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The Eurovision Song Contest 1993 was the 38th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 15 May 1993 at Green Glens Arena in Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland. The presenter was Fionnuala Sweeney. Niamh Kavanagh was the winner of this Eurovision for Ireland with the song, "In Your Eyes". This was Ireland's fifth victory, and equalled the tally of five Eurovision victories achieved by France in 1977 and Luxembourg in 1983. Three countries had previously won two years in a row: Spain in 1968 and 1969, Luxembourg in 1972 and 1973, and Israel in 1978 and 1979.

Eurovision Song Contest 1993
Eurovision Song Contest 1993 logo.svg
Dates
Final15 May 1993
Host
VenueGreen Glens Arena,
Millstreet, Cork, Ireland
Presenter(s)Fionnuala Sweeney
ConductorNoel Kelehan
Directed byAnita Notaro
Executive supervisorChristian Clausen
Executive producerLiam Miller
Host broadcasterRaidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ)
Opening actThe story of Eochaid and Étaín in Celtic mythology, transitioning into a video of rural Ireland today.
Interval act"Why Me?", performed by Linda Martin
"Keep Love Alive", performed by Johnny Logan with the Children of Millstreet and the Cork School of Music Choirs.
Participants
Number of entries25
Debuting countries Bosnia and Herzegovina
 Croatia
 Slovenia
Returning countriesNone
Withdrawing countries Yugoslavia
Vote
Voting systemEach country awarded 12, 10, 8–1 point(s) to their 10 favourite songs
Nul pointsNone
Winning song Ireland
"In Your Eyes"

The top two countries of this contest were the same as the top two countries in the previous year's contest, being Ireland and the United Kingdom.

LocationEdit

Location of Millstreet and the capital, Dublin, which hosted all the previous Irish-held contests.

The location for this year's edition of the contest was unique, in that Millstreet, with a population at the time of just 1,500 people, was the smallest host town ever chosen for the Eurovision Song Contest, and indeed was the most remote.

The owner of the Green Glens Arena, Noel C. Duggan, wrote to the RTÉ on the same night of the Irish victory in the 1992 edition, proposing the free use of the venue to host the contest. The venue, a large indoor well- equipped equestrian centre was deemed more than suitable as the location by host broadcaster RTÉ. With huge support from local and national authorities, plus several businesses in the region, the town's infrastructure was greatly enhanced in order to accommodate an event of this scale. It was also the largest outside broadcast ever attempted by state broadcaster RTÉ and was deemed a technical triumph for all involved.

The stage was created by Alan Farquharson, who was also chief production designer two years later in Dublin.

BBC newsreader Nicholas Witchell caused controversy by remarking on the air, shortly before the contest, that it would be held "in a cowshed in Ireland."[1] He subsequently apologized.

Pre-qualifying roundEdit

In the run-up to this contest, the European Broadcasting Union finally started to grapple with the explosion in the number of potential participating countries, caused by the dissolution of the Eastern bloc, and also by the disintegration of Yugoslavia, which had traditionally been the only communist country to take part in the contest. For the first time, then, a pre-qualifying round was introduced, but only for countries that had either never participated in the contest at all, or in the case of former republics of Yugoslavia, had not previously competed as nations in their own right. This was, however, merely a 'sticking-plaster' measure that was plainly not a sustainable solution for future years, as it would not be seen as remotely equitable. But in the meantime, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Hungary, Slovenia, Slovakia, Romania and Estonia were left to battle it out in a special competition called Kvalifikacija za Millstreet in Ljubljana on 3 April for the mere three places available at the grand final in Millstreet. After some extremely tight voting, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia edged through.

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.

ConductorsEdit

Each performance had a conductor who conducted the orchestra.

Returning artistsEdit

Artist Country Previous Year(s)
Tony Wegas   Austria 1992
Katri Helena   Finland 1979
Tommy Seebach   Denmark 1979, 1981

ResultsEdit

Countries in bold were allowed to compete in the Eurovision Song Contest 1994.

Draw Country Artist Song Language[2] Place Points
01   Italy Enrico Ruggeri "Sole d'Europa" Italian 12 45
02   Turkey Burak Aydos "Esmer Yarim" Turkish 21 10
03   Germany Münchener Freiheit "Viel zu weit" German 18 18
04    Switzerland Annie Cotton "Moi, tout simplement" French 3 148
05   Denmark Tommy Seebach Band "Under stjernerne på himlen" Danish 22 9
06   Greece Katerina Garbi "Ellada, hora tou fotos" (Ελλάδα, χώρα του φωτός) Greek 9 64
07   Belgium Barbara Dex "Iemand als jij" Dutch 25 3
08   Malta William Mangion "This Time" English 8 69
09   Iceland Inga "Þá veistu svarið" Icelandic 13 42
10   Austria Tony Wegas "Maria Magdalena" German 14 32
11   Portugal Anabela "A cidade (até ser dia)" Portuguese 10 60
12   France Patrick Fiori "Mama Corsica" French, Corsican 4 121
13   Sweden Arvingarna "Eloise" Swedish 7 89
14   Ireland Niamh Kavanagh "In Your Eyes" English 1 187
15   Luxembourg Modern Times "Donne-moi une chance" French, Luxembourgish 20 11
16   Slovenia 1X Band "Tih deževen dan" Slovene 22 9
17   Finland Katri Helena "Tule luo" Finnish 17 20
18   Bosnia and Herzegovina Fazla "Sva bol svijeta" Serbo-Croatian 16 27
19   United Kingdom Sonia "Better the Devil You Know" English 2 164
20   Netherlands Ruth Jacott "Vrede" Dutch 6 92
21   Croatia Put "Don't Ever Cry" Croatian, English 15 31
22   Spain Eva Santamaría "Hombres" Spanish 11 58
23   Cyprus Zimboulakis & Van Beke "Mi stamatas" (Μη σταματάς) Greek 19 17
24   Israel Lahakat Shiru "Shiru" (שירו) Hebrew, English 24 4
25   Norway Silje Vige "Alle mine tankar" Norwegian 5 120

