- Dates – Grand Final: Saturday, 09 May, 1992, 21:00 CEST
- Host – Venue & Location: MalmöMässan (Malmö Isstadion), Malmö, 🇸🇪 Sweden
- Presenter (s): Lydia Cappolicchio & Harald Treutiger
- Musical Director: Anders Berglund
- Director: Kåge Gimtell
- Executive Producer: —
- Executive Supervisor: Frank Naef
- Multicamera Director: Kåge Gimtell
- Host broadcaster: Sveriges Television (SVT)
- Opening Act: Carola performing “All the Reasons to Live”
- Interval Act: A Century Of Dance
- Participants – Number of entries: 23 [🇧🇪 Belgium (34ª), 🇩🇪 Germany (34ª), 🇨🇭 Switzerland (34ª), 🇬🇧 United Kindom (32ª), 🇪🇸 Spain (29ª), 🇱🇺 Luxembourg (33ª), 🇫🇮 Finland (28ª), 🇳🇴 Norway (29ª), 🇵🇹 Portugal (25ª), 🇦🇹 Austria (30ª), 🇸🇪 Sweden (30ª), 🇩🇰 Denmark (25ª), 🇹🇷 Turkey (15ª), 🇫🇷 France (33ª), 🇮🇪 Ireland (24ª), 🇮🇱 Israel (16ª), 🇮🇸 Iceland (7ª), Yugoslavia (26ª), 🇬🇷 Greece (14ª), 🇮🇹 Italy (31ª), 🇨🇾 Cyprus (11ª), 🇲🇹 Malta (5ª), 🇳🇱 The Netherlands (32ª)]
- Debuting countries: —
- Return: 🇳🇱 The Netherlands (32ª)
- Non-returning countries: —
- Vote – Voting system: Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 point(s) to their 10 favourite songs.
- Nil Points: —
- Winning song: “Why Me?” – Linda Martin – Ireland (4ª)
About. After having hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm and Gothenburg before, Swedish broadcaster SVT opted to host the 1992 Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden’s third largest city, Malmö. A new record of participating countries was set in 1992 as the Netherlands returned to the contest and Malta continued to participate. The venue for the show was the MalmöMässan, a large exhibition and conference centre. The stage was in the shape of a Viking ship’s bow and the floor design was an adaption of the EBU’s Eurovision logo.
Ireland’s record-breaking win. The runner-up in 1984, Linda Martin, won for Ireland this year with the song “Why Me?” composed – once again – by Johnny Logan who had already won the song contest twice before in 1980 and 1987. Johnny Logan entered the record books as having won the Eurovision Song Contest three times; as a performer in 1980, songwriter and performer in 1987 and songwriter in 1992.
Facts and figures. The pre-contest favourite was the United Kingdom represented by Michael Ball. When the delegation arrived in Malmö they were greeted with the banner which read ‘Welcome Untied Kingdom’; Sweden was represented by Christer Bjorkman who finished in 22nd place, one of Sweden’s worst placings in the Eurovision Song Contest. He would later go on to mastermind the spectacular revival of Sweden’s national selection, Melodifestivalen; The top three songs were all performed in English which led to some delegations complaining that English speaking countries had an unfair advantage. Malta was permitted to sing in English since it is one of the official languages; 1992 marked the last time that Yugoslavia participated in the Eurovision Song Contest.
