Carola Eurovision 1991

She snatched the crown from Lordi during the 2006 rewatch some weeks back. But on Saturday night, Carola made sure that her own crown was staying firmly atop her head during #EurovisionAgain.

Once again Eurovision fans settled in for an evening rewatching yet another song contest from the vaults. This time, it was the turn of Eurovision 1991.

And real-life winner Carola was the victor once more during the new fan vote..

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Carola wins #EurovisionAgain 1991

Listed below are the results for #EurovisionAgain 1991. The rankings are based on the votes of those who decided to vote for their favourites while rewatching the Eurovision 1991 grand final on Saturday 30 May.

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

#EurovisionAgain 1991 results

  1. Sweden: Carola “Fångad av en stormvind” (=)
  2. France: Amina “C’est le dernier qui a parlé qui a raison” (=)
  3. Israel: Duo Datz “Kan” (=)
  4. Turkey: İzel Çeliköz, Reyhan Karaca & Can Uğurluer “İki Dakika” (+8)
  5. Greece: Sophia Vossou “I anixi”(+8)
  6. United Kingdom: Samantha Janus “A Message to Your Heart” (+4)
  7. Yugoslavia: Baby Doll “Brazil” (+14)
  8. Spain: Sergio Dalma “Bailar pegados” (-4)
  9. Belgium: Clouseau “Geef het op” (+7)
  10. Portugal: Dulce Pontes “Lusitana paixão” (-2)
  11. Finland: Kaija Kärkinen “Hullu yö” (+9)
  12. Norway: Just 4 Fun “Mrs. Thompson” (+5)
  13. Switzerland: Sandra Simó “Canzone per te” (-8)
  14. Cyprus: Elena Patroklou “SOS” (-5)
  15. Ireland: Kim Jackson “Could It Be That I’m In Love” (-5)
  16. Italy: Peppino di Capri “Comme è ddoce ‘o mare” (-9)
  17. Iceland: Stefán & Eyfi “Nína” (-2)
  18. Malta: Georgina & Paul Giordimaina “Could It Be” (-12)
  19. Denmark: Anders Frandsen “Lige der hvor hjertet slår” (=)
  20. Luxembourg: Sarah Bray “Un baiser volé” (-6)
  21. Germany: Atlantis 2000 “Dieser Traum darf niemals sterben” (-3)
  22. Austria: Thomas Forstner “Venedig im Regen” German 22 0

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Watch Eurovision 1991 online

#EurovisionAgain 1991 may be over but the Eurovision 1991 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”. Based on past #EurovisionAgain uploads, this will probably remain online for a week.

But why? Before 2004, the copyright for each show belonged to the respective broadcasters. In the case of 1991, that’s Italy’s RAI. For now, the Italian 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 is scheduled to return on Saturday 6 June 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 LGBT+ charities. Details can be found here.

What do you think? Did Carola deserve to win the rewatch? Has “Fångad av en stormvind” stood the test of time? Let us know in the comments.

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Tania
Tania
1 month ago

France will be an old time classic and alot of people which have heard it dont know that it was at eurovision(as alot other amazing songs).Nothing wasnt better than France that year miles better than Sweden but we know how some countries win.

Michael. Crosse,
Michael. Crosse,
1 month ago
Reply to  Tania

Yes, brilliant, French, Moroccan, sound, ragged, beat, brilliant, performance, both, songs, have, received, same, votes, on, the, night, but, sweden, had, more, 12points

Michael. Crosse,
Michael. Crosse,
1 month ago
Reply to  Tania

Despite, my, admiration, for, the, French, song, the, verse, was, a bit, repetitive, and, a, few, more, key, changes, would, have, pushed, it, past, sweeden

