ESC DUBLIN 1995 (40ª)

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  • Dates – Grand Final: Saturday, 13 May, 1995, 21:00 CEST
  • Host – Venue & Location: Point Theatre (Point Depot, The Point), Dublin, 🇮🇪 Ireland
  • Presenter (s): Mary Kennedy
  • Musical Director: Noel Kelehan.
  • Director: John Comiskey
  • Executive Producer: John McHugh
  • Executive Supervisor: Christian Clausen
  • Multicamera Director: John Comiskey
  • Host broadcaster: Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ)
  • Opening Act: Video montage commemorating the history of the Eurovision Song Contest for its 40th edition.
  • Interval Act: “Lumen”, composed by Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin, and performed by Súilleabháin on piano, and a number of artists including Clannad, Brian Kennedy and The Monks of Glenstal Abbey, with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, conducted by Proinnsías Ó Duinn.
  • Participants – Number of entries: 23 [🇩🇪 Germany (37ª), 🇬🇧 United Kindom (35ª), 🇪🇸 Spain (32ª), 🇳🇴 Norway (32ª), 🇵🇹 Portugal (28ª), 🇦🇹 Austria (33ª), 🇸🇪 Sweden (33ª), 🇫🇷 France (36ª), 🇮🇪 Ireland (27ª), 🇮🇸 Iceland (10ª), 🇬🇷 Greece (17ª),  🇨🇾 Cyprus (14ª), 🇲🇹 Malta (8ª), Bosnia and Herzegovina (3ª), 🇭🇷 Croatia (3ª), 🇭🇺 Hungary (2ª), 🇵🇱 Poland (2ª), 🇷🇺 Russia (2ª), 🇧🇪 Belgium (36ª), 🇩🇰 Denmark (27ª), 🇮🇱 Israel (18ª), 🇸🇮 Slovenia (2ª), 🇹🇷 Turkey (17ª)]
  • Debuting countries:
  • Return: 🇧🇪 Belgium (36ª), 🇩🇰 Denmark (27ª), 🇮🇱 Israel (18ª), 🇸🇮 Slovenia (2ª), 🇹🇷 Turkey (17ª)
  • Non-returning countries: 🇪🇪 Estonia (1ª), 🇫🇮 Finland (30ª), 🇱🇹 Lithuania (1ª), 🇳🇱 The Netherlands (34ª), 🇷🇴 Romania (1ª), 🇸🇰 Slovakia (1ª), 🇨🇭 Switzerland (36ª)
  • Vote – Voting system: Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 point(s) to their 10 favourite songs.
  • Nil Points:
  • Winning song: 1f3c6 “Nocturne” – Secret Garden – 🇳🇴 Norway (2ª)

Logo ESC 1995

About. For a record third year in a row Ireland hosted the 40th Eurovision Song Contest which was held again in the Point Theatre in Dublin. 1995 was the first time ever that the Eurovision Song Contest took place in the same city for two years in a row. In 1994, the European Broadcasting Union decreased the number of participants to 23 to make sure that the song contest would not last longer than three hours. All of the five relegated countries from the preceding year – Turkey, Slovenia, Israel, Denmark and Belgium –  returned to the contest. In contrast, the bottom seven countries of the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest were relegated: Lithuania, Estonia, the Netherlands, Finland, Romania, Slovakia and Switzerland.

Another Irish win (of sorts!). Norway scored its second victory with “Nocturne” performed by the group Secret Garden. The winning song only consisted of 24 words and was inspired by Celtic music. In fact the group’s violinist was in fact Irish meaning that it could be considered to be a victory for Ireland as well. 

Facts and figures. Three of the top five countries in 1995 were Scandinavian; Norway won, Sweden came third and Denmark fifth. Germany had its worst placing ever, only the Maltese jury awarded one single point to Stone & Stone’s “Verliebt In Dich”; Since it was the 40th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, the programme started with a three-minute compilation of previous contests; The United Kingdom sent a rap song in 1995, a rapid departure from previous musical styles seen in the Eurovision Song Contest.