|o/r||country||PaRticipant(s)||SONG – TRANSLATE – LANGUAGE||Points||rank|
|01||🇪🇸 Spain TVE||Serafín Zubiri||Todo esto es la música (All this is music) Spanish||037||14|
|02||🇧🇪 Belgium RTBF||Morgane||Nous, on veut des violons (We want violins) French||011||20|
|03||🇮🇱 Israel IBA||Dafna (דפנה דקל, Dafna Dekel)||Ze rak sport (זה רק ספורט, It’s just sport) Hebrew||085||03|
|04||🇹🇷 Turkey TRT||Aylin Vatankoş||Yaz bitti (Summer is over) Turkish||017||19|
|05||🇬🇷 Greece ERT||Cleopatra (Κλεοπάτρα)||Olou tou kosmou i Elpida (Όλου του κόσμου η Ελπίδα, The whole world’s hope) Greek||094||05|
|06||🇫🇷 France A2F||Kali||Monté la riviè (Montez la rivière, Go up the river) French, Antillean Creole||073||08|
|07||🇸🇪 Sweden SVT||Christer Björkman||I morgon är en annan dag (Tomorrow is another day) Swedish||009||22|
|08||🇵🇹 Portugal RTP||Dina||Amor d’água fresca (Fresh water love) Portuguese||026||17|
|09||🇨🇾 Cyprus CyBC||Evridiki (Ευριδίκη)||Teriazoume (Ταιριάζουμε, We hit it off) Greek||057||11|
|10||🇲🇹 Malta XM||Mary Spiteri||Little child English||123||03|
|11||🇮🇸 Iceland RÚV||Heart 2 Heart||Nei eða já (No or yes?) Icelandic||080||07|
|12||🇫🇮 Finland YLE||Pave Maijanen||Yamma-yamma Finnish||004||23|
|13||🇨🇭 Switzerland SSR SRG||Daisy Auvray||Mister music man French||032||15|
|14||🇱🇺 Luxembourg CLT||Marion Welter & Kontinent||Sou fräi (So free) Luxembourgish||010||21|
|15||🇦🇹 Austria ÖRF||Tony Wegas||Zusammen geh’n (Go together) German||063||10|
|16||🇬🇧 United Kindom BBC||Michael Ball||One step out of time English||139||02|
|17||🇮🇪 Ireland RTÉ||Linda Martin||Why me? English||155||01|
|18||🇩🇰 Denmark DR||Kenny Lübcke & Lotte Nilsson||Åt det som ingen ser (All the things that nobody sees) Danish||047||12|
|19||🇮🇹 Italy RAI||Mia Martini||Rapsodia (Rhapsody) Italian||111||04|
|20||Yugoslavia JRT||Extra Nena (Екстра Нена)||Ljubim te pesmama (Љубим те песмама, I’m kissing you with songs) Serbian||044||13|
|21||🇳🇴 Norway NRK||Merethe Trøan||Visjoner (Visions) Norwegian||023||18|
|22||🇩🇪 Germany ARD||Wind||Träume sind für alle da (Dreams are there for everyone) German||027||16|
|23||🇳🇱 The Netherlands NOS||Humphrey Campbell||Wijs me de weg (Show me the way) Dutch||067||09|
• 🇨🇭 Switzerland: “Soleil, Soleil” (German) – Géraldine Olivier. Switzerland had to replace its original choice of entry, “Soleil, soleil” which was to have been performed by Géraldine Olivier. The song did not comply with some of the rules of the national selection contest and so, despite having won, it did not go to Malmö. The Swiss broadcaster, SRG SSR idée suisse, hosted a national final to select the Swiss entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 1992, held in Malmö, Sweden. The contest was held at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Lugano on 23 February, hosted by Emanuela Gaggini. 10 songs competed, with the winner decided through the votes of 3 regional juries, an expert jury and a press jury. The winner of the contest was Geraldine Olivier with the song “Soleil, soleil”. However after the contest the song was disqualified after it was revealed that the song was inputted into the French-speaking broadcaster, Télévision Suisse Romande (TSR), for their selection for the contest with French lyrics and was rejected, before being entered into the German-speaking broadcaster, Schweizer Fernsehen (SF), and their selection for the contest with German lyrics and accepted. Therefore the song that came second, “Mister Music Man” by Daisy Auvray went to Malmö for Switzerland. “Mister Music Man” was composed by Gordon Dent.
Participating countries Countries that participated in the past but not in 1992
The Eurovision Song Contest 1992 was the 37th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Malmö, Sweden, following the country’s victory at the 1991 contest with the song “Fångad av en stormvind” by Carola. Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster Sveriges Television (SVT), the contest was held at the Malmö Isstadion on 9 May 1992 and was hosted by Swedish journalists Lydia Capolicchio and Harald Treutiger.
Twenty-three countries took part in the contest with the Netherlands returning after being absent the year before. This set another record for the most participating countries in the history of the competition, which would be broken again the following year. The 1992 contest also saw the last participation of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, as they were banned from competing only a few weeks later due to the Yugoslav Wars.
