ESC DUBLIN 1994 (39ª)

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  • Dates – Grand Final: Saturday, 30 April, 1994, 21:00 CEST
  • Host – Venue & Location: Point Theatre (Point Depot, The Point), Dublin, 🇮🇪 Ireland 
  • Presenter (s): Cynthia Ní Mhurchú & Gerry Ryan
  • Musical Director: Noel Kelehan.
  • Director: Patrick Cowap
  • Executive Producer: Moya Doherty
  • Executive Supervisor: Christian Clausen
  • Multicamera Director: Patrick Cowap
  • Host broadcaster: Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ)
  • Opening Act: Walpurgisnacht performance by Macnas, followed by dancing caricatures of Irish artists and celebrities, accompanied by flag bearers featuring the flags of all 25 competing nations
  • Interval Act: “Riverdance” performed by Irish dancing champions Jean Butler, Michael Flatley and the vocal ensemble Anúna, with score composed by Bill Whelan.
  • Participants – Number of entries: 25 [🇩🇪 Germany (36ª), 🇨🇭 Switzerland (36ª), 🇬🇧 United Kindom (34ª), 🇪🇸 Spain (31ª), 🇫🇮 Finland (30ª), 🇳🇴 Norway (31ª), 🇵🇹 Portugal (27ª), 🇦🇹 Austria (32ª), 🇸🇪 Sweden (32ª), 🇫🇷 France (35ª), 🇮🇪 Ireland (26ª), 🇮🇸 Iceland (9ª), 🇬🇷 Greece (16ª),  🇨🇾 Cyprus (13ª), 🇲🇹 Malta (7ª), 🇳🇱 The Netherlands (34ª), Bosnia and Herzegovina (2ª), 🇭🇷 Croatia (2ª), 🇪🇪 Estonia (1ª), 🇭🇺 Hungary (1ª), 🇱🇹 Lithuania (1ª), 🇵🇱 Poland (1ª), 🇷🇴 Romania (1ª), 🇷🇺 Russia (1ª), 🇸🇰 Slovakia (1ª)]
  • Debuting countries: 🇪🇪 Estonia (1ª), 🇭🇺 Hungary (1ª), 🇱🇹 Lithuania (1ª), 🇵🇱 Poland (1ª), 🇷🇴 Romania (1ª), 🇷🇺 Russia (1ª), 🇸🇰 Slovakia (1ª)
  • Return:
  • Non-returning countries: 🇧🇪 Belgium (35ª), 🇩🇰 Denmark (26ª), 🇮🇱 Israel (17ª), 🇮🇹 Italy (32ª), 🇱🇺 Luxembourg (34ª), 🇸🇮 Slovenia (1ª), 🇹🇷 Turkey (16ª)
  • Vote – Voting system: Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 point(s) to their 10 favourite songs.
  • Nil Points: 🇱🇹 Lithuania (1ª)
  • Winning song: 1f3c6 “Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids” – Paul Harrington e Charle McGettigan – 🇮🇪 Ireland (6ª)

Logo ESC 1994

AboutAfter winning the contest on home ground in Millstreet in 1993, the contest was staged at the Point Theatre in Dublin. Ireland set two new records for the Eurovision Song Contest in 1994; they won the contest for a 6th time and won for the third time in a row.

They did it again… and again!. In 1994 seven countries joined the Eurovision Song Contest in what was the biggest single expansion in participants since the contest began in 1956. Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia and Slovakia all competed in the 39th Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin. Poland’s debut at the Eurovision Song Contest was very successful when their representative Edyta Gorniak finished second with 166 points. The interval act in 1994 was the then unknown Riverdance, an act which combined traditional Irish folk music with modern dance. Riverdance became a global phenomenon, with the exception of participating artists, it is arguably the biggest money-spinner ever created by Eurovision. Lithuania scored zero points with its first ever entry.

