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Eurovision Song Contest 1984
ESC 1984 logo.png
Final 5 May 1984
Presenter(s) Désirée Nosbusch
Conductor Pierre Cao
Director Rene Konz
Host broadcaster Luxembourg RTL
Venue Kirchberg Theatre
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Winning song  Sweden
"Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley"
Voting system
Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Number of entries 19
Debuting countries None
Returning countries  Ireland
Withdrawing countries  Greece
 Israel
Nul points None
Opening act In an introductory video, Pierre Cao and the RTL orchestra performed instrumental versions of all the past Eurovision winners from Luxembourg.
Interval act Prague Theatre of Illuminated Drawings
Eurovision Song Contest
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The Eurovision Song Contest 1984 was the 29th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on May 5, 1984 in Luxembourg. The presenter was Désirée Nosbusch. Nosbusch, only 19 years old at the time, hosted the show in a lax manner, which was quite unusual for this show back then. She manifested her fluency in four languages when she switched between English, French, German and Luxembourgish in the course of her speech, often in the same sentence.

The Herreys were the winners of this Eurovision with the song, "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley". Their "golden shoes" have become a pop-cult classic since their win in 1984. The win was Sweden's second, and the first for a song performed in Swedish. The previous Swedish winner, "Waterloo" by ABBA in 1974, had been performed in English.

Israel withdrew from the contest due to a local memorial day commemorated on the same date.

Contents

Individual Entries

Results

Draw Country Language Artist Song English translation Place Points
01  Sweden Swedish Herreys "Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley" - 1 145
02  Luxembourg French Sophie Carle "100% d'amour" 100% of Love 10 39
03  France French Annick Thoumazeau "Autant d'amoureux que d'étoiles" As Many Lovers As Stars 8 61
04  Spain Spanish Bravo "Lady, Lady" - 3 106
05  Norway Norwegian Dollie de Luxe "Lenge leve livet" Long Live Life 17 29
06  United Kingdom English Belle & the Devotions "Love Games" - 7 63
07  Cyprus Greek Andy Paul "Anna Maria Lena" (Άννα Μαρία Λένα) - 15 31
08  Belgium French Jacques Zegers "Avanti la vie" Go Forward In Life 5 70
09  Ireland English Linda Martin "Terminal 3" - 2 137
10  Denmark Danish Hot Eyes "Det' lige det" That's Just It 4 101
11  Netherlands Dutch Maribelle "Ik hou van jou" I Love You 13 34
12  Yugoslavia Serbo-Croatian Vlado & Isolda "Ciao, amore" Goodbye, My Love 18 26
13  Austria German Anita "Einfach weg" Just Get Away 19 5
14  Germany German Mary Roos "Aufrecht geh'n" Walk Tall 13 34
15  Turkey Turkish Beş Yıl Önce, On Yıl Sonra "Halay" - 12 37
16  Finland Finnish Kirka "Hengaillaan" Let's Hang Around 9 46
17  Switzerland German Rainy Day "Welche Farbe hat der Sonnenschein?" What Colour Is The Sunshine? 16 30
18  Italy Italian Alice & Franco Battiato "I treni di Tozeur" The Trains Of Tozeur 5 70
19  Portugal Portuguese Maria Guinot "Silêncio e tanta gente" Silence And So Many People 11 38

Voting structure

Before the Contest, Sweden was not expected to win or even achieve a higher placing. In the run-up to the Contest, bookmakers Ladbrokes had the lowest odds on the songs from Ireland, Italy, and the United Kingdom. Sweden was considered a "dark horse" entry with high odds.

Each country had a jury that awarded 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 points for their top ten songs.

At the close of the penultimate jury's votes, there was only a difference of six points between Sweden and Ireland (141 and 135 respectively). However, the last jury, Portugal, gave Ireland only 2 points, thus crushing their chances of winning. Portugal's voting also cost Denmark, who had been lying on a very strong 3rd position, and even leading the score board for a short time, its 3rd place, when Portugal's 12 lifted Spain from 94 to 106 points, while Portugal at the same time had only given Denmark one point making Denmark's total 101 points. Despite this, this was Denmark's best position in over 20 years.