The winner was Ireland with the song “Why Me?” by Linda Martin. The song was written by Johnny Logan, who had won the 1980 contest as singer and the 1987 contest as singer/songwriter. At 41 years of age, Linda Martin became (and remains) the oldest woman ever to win Eurovision.
1.Location. Malmö is the capital and largest city of the Swedish county of Scania. The metropolis is a gamma world city (as listed by the GaWC) and is the third-largest city in Sweden, after Stockholm and Gothenburg, and the sixth-largest city in Scandinavia, with a population of above 300,000.
Malmö Isstadion, a 4,800-seat indoor sports arena, was chosen as the host venue for the contest. Opened in 1968, it is the former home arena of the Malmö Redhawks ice hockey team, and underwent major renovation in 2013 in time for the 2014 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships.
2.Contest overview. The contest took place at Malmö Isstadion, where the stage set was in the shape of a Viking ship’s bow with a dragon in the centre and stars on each side. The opening sequence included women dressed in the Swedish colours of yellow and blue, twirling ribbons. The filmic postcard tradition was continued with clips based on each country. Last year’s winner, Carola, appeared on stage in a white dress with sheer sleeves, a rhinestone collar and cuffs and sang “All The Reasons To Live”.
The 1992 Eurovision was the biggest contest at that time, with 23 countries competing. Only Monaco and Morocco failed to compete out of all the countries which had entered the contest in the past.
This contest marked the last participation of Yugoslavia, although it was not the same country that had participated from 1961 to 1991, but actually, Serbia and Montenegro, formally known as the “Federal Republic of Yugoslavia”. That was the country’s last entry until 2004, as it was banned from the contest following the sanctions on the United Nations Security Council Resolution 757, following the Bosnian War and Croatian War of Independence.
After scoring second place consecutively (1988, 1989) and scoring some disappointing results (1990, 1991), the United Kingdom sent Michael Ball with a contemporary pop song “One Step Out Of Time”, which was the hot favourite to win the contest. The British delegation was greeted in Malmö with a banner reading “Welcome Untied Kingdom”.
However, the Irish sent Linda Martin, who had the past experience of coming in 2nd place in the 1984 contest and as then paired up once again with Johnny Logan, who had won the contest twice before as a performer. In the end, Linda the contest won for Ireland with a 16-point lead over the United Kingdom, starting the chain of Irish wins in the 1990s. Malta with “Little Child”, performed by Mary Spiteri, also scored very well coming in 3rd place with 123 points. This was the first time that the three highest-placed songs had all been in English. Sweden, the host country, finished 2nd last.
Switzerland had to replace its original choice of entry, “Soleil, soleil” which was to have been performed by Géraldine Olivier. The song did not comply with some of the rules of the national selection contest and so, despite having won, it did not go to Malmö.
The top three songs were all performed in English which led to some delegations complaining that English-speaking countries had an unfair advantage.
3.Participating countries. Each performance had a conductor who led the orchestra. Musical Director Anders Berglund both conducted the entries for Sweden and Yugoslavia and played the accordion parts for the latter.
- 🇪🇸 Spain – Javier Losada
- 🇧🇪 Belgium – Frank Fievez
- 🇮🇱 Israel – Kobi Oshrat
- 🇹🇷 Turkey – Aydın Özarı
- 🇬🇷 Greece – Haris Andreadis
- 🇫🇷 France – Magdi Vasco Noverraz
- 🇸🇪 Sweden – Anders Berglund
- 🇵🇹 Portugal – Carlos Alberto Moniz
- 🇨🇾 Cyprus – George Theofanous
- 🇲🇹 Malta – Paul Abela
- 🇮🇸 Iceland – Nigel Wright
- 🇫🇮 Finland – Olli Ahvenlahti
- 🇨🇭 Switzerland – Roby Seidel
- 🇱🇺 Luxembourg – Christian Jacob
- 🇦🇹 Austria – Leon Ives
- 🇬🇧 United Kindom – Ronnie Hazlehurst
- 🇮🇪 Ireland – Noel Kelehan
- 🇩🇰 Denmark – Henrik Krogsgaard
- 🇮🇹 Italy – Marco Falagiani
- Yugoslavia – Anders Berglund
- 🇳🇴 Norway – Rolf Løvland
- 🇩🇪 Germany – Norbert Daum
- 🇳🇱 The Netherlands – Harry van Hoof
|Wind||🇩🇪 Germany||1985, 1987|
|Sigríður Beinteinsdóttir (part of Heart 2 Heart)||🇮🇸 Iceland||1990 (part of Stjórnin)|
|Linda Martin||🇮🇪 Ireland||1984|
|Mia Martini||🇮🇹 Italy||1977|
|Evridiki||🇨🇾 Cyprus||1983 (backing singer for Stavros & Constantina), 1987 (Backing Vocals for Alexia)|
3.3.Participants and results.