About the winner. Never before in the history of the song contest had a country had won three times in a row. The Irish entrants Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan sang “Rock ‘n Roll Kids”, which in the end was 60 points ahead of the runner-up and at 226 points was the highest score ever at a Eurovision Song Contest up to that date. 

Facts & figures. Satellite links were used during the voting sequence rather than telephones meaning that the jury spokespersons could be seen for the first time; During the dress rehearsal the Polish entrant, Edyta Gorniak, performed half of her entry in English which broke the rules. Despite this, she was allowed to compete in the live show; The support in the hall for Bosnia & Herzegovina was so strong that the singer missed his first cue but soon recovered. 

o/r  country Participant(s) SONG – TRANSLATE – LANGUAGE Points  rank
01 🇸🇪 Sweden SVT Marie Bergman and Roger Pontare Stjärnorna (The stars) Swedish 048 13
02 🇫🇮 Finland YLE CatCat Bye bye baby Finnish[b] 011 22
03 🇮🇪 Ireland RTÉ Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan Rock ‘n’ Roll kids English 226 01
04 🇨🇾 Cyprus CyBC Evridiki (Ευριδίκη) Íme ánthropos ki egó
(Είμαι άνθρωπος κι εγώ, I’m human too) Greek
051 11
05
🇮🇸 Iceland RÚV Sigga Nætur (Nights) Icelandic 049 12
06 🇬🇧 United Kindom BBC Frances Ruffelle We will be free (Lonely symphony) English 063 10
07 🇭🇷 Croatia HRT Toni Cetinski (Тони Цетински) Nek’ ti bude ljubav sva (Нек’ ти буде љубав сва, You may have all the love) Croatian 027 16
08 🇵🇹 Portugal RTP Sara Tavares Chamar a música (Call the music) Portuguese 073 08
09 🇨🇭 Switzerland SSR SRG Duilio Sto pregando (I’m praying) Italian 015 19
10 🇪🇪 Estonia ERR Silvi Vrait Nagu merelaine (Like a seawave) Estonian 002 24
11 🇷🇴 Romania TVR Dan Bittman Dincolo de nori (Beyond the clouds) Romanian 014 21
12 🇲🇹 Malta PBM Moira Stafrace & Christopher Scicluna (Chris and Moira) More than love English 097 05
13 🇳🇱 The Netherlands NOS Willeke Alberti Waar is de zon? (Where is the sun?) Dutch
004 23
14 🇩🇪 Germany ARD MeKaDo Wir geben ‘ne party (We’re throwing a party)” German [b] 128 03
15 🇸🇰 Slovakia STV Martin Durinda & Tublatanka Nekonečná pieseň (Neverending song) Slovak 015 19
16 🇱🇹 Lithuania LRT Ovidijus Vyšniauskas Lopšinė mylimai (Lullaby for my beloved) Lithuanian 000 25
17 🇳🇴 Norway  NRK Elisabeth Andreassen and Jan Werner Danielsen Duett (Duet) Norwegian 076 06
18 Bosnia and Herzegovina RTVBIH Alma and Dejan (Алма & Дејан, Alma Čardžić & Dejan Lazarević, Алма Чарджић и Дејан Лазаревић) Ostani kraj mene (Остани крај мене, Stay beside me) Bosnian 039 15
19 🇬🇷 Greece ERT Costas Bigalis and The Sea Lovers (Κώστας Μπίγαλης & Sea lovers, Kostas Bigalis & The Sea Lovers) To trehantiri (diri-diri) (Το τρεχαντήρι (Ντίρι ντίρι), The trehandiri) Greek 044 14
20 🇦🇹 Austria ÖRF Petra Frey Für den frieden der welt (For the peace of the world) German 019 17
21 🇪🇸 Spain TVE Alejandro Abad Ella no es ella (She’s not her) Spanish 017 18
22 🇭🇺 Hungary MTV Friderika Bayer Kinek mondjam el vétkeimet? (Whom can I tell my sins?) Hungarian
122 04
23 🇷🇺 Russia RTR Youddiph (Юдифь) Vechny strannik (Вечный странник, Eternal wanderer) Russian 070 09
24 🇵🇱 Poland TVP Edyta Górniak To nie ja! (It wasn’t me!) Polish
166 02
25 🇫🇷 France FT2 Nina Morato Je suis un vrai garçon (I’m a real boy) French 074 07