ordine  paese INTERPRETe(i) SONG – TRANSLATE – LANGUAGE PUNteggio  posizione
01 🇵🇱 Poland TVP Justyna Steczkowska Sama (Alone) Polish 015 08
02 🇮🇪 Ireland RTÉ Eddie Friel Dreamin’ English 044 14
03 🇩🇪 Germany ARD Stone & Stone Verliebt in dich (In love with You) German 001 23
04 Bosnia and Herzegovina  RTVBIH Davor Popović (Даворин Поповић, Davorin Popović) Dvadeset i prvi Vijek (Двадесет први вијек, Dvadeset prvi vijek, The 21st century) Bosnian 014 19
05 🇳🇴 Norway NRK Secret Garden Nocturne Norwegian 148 01
06 🇷🇺 Russia ORT Philipp Kirkorov (Филипп Киркоров) Kolibelnaya dlya vulkana (Колыбельная для вулкана, Kolybelnaya Dlya Vulkana, Lullaby for a volcano) Russian 017 17
07 🇮🇸 Iceland RÚV Bo Halldórsson Núna (Now) Icelandic 031 15
08 🇦🇹 Austria ÖRF Stella Jones Die welt dreht sich verkehrt (The world turns the wrong way) German 067 13
09 🇪🇸 Spain TVE Anabel Conde Vuelve conmigo (Come back to me) Spanish 119 02
10 🇹🇷 Turkey TRT Arzu Ece Sev! (Love) Turkish 021 16
11 🇭🇷 Croatia HRT Magazin & Lidija (Магазин & Лидија) Nostalgija (Носталгија, Nostalgia) Croatian 091 06
12 🇫🇷 France FT2 Nathalie Santamaria Il me donne rendez-vous (He makes a date with me) French 094 04
13 🇭🇺 Hungary  MTV Csaba Szigeti Új név a régi házfalán (A new name on the old house wall) Hungarian 003 22
14 🇧🇪 Belgium RTBF Frédéric Etherlinck La voix est libre (The voice is free) French 008 20
15 🇬🇧 United Kindom BBC Love City Groove Love city groove English 076 10
16 🇵🇹 Portugal RTP Tó Cruz Baunilha e chocolate (Vanilla and chocolate) Portuguese 005 21
17 🇨🇾 Cyprus CyBC Alexandros Panayi (Αλέξανδρος Παναγής) Sti fotia (Στη φωτιά, In the fire) Greek 079 09
18 🇸🇪 Sweden SVT Jan Johansen Se på mig (Se på mej, Look at me) Swedish 100 03
19 🇩🇰 Denmark DR Aud Wilken Fra mols til skagen (From mols to skagen) Danish 092 05
20 🇸🇮 Slovenia RTVSLO Darja Švajger (Дарја Швајгер) Prisluhni mi (Listen to me) Slovene 084 07
21 🇮🇱 Israel IBA Liora (ליאורה) Amen (אמן) Hebrew 081 08
22 🇲🇹 Malta PBM Mike Spiteri Keep me in mind English 076 10
23 🇬🇷 Greece ERT Elina Konstantopoulou (Ελίνα Κωνσταντοπούλου) Pia prosefhí (Ποια προσευχή, Which prayer) Greek [a] 068 12

Participation 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 1995

ESC 1995 Scoreboard  Ι Detailed voting results:

Scoreboard - Eurovision Song Contest 1995

The Eurovision Song Contest 1995 was the 40th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest and took place in Dublin, Ireland for the second year in a row, following the country’s third back-to-back victory at the 1994 contest with the song “Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids” by Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan. Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ), the contest was again held at the Point Theatre which was also the venue the year before. It was held on 13 May 1995 and was presented by Irish newsreader Mary Kennedy.

Twenty-three countries participated in the contest seeing the return of Belgium, Denmark, Israel, Slovenia and Turkey, after being relegated from competing the previous year. Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia and Switzerland were relegated due to their results at the previous edition. Lithuania would not return to the contest for another four years.

The winner this year was Norway with the song “Nocturne”, performed by Secret Garden, written by Petter Skavlan and composed by band member Rolf Løvland. Spain, Sweden, France and Denmark rounded out the top five, with Spain getting their first top three placing in more than a decade. Further down the table, Slovenia achieved their best result so far, finishing seventh.

Until 2021, this had remained the last time that the top three songs in the final were not performed in English.

The Point Theatre, Dublin – host venue of the 1995 contest.

1.Location. Ireland hosted the contest for the sixth time after winning the contest for a 3rd consecutive year and is the only country to have hosted multiple contests in succession; three in a row between 1993 and 1995. Dublin was again chosen to be the host city, making it the fifth time that the Eurovision Song Contest was staged in the Irish capital. For the second consecutive year, the venue for the contest was the Point Theatre located on the North Wall Quay of the River Liffey, amongst the Dublin Docklands.