Yannis
Yannis
1 month ago

I would never accept that Greece wasn’t getting any points, in probably the best entry that ever had!!!!!
And yes I understand the saxophonist was awful! But the song was amazing!!! And vocals top notch!!
Hands down

vangelis vt
vangelis vt
1 month ago
Reply to  Yannis

Watching the actual show again, it was obvious what happened. The styling was that of a batty witch which is very weird when you sing a song about springtime and it was even worse when she was doing those jazz improvisations towards the end (she looked as if she was casting spells). Also the orchestration was too busy (it was not a good idea to add instruments to the orchestra, the average listener really didn’t know what to do with the busyness of the song), apart from the famously botched sax solo. Finally it appeared way too early and just… Read more »

JDS
JDS
1 month ago
Reply to  vangelis vt

I can’t speak Greek (I was dating a Cypriot last year and was about to start Greek lessons when he met someone else), but is it “Anixi” or “I Anixi”? Until Eurovision Again on Saturday I hadn’t heard this song, but was aware it was a bit of a fan favourite. I did love it, but I have to agree that the jazz freestyling towards the end does put me off a bit. I don’t think singing 4th was the drawback then it was now (when you could win or do well from even being first on). But now the… Read more »

JDS
JDS
1 month ago
Reply to  JDS

Oh I will add that had Sophia gone with that song a year later (and not had the botched sax solo), she’d have won. I just think in ’91 Sweden, France and Israel were too strong to be caught.

vangelis vt
vangelis vt
1 month ago
Reply to  JDS

The noun is “Anixi” (“spring”). “I Anixi” is the noun preceded by the definite article (“the spring”). As I wrote above I don’t think it was simply the botched sax solo but a whole combination of factors. And not simply being early in the running order but also the contrast with what followed. When Switzerland came along, the reaction of the average viewer must have been “oh there’s a nice girl; what was that crazy woman going on about before?”

JDS
JDS
1 month ago
Reply to  vangelis vt

Fair enough, but Eurovision Again viewers felt the opposite- Greece took a big jump, while Switzerland fell down the rankings quite a bit. I was very far more familiar with “Canzione per te” prior to Eurovision again, but watching it straight after Greece, it came across so dull and boring. The opposite to what you say above. That said, they were different times.

Tibor
Tibor
1 month ago
Reply to  JDS

I didn’t know that the failed sax solo was that famous. Interesting story, if it’s more than a rumour then this would indeed be a tragic turn of events.

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Tibor

The website andtheconductoris.eu has an interview with longtime Greek conductor Haris Andreadis (who led the orchestra for “I anixi”) that confirms this, sadly.

JDS
JDS
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

I don’t understand why ERT just didn’t bring their own saxophonist. Someone on Twitter also said on Saturday night that they could have used a pre-recorded sax solo.

To be honest, if I had been her I’d have just stopped the performance after that solo, it was disgraceful that the song was ruined by this and it wasn’t fair. That said, what good would being allowed to perform again bring, if it was the same idiot playing the sax?

Yannis
Yannis
1 month ago

Guys how people vote on those? Maybe Im damn and I don’t see it but I don’t see the option

JDS
JDS
1 month ago
Reply to  Yannis

A link is posted to the official EurovisionAgain twitter account when the voting opens

Richard
Richard
1 month ago

Watching this again after so many years I was surprised to see that the top marks for Sweden only began to roll in towards the end, with Israel leading for much of the time although there were several other countries in the running until that exciting finish. The top three are very strong whichever way you place them, but perhaps Israel’s song surprised me most, it was faultless and really fresh. I expected to be irritated by Toto, but quite enjoyed how unscripted the presentation was. Enjoyable chaos.

Kieran
Kieran
1 month ago

France would have been a good winner, but I like Sweden’s song also so it’s all good.