Participant map

A coloured map of the countries of Europe

Transmitirá a 2º semifinal noutro horário. Participating countries Transmitirá a 1º semifinal em direto. Countries that participated in the past but not in 1994  

ESC 1994 Scoreboard Ι Detailed voting results:

Scoreboard - Eurovision Song Contest 1994

The Eurovision Song Contest 1994 was the 39th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Dublin, Ireland, following the country’s victory at the 1993 contest with the song “In Your Eyes” by Niamh Kavanagh. It was the first time that any country had hosted the contest two years in a row. Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ), the contest was held at the Point Theatre on 30 April 1994. It was presented by Irish television and radio presenters Cynthia Ní Mhurchú and Gerry Ryan. This remains the last time that the contest has been held in the month of April.

Twenty-five countries participated in the contest, equalling the record of the 1993 edition. A total of seven countries took part in the contest for the first time; Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia and Slovakia. To cope with the increasing number of countries wishing to participate in the contest, the EBU ruled that the seven lowest-placed countries from the preceding year’s contest could not participate. Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Israel, Luxembourg, Slovenia and Turkey were therefore relegated based on these new rules. However, due to the withdrawal of Italy, Cyprus avoided relegation. Italy would not return to the contest until three years later. On the other hand, Luxembourg has not competed in the contest again ever since.

For the third time in a row Ireland won the contest with the song “Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids”, performed by Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan, and written by Brendan Graham. Never before had a country won 3 times in a row in the history of the contest. At the same time, it was also a record sixth win, cementing Ireland as the country with the most wins in Eurovision history. Poland, Germany, Hungary and Malta rounded out the top five. Poland achieved the best result for a debut entry since 1957, and would remain as the record holder in that regard until 2007.

For the first time in Eurovision history, voting was done via satellite instead of by telephone, and as a result, viewers could see the spokespeople onscreen.

The Point Theatre, Dublin – host venue of the 1994 contest.

1.Location. Ireland hosted the contest for the fifth time after winning the 1993 contest in Millstreet. Dublin was chosen to be the host city, making it the fourth time that the Eurovision Song Contest was staged in the Irish capital. For the first time, the venue for the contest was the Point Theatre located on the North Wall Quay of the River Liffey, amongst the Dublin Docklands.

2.Contest overview. The contest opened with a brief film starring Macnas, a popular street group celebrating Walpurgis Night, with a replica Viking longboat sailing through the river Liffey with stars floating in water, fireworks and various caricatures dancing around various central Dublin locations. The cameras then went live to the venue itself, where dancers dressed in white and wearing caricatured heads of well-known Irish figures, arrived on stage carrying European countries’ flags. The presenters entered the stage spectacularly from a bridge which descended from the roof of the theatre.

This year’s video postcards had a literary theme, showing contestants reading, fishing and doing other activities around Ireland. The stage, by Paula Farrell, was four times larger than the Millstreet stage, and its design which included a city scene of skyscrapers and video screens plus a backdrop of an ever-changing night sky was based upon the concept of what a futuristic Dublin might look like with one remaining constant being the river Liffey. The floor was painted with dark blue reflective paint to give a watery effect resembling Dublin bay.

During the dress rehearsal, Polish representative Edyta Górniak broke the contest’s rules by singing her song in English. The dress rehearsal is the performance shown to the juries who would select the winner. Only six countries demanded that Poland should be disqualified, though the rules required thirteen countries to complain before Poland could be removed from the competition. The proposed removal did not occur and Poland went on to come 2nd in the contest, the highest placing that any country’s debut song had ever achieved until 2007 (the winner in 1956 was Switzerland’s second song of the night).

