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).