3.4.All the national selections for Eurovision Song Contest 1992:
• National Selections in 1992:
|🇧🇪 Belgium||Finale Nationale Concours Eurovision de la Chanson 1992||Morgane – “Nous, on veut des violons“|
|🇨🇾 Cyprus||(Cypriot Selection 1992)||Evridiki – “Teriazoume” (Ταιριάζουμε)|
|🇩🇰 Denmark||Melodi Grand Prix 1992||Lotte Nilsson & Kenny Lübcke – “Alt det som ingen ser“|
|🇫🇮 Finland||(Finnish Selection 1992)||Pave / Pave Maijanen – “Yamma, yamma”|
|🇩🇪 Germany||Ein Lied für Malmö||Wind – “Träume sind für alle da“|
|🇮🇸 Iceland||Söngvakeppni Sjónvarpsins 1992||Heart 2 Heart – “Nei eða já“|
|🇮🇪 Ireland||Eurosong 1992||Linda Martin – “Why Me?”|
|🇮🇱 Israel||Kdam Eurovision 1992||Dafna / Dafna Dekel – “Ze Rak Sport” (זה רק ספורט)|
|🇱🇺 Luxembourg||(Luxembourgish Selection 1992) (song selection) [a]||Marion Welter / Marion Welter and Kontinent – “Sou fräi“|
|🇲🇹 Malta||(Maltese Selection 1992)||Mary Spiteri – “Little Child” (Tfajjel ckejken)|
|🇳🇱 The Netherlands||Nationaal Songfestival 1992||Humphrey Campbell – “Wijs me de weg“|
|🇳🇴 Norway||Melodi Grand Prix 1992||Merethe Trøan – “Visjoner“|
|🇵🇹 Portugal||Festival da Canção 1992||Dina – “Amor d’água fresca“|
|🇸🇪 Sweden||Melodifestival 1992||Christer Björkman – “I morgon är en annan dag“|
|🇨🇭 Switzerland||Concours Eurovision 1992||Daisy Auvray – “Mister Music Man”|
|🇹🇷 Turkey||Şarkı Yarışması 1992||Aylin Vatankoş – “Yaz Bitti“|
|🇬🇧 United Kindom||A Song for Europe 1992 (song selection) [b]||Michael Ball – “One Step Out of Time”|
|Yugoslavia||Jugovizija 1992||Extra Nena – “Ljubim te pesmama” (Љубим те песмама)|
• Internal Selections in 1992:
|🇦🇹 Austria||Tony Wegas – “Zusammen geh’n“|
|🇫🇷 France||Kali – “Monté la riviè“|
|🇬🇷 Greece||Cleopatra – “Olou tou kosmou i Elpida” (Όλου του κόσμου η Ελπίδα)|
|🇮🇹 Italy||Mia Martini – “Rapsodia“|
|🇪🇸 Spain||Serafín / Serafín Subiri – “Todo esto es la música“|
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.