When the voting started, Hungary took the lead from the first six juries and were well ahead of all the other countries. However, Ireland powered their way through the score board ending up the winners with a 60-point lead over second-placed Poland.

The interval act was the first-ever performance of the Irish dancing spectacular Riverdance, a then-unknown Irish act which combines folk music with modern dance. After being featured in the contest, “Riverdance” became a global phenomenon, arguably even eclipsing the popularity of the winning song and remaining popular to this day.

3.Participating countries.

3.1.Qualification. In order to allow new countries to participate in the contest, a relegation system was announced by the EBU in summer of 1993. The bottom seven countries from the 1993 contest were prevented from participating to allow seven new countries to make their debut. As the seven countries to place the lowest the previous year, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Israel, Luxembourg, Slovenia and Turkey were the countries to take part in the first relegation, to make room for entries from Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia and Slovakia. Italy subsequently declined to participate in the 1994 contest, allowing Cyprus, as the highest-placed relegated country in 1993, to be readmitted.

3.2.Conductors. With the exception of Ireland, each performance had a conductor who directed the orchestra. Ireland’s Noel Kelehan, the musical director and a Eurovision veteran, conducted the songs from three countries, but not his home country’s song.[a]

  • 🇸🇪 Sweden – Anders Berglund
  • 🇫🇮 Finland – Olli Ahvenlahti
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland – no conductor
  • 🇨🇾 Cyprus – George Theofanous
  • 🇮🇸 Iceland – Frank McNamara
  • 🇬🇧 United Kindom – Michael Reed
  • 🇭🇷 Croatia – Miljenko Prohaska
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal – Thilo Krasmann 
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland – Valeriano Chiaravalle
  • 🇪🇪 Estonia – Urmas Lattikas
  • 🇷🇴 Romania – Noel Kelehan
  • 🇲🇹 Malta – Anthony Chircop
  • 🇳🇱 The Netherlands – Harry van Hoof
  • 🇩🇪 Germany – Norbert Daum
  • 🇸🇰 Slovakia – Vladimír Valovič
  • 🇱🇹 Lithuania – Tomas Leiburas
  • 🇳🇴 Norway – Pete Knutsen 
  •  Bosnia and Herzegovina – Sinan Alimanović
  • 🇬🇷 Greece – Noel Kelehan
  • 🇦🇹 Austria – Hermann Weindorf 
  • 🇪🇸 Spain – Josep Llobell
  • 🇭🇺 Hungary – Péter Wolf 
  • 🇷🇺 Russia – Lev Zemlinski 
  • 🇵🇱 Poland – Noel Kelehan
  • 🇫🇷 France – Alain Goraguer

3.3.Returning artists.

Artist Country Previous year(s)
Evridiki 🇨🇾 Cyprus 1983 (backing singer for Stavros and Constantina), 1987 (backing singer for Alexia), 1992
Sigga 🇮🇸 Iceland 1990 (part of Stjórnin), 1992 (member of Heart 2 Heart)
Elisabeth Andreasson (with Jan Werner Danielsen) 🇳🇴 Norway 1982 (for 🇸🇪 Sweden, member of Chips), 1985 (member of Bobbysocks!)
Marie Bergman (with Roger Pontare) 🇸🇪 Sweden 1971 and 1972 (member of Family Four)
Rhonda Heath (backing vocalist for MeKaDo) 🇩🇪 Germany 1977 (member of Silver Convention)

3.4.Participants and results.

