Eurovision Song Contest 1992
After having hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm and Gothenburg before, Swedish TV decided to give the 1992 pop event to the third biggest city in Sweden, Malmö
For the third time after 1975 and 1985, Sweden was the host for the 1992 Eurovision Song Contest because of Carola's close win in 1991. This time, the city of Malmö had the hounour of hosting the contest. A new record of participating countries was set because the Netherlands returned to the contest this year, so 23 countries took part in the 1992 event. The stage in the venue MalmöMässan was a very interesting one as it was set in the shape of a Viking ship's bow with a dragon in the centre and stars on each side.
Switzerland sent Daisy Auvray to the contest in Sweden. Actually, Daisy had only came second in the country's national preselection, but went to Eurovision after the original winner, Géraldine Olivier, was disqualified. German pop titan and Eurovision veteran, Dieter Bohlen participated again this year as the Austrian entry's composer. His working relationship with singer, Tony Wegas, was put under strain however after Bohlen's then girlfriend had problems getting her pet dog into the country and Bohlen became inaccessible. Bohlen re-used the Austrian entry more than 10 years later as the title song of the German edition of Pop Idol. It became a million-seller and was much more successful than Tony Wegas' original song Zusammen Geh'n.
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. Linda Martin managed to overcome the United Kingdom pre-contest favourite by Michael Ball who sang One Step Out Of Time as well as another song performed in English, Little Child by Maltese Mary Spiteri which ended up second and third respectively.