Yugoslavia in the Eurovision Song Contest 1981

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Yugoslavia was present at the Eurovision Song Contest 1981, held in Dublin, Ireland, after opting out of the Eurovision Song Contest 1976 contest in The Hague, Netherlands.

Eurovision Song Contest 1981
Country Yugoslavia
National selection
Selection processJugovizija 1981
Selection date(s)28 February 1981
Selected entrantSeid Memić Vajta
Selected song"Lejla"
Selected songwriter(s)Ranko Boban
Finals performance
Final result15th, 35 points
Yugoslavia in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Before EurovisionEdit

Jugovizija 1981Edit

After a four-year break, Yugoslavia returned to the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981.

The Yugoslav national final to select their entry, Jugovizija 1981, was held on 28 February at the Belgrade TV Studios, and was hosted by Minja Subota and Helga Vlahović.

Sixteen songs made it to the national final, which was broadcast by JRT to all of the regions of Yugoslavia. The winner was decided by the votes of eight regional juries (Sarajevo, Skopje, Novi Sad, Titograd, Zagreb, Belgrade, Ljubljana and Pristina).

The winning entry was "Lejla", performed by Bosnian singer Seid Memić Vajta and composed by Ranko Boban.

Draw Artist Song TV station Points TVSa TVSk TVNS TVTg TVZg TVBg TVLj TVPr Place
1 Neda Ukraden Sve što se odgađa, to se ne događa   TVSa 33 6 5 6 6 6 3 1 7th
2 Verica Ristevska Bez nežnosti   TVSk 5 1 1 3 13th
3 Dejan Petković Emanuel   TVNS 38 4 2 5 10 5 6 6 6th
4 Ratko Kraljević Propustila si šansu   TVTg 19 7 1 7 3 1 10th
5 Biserka Spevec Sama   TVNS 17 6 4 2 5 11th
6 Novi fosili Oko moje   TVZg 67 12 10 12 8 10 7 8 2nd
7 Maja Odžaklievska Ne podnosim dan   TVBg 20 3 2 4 5 2 4 9th
8 Margica Antevska, Lazar Nečovski and Marina Puharić Mojot son   TVSk 3 3 14th
9 Hazard Marie, ne piši pesmi več   TVLj 41 5 7 6 7 7 4 5 5th
10 Seid Memić "Vajta" Lejla   TVSa 71 12 4 12 12 7 12 12 1st
11 Alenka Pinterič V meni je kar hočeš   TVLj 3 3 14th
12 Shpresa Gashi Malli i mëngjesit   TVPr 6 3 2 1 12th
13 Srebrna krila Kulminacija   TVZg 61 8 8 10 10 8 10 7 3rd
14 Sabri Fejzullahu Vala e lazdruar   TVPr 2 1 1 16th
15 Slađana Milošević Recept za ljubav   TVBg 28 2 4 8 8 4 2 8th
16 Srđan Marjanović Ti me nazovi   TVTg 50 10 5 3 2 12 8 10 4th

At EurovisionEdit

Yugoslavia performed 7th on the night of the contest, following Denmark and preceding Finland. At the close of voting it had received 35 points, placing 15th out of 20 contestants.[1] The Yugoslav jury awarded its 12 points to Switzerland.

VotingEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Final of Dublin 1981". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 13 April 2021. Retrieved 13 April 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Results of the Final of Dublin 1981". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 13 April 2021. Retrieved 13 April 2021.