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Eurovision Song Contest 1994

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Singers, composers and costume designers representing the cream of European talent assemble at the Point Theatre in Dublin tonight for the 39th annual contest of song. Can UK hopeful Frances Ruffelle break Ireland's run of luck? And what can we expect from the seven new countries making their Eurovision debut this year?
With a host of new member countries, the European Broadcasting Union has introduced a selection process to keep Eurovision manageable: with 46 countries vying for a place, the contest could theoretically last over six hours. Last year's lowest scoring countries have been "suspended" to make room for the new, so it's "au revoir" to (among others) Belgium, Denmark and Israel, and a big Eurovision "bonsoir" to Estonia, Romania, Lithuania and other east European neighbours.
Terry Wogan returns to the commentary box, and the contest is introduced by Cynthia Ni Mhurchu and Gerry Ryan. The full list of entries is:
Sweden Stjarnorna performed by Marie Bergman/Roger Pontare
Finland Bye Bye Baby performed by Cat Cat
Ireland Rock 'n 'Roll Kids performed by Paul Harrington/Charlie McGettigan
Cyprus Ime Anthropos Ki Ego performed by Evridiki
Iceland Naetur performed by Sigga.
UK We Will Be Free (Lonely Symphony) performed by Frances Ruffelle
Croatia Nek'ti budel lubav sva performed by Toni Cetinski
Portugal Chamar a Música performed by Sara Tavares
Switzerland Sto pregando performed by Duilio
Estonia Nagu Merelaine performed by Silvi Vrait
Romania Dincolo de nori performed by Dan Bittman
Malta More than Love performed by Chris and Moira
Netherlands Waar is de zon? performed by Willeke Alberti
Germany Wir geben 'ne Party performed by Mekado
Slovakia Nekonecna piesen performed by Martin Durinda and Tublatanka
Lithuania Lopsihe Mylimai performed by Ovidijus Vysniauskas
Norway Duett Performed by Elisabeth Andreasson/Jan Wemer Danielsen
Bosnia-Herzegovina Ostani kraj mene performed by Alma and Dejan
Greece Diri-Diri performed by Costas Bigalis and the Sea-Lovers
Austria Fur den Frieden der Welt performed by Petra Frey
Spain Ella no es ella performed by Alejandro Abad
Hungary Kinek mondjam el vétkeimet performed by Friderika Bayer
Russia Vechni Strannik performed by Youddiph
Poland To nie ja! performed by Edyta Gorniak
France Je suis un vrai garcon performed by Nina Morato.
SIMULTANEOUS BROADCAST: with Radio 2
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Contributors

Unknown: Frances Ruffelle
Unknown: Terry Wogan
Introduced By: Cynthia Ni Mhurchu
Introduced By: Gerry Ryan

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Eurovision Song Contest 1994

BBC One London, 30 April 1994 20.00






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