After winning the 1994 contest, RTÉ was worried about whether they could afford to host a third consecutive contest in 1995. The BBC had offered to take on the responsibility of hosting the contest, and had also proposed that the contest be staged as a joint production in Belfast, capital of Northern Ireland. In the end, RTÉ decided to stage the contest on its own. However, they did inform the EBU that, should Ireland win once more, that they would not be expected to host the event for the fourth year in a row.

2.Contest overview. Two of Ireland’s winners attended the contest: Dana, Ireland’s first winner in 1970 with “All Kinds of Everything”, and Johnny Logan, in 1980 and 1987 (“What’s Another Year?” and “Hold Me Now” respectively), and the writer of Linda Martin’s 1992 winning song “Why Me?”.

Heavy favourites to win the contest, according to bookmakers, were Sweden with the pop-ballad “Se på mig” and Slovenia, represented by Darja Švajger‘s entry “Prisluhni mi”. Other countries in contention for the win were Croatia, Denmark, Israel, Spain, and the eventual winner, Norway. The winning song was something new at Eurovision in that it contained only 24 words accompanied by long violin solos. The United Kingdom contributed a modern rap number, while the previous year’s runner-up, Poland, went for something that completely contrasted with their début entry.

The stage was designed by Alan Farquharson who also designed the set of the 1993 contest that took place in Millstreet, Ireland. Although it was quite dark and often gloomy in appearance, it did form the basis for a spectacular opening whereby a giant screen rotated to reveal the presenter who descended a stairway which ultimately disappeared to allow for the arrow-shaped stage to come together amid fireworks. The interval act consisted of several well known Irish performers including Clannad, Brian Kennedy (who would go on to actually represent Ireland 11 years later as well as collaborate with the winning group) and was composed by leading musician Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin.

There was much speculation in Ireland as to whether RTÉ had deliberately chosen a song perceived as not having a good chance of winning in order to avoid hosting the contest for a fourth time in a row, although this was never confirmed. This rumour did, however, inspire a popular episode of Father Ted. RTÉ would end up hosting the contest once again in 1997.

3.Participating countries

3.1.Qualification. The European Broadcasting Union decreased the number of participants to 23 to make sure the show would not last longer than three hours. Countries which had missed the 1994 event were allowed to return, and of the seven countries that had been relegated following the 1993 contest Belgium, Denmark, Israel, Slovenia and Turkey made their return. Seven countries were subsequently relegated in order to make room for the returning countries, with Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia and Switzerland forced to sit out as the lowest-placing countries in 1994. With Switzerland’s relegation, Germany became the only country of the seven original participants from the first contest in 1956 to have competed in every edition of the contest so far.

3.2.Conductors. Each performance had a conductor who directed the orchestra.

  • 🇵🇱 Poland – Noel Kelehan
  • 🇮🇪 Ireland – Noel Kelehan
  • 🇩🇪 Germany – Hermann Weindorf 
  •  Bosnia and Herzegovina – Sinan Alimanović
  • 🇳🇴 Norway – Geir Langslet
  • 🇷🇺 Russia – Mikhail Finberg 
  • 🇮🇸 Iceland– Frank McNamara
  • 🇦🇹 Austria – Michael F. Kienzl
  • 🇪🇸 Spain – Eduardo Leiva
  • 🇹🇷 Turkey – Melih Kibar
  • 🇭🇷 Croatia – Stipica Kalogjera 
  • 🇫🇷 France – Michel Bernholc
  • 🇭🇺 Hungary – Miklós Malek
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium – Alec Mansion 
  • 🇬🇧 United Kindom – Mike Dixon
  • 🇵🇹 Portugal – Thilo Krasmann 
  • 🇨🇾 Cyprus – George Theofanous
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden – Anders Berglund
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark – Frede Ewert
  • 🇸🇮 Slovenia – Jože Privšek
  • 🇮🇱 Israel – Gadi Goldman
  • 🇲🇹 Malta – Ray Agius
  • 🇬🇷 Greece – Haris Andreadis

3.3.Returning artists.

Artist Country Previous year(s)
Arzu Ece 🇹🇷 Turkey 1989 (member of Pan)
Alexandros Panayi 🇨🇾 Cyprus 1989 (backing singer for Fani Polymeri and Yiannis Savvidakis), 1991 (backing singer for Elena Patroklou)

3.4.Participants and results.

