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