Once again some underrated entries from countries like Finland and Yugoslavia did a lot better this time and that’s good. There’s so many songs in eurovision that have not done well although they’ve been really good

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

Here’s how I’d rank 1991: 22. United Kingdom – I maintain that the previous British entry, “Give a Little Love Back to the World,” is the worst Eurovision song ever. There wasn’t really a way for Paul Curtis to do worse than that. This is just as hacky and badly-performed, but it’s too lazy for me to waste energy hating it. 21. Austria – Deserved every point it got. 20. Denmark – He’s got a good voice. There’s the seed of an interesting song here, but after Denmark basically sent the same song pretty much every year between 86 and… Read more »

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

I’ll give you 22 upvotes, one for every entry!

paul
paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

probably right Joe and where sweden and france would divide opinion being completely opposite in style and sound. Israel had that universal appeal thats also unique to eurovision. know what would be great a true eurovision again where previous entrants reunite to perform the songs again. wouldnt it be great to see some of those 1991 and past years on a modern stage,with a modern take on the song. one example being anixi being performed by demy and sophia vossou. few years ago would love to see the 1987 songs take to the stage again

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  paul

Sadly, I believe 1996 and 1999 are the only years of the ‘90s where all the competitors are still alive today, and I could be wrong there too.

paul
paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

You know more than me,so take your word for it

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  paul

‘97 as well.

David
David
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Joe.thank you so much for your kinds words to israel.as an israeli im proud in this song.and became so sad when i think that we didnt won “thanks” to austria,germany and italy.but when i read things like you was writing i know that we won in diffrend way.thanks again.

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  David

Absolutely! It was weird because those countries aren’t even predisposed to not vote for Israel (Austria and Germany have both given Israel top marks multiple times, including in years where Israel won) and they were still within shooting distance of winning if Italy had only voted for them. Oh well. Still a song to be proud of.

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

I’m surprised to hear that “Give A Little Love…” is the worst ESC entry in your opinion. I mean, it’s no “Ik wil alles met je delen” or “White And Black Blues”, yet overall it’s merely a typical, mushy, slightly campy “love love peace peace” song with a catchy, and dare I say, powerful chorus. Sure, Emma might have been vocally “eccentric” in a few places, but we gotta rememeber that she was only 15. I would even go as far as to say that it’s the second best UK entry from the ’90s (“Better The Devil You Know” being… Read more »

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Skiwalko

It just really annoys me in a nonspecific way. It’s like they purposefully set out to make the most cliche Eurovision entry ever and played it completely straight, with every possible blow softened (at least A Message to Your Heart did some passive-aggressive Another Day in Paradise-style guilting). You could accuse Love Shine a Light (my favorite British entry, not just of the ‘90s), but that one benefited from a better singer, a better tune, and less forced specificity (which is part of how it worked so well in Europe Shine a Light). I dunno, even with the worst songs… Read more »

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

*accuse Love Shine a Light of the same thing I mean

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

I guess that’s a fair explanation. I don’t think there’s any ESC song I hate – I tend to forget the really bad ones, and the ones I remember are usually so bad they’re good, and therefore undeserving of harsh criticism. But I have to disagree with your second comment – for me UK’s songs in the ’90s were very hit-and-miss – 1992, 1994, 1995… aaand 1997 (I’m sorry, that track really doesn’t do anything for me) were pretty underwhelming to say the least.

Jofty
Jofty
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

I’m glad I am not alone! Wish they had used something else in the show, but at least it wasn’t Waterloo

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Skiwalko

And the entries the UK sent from ‘92 through ‘98 would almost certainly be their best run of entries ever.

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

My picks for best runs of entries (cuz why not) Albania: 18-20, possibly 08-10 Armenia: 08-10 Australia: Haven’t been around long enough but we might be about to hit it Austria: 14-18 Azerbaijan: 16-20, a very hot take Belarus: I guess 13-17 would be closest but if I’m being real they’ve never really been consistently strong Belgium: 10-18, excepting 14 Bosnia and Herzegovina: 06-12 was damn near untouchable Bulgaria: not gonna act like it hasn’t been the last five years Croatia: 93-01 Cyprus: 94-97 Czech Republic: we’re in the middle of it! Denmark: low-key, probably 08 or so through 14,… Read more »