3.5.All the national selections for Eurovision Song Contest 1995: 

• National Selections in 1995:

COUNTRY EVENT WINNER
🇧🇪 Belgium (Belgian Selection 1995) Frédéric Etherlinck – “La voix est libre
Bosnia and Herzegovina BH Eurosong 1995 (song selection) [b] Davor Popović / Davorin Popović – “Dvadeset prvi vijek
🇭🇷 Croatia Dora 1995 Magazin & Lidija – “Nostalgija
🇨🇾 Cyprus (Cypriot Selection 1995) Alexandros Panayi – “Sti fotia” (Στη φωτιά)
🇩🇰 Denmark Musik Event ’95 Aud Wilken – “Fra Mols til Skagen
🇮🇪 Ireland (Irish Selection 1995) Eddie Friel – “Dreamin'”
🇮🇱 Israel Kdam Eurovision 1995 Liora – “Amen” (אמן)
🇲🇹 Malta (Maltese Selection 1995) Mike Spiteri – “Keep Me in Mind”
🇳🇴 Norway Melodi Grand Prix 1995 Secret Garden – “Nocturne
🇵🇹 Portugal Festival da Canção 1995 Tó Cruz – “Baunilha e chocolate
🇷🇺 Russia Evrovidenie – Pesnya ’95 Philipp Kirkorov – “Kolybelnaya dlya vulkana” (Колыбельная для вулкана)
🇸🇮 Slovenia Slovenski izbor za pesem Evrovizije 1995 Darja Švajger – “Prisluhni mi
🇸🇪 Sweden Melodifestival 1995 Jan Johansen – “Se på mej” / “Se på mig
🇹🇷 Turkey Şarkı Yarışması 1995 Arzu Ece – “Sev!
🇬🇧 United Kindom A Song for Europe 1995 Love City Groove – “Love City Groove”

• Internal Selections in 1995:

 🇦🇹 Austria Stella Jones – “Die Welt dreht sich verkehrt
🇫🇷 France Nathalie Santamaria – “Il me donne rendez-vous
🇩🇪 Germany Stone and Stone – “Verliebt in Dich
🇬🇷 Greece Elina Constantopoulou / Elina Konstantopoulou – “Pia prosefhi” (Ποιά προσευχή)
🇭🇺 Hungary Czaba Szigeti – “Új név egy régi ház falán
🇮🇸 Iceland Bó Halldórsson – “Núna
🇵🇱 Poland Justyna – “Sama
🇪🇸 Spain Anabel Conde – “Vuelve conmigo

3.6.Connections:

4.Detailed voting results. Each country had a jury that awarded 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 point(s) for their top ten songs.

Detailed voting results
Total score
Polonia Irlanda Germania Bosnia și Herțegovina Norvegia Rusia Islanda Austria Spania Turcia Croația Franța Ungaria Belgia Regatul Unit Portugalia Cipru Suedia Danemarca Slovenia Israel Malta Grecia
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🇵🇱 Poland 15 4 6 1 1 3
🇮🇪 Ireland 44 1 5 1 5 3 3 5 1 10 1 5 4
🇩🇪 Germany 1 1
Bosnia and Herzegovina 14 3 8 3
🇳🇴 Norway 148 12 10 4 1 12 12 4 12 10 6 5 4 12 7 2 7 10 6 12
🇷🇺 Russia 17 10 6 1
🇮🇸 Iceland 31 6 2 3 4 2 6 8
 🇦🇹 Austria 67 2 3 6 4 8 4 10 5 2 4 10 2 7
🇪🇸 Spain 119 8 2 6 8 5 8 10 7 2 12 8 7 10 12 8 6
🇹🇷 Turkey 21 2 5 1 2 3 1 7
🇭🇷 Croatia 91 3 10 7 10 12 7 4 5 12 4 12 5
🇫🇷 France 94 7 5 8 6 8 10 2 3 10 6 1 2 3 6 8 7 2
🇭🇺 Hungary 3 2 1
🇧🇪 Belgium 8 1 7
🇬🇧 United Kindom 76 5 1 4 1 12 12 7 7 10 5 7 5
🇵🇹 Portugal 5 4 1
🇨🇾 Cyprus 79 1 3 5 4 2 5 1 12 8 3 8 5 4 6 4 8
🇸🇪 Sweden 100 10 12 12 2 8 6 4 8 1 3 6 8 4 12 1 3
🇩🇰 Denmark 92 3 7 7 3 12 10 7 7 6 3 3 6 12 6
🇸🇮 Slovenia 84 4 8 5 6 7 1 3 2 8 10 5 3 7 3 2 10
🇮🇱 Israel 81 10 7 8 6 4 5 4 12 8 2 10 5
🇲🇹 Malta 76 4 2 12 2 10 10 12 6 7 6 1 4
🇬🇷 Greece 68 6 5 8 7 5 2 3 12 2 8 10

