Here are my choices for best songs at the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest, which was held in Milstreet, Ireland on May 15. Except for the winning entry from Ireland, I had not heard any of these songs until now.

My Rank Country Title, Artist Eurovision Final Ranking
1 Denmark “Under stjernerne på himlen”, Tommy Seebach Band 22
2 Italy “Sole d’Europa”, Enrico Ruggeri 12
3 Ireland “In Your Eyes”, Niamh Kavanagh 1
4 Greece “Ellada, Chora Tou Fotos”, Katerina Garbi 9
5 Germany “Viel zu weit”, Münchener Freiheit 18
6 Malta “This Time”, William Mangion 8
7 Slovenia “Tih deževen dan”, 1X Band 22
8 Cyprus “Mi Stamatas”, Zimboulakis & Van Beke 19
9 Netherlands “Vrede”, Ruth Jacott 6
10 United Kingdom “Better The Devil You Know”, Sonia 2

Due to the increasing number of countries wishing to participate in Eurovision, there was a pre-qualifying round for the seven countries which had not competed before. Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Slovenia made the cut, with Croatia finishing the highest in the contest at 15th place. The other four countries which did not pass the pre-qualifying round were Estonia, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia.

Cyprus awarded 12 points to Greece, but Greece only gave 10 points back, awarding its 12 point score to Norway instead.

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