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Oh wow, I’ll try my best: Albania: 18-20, I guess, I’d love to include “Suus”, but unfortunately it’s surrounded by two of my least favourite entries of theirs. Andorra: … pass Armenia: 14-17 Australia: yeah, I like them all so far Austria: 63-66, Udo was awesome (71-81 was a great run as well) Azerbaijan: 14-17, for lack of a better one Belarus: 16-20, excluding “Forever” Belgium: 77-83, definitely Bosnia & Herzegovina: I like “Pokusaj” and “Love In Rewind”, the rest I’m lukewarm about Bulgaria: 16-20, almost by default Croatia: 95-99 Cyprus: the classical answer – 95-98 Czech Republic: 16-20, the… Read more »

Tibor
Tibor
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Okay, this is controversial and fun. 🙂 I’d say, a streak starts with 3+, better 4+ consecutive really good entries. In my opinion, not many countries have achieved that, most of them – even if their entry quality is usually high – send some dud once in a while. The streak that springs most saliently to mind is indeed the 90s for France, with the exception of Fiori and the Celts all the French entries deserved a top 5 finish. Then there’s Estonia from 2009-2016 (perhaps with the exception of 2013-14, which were still not absolutely terrible), all of these… Read more »

viridESCent
viridESCent
1 month ago
Reply to  Tibor

What’s your Italian exception?

Tibor
Tibor
1 month ago
Reply to  viridESCent

I really hate Il volo and I regularly get a lot of backlash for it, but I can’t change it. It’s personal. I like opera very much, so this kind of opera-pop crossover is hard for me to stomach. That doesn’t mean, I don’t like anything pop sung in an operatic voice, but as a rule of thumb the further it is away from real opera, the more likely it is that I will enjoy it – provided that I like the music as such. 🙂

viridESCent
viridESCent
1 month ago
Reply to  Tibor

That’s ok! I always loved Grande Amore but everyone has a different opinion. For example I really didn’t think Calm After The Storm was that great (it was my 15th in the final).

Tibor
Tibor
1 month ago
Reply to  viridESCent

Apparently, a whole bunch of people don’t like the Common Linnets, if I remember correctly Purple Mask isn’t crazy about them, either. 🙂 For me, “Calm after the Storm” is almost the opposite of “Grande Amore”: I don’t care for country music at all, so all I can tolerate in this department is some watered down simulacrum of country music. And I do understand that CATS is not the most elaborate kind of composition, but I hear it as soothingly simple, and that works for me.

stommie
stommie
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Agree about Israel. That year all the classic elements of an Israeli Eurovision song came together in a perfect blend. In 1983 they got it nearly right. And a year earlier in 1982 they were seriously limited because of the tiny stage. I hadn’t watched the voting of 1991 till yesterday and I had no idea how close they were to winning.

Jofty
Jofty
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Peggy Mitchell in an hour-long (!) TV interview said she only did it for the money, it can’t have been much! The only foreign language songs I can remember from 1991 are the winner, Austria (!) and Yugoslavia . I guess Bebi Doll would be a “novelty act” these days would be nice to see her wheeled out perhaps duet with Verka. Good point re Ireland Paul, almost interchangeable with the subsequent 4 winners. So how did it do so badly?! It’s actually a pretty song maybe got swallowed up in all the drama.

JottZeh
JottZeh
1 month ago

Does anybody know why Carola ran on stage and what that has to do with Toto saying something about “technical difficulties”?

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  JottZeh

After the performance they said the audio didn’t work for 15secs during the performance IN THE VENUE, but it worked fine ON TV. At first Gigliola asked if Carola should repeat the performance, and later Toto explained what happened.

JDS
JDS
1 month ago
Reply to  JottZeh

I suspect she ran on stage to avoid any interaction with Toto while he was introducing the songs.

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  JDS

Watching him introduce Samantha Janus almost sent me into a full-body cringe. I’m trying to think of a more singularly awkward moment with a host (The food in 2014? The misunderstanding with Ukrika in 1998?) but that one stands tall. The artists all pretty transparently just wanted to get into the zone before they performed and Toto just wouldn’t let them be. At least Gigliola just announced the acts as best as she could and got outta Dodge.