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

N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 12 points
6 🇳🇴 Norway 🇬🇷 Greece, 🇮🇸 Iceland, 🇵🇱 Poland, 🇵🇹 Portugal, 🇷🇺 Russia, 🇹🇷 Turkey
3 🇭🇷 Croatia 🇲🇹 Malta, 🇸🇮 Slovenia, 🇪🇸 Spain
🇸🇪 Sweden 🇩🇰 Denmark, 🇩🇪 Germany, 🇮🇪 Ireland
2 🇩🇰 Denmark 🇳🇴 Norway, 🇸🇪 Sweden
🇲🇹 Malta  Bosnia and Herzegovina, 🇭🇷 Croatia
🇪🇸 Spain 🇧🇪 Belgium, 🇮🇱 Israel
🇬🇧 United Kindom  🇦🇹 Austria, 🇫🇷 France
1 🇨🇾 Cyprus 🇭🇺 Hungary
🇬🇷 Greece 🇨🇾 Cyprus
🇮🇱 Israel 🇬🇧 United Kindom

4.2.Spokespersons. The spokespersons announced the score from their respective country’s national jury in running order.

  1. 🇵🇱 Poland – Jan Chojnacki
  2. 🇮🇪 Ireland – Eileen Dunne
  3. 🇩🇪 Germany – Carmen Nebel
  4.  Bosnia and Herzegovina – Diana Grković-Foretić
  5. 🇳🇴 Norway – Sverre Christophersen
  6. 🇷🇺 Russia – Marina Danielian
  7. 🇮🇸 Iceland – Áslaug Dóra Eyjólfsdóttir
  8.  🇦🇹 Austria – Tilia Herold 
  9. 🇪🇸 Spain – Belén Fernández de Henestrosa
  10. 🇹🇷 Turkey – Ömer Önder
  11. 🇭🇷 Croatia – Daniela Trbović 
  12. 🇫🇷 France – Thierry Beccaro
  13. 🇭🇺 Hungary – Katalin Bogyay
  14. 🇧🇪 Belgium – Marie-Françoise Renson
  15. 🇬🇧 United Kindom – Colin Berry
  16. 🇵🇹 Portugal – Serenella Andrade
  17. 🇨🇾 Cyprus – Andreas Iakovidis
  18. 🇸🇪 Sweden – Björn Hedman
  19. 🇩🇰 Denmark – Bent Henius 
  20. 🇸🇮 Slovenia – Miša Molk
  21. 🇮🇱 Israel – Daniel Pe’er
  22. 🇲🇹 Malta– Stephanie Farrugia
  23. 🇬🇷 Greece – Fotini Giannoulatou

5.Broadcasts. Most countries sent commentators to Dublin or commented from their own country, in order to provide coverage of the contest, such as adding insight to the participants.

Broadcasters and commentators in participating countries
Country Broadcaster(s) Commentator(s)
 🇦🇹 Austria ORF 1 Ernst Grissemann 
FM4 Stermann & Grissemann
🇧🇪 Belgium RTBF1 French: Jean-Pierre Hautier
BRTN TV1 Dutch: André Vermeulen
RTBF La Première French: Stéphane Dupont and Patrick Duhamel 
BRTN Radio 2 Dutch: Julien Put and Michel Follet
 Bosnia and Herzegovina TV BiH Ismeta Dervoz-Krvavac [bs]
🇭🇷 Croatia HRT 1 Aleksandar “Aco” Kostadinov
HR2 Draginja Balaš
🇨🇾 Cyprus RIK 1 Neophytos Taliotis
RIK Deftero Pavlos Pavlou
🇩🇰 Denmark DR TV1 Jørgen de Mylius
DR P3 Ole Jacobsen 
🇫🇷 France France 2 Olivier Minne
🇩🇪 Germany Erstes Deutsches Fernsehen Horst Senker
Deutschlandfunk/NDR Radio 2 Peter Urban
🇬🇷 Greece ET1 Dafni Bokota
ERA 1 Giorgos Mitropoulos
🇭🇺 Hungary MTV 1 István Vágó
Kossuth Rádió TBC
🇮🇸 Iceland Sjónvarpið Jakob Frímann Magnússon
🇮🇪 Ireland RTÉ 1 Pat Kenny
RTÉ Radio 1 Larry Gogan
🇮🇱 Israel Channel 1 No commentator
Reshet Gimel Danny Rup
🇲🇹 Malta TVM Enzo Gusman
🇳🇴 Norway NRK Annette Groth
NRK P1 Stein Dag Jensen 
🇵🇱 Poland TVP1 Artur Orzech
Polskie Radio Program I TBC
🇵🇹 Portugal RTP Canal 1 Ana do Carmo
🇷🇺 Russia ORT 1 No commentator
Voice of Russia Vadim Dolgachev
🇸🇮 Slovenia SLO1 Damjana Golavšek 
🇪🇸 Spain La Primera José Luis Uribarri
🇸🇪 Sweden Kanal 1 Pernilla Månsson and Kåge Gimtell
SR P3 Claes-Johan Larsson and Lisa Syrén
🇹🇷 Turkey TRT 1 Bülend Özveren
TRT Radyo 3 Canan Kumbasar
🇬🇧 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
🇪🇪 Estonia ETV Jüri Pihel 
🇫🇮 Finland YLE TV1 Erkki Pohjanheimo and Olli Ahvenlahti
YLE Radio Suomi Iris Mattila and Ossi Runne
 Macedonia MTV 1 Vlado Janevski
🇳🇱 The Netherlands Nederland 3 Paul de Leeuw
🇨🇭 Switzerland Schweiz 4 German: Heinz Margot
TSR French: Jean-Marc Richard
TSI Italian: Joanne Holder
 Yugoslavia RTS 3K Mladen Popović

