Eurovision Song Contest 1989

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34th Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest 1989.svg
date May 6, 1989
Host country SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland
venue Palais de Beaulieu
Palais de Beaulieu , Lausanne
Broadcasting television station SRG SSR idée suisse
Moderation Jacques Deschenaux and Lolita Morena
Pause filler Guy Tell and assistant with a Wilhelm Tell apple circus act
participating countries 22nd
winner Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia Yugoslavia
Returning participants Cyprus 1960Cyprus Cyprus
Voting rule In each country a jury awards 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 points and 1 point to the ten best songs.
ESC 1988ESC 1990IrelandIreland Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia 

The 34th Eurovision Song Contest , officially the Concours Eurovision de la Chanson that year , took place on May 6, 1989 in the Palais de Beaulieu in halls six and seven in Lausanne , after Celine Dion won for Switzerland a year earlier. This time Yugoslavia won with the song Rock Me by the group Riva .


For Germany, the singer Nino de Angelo took part with the title Flieger , who landed in 14th place. With Viver senza tei of the group Furbaz , the first and to this day only song in Romansh at the ESC, the host was one position better in 13th place. Austria came in fifth with Nur ein Lied by Thomas Forstner . Both the German and the Austrian contribution were composed by Dieter Bohlen . Thomas Gottschalk spoke the German commentary for ARD .

In the supporting film, a little girl, playing the children's book character Heidi, toured the sights of Switzerland. With a length of 7 minutes, this supporting film is the longest in ESC history. Little Heidi's journey ended at the hand of Celine Dion at the entrance of the Palais des Beaulieu and with the start of the show, which opened with last year's winning song Ne partez pas sans moi .

A breakdown happened in the break program at the Wilhelm Tell show part. The arrow of the crossbow chain reaction just missed the apple on the assistant's head, so that the artist Guy Tell turned away briefly and stuck the arrow concealed in the apple. The successful attempt from the dress rehearsal was then recorded in slow motion.

This year there were once again zero points, this time for the contribution from Iceland.

At the 1989 Grand Prix, two countries sent children to compete. France sent an eleven-year-old girl, Israel a twelve-year-old boy. Due to the public criticism, the EBU raised the minimum age of the performers to 16 in the following year (the 16th birthday must be in the year of the contest).


  • participating countries
  • Countries that had participated in a previous ESC, but not in 1989
  • This time Cyprus was able to participate again after a year of “forced break”, so that 22 countries were at the start. No interpreter returned to the competition. Only the Greek Marianna Efstratiou was in the choir of the group Bang for Greece in 1987.

    Voting procedure

    In each country there was an eleven-member jury, which initially determined the ten best songs internally. Then the individual juries awarded 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 points and 1 point to these ten best songs.


    space Start number country Interpreter Title
    (M = music; T = text)
    language translation Points
    01. 22nd Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia Yugoslavia Riva Rock Me
    M: Rajko Dujmić; T: Stevo Cvikić
    Croatian a. Rock me 137
    02. 07th United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom Live report Why Do I Always Get It Wrong?
    M: John Beeby; T: Brian Hodgson
    English Why do I always get it wrong? 130
    03. 12 DenmarkDenmark Denmark Birthe Kjær Vi painter byen rød
    M: Søren Bundgaard; T: Keld Heick
    Danish We're painting the city red 111
    04th 10 SwedenSweden Sweden Tommy Nilsson En dag
    M: Alexander Bard, Ola Håkansson , Tim Norell; T: Tim Norell, Ola Håkansson
    Swedish Someday 110
    05. 13 AustriaAustria Austria Thomas Forstner Just a song
    M: Dieter Bohlen ; T: Joachim Horn-Bernges
    German - 097
    06th 16 SpainSpain Spain Nina Nacida para amar
    M / T: Juan Carlos Calderón
    Spanish Born to love 088
    07th 14th FinlandFinland Finland Anneli Saaristo La dolce vita
    M: Matti Puurtinen; T: Turkka Mali
    Finnish b. The sweet life 076
    08th. 15th FranceFrance France Nathalie Pâque J'ai volé la vie
    M: Guy Mattéoni, GG Candy; T: Sylvain Lebel
    French I stole my life 060
    09. 01 ItalyItaly Italy Anna Oxa e Fausto Leali Avrei voluto
    M: Franco Fasano; T: Franco Ciani, Fabrizio Berlincioni
    Italian I would have wanted 056
    10. 19th GreeceGreece Greece Mariana
    To dhiko su asteri
    (Το δικό σου αστέρι)
    M: Yannis Kyris, Marianna Efstratiou; T: Villy Sanianu
    Greek Your own star 056
    11. 17th Cyprus 1960Cyprus Cyprus Fani Polymeri ke Giannis Savvidakis
    Φανή Πολυμέρη και Γιάννης Σαββιδάκης
    Apopse as vrethume
    (Απόψε ας βρεθούμε)
    M: Marios Meletiou; T: Efi Meletiou
    Greek Let's meet tonight 051
    12. 02 IsraelIsrael Israel Gili & Galit
    גילי וגלית
    Derech hamelech
    (דרך המלך)
    M / T: Shaike Paikov
    Hebrew The royal road 050
    13. 18th SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland Furbaz Viver senza tei
    M / T: Marie Louise Werth
    Romansh Live without you 047
    14th 21st Germany Federal RepublicFederal Republic of Germany BR Germany Nino de Angelo Aviator
    M: Dieter Bohlen ; T: Joachim Horn-Bernges
    German - 046
    15th 04th NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands Justine Pelmelay Blijf zoals je bent
    M: Jan Kisjes; T: Cees Bergman, Geertjan Hessing, Aart Mol, Erwin van Prehn, Elmer Veerhoff
    Dutch Stay the way you are 045
    16. 09 PortugalPortugal Portugal Da Vinci Conquistador
    M: Ricardo; T: Pedro Luis
    Portuguese Conquistador (conqueror) 039
    17th 08th NorwayNorway Norway Britt Synnøve Johansen Venners nærhet
    M: Inge Enoksen; T: Leiv N. Grøtte
    Norwegian Being close to friends 030th
    18th 03 IrelandIreland Ireland Kiev Connolly and The Missing Passengers The Real Me
    M / T: Kiev Connolly
    English The true me 021st
    19th 06th BelgiumBelgium Belgium Ingeborg Door de wind
    M / T: Stef Bos
    Dutch Through the wind 013
    20th 11 LuxembourgLuxembourg Luxembourg Park cafe Monsieur
    M: Maggie Parke, guest Waltzing; T: Bernard Loncheval, Yves Lacomblez, Maggie Parke
    French (Sir 008th
    21st 05 TurkeyTurkey Turkey Pan Bana bana
    M / T: Timur Selçuk
    Turkish Me me 005
    22nd 20th IcelandIceland Iceland Daníel Ágúst Haraldsson Það sem enginn sér
    M / T: Valgeir Guðjónsson
    Icelandic What nobody sees 000
    a. with English title
    b. with Italian title