JDS
JDS
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

When he blew the kiss at Samantha she vomited a little in her mouth.

kohen
kohen
1 month ago

it feels like watching any edition of sanremo but in a good way 🙂 my top 5 was like
1.France
2.Sweden
3.Turkey
4.Yugoslavia
5.Israel/Spain

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago

I don´t like the swedish bitch…. France, Israel or Spain deserved to win in Rome.

kohen
kohen
1 month ago
Reply to  Mr X

the Swedish WHAt

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  Mr X

Carola is a human being, not a dog.

Tibor
Tibor
1 month ago

Before yesterday, I had never seen this edition of Eurovision, but for some reason I knew the French entry – and I have to say that I agree, it should have won. But overall, I thought it was a rather weak edition. Other than France there was the originally heavily underrated Finnish entry, the Greek entry was a little ruined by the off-tune saxofone solo (what the hell was that?) and the Belgian entry was okay, but the rest? I mean, I can see why Sweden won and I can also see that the Yugoslavian entry was kind of funny… Read more »

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 month ago

Really exciting voting in the actual contest but seriously, with hindsight, how is the Swedish song better than the French song?

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

It’s NOT better than the French song. I hope there wasn’t an R word issue there.

paul
paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Whisker

whisker thats a cheap shot,no one mentioned race here but you. The poster in question can speak for himself,if it where me I be asking for an apology

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  paul

No, it wasn’t a cheap shot, but a genuine concern. Thank you.

paul
paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Whisker

so someone says that they prefer sweden rather than france,an opinion thousands of people may have had since 1991 given the close finish of BOTH songs and you have a genuine concern? for what reason? so everyone who preferred sweden to win over france you must have a genuine concern for them as well? I have a genuine concern about you now to be honest

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  paul

Thanks, I am impressed.

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  paul

For the record, I didn’t mean to say that Briekimchi – who’s actually one of my favorite people here, implied anything wrong. I was only referring to voting in general, in 1991.

paul
paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Whisker

ok for the record what was the r word you thought was an issue,and should it apply to everyone liked sweden rather than France.for the record couldnt care less whether you are “impressed” or not but I await your explanation…..

paul
paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Whisker

your reply was directly to him when he stated sweden was not better than the french song,you said I hope thats not an R word issue.You need to get a life rather than bring race into a civil conversation about two countries in a practical tie in the eurovision nearly thirty years ago. for the record your opinion that france is better is not FACT nor is his that sweden is better is not FACT . They are subjective opinions. The only FACT is sweden actually won.

paul
paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

diffrent people saw diffrent things in either France or Sweden. The typical swedish pop versus the sultry ethnic french number. Its opinion at the end of the day,no one can state as fact which was better or not.My own opinion I didnt like sweden at all and thought the backing dancers looked ridiculous when I watched last night.again just my opinion,others will differ

JDS
JDS
1 month ago

It’s actually quite sad watching the Yugoslavia entry again. This is May 1991 and next month, Slovenia will break away. At this point, Yugoslavia as we know it is on borrowed time.

paul
paul
1 month ago
Reply to  JDS

1992 would be the last entry.
I just noticed today someone has uploaded the yugoslavia national final from 1989,and rock me only won by one point but would go on to win eurovision!