3.5.All the national selections for Eurovision Song Contest 1994: 

• National Selections in 1994:

COUNTRY EVENT WINNER
🇦🇹 Austria (Austrian Selection 1994) Petra Frey – “Für den Frieden der Welt
Bosnia and Herzegovina BH Eurosong 1994 (song selection) [c]  Alma & Dejan – “Ostani kraj mene
🇭🇷 Croatia Dora 1994 Tony Cetinski – “Nek’ ti bude ljubav sva
🇨🇾 Cyprus (Cypriot Selection 1994) Evridiki – “Ime anthropos ki ego” (Είμαι άνθρωπος κι εγώ)
 🇪🇪 Estonia Eurolaul 1994 Silvi Vrait – “Nagu merelaine
🇫🇮 Finland (Finnish Selection 1994) CatCat – “Bye Bye Baby”
🇭🇺 Hungary (Hungarian Selection 1994) Friderika Bayer – “Kinek mondjam el vétkeimet?
🇮🇸 Iceland Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 1994 Sigga / Sigrún Eva Ármannsdóttir – “Nætur
🇮🇪 Ireland (Irish Selection 1994) Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan – “Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids”
🇲🇹 Malta (Maltese Selection 1994) Moira Stafrace and Christopher Scicluna – “More than Love”
🇳🇱 The Netherlands Nationaal Songfestival 1994 (song selection) [d]  Willeke Alberti – “Waar is de zon?
🇳🇴 Norway Melodi Grand Prix 1994 Elisabeth Andreasson and Jan Werner Danielsen – “Duett
🇵🇹 Portugal Festival da Canção 1994 Sara Tavares – “Chamar a música
🇷🇴 Romania Selecția Națională 1994 Dan Bittman – “Dincolo de nori
🇷🇺 Russia Evrovidenie 1994 Youddiph – “Vechny strannik” (Вечный странник)
🇸🇪 Sweden Melodifestival 1994 Marie Bergman & Roger Pontare – “Stjärnorna
🇬🇧 United Kindom A Song for Europe 1994 (song selection) [e]  Frances Ruffelle – “We Will Be Free (Lonely Symphony)” / “Lonelly Symphony”

• Internal Selections in 1994:

🇫🇷 France Nina Morato – “Je suis un vrai garçon
🇩🇪 Germany MeKaDo – “Wir geben ‘ne Party
🇬🇷 Greece Costas Bigalis and the Sea Lovers / Kostas Bigalis and the Sea Lovers- “To trehandiri (Diri Diri)” (Το τρεχαντήρι (Ντίρι Ντίρι)) / “To trehandiri” 
🇱🇹 Lithuania Ovidijus Vyšniauskas – “Lopšinė mylimai
🇵🇱 Poland Edyta Górniak – “To nie ja!
🇸🇰 Slovakia Martin Ďurinda & Tublatanka – “Nekonečná pieseň
🇪🇸 Spain Alejandro Abad – “Ella no es ella
🇨🇭 Switzerland Duilio – “Sto pregando

3.6.Connections:

4.Detailed voting results. Each country had a jury who awarded 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 point(s) for their top ten songs. In the early stages of the voting it looked as if Hungary was surging to victory in its first-ever Eurovision appearance, winning the maximum twelve points from the first three juries. However, this turned out to be completely deceptive, as from that point on it was virtually one-way traffic for Ireland, which became the first country to win the contest for a third year in succession.