6.Notes.

  • [a] Contains one phrase in Ancient Greek.
  • [b] Davorin Popović was internally selected to represent Bosnia & Herzegovina at Eurovision 1995. The song “Dvadeset I Prvi Vijek” that Popović performed at Eurovision was selected through a national final with eight songs.

7.Trivial / Fun facts.

  • The bottom 7 of 1994 were relegated: Lithuania, Estonia, the Netherlands, Finland, Romania, Slovakia and Switzerland.
  • The 5 relegated countries from 1994 – Turkey, Slovenia, Israel, Denmark and Belgium – returned to the contest.
  • Despite the fact that Ireland did not win for the fourth time in a row, the Norwegian group’s violinist was Irish.
  • Ireland itself and it’s entry Dreamin’ by Eddie Friel ended up at a disappointing 14th place.

← Eurovision Song Contest 1994 • Eurovision Song Contest 1995 • Eurovision Song Contest 1996 →

Countries (in order of appearance)
Final Poland ⦁ Ireland ⦁ Germany ⦁ Bosnia and Herzegovina ⦁ Norway (winner) ⦁ Russia • Iceland ⦁ Austria ⦁ Spain ⦁ Turkey • Croatia • France ⦁ Hungary ⦁ Belgium ⦁ United Kingdom ⦁ Portugal ⦁ Cyprus ⦁ Sweden ⦁ Denmark ⦁ Slovenia ⦁ Israel ⦁ Malta ⦁ Greece
Artists (in order of appearance)
Final Justyna ⦁ Eddie Friel ⦁ Stone and Stone ⦁ Davor Popović ⦁ Secret Garden (winner) ⦁ Philipp Kirkorov ⦁ Bo Halldórsson • Stella Jones ⦁ Anabel Conde ⦁ Arzu Ece ⦁ Magazin and Lidija • Nathalie Santamaria ⦁ Csaba Szigeti ⦁ Frédéric Etherlinck • Love City Groove ⦁ Tó Cruz ⦁ Alexandros Panayi ⦁ Jan Johansen ⦁ Aud Wilken ⦁ Darja Švajger ⦁ Liora ⦁ Mike Spiteri ⦁ Elina Konstantopoulou
Songs (in order of appearance)
Final Sama” ⦁ “Dreamin'” ⦁ “Verliebt in Dich” ⦁ “Dvadeset prvi vijek” ⦁ “Nocturne(winner) ⦁ “Kolybelnaya dlya vulkana” (Колыбельная для вулкана) ⦁ “Núna” • “Die Welt dreht sich verkehrt” ⦁ “Vuelve conmigo” ⦁”Sev!” ⦁ “Nostalgija” • “Il me donne rendez-vous• “Új név egy régi ház falán•”La voix est libre• “Love City Groove” • “Baunilha e chocolate“” • “Sti fotia” (Στη φωτιά) ⦁ “Se på mej ⦁ “Fra Mols til Skagen ⦁ “Prisluhni mi” ⦁ “Amen” (אמן) ⦁ “Keep Me in Mind” ⦁ “Pia prosefhi” (Ποιά προσευχή)