Score sheet

Results
ESCTotaltscoreJ.svg Sweden Luxembourg France Spain Norway United Kingdom Cyprus Belgium Ireland Denmark Netherlands Yugoslavia Austria Germany Turkey Finland Switzerland Italy Portugal
Contestants Sweden 145 6 6 4 10 7 12 7 12 12 10 4 12 12 3 8 10 6 4
Luxembourg 39 0 0 7 0 0 7 0 5 5 0 8 0 0 4 0 0 3 0
France 61 2 0 0 2 6 3 10 0 0 12 0 8 0 0 0 4 7 7
Spain 106 10 8 10 6 4 6 3 7 7 2 2 6 0 12 0 3 8 12
Norway 29 8 7 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 2 0 6 2 0 0
United Kingdom 63 3 1 0 3 8 2 2 8 1 4 1 2 7 1 4 0 10 6
Cyprus 31 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 10 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Belgium 70 0 12 12 2 3 0 0 0 0 8 0 3 4 5 10 0 1 10
Ireland 137 12 5 3 10 4 8 10 12 3 7 0 10 10 10 7 12 12 2
Denmark 101 5 3 8 6 12 12 5 8 10 3 6 4 5 2 5 1 5 1
Netherlands 34 0 2 7 8 0 1 0 0 6 0 5 0 0 0 0 5 0 0
Yugoslavia 26 0 0 2 0 0 3 8 0 0 0 0 0 3 8 2 0 0 0
Austria 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Germany 34 0 0 4 0 7 2 0 6 0 2 5 0 1 0 0 0 2 5
Turkey 37 6 0 0 0 0 5 0 4 2 0 1 10 0 0 3 6 0 0
Finland 46 7 0 5 1 5 0 4 0 0 6 0 3 5 1 6 0 0 3
Switzerland 30 1 0 0 0 0 10 1 5 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
Italy 70 0 10 0 12 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 6 7 12 7 8
Portugal 38 0 4 0 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 7 0 8 0 0 8 0
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12 points

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

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

Commentators

  • Sweden - Fredrik Belfrage
  • Luxembourg - Valérie Sarn & Jacques Navadic
  • France - Léon Zitrone
  • Spain - José Miguel Ullán
  • Norway - Roald Øyen
  • United Kingdom - Terry Wogan
  • Cyprus - Evi Papamichail
  • Belgium - Jacques Mercier (RTBF), Luc Appermont (BRT)
  • Ireland - Gay Byrne
  • Denmark - Jørgen de Mylius
  • Netherlands - Ivo Niehe
  • Yugoslavia - No commentator
  • Austria - Ernst Grissemann
  • Germany - Ado Schlier
  • Turkey - Bülent Özveren
  • Finland - Heikki Seppälä
  • Switzerland - Theodor Haller (SRG), Georges Hardy (SSR), Giovanni Bertini (TSI)
  • Italy - Paolo Frajese
  • Portugal - Fialho Gouveia

Spokespersons

  • Sweden - Agneta Bolme-Börjefors
  • Luxembourg - Jean Octave
  • France - Marie Myriam
  • Spain - Matilde Jarrín
  • Norway - Sverre Kristoffersen
  • United Kingdom - Colin Berry
  • Cyprus - Aliki Fereou
  • Belgium - Georges Moucheron
  • Ireland - John Skehan
  • Denmark - Bent Henius
  • Netherlands - Flip van der Schalie
  • Yugoslavia - Marija Damjanovska
  • Austria - Tilia Herold
  • Germany - TBC
  • Turkey - Fatih Orbay
  • Finland - Solveig Herlin
  • Switzerland - Michel Dénériaz
  • Italy - Mariolina Cannuli
  • Portugal - Manuel Luís Goucha

References


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