Open main menu

Eurovision Song Contest 1982

The Eurovision Song Contest 1982 was the 27th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It was held on 24 April 1982 in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom. The presenter was Jan Leeming.

Eurovision Song Contest 1982
ESC 1982 logo.png
Dates
Final24 April 1982
Host
VenueHarrogate International Centre
Harrogate, United Kingdom
Presenter(s)Jan Leeming
ConductorRonnie Hazlehurst
Directed byMichael Hurll
Executive supervisorFrank Naef
Executive producerMichael Hurll
Host broadcasterBritish Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Opening act"Where Is Harrogate?" Film
Interval actPictures from Yorkshire and Castle Howard
Participants
Number of entries18
Debuting countriesNone
Returning countriesNone
Withdrawing countries France
 Greece
Vote
Voting systemEach country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 point(s) to their 10 favourite songs
Nul points Finland
Winning song Germany
"Ein bißchen Frieden"

The German entrant, Nicole, was the winner with the song "Ein bißchen Frieden". Germany received 1.61 times as many points as runner-up Israel, which was a record under the current scoring system until 2009, when Norway received 1.78 times as many points as Iceland. The song also cemented Ralph Siegel and Bernd Meinunger, the song's composers, into German Eurovision tradition, writing 18 Eurovision songs between them before and after "Ein bißchen Frieden", 13 of which were for Germany.

This was the first time that Germany won the contest. They had competed in the finals every year since the contest's inception.

LocationEdit

 
Harrogate International Centre, Harrogate - host venue of the 1982 contest.

Harrogate is a spa town in North Yorkshire, England. Historically in the West Riding of Yorkshire, the town is a tourist destination and its visitor attractions include its spa waters and RHS Harlow Carr gardens. Nearby is the Yorkshire Dales national park and the Nidderdale AONB. Harrogate grew out of two smaller settlements, High Harrogate and Low Harrogate, in the 17th century. The town became known as 'The English Spa' in the Georgian Era, after its waters were discovered in the 16th century. In the 17th and 18th centuries its 'chalybeate' waters (containing iron) were a popular health treatment, and the influx of wealthy but sickly visitors contributed significantly to the wealth of the town.

The Harrogate International Centre was chosen as the host venue for the contest. The grand convention and exhibition centre opened short time prior to the contest, and was the first big event held in the main 2000-seat auditorium.

Contest overviewEdit

The opening of the contest showed a map of Europe, with the translation "Where is Harrogate?" popping up on-screen from the languages of the various countries. The question was always in the language in which the respective country's song was performed, with the exception of Ireland. The Irish entry was sung in English, but the translation of the question in the map was in Irish. Then the map zoomed into Harrogate's location in Yorkshire, followed by an introduction video spotlighting the town.

Greece was due to participate in the contest with the song "Sarantapente Kopelies" performed by Themis Adamantidis. Although drawn to perform in second place, ERT withdrew the entry a few weeks before the contest.

In November 1981, France's national broadcaster, TF1, declined to enter the Eurovision Song Contest for 1982, with the head of entertainment, Pierre Bouteiller, saying, "The absence of talent and the mediocrity of the songs were annoyance set in. [Eurovision is] a monument to inanity [sometimes translated as "drivel"]."[1] Antenne 2 became the new broadcaster for Eurovision after public outcry, returning the country to the Contest in 1983.

The tradition of previous year's winners handing over the prize to current winners was not followed by Bucks Fizz, winners in 1981.

Irish band Chips lost out in their national finals, which, had they been successful, would have led to the unique situation of two bands in the same Eurovision with the same name (the other being Sweden).

ResultsEdit

There were 18 competitors in this year's final. No year since has had this few competitors in the final of the competition.

Draw Country Artist Song Language[2] Place Points
01   Portugal Doce "Bem bom" Portuguese 13 32
02   Luxembourg Svetlana "Cours après le temps" French 6 78
03   Norway Jahn Teigen & Anita Skorgan "Adieu" Norwegian 12 40
04   United Kingdom Bardo "One Step Further" English 7 76
05   Turkey Neco "Hani?" Turkish 15 20
06   Finland Kojo "Nuku pommiin" Finnish 18 0
07    Switzerland Arlette Zola "Amour on t'aime" French 3 97
08   Cyprus Anna Vissi "Mono i agapi" (Μόνο η αγάπη) Greek 5 85
09   Sweden Chips "Dag efter dag" Swedish 8 67
10   Austria Mess "Sonntag" German 9 57
11   Belgium Stella "Si tu aimes ma musique" French 4 96
12   Spain Lucía "Él" Spanish 10 52
13   Denmark Brixx "Video, Video" Danish 17 5
14   Yugoslavia Aska "Halo, halo" (Хало, хало) Serbo-Croatian 14 21
15   Israel Avi Toledano "Hora" (הורה) Hebrew 2 100
16   Netherlands Bill van Dijk "Jij en ik" Dutch 16 8
17   Ireland The Duskeys "Here Today Gone Tomorrow" English 11 49
18   Germany Nicole "Ein bißchen Frieden" German 1 161

Voting structureEdit

Each country had a jury who awarded 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 point(s) for their top ten songs.