JDS
JDS
1 month ago
Reply to  paul

Yes, but by 1992 it was effectively just Serbia and Montenegro. In fact I recall the Irish commentator introducing it as ‘the Serbian entry.” 1991 was the last time it was Yugoslavia as we knew it.

paul
paul
1 month ago
Reply to  JDS

true it was only serbia and montenegro forming the yugoslav federation,there may have been a third hanging on by the strings if I remember. 1991 last as we knew it and 1992 last time we would see yugoslavia on score board

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  paul

The 92 selection also had some songs from Bosnia I believe.

paul
paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

more than likely from a bosnian serb background at that stage.Also in the eighties even during the unified yugoslavia the scoreboard at national final would indicate the yugoslav republic where each participating song came from as in tv sarajevo tv zagreb etc. regional broadcasters as part of JRT now of course national broadcasters

stommie
stommie
1 month ago
Reply to  paul

No, Jugovizija 1992 had several songs from the Bosnian broadcasters.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yugoslavia_in_the_Eurovision_Song_Contest_1992

paul
paul
1 month ago
Reply to  stommie

ok didnt go that much into it. I assumed so close to the breakup,the Bosnian moslem community would have little to do with the selection in Serbia,hence my post the participants from bosnia in the selection where likely to have been from the bosnian serb community.Dont forget Bosnia was like a mini Yugoslavia within Yugoslavia consisting of serbs croats and moslems (bozniaks).An awful time in european history.

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  paul

The “Socialist Republic of Macedonia” must have been the third.

paul
paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Whisker

I was thinking that,or even Bosnia still at least legally connected

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  paul

So, Slovenia and Croatia declare independence in June 1991, Macedonia in September 1991. Bosnia in 1992.

Jofty
Jofty
1 month ago
Reply to  paul

I imagine the losing entry was better, not difficult!

Dan in Dublin
Dan in Dublin
1 month ago

Watching in 1991 and again last night, Finland was my favourite, so underrated. France, Spain and Italy were also great. The hosting was memorable, the trouble contacting Ankara, the contest had it all!

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago

I absolutely loved France and Israel, I can’t pick one. I also enjoyed Portugal, Greece, Yugoslavia, Malta. The postcards were a treat. Ms. Datz’ outfit was amaaaaaaaaazing. Why didn’t they present the show in Italian AND English or French? The booing at the end, oh wow.

Nobody Important
Nobody Important
1 month ago

I’m happy to see Yugoslavia 7th! It was really underrated in the contest and it’s nice seeing people like it! Brazil is actually still a massive hit in many Ex Yu countries and you can still hear it on many celebrations, weddings, etc.

paul
paul
1 month ago

SAMANTHA JANUS 6TH PLACE!! she was lucky she got 10th the first time.

JDS
JDS
1 month ago
Reply to  paul

I know!! A song about hunger sung (badly) by a woman in a glamorous woman. The BBC was a bit done deaf here.

JDS
JDS
1 month ago
Reply to  JDS

Dress! A woman in a glamorous dress! A woman in a woman, well that’s another show completely.

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  JDS

Ya, and then changing yet another word, makes it again a very, very different show.

JDS
JDS
1 month ago
Reply to  Whisker

But probably the kind of show you’d expect from Italian TV in the early 1990s.

Christopher
Christopher
1 month ago

I love Eurovision Again but the viewership is mainly based in the UK so that explains the uplift for Samantha Janus (terrible song and the were off key almost the entire time). Carola and her shouty Shlager was bad then and it was worse now- I have no idea why it was voted top again. Israel and France were better. The hosting of this is legendary as being terrible but I enjoyed it so much! It was refreshing to see the presenters having a personality and not as scripted and robotic as we have had ever since (Petra and Mans… Read more »

paul
paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Christopher

not only that she said in recent years (samantha janus) in an interview the performance makes her cringe to watch it.and she was sent like a lamb to the slaughter dressed up in a sexy outfit singing about starvation and hunger. we can respect her honesty if not her singing ability.

paul
paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Christopher

Samantha Janus maybe uk should select her next year given the intelligence of todays voting audience

JDS
JDS
1 month ago

I was only a child in ’91 so my memories of this are vague. I do remember the family TV broke and so we had to watch on a small portable. I remember the craziness of Bebi Doll, and huge expectation for the Irish entry as it was written by Liam Reilly, who had been runner-up the previous year. There was also huge expectation for the UK entry as it been 10 years since their last win, and it seemed shocking at that time that the UK had gone 10 years without a win. I also recall cheering on Sweden… Read more »

paul
paul
1 month ago
Reply to  JDS

ive always wondered what a modern day Italian eurovision would look like.the san remo shows seem to have a high production quality. remember in 1992 frank naef thanked sweden for the remarkable organisation of the show,a dig at Italy for the previous year perhaps!