|🇬🇧 United Kindom||139||5||12||2||10||10||5||6||6||4||6||8||7||12||7||12||8||12||7|
|🇳🇱 The Netherlands||67||7||2||5||7||5||4||7||3||1||5||2||8||4||7|
4.1.12 points. Below is a summary of all 12 points in the final:
|N.||Contestant||Nation(s) giving 12 points|
|4||🇮🇹 Italy||🇫🇮 Finland, 🇫🇷 France, 🇳🇱 The Netherlands, 🇳🇴 Norway|
|🇲🇹 Malta||🇱🇺 Luxembourg, 🇵🇹 Portugal, 🇪🇸 Spain, 🇸🇪 Sweden|
|🇬🇧 United Kindom||🇦🇹 Austria, 🇧🇪 Belgium, 🇩🇰 Denmark, 🇩🇪 Germany|
|3||🇮🇪 Ireland||🇬🇷 Greece, 🇲🇹 Malta, 🇹🇷 Turkey|
|2||🇫🇷 France||🇮🇱 Israel , 🇨🇭 Switzerland|
|🇬🇷 Greece||🇨🇾 Cyprus, 🇮🇹 Italy|
|1||🇦🇹 Austria||🇮🇪 Ireland|
|🇮🇸 Iceland||🇬🇧 United Kindom|
|🇨🇭 Switzerland||🇮🇸 Iceland|
4.2.Spokespersons. Each country announced their votes in the order of performance. The following is a list of spokespersons who announced the votes for their respective country.
- 🇪🇸 Spain – María Ángeles Balañac
- 🇧🇪 Belgium – Jacques Olivier
- 🇮🇱 Israel – Daniel Pe’er
- 🇬🇷 Greece – Fotini Giannoulatou
- 🇫🇷 France – Olivier Minne
- 🇸🇪 Sweden – Jan Jingryd
- 🇵🇹 Portugal – Ana Zanatti
- 🇨🇾 Cyprus – Anna Partelidou
- 🇲🇹 Malta – Anna Bonanno
- 🇮🇸 Iceland – Guðrún Skúladóttir
- 🇫🇮 Finland – Solveig Herlin
- 🇨🇭 Switzerland – Michel Stocker
- 🇱🇺 Luxembourg – TBC
- 🇦🇹 Austria – Andy Lee
- 🇬🇧 United Kindom – Colin Berry
- 🇮🇪 Ireland – Eileen Dunne
- 🇩🇰 Denmark – Bent Henius
- 🇮🇹 Italy – Nicoletta Orsomando
- Yugoslavia – Veselin Mrđen
- 🇳🇴 Norway – Sverre Christophersen
- 🇩🇪 Germany – Carmen Nebel
- 🇳🇱 The Netherlands – Herman Slager
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. The contest was broadcast in 44 countries, including Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.
|🇦🇹 Austria||FS1||Ernst Grissemann|
|Hitradio Ö3||Martin Blumenau|
|🇧🇪 Belgium||RTBF1||French: Claude Delacroix|
|BRTN TV1||Dutch: André Vermeulen||–|
|RTBF La Première||French: Stéphane Dupont and Patrick Duhamel|
|BRTN Radio 2||Dutch: Julien Put|
|🇨🇾 Cyprus||RIK 1||Evi Papamichail|
|RIK Deftero||Pavlos Pavlou|
|🇩🇰 Denmark||DR TV||Jørgen de Mylius|
|DR P3||Jørgen de Mylius, Jesper Bæhrenz and Andrew Jensen|
|🇫🇮 Finland||YLE TV1||Erkki Pohjanheimo and Kati Bergman|
|🇫🇷 France||Antenne 2||Thierry Beccaro|
|France Inter||Marc-Olivier Fogiel|
|🇩🇪 Germany||Erstes Deutsches Fernsehen||Jan Hofer|
|Deutschlandfunk/WDR 4||Horst Senker|
|🇬🇷 Greece||ET1||Dafni Bokota|
|ERA 1||Giorgos Mitropoulos|
|🇮🇸 Iceland||Sjónvarpið||Árni Snævarr||–|
|🇮🇪 Ireland||RTÉ 1||Pat Kenny|
|RTÉ Radio 1||Larry Gogan|
|🇮🇱 Israel||Israeli Television||No commentator|
|Reshet Gimel||Yitzhak Shim’oni|
|🇮🇹 Italy||Rai Due||Peppi Franzelin|
|Rai Radio 2||Antonio De Robertis|
|🇱🇺 Luxembourg||RTL Hei Elei||Maurice Molitor|
|🇲🇹 Malta||TVM||Anna Bonanno|
|🇳🇱 The Netherlands||Nederland 3||Willem van Beusekom||–|
