🌍 #AtoZ: Eurovision Host Cities – Part 3/9

On August 12th, the SHORT LIST for the 2023 Host City was revealed. While we don’t know where the Eurovision Song Contest will be held next year until the Autumn, we thought we’d look back at the cities that have already hosted the Contest.


Dublin hosted the 1971, 1981, 1988, 1994, 1995 and 1997 Eurovision Song Contest, in Ireland. In 1997, the Contest was held at the Point Theatre (now the 3Arena) and was won by the United Kingdom. Katrina and the Waves performed “Love Shine a Light”, taking victory with 227 points. Ireland was represented by Marc Roberts, who performed “Mysterious Woman”. He finished in 2nd place, with 157 points.

Video: YouTube/EuroSubs


Dusseldorf hosted the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest, in Germany. The Contest was held at the Esprit Arena (now the Merker Spiel-Arena) and was won by Azerbaijan. Ell & Nikki performed “Running Scared”, taking victory with 221 points. Ireland was represented by Jedward, who performed “Lipstick”. They finished in 8th place, with 119 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU


Edinburgh hosted the 1972 Eurovision Song Contest, in the United Kingdom. The Contest was held at the Usher Hall and was won by Luxembourg. Vicky Leandros performed “Après toi”, taking victory with 128 points. Ireland was represented by Sandie Jones, who performed “Ceol an Ghrá”. She finished in 15th place, with 72 points.

Video: YouTube/tasosk3


Frankfurt-am-Main hosted the 1957 Eurovision Song Contest, in Germany (then known as West Germany). The Contest was held at the Großer Sendesaal des Hessischen Rundfunks (now the HR Sendesaal) and was won by The Netherlands. Corry Brokken performed “Net als toen”, taking victory with 31 points.

Video: YouTube/ESC:56-73


Gothenburg hosted the 1985 Eurovision Song Contest, in Sweden. The Contest was held at the Scandinavium and was won by Norway. Bobbysocks! performed “La det swinge”, taking victory with 123 points. Ireland was represented by Maria Christian, who performed “Wait Until the Weekend Comes”. She finished in 6th place, with 91 points.

Video: YouTube/escLIVEmusic1

Let us know what you think about our special #AtoZ series of the Eurovision Song Contest Host Cities– either in the comments below or on our FACEBOOK and TWITTER pages.

Author: Richard Taylor

Source: Eurovision Ireland

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