|Eurovision Song Contest 1992|
|Final||9 May 1992|
|Directed by||Kåge Gimtell|
|Executive supervisor||Frank Naef|
|Host broadcaster||Sveriges Television (SVT)|
|Opening act||Carola performing "All the Reasons to Live"|
|Interval act||A Century of Dance|
|Number of entries||23|
|Voting system||Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 point(s) to their 10 favourite songs|
|Winning song|| Ireland|
The Eurovision Song Contest 1992 was the 37th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 9 May 1992 in Malmö, Sweden. The presenters were Lydia Cappolicchio and Harald Treutiger. Linda Martin, representing Ireland, was the winner of this Eurovision with the song Why Me?. The song was written by Johnny Logan, who had won the 1980 contest as singer and the 1987 contest as singer/songwriter. At 41 years and 22 days of age, Linda Martin became (and remains) the oldest woman ever to win Eurovision.
Malmö is the capital and largest city of the Swedish county of Scania. The metropolis is a gamma world city (as listed by the GaWC) and is the third-largest city in Sweden, after Stockholm and Gothenburg, and the sixth-largest city in Scandinavia, with a population of above 300,000.
Malmö Isstadion, a 4,800-seat indoor sports arena, was chosen as the host venue for the contest. Opened in 1968, it is the former home arena of the Malmö Redhawks ice hockey team, and underwent major renovation in 2013 in time for the 2014 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.
The contest took place at Malmö Isstadion, where the stage set was in the shape of a Viking ship's bow with a dragon in the centre and stars on each side. The opening sequence included women dressed in the Swedish colours of yellow and blue, twirling ribbons. The filmic postcard tradition was continued with clips based on each country. Last year's winner, Carola, appeared on stage in a white dress with sheer sleeves, a rhinestone collar and cuffs and sang “All The Reasons To Live”.
This contest marked the last participation of Yugoslavia, although it was not the same country that had participated from 1961 to 1991, but actually, Serbia and Montenegro, formally known as the "Federal Republic of Yugoslavia". That was the country's last entry until 2004, as it was banned from the contest, following the sanctions on the United Nations Security Council Resolution 757, following the Bosnian War and Croatian War of Independence.
After scoring second place consecutively (1988, 1989) and scoring some disappointing results (1990, 1991), the United Kingdom sent Michael Ball with a contemporary pop song "One Step Out Of Time", which was the hot favourite to win the contest. However, the Irish sent Linda Martin, who had the past experience of coming in 2nd place in the 1984 contest, but also paired up once again with Johnny Logan, who won the contest twice before. In the end, Ireland won the contest with a 16-point lead over the United Kingdom, starting the chain of Irish wins in the 1990s. Malta with "Little Child", performed by Mary Spiteri, also scored very well coming in 3rd place with 123 points. This was the first time that the three highest-placed songs had all been in English. Sweden, the host country, finished 2nd last.
Switzerland had to replace its original choice of entry, "Soleil, soleil" which was to have been performed by Géraldine Olivier. The song did not comply with some of the rules of the national selection contest and so, despite having won, it did not go to Malmö.
|Sigga (part of Heart 2 Heart)||Iceland||1990 (part of Stjórnin), 1991 (backing singer as part of Stefán and Eyfi)|
|Evridiki Theokleous||Cyprus||1987 (Backing Vocals for Alexia)|
|01||Spain||Serafín||"Todo esto es la música"||Spanish||14||37|
|02||Belgium||Morgane||"Nous, on veut des violons"||French||20||11|
|03||Israel||Dafna Dekel||"Ze Rak Sport" (זה רק ספורט)||Hebrew||6||85|
|04||Turkey||Aylin Vatankoş||"Yaz Bitti"||Turkish||19||17|
|05||Greece||Cleopatra||"Olou tou kosmou i Elpida" (Όλου του κόσμου η Ελπίδα)||Greek||5||94|
|06||France||Kali||"Monté la riviè"||French, Antillean Creole||8||73|
|07||Sweden||Christer Björkman||"I morgon är en annan dag"||Swedish||22||9|
|08||Portugal||Dina||"Amor d'água fresca"||Portuguese||17||26|
|10||Malta||Mary Spiteri||"Little Child"||English||3||123|
|11||Iceland||Heart 2 Heart||"Nei eða já"||Icelandic||7||80|
|12||Finland||Pave Maijanen||"Yamma, yamma"||Finnish||23||4|
|13||Switzerland||Daisy Auvray||"Mister Music Man"||French||15||32|
|14||Luxembourg||Marion Welter & Kontinent||"Sou fräi"||Luxembourgish||21||10|
|15||Austria||Tony Wegas||"Zusammen geh'n"||German||10||63|
|16||United Kingdom||Michael Ball||"One Step Out of Time"||English||2||139|
|17||Ireland||Linda Martin||"Why Me?"||English||1||155|
|18||Denmark||Kenny Lübcke & Lotte Nilsson||"Alt det som ingen ser"||Danish||12||47|
|20||Yugoslavia||Extra Nena||"Ljubim te pesmama" (Љубим те песмама)||Serbian||13||44|
|22||Germany||Wind||"Träume sind für alle da"||German||16||27|
|23||Netherlands||Humphrey Campbell||"Wijs me de weg"||Dutch||9||67|
Each country had a jury who awarded 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 point(s) for their top ten songs.
Below is a summary of all 12 point in the final:
|4||Malta||Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Sweden|
|Italy||Finland, France, Netherlands, Norway|
|United Kingdom||Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany|
|3||Ireland||Greece, Malta, Turkey|
Some participating countries did not provide radio broadcasts for the event; the ones who did are listed below.
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