Detailed voting results
Total score
Suedia Finlanda Irlanda Cipru Islanda Regatul Unit Croația Portugalia Elveția Estonia România Malta Țările de Jos Germania Slovacia Lituania Norvegia Bosnia și Herțegovina Grecia Austria Spania Ungaria Rusia Polonia Franța
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🇸🇪 Sweden 48 2 7 2 3 6 5 5 10 5 1 2
🇫🇮 Finland 11 1 10
🇮🇪 Ireland 226 10 7 8 12 10 12 12 12 10 8 5 12 12 6 10 12 10 10 10 10 12 8 8
🇨🇾 Cyprus 51 10 3 5 2 5 12 4 2 5 3
🇮🇸 Iceland 49 8 1 6 6 3 3 1 3 3 6 1 4 4
🇬🇧 United Kindom 63 1 5 6 8 8 5 2 4 3 2 4 1 3 3 5 3
🇭🇷 Croatia 27 10 12 5
🇵🇹 Portugal 73 5 5 8 8 8 5 1 3 12 7 4 1 6
🇨🇭 Switzerland 15 8 2 5
 🇪🇪 Estonia 2 2
🇷🇴 Romania 14 6 2 6
🇲🇹 Malta 97 4 6 10 2 1 7 4 6 7 10 1 3 10 7 12 7
🇳🇱 The Netherlands 4 4
🇩🇪 Germany 128 6 3 5 6 7 7 10 10 3 12 4 7 4 1 7 2 8 12 7 7
🇸🇰 Slovakia 15 12 3
🇱🇹 Lithuania 0
🇳🇴 Norway 76 7 3 10 1 4 3 1 8 4 7 2 1 6 1 5 5 8
Bosnia and Herzegovina 39 2 4 7 8 7 1 10
🇬🇷 Greece 44 2 4 12 6 4 1 5 4 4 2
🇦🇹 Austria 19 1 7 3 2 1 5
🇪🇸 Spain 17 5 2 8 2
🇭🇺 Hungary 122 12 12 12 10 2 5 1 4 4 2 10 7 8 3 8 3 12 7
🇷🇺 Russia 70 4 3 4 5 1 2 1 3 5 6 6 3 4 6 6 10 1
🇵🇱 Poland 166 8 7 1 6 12 8 7 10 12 7 2 8 10 4 12 6 8 12 8 6 12
🇫🇷 France 74 3 2 4 5 6 6 8 8 7 2 7 10 6

4.1.12 points. Below is a summary of all 12 point in the final:

N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
8 🇮🇪 Ireland 🇭🇷 Croatia, 🇩🇪 Germany, 🇮🇸 Iceland, 🇳🇱 The Netherlands, 🇳🇴 Norway , 🇵🇹 Portugal, 🇷🇺 Russia, 🇨🇭 Switzerland
5 🇵🇱 Poland 🇦🇹 Austria, 🇪🇪 Estonia, 🇫🇷 France, 🇱🇹 Lithuania, 🇬🇧 United Kindom
4 🇭🇺 Hungary 🇮🇪 Ireland, 🇫🇮 Finland, 🇵🇱 Poland, 🇸🇪 Sweden
2 🇩🇪 Germany 🇭🇺 Hungary, 🇷🇴 Romania
1 🇭🇷 Croatia 🇸🇰 Slovakia
🇨🇾 Cyprus 🇬🇷 Greece
🇬🇷 Greece 🇨🇾 Cyprus
🇲🇹 Malta  Bosnia and Herzegovina
🇵🇹 Portugal 🇪🇸 Spain
🇸🇰 Slovakia 🇲🇹 Malta

4.2.Spokespersons. With advances in satellite technology, this was the first contest in which the spokesperson for each national jury appeared on screen, live from their own countries.

  1. 🇸🇪 Sweden – Marianne Anderberg 
  2. 🇫🇮 Finland – Solveig Herlin
  3. 🇮🇪 Ireland – Eileen Dunne
  4. 🇨🇾 Cyprus – Anna Partelidou
  5. 🇮🇸 Iceland – Sigríður Arnardóttir
  6. 🇬🇧 United Kindom – Colin Berry
  7. 🇭🇷 Croatia – Helga Vlahović
  8. 🇵🇹 Portugal – Isabel Bahia
  9. 🇨🇭 Switzerland – Sandra Studer
  10. 🇪🇪 Estonia – Urve Tiidus 
  11. 🇷🇴 Romania – Cristina Țopescu 
  12. 🇲🇹 Malta – John Demanuel
  13. 🇳🇱 The Netherlands – Joop van Os
  14. 🇩🇪 Germany – Carmen Nebel
  15. 🇸🇰 Slovakia – Juraj Čurný
  16. 🇱🇹 Lithuania – Gitana Lapinskaitė
  17. 🇳🇴 Norway – Sverre Christophersen 
  18.  Bosnia and Herzegovina – Diana Grković-Foretić
  19. 🇬🇷 Greece – Fotini Giannoulatou
  20. 🇦🇹 Austria – Tilia Herold 
  21. 🇪🇸 Spain – María Ángeles Balañac
  22. 🇭🇺 Hungary – Iván Bradányi 
  23. 🇷🇺 Russia – Irina Klenskaya
  24. 🇵🇱 Poland – Jan Chojnacki
  25. 🇫🇷 France – Laurent Romejko

5.Broadcasts. National broadcasters were able to send a commentary team to the contest, in order to provide coverage of the contest in their own native language.

