Eurovision Song Contest 1997
|42nd Eurovision Song Contest|
|date||May 3, 1997|
|venue||Point Theater Dublin|
|Broadcasting television station|
|Moderation||Ronan Keating and Carrie Crowley|
|Pause filler||Ronan Keating and Boyzone|
|Withdrawn participants|| Israel , Romania
|Voting rule||A jury in 20 countries awards 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 points and 1 point to the ten best songs. The TED system is used in the following 5 countries : Germany , United Kingdom , Austria , Sweden and Switzerland|
|◄ ESC 1996 • ESC 1998 ►|
The 42nd Eurovision Song Contest took place on May 3, 1997 at the Point Theater in Dublin . For Germany , the singer Bianca Shomburg took part with the title Zeit , who landed in 18th place tied with Goodbye from Bosnia and Herzegovina . Even Austria and Switzerland performed poorly: One Step from BETTINA SORIAT was ranked 21, Dentro di me by Barbara Berta at No. 22, tied with the Netherlands .
From this competition onwards, the participating countries had the option of doing without the orchestra and singing live to the playback . Only Germany, Ireland, Austria and Croatia used this new option. Already in 1999 , the orchestra has been completely abolished.
The winner for the United Kingdom was the group Katrina and the Waves , which had hits back in the eighties. Of the members, however, basically only lead singer Katrina Leskanich remained . Love Shine a Light received points from all countries, for example the highest rating from Austria and Switzerland. In Germany there were only 10 points for the British, the highest ranking went to what is now a classic German point favorite: Turkey , with Dinle from Şebnem Paker & the Etnik group, came third.
This year the Barbara Dex Award , initiated by a fan site, was presented for the first time. The “worst” outfit of the competition is to be awarded with this price, which should not be taken very seriously. The first winner of this new award was Debbie Scerri from Malta .
After this Eurovision Song Contest, Italy decided to stay away from the event until further notice and did not return until 2011.
Israel, Romania and Macedonia waived their participation, even though all of the eliminated countries would actually have qualified for the next competition. Israel did not take part because the day of the event was Yom HaSho'a . Additionally, failure in the qualifying round in 1996 was one reason all three countries were suspended. In order to ensure the long-term participation of the large donors ( Spain , Great Britain , France and Germany) and thus the survival of the contest, these countries were given Big-4 status. These countries were therefore always directly qualified for the finals, regardless of their position in the previous year.
After the massive criticism last year, the qualification mode was changed. The average number of points for the last four (five for the competitions after 1997) years was calculated for each country. The countries with the lowest score had to pause for a year, but qualified directly the following year. Denmark , Germany, Italy, Hungary and Russia were there again. Belgium , Finland and Slovakia were forced to take a break.
The following performers returned to the competition, two of them took part in 1996:
|country||Interpreter||Previous year of participation|
|Bosnia and Herzegovina||Alma Čardžić||1994 (with Dejan Lazarević )|
|Estonia||Maarja-Liis Ilus||1996 (with Ivo Linna )|
There was a jury in 20 countries that 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. For the first time, viewers in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden and the United Kingdom were able to take part in the so-called telephone voting. Nevertheless, some point announcers, for example in Austria and Switzerland, still spoke of a jury, in Germany Christina Mänz spoke of the "Result of the German telephone voting". All other countries had a jury, most of them for the last time.
(M = music; T = text)
|1.||24||United Kingdom||Katrina and the Waves||
Love Shine a Light
M / T: Kimberley Rew
|English||Love, let your light shine||227|
M / T: John Farry
|3.||2||Turkey||Şebnem Paker & Grup Etnic||
M: Levent Çoker; T: Mehtap Alnıtemiz
Fiumi di parole
M: Fabio Ricci; T: Carmen Di Domenico, Alessandra Drusian
Hara & Andreas Konstantinou
Χαρά και Ανδρέας Κωνσταντίνου
M / T: Constantina Konstantinou
M / T: Marcos Llunas
M / T: Jean-Paul Dréau
M: Harmo Kallaste; T: Kaari Sillamaa
Let Me Fly
M / T: Ray Agius
|English 1||let me fly||66|
M: Saša Lošić; T: Zoran Predin
|11.||12||Poland||Anna Maria Jopek||
M: Tomasz Lewandowski; T: Magda Czapińska
|Polish||But I am||54|
M / T: Manolis Manusselis
Miért kell, hogy elmenj?
M: Viktor Rakonczai; T: Krisztina Bokor Fekete
|Hungarian||Why do you have to go?||39|
Bara hon älskar mig
M / T: Stephan Berg
|Swedish||If only she loves me||36|
Prima donna (Примадонна)
M / T: Alla Pugacheva
Stemming i with liv
M: Lars Pedersen; T: Thomas Lægård
|Danish||The voice in my life||25th|
M: Before Tolja; T: Alida Sarar
|Croatian||wake me up||24|
M: Ralph Siegel ; T: Bernd Opinion
|18th||14th||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Alma Čardžić||
M: Milić Vukašinović, Sinan Alimanović; T: Milić Vukašinović
Minn hinsti dans
M: Páll Óskar Hjálmtýsson , Trausti Haraldsson; T: Páll Óskar Hjálmtýsson
|Icelandic||My last dance||18th|
M: Marc Berry; T: Marc Berry, Martina Siber
|German a.||A step||12|
Dentro di me
M / T: Barbara Berta
|Italian||Inside of me||5|
Nobody heeft nog tijd
M / T: Ed Hooijmans
|Dutch||Nobody has time left||5|
|24.||3||Norway||Gate end counter||
M: Tor Endresen , Arne Myksvoll; T: Gate end counter
Antes do adeus
M: Thilo Krassman; T: Rosa Lobato de Faria
The countries marked in red had to sit out of the following competition due to their poor placements in the last five years.
* The table is arranged vertically according to the order of appearance, horizontally according to the chronological scoring.
Statistics of the twelve-point allocation
|10||United Kingdom||Denmark, France, Ireland, Croatia, Netherlands, Austria, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Hungary|
|3||France||Estonia, Norway, Poland|
|Turkey||Bosnia and Herzegovina, Germany, Spain|