Welcome to Eurovision Ireland’s first ever A-Z of the Eurovision Song Contest. Over the next few weeks, we will be bringing you some alphabetical memories from everyone’s favourite Song Contest. Today, we look at N.
Naples hosted the tenth Eurovision Song Contest back in 1965, after Gigliola Cinquetti took victory in Copenhagen. In 1965, 18 countries took part in the Contest. Ireland made their debut, while Sweden returned.
France Gall took victory for Luxembourg, with “Poupee de cire, poupee de son”. Luxembourg won with 32 points, 6 points ahead of the United Kingdom.
Netta is one of Israel’s four winners and is their fourth and most recent to date back in 2018, when the Contest took place in Lisbon.
Netta took victory with her entry “Toy”. 529 points were enough to claim victory, 93 points ahead of the Cyprus.
The Neapolitan language first appeared at the Eurovision Song Contest back in 1991, when Italy performed on home soil, at the thirty-sixth edition, in Rome.
Peppino di Capri represented Italy, with his entry “Comme e ddoce ‘o mare”. Italy finished in seventh place, with just 89 points.
Secret Garden took victory for Norway, for the second time, with “Nocturne”.
Secret Garden took victory for Norway with 148 points, 29 points ahead of Spain.
Nadia Hasnaoui is one of many hosts of the Eurovision Song Contest, who wasn’t born in the host country. Nadia was born in Morocco. Before she hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 2010, in Oslo, she had previously hosted the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2004, in Lillehammer.
Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovision Ireland