Eurovision Song Contest 1984

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Luxembourg hosted the contest for the 4th - and until now - last time after Corinne Hermès' victory the year before.

After having held the contest last in 1973, Luxembourg played the host for the 1984 Eurovision Song Contest. The total number of participants was 19, one country less than in the preceding year as Greece decided not to enter a song. The contest also clashed with Israel's Rememberance Day, so the country wasn't present in Luxembourg either. Ireland returned to the contest though, finishing second. The Irish song was written by former and future Eurovision winner, Johnny Logan, under his real name Sean Sherrard. The song Terminal 3 was performed by Linda Martin, who was going to win the Eurovision Song Contest in 1992 with another Johnny Logan song, Why Me?.

Sweden unexpectedly won the contest with the song Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley performed by the group consisting of three brother called Herrey's. The Swedish brothers convinced the European juries with a spectacular choreography of their song and also because of wearing golden boots on stage. The song became a hit in lots of European territories, but is still rediculed today in English-speaking countries due to its title. The Italian entry I Treni Di Tozeur by Alice and Franco Battiato also became a smash hit in Europe despite the fact that it only came fifth.

The host country, Luxemburg, had problems finding a suitable venue. In the end, RTL decided to hold the contest in the tiny Théâtre Municipal and as a consequence, only VIPs, press and members of each country's delegation were allowed in. The presenter of the show, Desirée Nosbusch, was only 19 years old when she presented the contest, but she is nowadays seen as one of the best hosts ever in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest.

Facts & Figures

Date

Saturday 5 May 1984

Location

Théâtre Municipal, Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Winner

Herrey's from Sweden

Broadcaster

RTL

Hosts

Desirée Nosbusch

Executive Producer

Ray Van Cant

EBU Scrutineer

Frank Naef

Director

René Steichen

Interval Act

Prague Theatre of Illuminated Drawings

The Participants

# Representing country Performer(s) Song title, writer(s) and composer(s) Points Place
01 Sweden
Flag of SwedenSVT
Herrey's Diggi-loo Diggy-ley 145 01
02 Luxembourg
Flag of LuxembourgCLT
Sophie Carle 100% D'amour 039 10
03 France
Flag of FranceA2F
Annick Thoumazeau Autant D'amoureux Que D'étoiles 061 08
04 Spain
Flag of SpainTVE
Bravo Lady, Lady 106 03
05 Norway
Flag of NorwayNRK
Dollie de Luxe Lenge Leve Livet 029 17
06 United Kingdom
Flag of United KingdomBBC
Belle and the Devotions Love Games 063 07
07 Cyprus
Flag of CyprusCyBC
Andy Paul Anna Mari-elena 031 15
08 Belgium
Flag of BelgiumRTBF
Jacques Zegers Avanti La Vie 070 05
09 Ireland
Flag of IrelandRTÉ
Linda Martin Terminal '3' 137 02
10 Denmark
Flag of DenmarkDR
Hot Eyes Det' Lige Det 101 04
11 The Netherlands
Flag of The NetherlandsNOS
Maribelle Ik Hou Van Jou 034 13
12 Yugoslavia
Flag of YugoslaviaJRT
Vlado and Isolda Ciao Amore 026 18
13 Austria
Flag of AustriaORF
Anita Einfach Weg 005 19
14 Germany
Flag of GermanyARD
Mary Roos Aufrecht Geh'n 034 13
15 Turkey
Flag of TurkeyTRT
Bes Yil Önce, On Yil Sonra Halay 037 12
16 Finland
Flag of FinlandYLE
Kirka Hengaillaan 046 09
17 Switzerland
Flag of SwitzerlandSSR SRG
Rainy Day Welche Farbe Hat Der Sonnenschein 030 16
18 Italy
Flag of ItalyRAI
Alice and Battiato I Treni Di Tozeur 070 05
19 Portugal
Flag of PortugalRTP
Maria Guinot Silêncio E Tanta Gente 038 11

Scoreboard

Participant Austria Belgium Cyprus Denmark Finland France Germany Ireland Italy Luxembourg Norway Portugal Spain Sweden Switzerland The Netherlands Turkey United Kingdom Yugoslavia Points Place
Sweden Sweden
12712128612126610441010374 145 1
Luxembourg Luxembourg
7553748 39 10
France France
810372724126 61 8
Spain Spain
63671078861210321242 106 3
Norway Norway
1623782 29 17
United Kingdom United Kingdom
22214781018633411 63 7
Cyprus Cyprus
1014412 31 15
Belgium Belgium
310124112310285 70 5
Ireland Ireland
10121037310125421012127108 137 2
Denmark Denmark
485585105312165132126 101 4
The Netherlands The Netherlands
7628515 34 13
Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
822383 26 18
Austria Austria
41 5 19
Germany Germany
162427552 34 13
Turkey Turkey
432661510 37 12
Finland Finland
54651531763 46 9
Switzerland Switzerland
51814110 30 16
Italy Italy
712610181277 70 5
Portugal Portugal
845867 38 11