Germany had the advantage of performing last. After coming second in 1980 and second in Dublin the year previously, Ralph Siegel and Bernd Meinunger took the first Grand Prix for Germany. The winner, Nicole, beat the nearest competition by 61 points and over 13 million West Germans watched her victory on television. Germany was the commanding leader for nearly the entire voting process.

Nicole went on to sing the reprise of her song in English, French and Dutch, as well as German, to the delight of the invited audience in Harrogate Conference Centre who stood to applaud her. The English version of her Eurovision winner, A Little Peace, subsequently shot to No. 1 in the UK Singles Chart.

Score sheetEdit

Juries
Total score
Portugal
Luxembourg
Norway
United Kingdom
Turkey
Finland
Switzerland
Cyprus
Sweden
Austria
Belgium
Spain
Denmark
Yugoslavia
Israel
Netherlands
Ireland
Germany
Contestants
Portugal 32 7 4 5 2 1 6 1 4 2
Luxembourg 78 6 7 6 3 7 2 8 5 4 5 7 10 8
Norway 40 6 4 4 6 2 2 6 10
United Kingdom 76 4 12 6 10 4 5 3 12 1 2 6 2 1 7 1
Turkey 20 8 3 1 3 3 2
Finland 0
Switzerland 97 2 2 4 12 2 6 2 10 12 7 10 10 10 8
Cyprus 85 5 4 12 3 8 8 5 3 7 5 7 12 6
Sweden 67 7 3 8 5 3 4 8 5 4 8 2 5 3 2
Austria 57 10 7 7 6 8 6 4 4 5
Belgium 96 8 5 5 2 6 5 2 8 7 4 10 10 7 6 3 4 4
Spain 52 1 8 6 7 10 4 1 8 7
Denmark 5 3 1 1
Yugoslavia 21 4 1 12 1 3
Israel 100 10 10 1 1 12 10 2 10 7 7 6 1 3 8 12
Netherlands 8 3 5
Ireland 49 1 2 7 1 6 5 5 3 5 8 3 3
Germany 161 12 10 8 12 10 12 12 8 1 10 12 12 12 12 6 12

12 pointsEdit

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

N. Contestant Voting nation
9 Germany Cyprus, Denmark, Ireland, Israel, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Yugoslavia
2 Cyprus Netherlands, Norway
Israel Finland, Germany
Switzerland Belgium, United Kingdom
United Kingdom Austria, Luxembourg
1 Yugoslavia Sweden

ConductorsEdit

Returning artistsEdit

Artist Country Previous year(s)
Stella Maessen   Belgium 1970 (for the Netherlands, part of Hearts of Soul), 1977 (part of Dream Express)
Anna Vissi   Cyprus 1980 (for Greece)
Anita Skorgan   Norway 1977, 1979
Jahn Teigen   Norway 1978
Fatima Padinha (part of Doce)   Portugal 1978 (part of Gemini)
Teresa Miguel (part of Doce)   Portugal 1978 (part of Gemini)
Sally Ann Triplett (part of Bardo)   United Kingdom 1980 (part of Prima Donna)

CommentatorsEdit

TelevisionEdit

Participating countriesEdit

Non-participating countriesEdit

RadioEdit

Participating countriesEdit

Some participating countries did not provide radio broadcasts for the event; the ones who did are listed below.

Non-participating countriesEdit

SpokespersonsEdit

National jury membersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1982 Eurovision source in French
  2. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 1982". The Diggiloo Thrush. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  3. ^ Comentadores Do ESC - escportugalforum.pt.vu | o forum eurovisivo português Archived 21 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ a b Masson, Christian. "1982 - Harrogate". songcontest.free.fr.
  5. ^ Hvem kommenterte før Jostein Pedersen? - Debattforum Archived 2 November 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ "Selostajat ja taustalaulajat läpi vuosien? • Viisukuppila". www.viisukuppila.fi.
  7. ^ a b Savvidis, Christos (OGAE Cyprus)
  8. ^ a b c Infosajten.com Archived 18 July 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 24 October 2007. Retrieved 14 May 2011.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  10. ^ Adriaens, Manu & Loeckx-Van Cauwenberge, Joken. Blijven kiken!. Lannoo, Belgium. 2003 ISBN 90-209-5274-9
  11. ^ "FORO FESTIVAL DE EUROVISIÓN • Ver Tema - Uribarri comentarista Eurovision 2010". Archived from the original on 17 March 2012.
  12. ^ esconnet.dk - Forside Archived 24 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ www.eurovisionartists.nl. "Welkom op de website van Eurovision Artists". www.eurovisionartists.nl.
  14. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 1982". www.ecgermany.de.
  15. ^ Dyrseth, Seppo (OGAE Norway)
  16. ^ "Selostajat ja taustalaulajat läpi vuosien? • Viisukuppila". www.viisukuppila.fi.
  17. ^ Baumann, Peter Ramón (OGAE Switzerland)
  18. ^ Sumnja od Jugolasvenskog glasanja Archived 8 April 2012 at the Wayback Machine
  19. ^ פורום אירוויזיון Archived 8 October 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  20. ^ Diário Popular, 24 April 1982
  21. ^ "Eurovision Türkiye jürisi belli oldu, Nuri Çolakoğlu and Emren Vardar, Milliyet, 18 April 1982
  22. ^ "000webhost.com - free web hosting provider". Eurofestival.host22.com. Retrieved 10 August 2012.

External linksEdit