Broadcasters and commentators in participating countries
Country Broadcaster(s) Commentator(s)
🇦🇹 Austria ORF 1 Ernst Grissemann 
Hitradio Ö3 Martin Blumenau 
 Bosnia and Herzegovina TV BiH Ismeta Dervoz-Krvavac 
🇭🇷 Croatia HRT 1 Aleksandar “Aco” Kostadinov
HR2 Draginja Balaš
🇨🇾 Cyprus RIK 1 Evi Papamichail
RIK Deftero Pavlos Pavlou
 🇪🇪 Estonia ETV Vello Rand
Raadio 2 Marko Reikop
🇫🇮 Finland YLE TV1 Erkki Pohjanheimo and Kirsi-Maria Niemi
YLE Radio Suomi TBC
🇫🇷 France France 2 Patrice Laffont
🇩🇪 Germany Erstes Deutsches Fernsehen Jan Hofer
Deutschlandfunk/WDR 4 Horst Senker
🇬🇷 Greece ET1 Dafni Bokota
ERA 2 Katia Kalitsounaki
🇭🇺 Hungary MTV 2 István Vágó
Kossuth Rádió TBC
🇮🇸 Iceland Sjónvarpið Jakob Frímann Magnússon
🇮🇪 Ireland RTÉ 1 Pat Kenny
RTÉ Radio 1 Larry Gogan
🇱🇹 Lithuania LTV TBC
🇲🇹 Malta TVM Charles Arrigo
🇳🇱 The Netherlands Nederland 3 Willem van Beusekom
Radio 2 Cornald Maas
🇳🇴 Norway NRK Jostein Pedersen
🇵🇱 Poland TVP1 Artur Orzech
Polskie Radio Program I Dorota Wellman
🇵🇹 Portugal RTP Canal 1 Eládio Clímaco
🇷🇴 Romania TVR1 Gabriela Cristea
🇷🇺 Russia RTR Sergei Antipov 
Voice of Russia TBC
🇸🇰 Slovakia STV2 Martin Sarvaš
🇪🇸 Spain La Primera José Luis Uribarri
🇸🇪 Sweden Kanal 1 Pekka Heino
SR P3 Claes-Johan Larsson and Lisa Syrén
🇨🇭 Switzerland SF DRS German: Mariano Tschuor
TSR French: Jean-Marc Richard
TSI Italian: Wilma Gilardi
🇬🇧 United Kindom BBC1 Terry Wogan
BBC Radio 2 Ken Bruce
Broadcasters and commentators in non-participating countries
Country Broadcaster(s) Commentator(s)
🇦🇺 Australia SBS TV Unknown
🇧🇪 Belgium BRTN TV2 Dutch: André Vermeulen
RTBF1 French: Jean-Pierre Hautier
BRTN Radio 2 Dutch: Julien Put 
RTBF La Première French: Patrick Duhamel 
🇩🇰 Denmark DR TV1 Jørgen de Mylius
DR P3 Ole Jacobsen 
🇮🇱 Israel Israeli Television No commentator
 Macedonia MTV 2 Milanka Rašić
🇸🇮 Slovenia SLO1 Damjana Golavšek 
 Turkey TRT 1 Bülend Özveren
 Yugoslavia RTS 3K Mladen Popović

6.Notes.

