Welcome to the return of Eurovision Ireland’s first ever A-Z of the Eurovision Song Contest, which we started last summer. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be bringing you some alphabetical memories from everyone’s favourite Song Contest to conclude the A-Z. Today, we look at W.
Wembley Conference Centre
The Wembley Conference Centre hosted the Eurovision Song Contest on one occasion. In 1977, 18 countries took part in the Contest. Yugoslavia withdrew, while Sweden returned.
Marie Myriam took victory for France, with “L’oiseau et l’enfant”. France won with 136 points, 15 points ahead of the United Kingdom.
Wig Wam are probably one of Norway’s most famous recent participants, back in 2005, when the Contest took place in Kyiv, Ukraine.
Wig Wam took 9th place with their entry “In My Dreams”. 125 points were enough to claim a top ten position.
What’s Another Year
Johnny Logan took victory for Ireland, in 1980, with “What’s Another Year”.
Johnny Logan took victory for Ireland with 143 points, 15 points ahead of Germany.
We Don’t Wanna Put In
“We Don’t Wanna Put In” was withdrawn from the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest after a request to change the lyrics by the European Broadcasting Union.
Stephane & 3G were due to perform the entry for Georgia in Moscow.
Linda Martin took victory for Ireland, in 1992, with “Why Me”.
Linda Martin took victory for Ireland with 155 points, 16 points ahead of the United Kingdom.
Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovision Ireland