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🌍 #AtoZ: Eurovision Host Cities – Part 4/9

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.

Harrogate

Harrogate hosted the 1982 Eurovision Song Contest, in the United Kingdom. The Contest was held at the Harrogate International Centre and was won by Germany. Nicole performed “Ein bißchen Frieden”, taking victory with 161 points. Ireland was represented by The Duskeys, who performed “Here Today Gone Tomorrow”. They finished in 11th place, with 49 points.

Video: YouTube/David Laich Ruiz

Helsinki

Helsinki hosted the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest, in Finland. The Contest was held at the Hartwall Areena and was won by Serbia. Marija Šerifović performed “Molitva”, taking victory with 268 points. Ireland was represented by Dervish, who performed “They Can’t Stop the Spring”. They finished in 24th place, with 5 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Hilversum

Hilversum hosted the 1958 Eurovision Song Contest, in The Netherlands. The Contest was held at the AVRO Studios and was won by France. André Claveau performed “Dors, mon amour”, taking victory with 27 points.

Video: YouTube/ESC:56-73

Istanbul

Istanbul hosted the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest, in Turkey. The Contest was held at the Abdi İpekçi Arena (now demolished) and was won by Ukraine. Ruslana performed “Wild Dances”, taking victory with 280 points. Ireland was represented by Chris Doran, who performed “If My World Stopped Turning”. He finished in 22nd place, with 7 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Jerusalem

Jerusalem hosted the 1979 and 1999 Eurovision Song Contest, in Israel. In 1999, the Contest was held at the International Convention Centre and was won by Sweden. Charlotte Nilsson performed “Take Me to Your Heaven”, taking victory with 163 points. Ireland was represented by The Mullans, who performed “When You Need Me”. They finished in 17th place, with 18 points.

Video: YouTube/#EurovisionAgain Songs Collection

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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