

Voting results[10][11]
Total score
Italy
Israel
Ireland
Netherlands
Turkey
Belgium
United Kingdom
Norway
Portugal
Sweden
Luxembourg
Denmark
Austria
Finland
France
Spain
Cyprus
Switzerland
Greece
Iceland
Germany
Yugoslavia
Contestants
Italy 56 7 10 12 6 2 4 7 8
Israel 50 1 7 3 2 5 5 5 7 5 3 7
Ireland 21 7 3 3 2 4 2
Netherlands 45 10 3 3 1 4 4 7 6 1 6
Turkey 5 1 4
Belgium 13 5 5 2 1
United Kingdom 130 6 7 4 7 1 12 12 10 12 1 8 6 12 10 2 2 12 6
Norway 30 2 2 5 8 2 6 4 1
Portugal 39 4 2 1 3 7 6 2 8 6
Sweden 110 6 6 4 8 8 6 12 12 2 5 8 3 8 2 8 12
Luxembourg 8 5 3
Denmark 111 5 1 10 12 6 4 10 10 2 12 3 7 12 6 10 1
Austria 97 12 8 3 12 7 4 1 2 10 8 12 8 5 5
Finland 76 10 8 6 10 1 4 4 3 10 7 3 10
France 60 3 5 6 4 5 1 8 3 5 3 7 5 2 3
Spain 88 8 2 7 7 4 10 8 8 4 10 10 10
Cyprus 51 2 3 1 6 6 8 2 4 7 12
Switzerland 47 4 4 10 8 8 3 2 1 7
Greece 56 1 1 5 6 10 1 4 12 12 4
Iceland 0
Germany 46 7 2 5 1 5 6 7 1 6 3 3
Yugoslavia 137 12 12 8 12 10 12 7 4 8 5 10 10 7 3 5 5 6 1

12 points[edit]

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

N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
5  United Kingdom  France,  Germany,  Luxembourg,  Norway,  Portugal
4  Yugoslavia  Ireland,  Israel,  Turkey,  United Kingdom
3  Austria  Belgium,  Greece,  Italy
 Denmark  Finland,  Netherlands,  Sweden
 Sweden  Austria,  Denmark,  Yugoslavia
2  Greece  Cyprus,   Switzerland
1  Cyprus  Iceland
 Italy  Spain

Spokespersons[edit]

Each country announced their votes in the order of performance. The following is a list of spokespersons who announced the votes for their respective country.

Broadcasts[edit]

National broadcasters were able to send a commentary team to the contest, in order to provide coverage of the contest in their own native language.

Broadcasters and commentators in participating countries
Country Broadcaster(s) Commentator(s) Ref(s)
 Austria FS1 Ernst Grissemann [de] [23]
Hitradio Ö3 Hans Leitinger [de]
 Belgium BRT TV1 Dutch: Luc Appermont [24]
RTBF1 French: Jacques Mercier [25]
BRT Radio 2 Dutch: Ann Lepère
RTBF La Première French: Claude Delacroix
 Cyprus RIK Neophytos Taliotis [19]
RIK Deftero Pavlos Pavlou
 Denmark DR TV Jørgen de Mylius [26]
DR P3 Kurt Helge Andersen
 Finland YLE TV1 Heikki Harma [27]
YLE 2-verkko Jake Nyman [fi] and Kati Bergman
 France Antenne 2 Lionel Cassan [fr] [28]
France Inter Patrick Sabatier
 Germany Erstes Deutsches Fernsehen Thomas Gottschalk [29]
NDR Radio 2 Peter Urban
 Greece ET1 Dafni Bokota [30]
ERA 1 Dimitris Konstantaras [el]
 Iceland Sjónvarpið Arthúr Björgvin Bollason [22]
 Ireland RTÉ 1 Ronan Collins and Michelle Rocca
RTÉ Radio 1 Larry Gogan
 Israel Israeli Television No commentator
Reshet Gimel Yigal Ravid
 Italy Rai Uno Gabriella Carlucci [it] [31]
Rai Radio 2 Antonio De Robertis
 Luxembourg RTL Télévision Valérie Sarn [fr] [28]
RTL André Torrent [fr]
 Netherlands Nederland 3 Willem van Beusekom [32]
Radio 3 Lex Harding [nl]
 Norway NRK John Andreassen [33]
NRK P2 Erik Heyerdahl [no]
 Portugal RTP1 Ana Zanatti [15]
RDP Antena 2 TBC
 Spain TVE 2 Tomás Fernando Flores [es] [34]
 Sweden Kanal 1 Jacob Dahlin [16]
SR P3 Kent Finell and Janeric Sundquist [16]
  Switzerland TV DRS German: Bernard Thurnheer [de]
TSR French: Thierry Masselot
TSI Italian: Giovanni Bertini
 Turkey TV1 Bülend Özveren
TRT Radyo 3 Fatih Orbay
 United Kingdom BBC1 Terry Wogan [35][6]
BBC Radio 2 Ken Bruce [6]
 Yugoslavia TVB 1, TVZ 1 Serbo-Croatian: Oliver Mlakar
TVL 1 Slovene: Marjeta Keršič Svetel
Broadcasters and commentators in non-participating countries
Country Broadcaster(s) Commentator(s) Ref(s)
 Australia SBS TV Unknown

See also[edit]

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