Eurovision Song Contest 1984

Luxembourg hosted the contest for the 4th 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 Remembrance 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 Eurovision winner, Johnny Logan, under his real name Sean Sherrard. The song Terminal 3 was performed by Linda Martin, who later returned to win the Eurovision Song Contest in 1992.

Sweden strikes gold

Sweden unexpectedly won the contest with the song Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley performed by three brothers called Herrey's. The Swedish brothers performed first on the night and won over the juries with their catchy tune, energetic dance routine and their golden boots. The song became a hit in many countries, but is still ridiculed today due to its nonsensical 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 on the night.

Facts and figures

  • The host country, Luxembourg, initially had problems finding a suitable venue. 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
  • Booing from the audience can be heard after the UK entry had been performed. There are different theories as to why this happened. One explanation is that it was revenge for the actions of some English football fans who had rioted in Luxembourg prior to the contest. Another possible reason was the use of off-stage backing singers which gave the impression that the performers on-stage were miming their vocals.

Facts & Figures


Saturday 5 May 1984


Théâtre Municipal, Luxembourg, Luxembourg


Herrey's from Sweden




Desirée Nosbusch

Executive Producer

Ray Van Cant

EBU Scrutineer

Frank Naef


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
Torgny Söderberg Britt Lindeborg
145 01
02 Luxembourg
Flag of LuxembourgCLT
Sophie Carle 100% D'amour
Jean-Pierre Goussaud Jean-Michel Bériat, Patrick Ja...
039 10
03 France
Flag of FranceA2F
Annick Thoumazeau Autant D'amoureux Que D'étoiles
Vladimir Cosma Charles Level
061 08
04 Spain
Flag of SpainTVE
Bravo Lady, Lady
Miguel Blasco Larami Amaia Saizar
106 03
05 Norway
Flag of NorwayNRK
Dollie de Luxe Lenge Leve Livet
Ingrid Bjørnov, Benedicte Adri... Ingrid Bjornov, Benedicte Adri...
029 17
06 United Kingdom
Flag of United KingdomBBC
Belle and the Devotions Love Games
Paul Curtis, Graham Sacher
063 07
07 Cyprus
Flag of CyprusCyBC
Andy Paul Anna Mari-elena
Andy Paul
031 15
08 Belgium
Flag of BelgiumRTBF
Jacques Zegers Avanti La Vie
Henri Seroka Jacques Zegers
070 05
09 Ireland
Flag of IrelandRTÉ
Linda Martin Terminal '3'
Sean Sherrard
137 02
10 Denmark
Flag of DenmarkDR
Hot Eyes Det' Lige Det
Søren Bundgård Keld Heick
101 04
11 The Netherlands
Flag of The NetherlandsNOS
Maribelle Ik Hou Van Jou
Peter van Asten, Richard De Bo...
034 13
12 Yugoslavia
Flag of YugoslaviaJRT
Vlado and Isolda Ciao Amore
Slobodan Bucevac Milan Peric
026 18
13 Austria
Flag of AustriaORF
Anita Einfach Weg
Brigitte Seuberth Walter Müller
005 19
14 Germany
Flag of GermanyARD
Mary Roos Aufrecht Geh'n
Michael Reinecke Michael Kunze
034 13
15 Turkey
Flag of TurkeyTRT
Bes Yil Önce, On Yil Sonra Halay
Selcuk Basar Ulku Aker
037 12
16 Finland
Flag of FinlandYLE
Kirka Hengaillaan
Jukka Siikavire Jussi Tuominen
046 09
17 Switzerland
Flag of SwitzerlandSSR SRG
Rainy Day Welche Farbe Hat Der Sonnenschein
Günter Loose Gunter Loose
030 16
18 Italy
Flag of ItalyRAI
Alice and Battiato I Treni Di Tozeur
Franco Battiato Rosario Consentino
070 05
19 Portugal
Flag of PortugalRTP
Maria Guinot Silêncio E Tanta Gente
Maria Guinot
038 11


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