For one week only, #EurovisionAgain was on a Sunday. This time, it was the turn of Eurovision 1974.

And just 24 hours after the UK viewers crowned them their all-time Eurovision favourites, Twitter users also decided to row behind Sweden’s ABBA with “Waterloo”.

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ABBA win #EurovisionAgain 1974

Listed below are the results for #EurovisionAgain 1974. The rankings are based on the votes of those who decided to vote for their favourites while rewatching the Eurovision 1974 grand final on Sunday 17 May.

In brackets, we’ve included the differences between the new fan vote and the original result from 46 years ago.

And there wasn’t much change! The top four remained completely unchanged.

The biggest climber was Finland, up seven spots compared to its original placing in Brighton. The biggest loser was Monaco who fell ten places. It’s worth noting that the #EurovisionAgain voters used the modern 12 point method. This voting system was not in place when Eurovision 1974 originally took place.

#EurovisionAgain 1974 results

  1. Sweden: ABBA “Waterloo” (=)
  2. Italy: Gigliola Cinquetti “Sì” (=)
  3. Netherlands: Mouth & MacNeal “I See a Star” (=)
  4. United Kingdom: Olivia Newton-John “Long Live Love” (=)
  5. Spain: Peret “Canta y sé feliz” (+4)
  6. Finland: Carita “Keep Me Warm” (+7)
  7. Greece: Marinella “Krasi, thalassa ke t’ agori mou” (+4)
  8. Ireland: Tina Reynolds “Cross Your Heart” (-1)
  9. Luxembourg Ireen Sheer “Bye Bye I Love You” (-5)
  10. Portugal: Paulo de Carvalho “E depois do adeus” (+4)
  11. Yugoslavia: Korni Grupa “Generacija ’42” (+1)
  12. Norway: Anne-Karine Strøm feat. Bendik Singers “The First Day of Love” (+2)
  13. Israel: Kaveret “Natati La Khayay” (-6)
  14. Monaco: Romuald “Celui qui reste et celui qui s’en va” (-10)
  15. Switzerland: Piera Martell “Mein Ruf nach dir” (-1)
  16. Belgium: Jacques Hustin “Fleur de liberté” (-7)
  17. Germany: Cindy & Bert “Die Sommermelodie” (-2)

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Watch Eurovision 1974 online

#EurovisionAgain 1974 may be over but the Eurovision 1974 grand final remains online… for now. You can watch the full show on the official Eurovision YouTube channel.

However, it is only available for an unspecified “limited time”.

But why? Before 2004, the copyright for each show belonged to the respective broadcasters. In the case of 1998, that’s Britain’s BBC. For now, the UK network has opted to make the show available only temporarily.

From 2004, the rules changed with the EBU taking over ownership of the rights. Hence, the uploads of contests from 2004 onwards have remained online.

#EurovisionAgain will return on Saturday 23 May at 21:00 CEST.

What is #EurovisionAgain

For the past several weeks, since the COVID-19 pandemic first took hold, the Eurovision Again team has been organising mass rewatchings of classic contests on Saturday evenings. The EBU soon came on board and began publishing previously unavailable entire show uploads on its YouTube channel.

As well as organising rewatches, the Eurovision Again team has also added a fundraising element for various LGBTQ+ charities. Details can be found here.

What do you think? Did ABBA deserve to win yet again? Has “Waterloo” aged better than the rest? Let us know in the comments.

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Felix
Felix
2 months ago

Any other year I think si would’ve won

Ermin
Ermin
2 months ago

The test of time
Result VOLARE

Tibor
Tibor
2 months ago

The 70s shows had some really good entries, I particularly liked the Finnish entry. But the most astonishing bit I learned on Twitter yesterday, was that Cindy & Bert (the German representatives) back in the day did a German cover version of Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid”. I mean, my late grandma listened to this duo, but she definitely didn’t listen to Black Sabbath – at least not that I know of. 😉

Joe
Joe
2 months ago
Reply to  Tibor

Makes me think of that time Pat Boone did a cover of Enter Sandman.

Richard
Richard
2 months ago

It was lovely watching this, with all the charming period features, huge, flowing dresses in blues and greens, enormous collars, big hair and sideburns, the audience all smartly dressed, Katie Boyle looking super glamorous and some very nice songs and excellent singers. A few were a bit of a doze, but it was interesting to contrast the musical styles with how the contest has evolved. The voting was interesting too, 10 jurors with one point each, so if a country gained 4 points or more you could hear the audience gasp in shock. My top marks went to Italy for… Read more »

Joe
Joe
2 months ago
Reply to  Richard

It’s kind of a miracle that every country managed to score that year, since given the limited amount of points it was a lot more inevitable that some countries would leave empty-handed. My favorite is Sweden, of course, but besides that I also love Israel, Italy, Spain, Greece, Finland, and the Netherlands. Don’t care for the UK or Ireland’s entries much at all, though.

UK Clee ESC nutter
UK Clee ESC nutter
2 months ago
Reply to  Richard

I remember sitting next to the TV with my tape recorder recording the show, and I still have the cassette! Brought back great memories. Great to see ABBA & ONJ before mega global stardom. It was also good to see that the vote for ONJ (UK) stand up to the result from 74 even in these, let’s say, indifferent relations to the UK. My top 3 ABBA of course, Finland and The Netherlands. Thanks Eurovision again 🙂

oolretaW
oolretaW
2 months ago

Finland has always been very underrated as well as Portugal in my opinnion. Great entries that have been looked down since there hasn’t been much of a good strike with entries

Glad to see them doing well for a while!

Joe
Joe
2 months ago

“Waterloo” is an all-time great, but don’t sleep on “Natati la Khayay” – one of Israel’s best-ever entries, by the legendary Kaveret (look up their signature song “Yo Ya” afterwards – it goes hard).

GEE
GEE
2 months ago
Reply to  Joe

This isn’t about Israel.

Joe
Joe
2 months ago
Reply to  GEE

It’s about 1974. What exactly was irrelevant about what I said?