Eurovision Song Contest 1985

Here are my choices for the 1985 Eurovision Song Contest; I’d only heard the entry from Norway before watching the entire contest online.

My Rank Country Title, Artist Eurovision Final Ranking
1 Germany “Für alle”, Wind 2
2 Portugal “Penso em ti, eu sei”, Adelaide 18
3 Norway “La det swinge”, Bobbysocks! 1
4 Belgium “Laat me nu gaan”, Linda Lepomme 19
5 Luxembourg “Children, Kinder, Enfants”, Margo, Franck Olivier, Diane Solomon, Ireen Sheer, Chris & Malcolm Roberts 13
6 Greece “Miazoume”, Takis Biniaris 16 (tied)
7 Cyprus “To Katalava Arga”, Lia Vissi 16 (tied)
8 Turkey “Didai Didai Dai”, MFÖ 14 (tied)
9 France “Femme dans ses rêves aussi”, Roger Bens 10
10 Sweden “Bra Vibrationer”, Kikki Danielsson 3

Sweden’s “Bra vibrationer” (which means “Good Vibrations”, not “Bra Vibrator”) might’ve ranked higher but for the fact it sounded similiar in style to Norway’s “La det swinge”. I’m not accusing either country of plagiarism, but didn’t want to place two such similiar sounding songs so high together in my ranking. Coincidentally, Sweden and Norway awarded each other 12 points during the vote.

Cyprus and Greece, however, did not give each other 12 points in 1985; they gave each other eight (Greece gave 12 points to France, Cyprus gave 12 to Germany).

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