    Sustaining land Forgiving country
    country Total ItalyItaly ITA IsraelIsrael ISR IrelandIreland IRL NetherlandsNetherlands NLD TurkeyTurkey DOOR BelgiumBelgium BEL United KingdomUnited Kingdom GBR NorwayNorway NOR PortugalPortugal POR SwedenSweden SWE LuxembourgLuxembourg LUX DenmarkDenmark THE AustriaAustria AUT FinlandFinland FIN FranceFrance FRA SpainSpain ESP Cyprus 1960Cyprus CYP SwitzerlandSwitzerland SUI GreeceGreece GRC IcelandIceland ISL Germany Federal RepublicFederal Republic of Germany GER Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia YUG
    ItalyItaly Italy 056 - 7th 10 12 6th 2 4th 7th 8th
    IsraelIsrael Israel 050 1 - 7th 3 2 5 5 5 7th 5 3 7th
    IrelandIreland Ireland 021st - 7th 3 3 2 4th 2
    NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands 045 10 3 - 3 1 4th 4th 7th 6th 1 6th
    TurkeyTurkey Turkey 005 - 1 4th
    BelgiumBelgium Belgium 013 5 5 - 2 1
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom 130 6th 7th 4th 7th 1 - 12 12 10 12 1 8th 6th 12 10 2 2 12 6th
    NorwayNorway Norway 030th 2 2 5 8th - 2 6th 4th 1
    PortugalPortugal Portugal 039 4th 2 1 - 3 7th 6th 2 8th 6th
    SwedenSweden Sweden 110 6th 6th 4th 8th 8th - 6th 12 12 2 5 8th 3 8th 2 8th 12
    LuxembourgLuxembourg Luxembourg 008th - 5 3
    DenmarkDenmark Denmark 111 5 1 10 12 6th 4th 10 10 2 12 3 - 7th 12 6th 10 1
    AustriaAustria Austria 097 12 8th 3 12 7th 4th - 1 2 10 8th 12 8th 5 5
    FinlandFinland Finland 076 10 8th 6th 10 1 4th 4th 3 - 10 7th 3 10
    FranceFrance France 060 3 5 6th 4th 5 1 8th 3 5 3 - 7th 5 2 3
    SpainSpain Spain 088 8th 2 7th 7th 4th 10 8th 8th - 4th 10 10 10
    Cyprus 1960Cyprus Cyprus 051 2 3 1 6th 6th 8th 2 - 4th 7th 12
    SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland 047 4th 4th 10 8th 8th 3 2 1 - 7th
    GreeceGreece Greece 056 1 1 5 6th 10 1 4th 12 12 - 4th
    IcelandIceland Iceland 000 -
    Germany Federal RepublicFederal Republic of Germany BR Germany 046 7th 2 5 1 5 6th 7th 1 6th 3 3 -
    Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia Yugoslavia 137 12 12 8th 12 10 12 7th 4th 8th 5 10 10 7th 3 5 5 6th 1 -

    * The table is arranged vertically according to the order of appearance, horizontally according to the chronological scoring.

    Statistics of the twelve-point allocation

    number country received from
    5 United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom Germany, France, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal
    4th Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia Yugoslavia Ireland, Israel, Turkey, United Kingdom
    3 DenmarkDenmark Denmark Finland, Netherlands, Sweden
    AustriaAustria Austria Belgium, Greece, Italy
    SwedenSweden Sweden Denmark, Yugoslavia, Austria
    2 GreeceGreece Greece Switzerland, Cyprus
    1 ItalyItaly Italy Spain
    Cyprus 1960Cyprus Cyprus Iceland

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