Eurovision 2018

#OnThisDay: Italy’s Last Victory

On This Day

Here at Eurovision Ireland, we look at what happened at the Eurovision Song Contest and Family of Events #OnThisDay. Today is 5th May 2018 and we look at Italy’s last victory twenty eight year’s on.

5th May – 28 Years Ago Today

On this day in 1990, the 35th Eurovision Song Contest took place in the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall, Zagreb. Toto Cutugno took part for Italy, becoming the second and last entry to win for her country to date. Toto Cutugno finished with a 17 point margin over their nearest competitor, Joelle Ursell from France.

Video: YouTube/escLIVEmusic1

5th May – 34 Years Ago Today

On this day in 1984, the 29th Eurovision Song Contest took place in the Grand Theatre, Luxembourg City. The Eurovision Song Contest witnessed a fourth win from Sweden. The Herreys performed “Diggi-Loo, Diggi Ley” and won with a margin of 8 points over Linda Martin, from Ireland.

Video: YouTube/escbelgium4

Author: Richard Taylor

Source: Eurovision Ireland

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