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🌍 #AtoZ: Eurovision Host Cities – Part 7/9

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.

Munich

Munich hosted the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest, in Germany. The Contest was held at the Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle and was won by Luxembourg. Corinne Hermès performed “Si la vie est cadeau”, taking victory with 142 points.

Video: YouTube/ESC Stuff

Naples

Naples hosted the 1965 Eurovision Song Contest, in Italy. The Contest was held at the Sala di Concerto della RAI and was won by Luxembourg. France Gall performed “Poupée de cire, poupée de son”, taking victory with 32 points. Ireland was represented by Butch Moore, who performed “Walking the Streets in the Rain”. He finished in 6th place in, with 11 points.

Video: YouTube/ESC:56-73

Oslo

Oslo hosted the 1996 and 2010 Eurovision Song Contest, in Norway. In 2010, the Contest was held at the Telenor Arena and was won by Germany. Lena performed “Satellite”, taking victory with 246 points. Ireland was represented by Niamh Kavanagh, who performed “It’s for You”. She finished in 23rd place, with 25 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Paris

Paris hosted the 1978 Eurovision Song Contest, in France. The Contest was held at the Palais des Congrès and was won by Israel. Izhar Cohen & Alphabeta performed “A-Ba-Ni-Bi”, taking victory with 157 points. Ireland was represented by Colm C.T. Wilkinson, who performed “Born to Sing”. He finished in 5th place, with 86 points.

Video: YouTube/setheurovision94

Riga

Riga hosted the 2003 Eurovision Song Contest, in Latvia. The Contest was held at the Skonto Hall and was won by Turkey. Sertab Erener performed “Everyway That I Can”, taking victory with 167 points. Ireland was represented by Mickey Harte, who performed “We’ve Got the World”. He finished in 11th place, with 53 points.

Video: YouTube/2000ESC2003

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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