Score sheetEdit

Results
Total score
Italy
Turkey
Germany
Switzerland
Denmark
Greece
Belgium
Malta
Iceland
Austria
Portugal
France
Sweden
Ireland
Luxembourg
Slovenia
Finland
Bosnia and Herzegovina
United Kingdom
Netherlands
Croatia
Spain
Cyprus
Israel
Norway
Contestants
Italy 45 1 7 10 5 10 8 2 2
Turkey 10 1 2 1 6
Germany 18 8 2 3 4 1
Switzerland 148 10 12 10 7 8 5 4 6 1 12 6 7 12 8 4 10 8 2 3 6 4 3
Denmark 9 1 3 5
Greece 64 2 2 2 6 7 6 5 8 12 7 7
Belgium 3 3
Malta 69 7 5 4 7 5 5 4 2 2 4 2 4 6 4 4 1 3
Iceland 42 4 4 1 7 1 5 2 7 5 2 2 2
Austria 32 4 1 3 3 6 12 3
Portugal 60 1 1 2 2 5 8 2 4 2 1 12 12 3 5
France 121 7 4 12 3 8 7 12 8 10 6 4 1 4 3 8 10 8 6
Sweden 89 8 8 7 10 7 10 4 5 6 7 7 10
Ireland 187 12 1 5 12 6 6 2 12 3 8 6 10 12 7 12 3 8 12 10 6 10 7 5 12
Luxembourg 11 10 1
Slovenia 9 4 1 3 1
Finland 20 3 8 2 5 2
Bosnia and Herzegovina 27 3 12 1 4 4 3
United Kingdom 164 1 8 6 5 8 12 12 12 7 6 10 8 8 10 5 3 4 10 5 4 12 8
Netherlands 92 6 6 7 7 3 6 3 5 12 7 10 3 7 10
Croatia 31 3 4 5 8 1 6 4
Spain 58 5 6 5 8 2 2 10 6 7 5 1 1
Cyprus 17 2 10 5
Israel 4 3 1
Norway 120 10 10 10 12 6 10 8 5 1 3 12 7 6 12 8
The table is ordered by appearance
Due to technical difficulties Malta was the last country to vote.

12 pointsEdit

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

N. Contestant Voting nation
7 Ireland Italy, Malta, Norway, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom
4 United Kingdom Austria, Belgium, Iceland, Israel
3 Norway Croatia, Finland, Greece
Switzerland France, Germany, Luxembourg
2 France Denmark, Portugal
Portugal Netherlands, Spain
1 Austria Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bosnia and Herzegovina Turkey
Greece Cyprus
Netherlands Ireland

International broadcasts and votingEdit

Voting and spokespersonsEdit

  1.   Italy – Peppi Franzelin
  2.   Turkey – Ömer Önder
  3.   Germany – Carmen Nebel
  4.    Switzerland – Michel Stocker[3]
  5.   Denmark – Bent Henius [dk]
  6.   Greece – Fotini Giannoulatou[4]
  7.   Belgium – An Ploegaerts
  8.   Iceland – Guðrún Skúladóttir
  9.   Austria – Andy Lee
  10.   Portugal – Margarida Mercês de Mello[5]
  11.   France – Olivier Minne[6]
  12.   Sweden – Gösta Hanson[7]
  13.   Ireland – Eileen Dunne
  14.   Luxembourg – TBC
  15.   Slovenia – Miša Molk
  16.   Finland – Solveig Herlin[8]
  17.   Bosnia and Herzegovina – Senad Hadžifejzović
  18.   United Kingdom – Colin Berry
  19.   Netherlands – Joop van Os
  20.   Croatia – Veljko Đuretić[9]
  21.   Spain – María Ángeles Balañac[10]
  22.   Cyprus – Anna Partelidou[11]
  23.   Israel – Danny Rup[12]
  24.   Norway – Sverre Christophersen[13]
  25.   Malta – Kevin Drake[14] [N 1]

CommentatorsEdit

TelevisionEdit

Participating countriesEdit
Non-participating countriesEdit

RadioEdit

Some participating countries didn't provide radio broadcasts for the event, the ones who did are listed below.

National jury membersEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ Due to earlier technical difficulties, the final jury to announce their results was the Maltese jury
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