  • [a] Both Irish commentator Pat Kenny and British commentator Terry Wogan credit Kelehan as the conductor of the Irish entry, only Kenny specifies he only leads a minimal arrangement of drums and bass. Nevertheless, he didn’t take the traditional conductor’s bow, and virtually no drum or bass accompaniment can be heard during the performance.
  • [b] a b Contains some words in English
  • [c] Alma Čardžić & Dejan Lazarević was internally selected to represent Bosnia & Herzegovina at Eurovision 1994. The song “Ostani Kraj Mene” that Alma and Dejan performed at Eurovision was selected through a national final with eight songs. Alma and Dejan recorded videoclips of all 8 songs, but only about 1 minute of each song was shown.
  • [d] Willeke Alberti was internally selected to represent Netherlands at Eurovision 1994. The song “Waar Is De Zon?” that Alberti performed at Eurovision was selected through the Nationaal Songfestival 1994 with eight songs.
  • [e] Frances Ruffelle was internally selected to represent United Kingdom at Eurovision 1994. The song “We Will Be Free (Lonely Symphony)” that Ruffelle performed at Eurovision was selected through A Song for Europe 1994 with eight songs.

7.Trivial.

  • The biggest commercial success of the 1994 contest was not one of the songs, but the interval act Riverdance.
  • The Irish dance sensation went on to be a world famous stage show, seen by millions of people all around the world.
  • The Polish song was almost disqualified as Edyta sang her song To Nie Ja! half in English in the last dress rehearsal.

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Countries (in order of appearance)
Final Sweden ⦁ Finland ⦁ Ireland (winner) ⦁ Cyprus ⦁ Iceland ⦁ United Kingdom ⦁ Croatia ⦁ Portugal ⦁ Switzerland ⦁ Estonia • Romania ⦁ Malta ⦁ The Netherlands ⦁ Germany • Slovakia • Lithuania ⦁ Norway ⦁ Bosnia and Herzegovina ⦁ Yugoslavia ⦁ Greece ⦁ Austria ⦁ Spain ⦁ Hungary ⦁ Russia • Poland ⦁ France
Artists (in order of appearance)
Final Marie Bergman and Roger Pontare ⦁ CatCat ⦁ Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan (winner) ⦁ Evridiki ⦁ Sigga ⦁ Frances Ruffelle ⦁ Tony Cetinski ⦁ Sara Tavares ⦁ Duilio ⦁ Silvi Vrait ⦁ Dan Bittman • Moira Stafrace and Christopher Scicluna ⦁ Willeke Alberti ⦁ Mekado ⦁ Martin Ďurinda and Tublatanka • Ovidijus Vyšniauskas ⦁ Elisabeth Andreasson and Jan Werner Danielsen ⦁ Alma and Dejan • Kostas Bigalis and the Sea Lovers ⦁ Petra Frey • Alejandro Abad ⦁ Friderika Bayer ⦁ Youddiph • Edyta Górniak ⦁ Nina Morato
Songs (in order of appearance)
Final Stjärnorna” ⦁ “Bye Bye Baby” ⦁ “Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids” (winner) ⦁ “Ime anthropos ki ego” (Είμαι άνθρωπος κι εγώ) ⦁ “Nætur” ⦁ “We Will Be Free (Lonely Symphony)” ⦁ “Nek’ ti bude ljubav sva” ⦁ “Chamar a música” ⦁ “Sto pregando ⦁ “Nagu merelaine” ⦁ “Dincolo de nori • “More than Love” ⦁ “Waar is de zon” ⦁ “Wir geben ‘ne Party” ⦁ “Nekonečná pieseň” • “Lopšinė mylimai” • “Duett• “Ostani kraj mene” • “To trehandiri (Diri Diri)” (Το τρεχαντήρι (Ντίρι Ντίρι)) • “Für den Frieden der Welt” • “Ella no es ella” • “Kinek mondjam el vétkeimet?” • “Vechny strannik” (Вечный странник) • “To nie ja!” • “Je suis un vrai garçon”