|Radio 2||Daniël Dekker|
|🇳🇴 Norway||NRK||John Andreassen|
|NRK P1||Nadia Hasnaoui|
|🇵🇹 Portugal||RTP Canal 1||Eládio Clímaco|
|🇪🇸 Spain||La 2||José Luis Uribarri|
|🇸🇪 Sweden||TV2||Jesper Aspegren and Björn Kjellman|
|SR P3||Kalle Oldby and Lotta Engberg|
|🇨🇭 Switzerland||TV DRS||German: Mariano Tschuor|
|TSR||French: Ivan Frésard|
|TSI||Italian: Emanuela Gaggini|
|🇹🇷 Turkey||TV1||Bülend Özveren|
|TRT Radyo 3||Canan Kumbasar|
|🇬🇧 United Kindom||BBC1||Terry Wogan||–|
|BBC Radio 2||Ken Bruce||–|
|Yugoslavia||TVB 1||Mladen Popović|
|Radio Belgrade 1||Dina Čolić|
|🇭🇺 Hungary||MTV1||István Vágó|
|Macedonia||MTV 1||Jon Ilija Apelgrin|
|🇵🇱 Poland||TVP1||Artur Orzech and Maria Szabłowska|
|🇸🇮 Slovenia||SLO1||Miša Molk|
- [a] Marion Welter was internally selected to represent Luxembourg at Eurovision 1992. The song “Sou Fräi” that Marion performed at Eurovision was selected through a national final with only two songs.
- [b] Michael Ball was internally selected to represent United Kingdom at Eurovision 1992. The song “One Step Out Of Time” that Ball performed at Eurovision was selected through A Song for Europe 1992 with eight songs.
7.Trivial / Fun facts.
- Switzerland’s Daisy came 2nd in the country’s national preselection, but the original winner was disqualified.
← Eurovision Song Contest 1991 • Eurovision Song Contest 1992 • Eurovision Song Contest 1993 →
Countries (in order of appearance)
|Final||Spain ⦁ Belgium ⦁ Israel ⦁ Turkey ⦁ Greece ⦁ France ⦁ Sweden ⦁ Portugal ⦁ Cyprus ⦁ Malta • Iceland ⦁ Finland ⦁ Switzerland ⦁ Luxembourg • Austria • United Kingdom ⦁ Ireland (winner) ⦁ Denmark ⦁ Italy ⦁ Yugoslavia ⦁ Norway ⦁ Germany ⦁ The Netherlands|
Artists (in order of appearance)
|Final||Serafín ⦁ Morgane ⦁ Dafna ⦁ Aylin Vatankoş ⦁ Cleopatra ⦁ Kali ⦁ Christer Björkman ⦁ Dina ⦁ Evridiki ⦁ Mary Spiteri ⦁ Heart 2 Heart • Pave ⦁ Daisy Auvray ⦁ Marion Welter and Kontinent ⦁ Tony Wegas • Michael Ball • Linda Martin (winner) ⦁ Lotte Nilsson and Kenny Lübcke • Mia Martini • Extra Nena ⦁ Merethe Trøan ⦁ Wind ⦁ Humphrey Campbell|
Songs (in order of appearance)
|Final||“Todo esto es la música” ⦁ “Nous, on veut des violons” ⦁ “Ze Rak Sport” (זה רק ספורט) ⦁ “Yaz Bitti” ⦁ “Olou tou kosmou i Elpida” (Όλου του κόσμου η Ελπίδα) ⦁ “Monté la riviè” ⦁ “I morgon är en annan dag” ⦁ “Amor d’água fresca” ⦁ “Teriazoume” (Ταιριάζουμε) ⦁ “Little Child” ⦁ “Nei eða já“ • “Yamma, yamma” ⦁ “Mister Music Man” ⦁ “Sou fräi” ⦁ “Zusammen geh’n” • “One Step Out of Time” • “Why Me?” (winner) • “Alt det som ingen ser” • “Rapsodia” • “Ljubim te pesmama” (Љубим те песмама) • “Visjoner” • “Träume sind für alle da” • “Wijs me de weg“|
|Non-participating entries: Switzerland: Géraldine Olivier – “Soleil, Soleil”|