Eurovision Song Contest 1992

After having hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm and Gothenburg before, Swedish broadcaster SVT opted to host the 1992 Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden's third largest city, Malmö.

A new record of participating countries was set in 1992 as the Netherlands returned to the contest and Malta continued to participate. The venue for the show was the MalmöMässan, a large exhibition and conference centre. The stage was in the shape of a Viking ship's bow and the floor design was an adaption of the EBU's Eurovision logo.

Ireland's record-breaking win

The runner-up in 1984, Linda Martin, won for Ireland this year with the song Why Me? composed - once again - by Johnny Logan who had already won the song contest twice before in 1980 and 1987. Johnny Logan entered the record books as having won the Eurovision Song Contest three times; as a performer in 1980, songwriter and performer in 1987 and songwriter in 1992.

Facts and figures

  • The pre-contest favourite was the United Kingdom represented by Michael Ball. When the delegation arrived in Malmö they were greeted with the banner which read 'Welcome Untied Kingdom'
  • Sweden was represented by Christer Bjorkman who finished in 22nd place, one of Sweden's worst placings in the Eurovision Song Contest. He would later go on to mastermind the spectacular revival of Sweden's national selection, Melodifestivalen.
  • The top three songs were all performed in English which led to some delegations complaining that English speaking countries had an unfair advantage. Malta was permitted to sing in English since it is one of the official languages.
  • 1992 marked the last time that Yugoslavia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Facts & Figures


Saturday 9 May 1992


MalmöMässan, Malmö, Sweden


Linda Martin from Ireland




Lydia Cappolicchio and Harald Treutiger

EBU Scrutineer

Frank Naef


Kåge Gimtell

Interval Act

A Century of Dance

The Participants

# Representing country Performer(s) Song title, writer(s) and composer(s) Points Place
01 Spain
Flag of SpainTVE
Serafin Todo Esto Es La Música
Luis Miguelez, Alfredo Albuena Luis Miguelez
037 14
02 Belgium
Flag of BelgiumRTBF
Morgane Nous On Veut Des Violons
Claude Barzotti Anne-Marie Gaspard
011 20
03 Israel
Flag of IsraelIBA
Dafna Ze Rak Sport
Kobi Oshrat Ehud Manor
085 06
04 Turkey
Flag of TurkeyTRT
Aylin Vatankos Yaz Bitti
Aldogan Simsekyay Aylin Üçanlar
017 19
05 Greece
Flag of GreeceERT
Cleopatra Olou Tou Kosmou I Elpida
Christos Lagos
094 05
06 France
Flag of FranceA2F
Kali Monté La Riviè
Kali Remy Bellenchombre
073 08
07 Sweden
Flag of SwedenSVT
Christer Björkmann I Morgon är En Annan Dag
Niklas Strömstedt
009 22
08 Portugal
Flag of PortugalRTP
Diná Amor D'água Fresca
Nandina Veloso Rosa Lobato de Faria
026 17
09 Cyprus
Flag of CyprusCyBC
Evridiki Teriazoume
George Theophanous
057 11
10 Malta
Flag of MaltaXM
Mary Spiteri Little Child
Georgina Abela Raymond Mahoney
123 03
11 Iceland
Flag of IcelandRÚV
Heart 2 Heart Nei Eða Já
Friðrik Karlsson, Grétar Ör... Stefán Hílmarsson
080 07
12 Finland
Flag of FinlandYLE
Pave Yamma Yamma
Pave Maijanen Hector
004 23
13 Switzerland
Flag of SwitzerlandSSR SRG
Daisy Auvray Mister Music Man
032 15
14 Luxembourg
Flag of LuxembourgCLT
Marion Welter and Kontinent Sou Fräi
Jang Linster, Ab van Goor
010 21
15 Austria
Flag of AustriaORF
Tony Wegas Zusammen Geh'n
Dieter Bohlen Joachim Horn-Bernges
063 10
16 United Kingdom
Flag of United KingdomBBC
Michael Ball One Step Out Of Time
Tony Ryan, Paul Davies, Victor...
139 02
17 Ireland
Flag of IrelandRTÉ
Linda Martin Why Me
Johnny Logan
155 01
18 Denmark
Flag of DenmarkDR
Lotte Nilsson and Kenny Lübcke Ålt Det Som Ingen Ser
Carsten Warming
047 12
19 Italy
Flag of ItalyRAI
Mia Martini Rapsodia
Giuseppe Dati Giancarlo Bigazzi
111 04
20 Yugoslavia
Flag of YugoslaviaJRT
Extra Nena Ljubim Te Pesmama
Radivoje Radivojevic Gale Jankovic
044 13
21 Norway
Flag of NorwayNRK
Merethe Trøan Visjoner
Robert Morley Eva Jansen
023 18
22 Germany
Flag of GermanyARD
Wind Träume Sind Für Alle Da
Ralph Siegel Bernd Meinunger
027 16
23 The Netherlands
Flag of The NetherlandsNOS
Humphrey Campbell Wijs Me De Weg
Edwin Schimscheimer
067 09


Participant Austria Belgium Cyprus Denmark Finland France Germany Greece Iceland Ireland Israel Italy Luxembourg Malta Norway Portugal Spain Sweden Switzerland The Netherlands Turkey United Kingdom Yugoslavia Points Place
Spain Spain
2113647325111 37 14
Belgium Belgium
3134 11 20
Israel Israel
142848727104432712 85 6
Turkey Turkey
386 17 19
Greece Greece
41257271285310487 94 5
France France
37351261061263 73 8
Sweden Sweden
414 9 22
Portugal Portugal
282815 26 17
Cyprus Cyprus
8210634132288 57 11
Malta Malta
8101878103121212125510 123 3
Iceland Iceland
7456645516863212 80 7
Finland Finland
13 4 23
Switzerland Switzerland
5121104 32 15
Luxembourg Luxembourg
10 10 21
Austria Austria
887812432110 63 10
United Kingdom United Kingdom
121261261012472876558710 139 2
Ireland Ireland
107510101012721012741106101282 155 1
Denmark Denmark
3566661473 47 12
Italy Italy
61012121310512887125 111 4
Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
245215410236 44 13
Norway Norway
36114251 23 18
Germany Germany
632106 27 16
The Netherlands The Netherlands
52747538547172 67 9