Eurovision Song Contest 1984

Eurovision Song Contest 1984

Infobox Eurovision
name = Eurovision Song Contest 1984

final = 5 May 1984
presenters = Désirée Nosbusch
conductor = Pierre Cao
director =
host = flagicon|Luxembourg RTL
venue = Kirchberg Theatre, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
winner = flag|Sweden
"Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley"
vote = Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
entries = 19
debut = None
return = flag|Ireland
withdraw = flag|Greece
null = None
interval = Prague Theatre of Illuminated Drawings
opening = In an introductory video, Pierre Cao and the RTL orchestra performed instrumental versions of all the past Eurovision winners from Luxembourg.
con = Eurovision Song Contest
pre = ◄1983
nex = 1985►

The Eurovision Song Contest 1984 was the 29th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on May 5, 1984 in Luxembourg. The presenter was Désirée Nosbusch. Nosbusch, only 19 years old at the time, hosted the show in a lax manner, which was quite unusual for this show back then. She manifested her fluency in four languages when she switched between English, French, German and Luxemburgish in the course of her speech. The Herreys were the winners of this Eurovision with the song, Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley. Their "golden shoes" have become a pop-cult classic since their win in 1984.

Israel withdrew from the contest due to a local memorial day commemorated on the same date. The YouTube website has a performance of the song Balalaika by Ilanit which is claimed to have been the prospective Israeli entry for 1984.


Voting structure

Each country had a jury that awarded 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 points for their top ten songs.

At the close of the penultimate jury's votes, there was only a difference of six points between Sweden and Ireland (141 and 135 respectively). However, the last jury, Portugal, gave Ireland only 2 points, thus crushing their chances of winning. Portugal's voting also cost Denmark, who had been lying on a very strong 3rd position, and even leading the score board for a short time, its 3rd place, when Portugal's 12 lifted Spain from 94 to 106 points, while Portugal at the same time had only given Denmark one point making Denmark's total 101 points. Despite of this, this was Denmark's best position in over 20 years.

core sheet

Sweden 66410712712121041212381064
Luxembourg0 07007055080040030
France20 026310001208000477
Spain10810 64637722601203812
Norway8700 00130000206200
United Kingdom31038 22814127140106
Cyprus401000 04100120000000
Belgium012122300 0080345100110
Ireland125310481012 370101010712122
Denmark538612125810 364525151
Netherlands0278010060 50000500
Yugoslavia00200380000 0382000
Austria000000001400 000000
Germany0040720602501 00025
Turkey600005042011000 3600
Finland705150400603516 003
Switzerland10000101508000001 40
Italy01001210000000767127 8



* Sweden - Agneta Bolme-Börjefors
* Luxembourg - Fernand Mathes
* France - Marie Myriam
* Spain - Matilde Jarrín
* Norway - Sverre Tinnå
* United Kingdom - Colin Berry
* Cyprus - Anna
* Belgium - Georges Moucheron
* Ireland - John Skehan
* Denmark - Bent
* Netherlands - Flip van der Schalie
* Yugoslavia - Marija Damjanovska
* Austria - Tilia Herold
* Germany - TBC
* Turkey - Fatih Orbay
* Finland - Solveig Herlin
* Switzerland - Michel Dénériaz
* Italy - TBC
* Portugal - Manuel Luís Goucha


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