Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest 1998

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Eurovision Song Contest 1998
Country  Spain
National selection
Selection process Internal Selection
Selected entrant Mikel Herzog
Selected song "¿Qué voy a hacer sin ti?"
Selected songwriter(s)
Finals performance
Final result 16th, 21 points
Spain in the Eurovision Song Contest
◄1997 1998 1999►

Spain entered the Eurovision Song Contest 1998, held in Birmingham, United Kingdom. Televisión Española (TVE) internally selected Mikel Herzog to represent Spain with the song "¿Qué voy a hacer sin ti?" (What Am I Going to Do Without You?).[1]

At Eurovision[edit]

Herzog performed fourth in the running order, following France and preceding Switzerland. He received 21 points for his performance, coming 16th.

Points awarded by Spain[edit]

Spain originally gave its 12 points to Israel and 10 to Norway. After the broadcast it was announced that Spanish broadcaster wrongly tallied the votes and Germany should have got the top mark - 12 points - instead of being snubbed, as it happened. The mistake was corrected and thus Germany received the 12 points. Israel and Norway both received 2 points less than originally and Croatia, Malta, Portugal, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, Estonia and Turkey all received one point less than indicated during the broadcast.

12 points  Germany
10 points  Israel
8 points  Norway
7 points  Belgium
6 points  Portugal
5 points  Malta
4 points  Netherlands
3 points  United Kingdom
2 points  Estonia
1 point  Croatia

Points awarded to Spain[edit]

Points awarded to Spain
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

References[edit]

  1. ^ "MIKEL HERZOG IRÁ A EUROVISIÓN" (in Spanish). El País. 5 March 1998. Retrieved 28 May 2013. 

See also[edit]