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  paul

The internet says that they had to change the location of ESC due to security concerns resulting from the invasion of Iraq and issues in Yugoslavia. It was supposed to be in Ariston/San Remo but used Cinecittà/Roma instead and they didn’t have they much time to prepare. #peace, #respect

JDS
JDS
1 month ago
Reply to  Whisker

My parents were doing a big clean up at home a few years back and I found an Irish newspaper from either late 1990 or early 1991 (I can’t recall exactly) but I do clearly remember an ad inviting submissions to the Irish National Song Contest for the 1991 Eurovision Song Contest, to be held in San Remo.

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  JDS

Such a nice story!

Stephanie
Stephanie
1 month ago

Still Sweden picking over France as the winner of the contest in 1991 is an absolutely disgrace!!! The song of Amina was just piece of art!!!

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  Stephanie

SO TRUE!

stommie
stommie
1 month ago

Why did they feel the need to edit this old edition and add the country’s name to the screen? They are now even considering adding recaps of all songs to upcoming older editions. Why not leave these older contests the way they were broadcasted back then.

Karl
Karl
1 month ago
Reply to  stommie

Where did you read that they are considering adding recaps?

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

Re-watching the contest now, even though I enjoyed both Sweden and France, there was one performance that still stands head and shoulders above the rest, and that’s Israel’s. It’s the one song of the night where everything came together perfectly.

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Iceland deserves more love. Great track. Apparently it became a classic at home.

paul
paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

yes the singer appeared on the euro party show on Icelandic tv last weekend.
very good show by the way 2 hours of euroband (iceland 2008) and selma performing all the classics from all over europe and Iceland.it should be on the RUV player if anyone wants to have a look

Joe
Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  paul

I heard about that. I might’ve mentally confused it with the Finnish show where Krista and Mr. Lordi sang Diva.

paul
paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Joe

Joe its really entertaining,no big high tech set,just a band and good singing.

PP77
PP77
1 month ago

In 1991 my favourite was Israel, before contest Sweden (sound better in MF, and stage in MF was now
My TOP 5
1.Israel
2.Greece
3.Portugal
4.France
5.Iceland

Gurl
Gurl
1 month ago

My top 5 would be:
1. France
2. Spain
3. Sweden
4. Portugal
5. Israel

vic
vic
1 month ago

Amina is a real winner

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  vic

According to ’em rules today, France would be the winner since more countries voted for France than they did for Sweden. I looked it up 🙂

Jonas
Jonas
1 month ago

I’m happy for Carola, but I think these voters were voting for the person rather than the song. I wonder if she could win 1983 too? Probably.

PP77
PP77
1 month ago

RAI orchestra ruined so many song Sweden,Greece,Yugoslavia,Luxembourg…only better sound for me in ESC had France,Portugal,Israel,Spain then in their national final or video preview.

Richie
Richie
1 month ago

Sweden over France?
Really?
Amina was mich netter than Carola.

Whisker
Whisker
1 month ago
Reply to  Richie

Ya, Amina’s song was AMAZING and Carola’s song super generic. Amina’s visual performance was enticing and elegant and artistic, and Carola’s choreo was average. #sorrynotsorry

vangelis vt
vangelis vt
1 month ago

There are people who voted for Carola over Amina? Seriously now…

Michael. Crosse,
Michael. Crosse,
1 month ago
Reply to  vangelis vt

Yes, while, both, carola, and, amin a, gave, excellent, performance, amina, with, a, captivating, rendition, of, her, own, song, was, better, however, there are, no, points, for, performance, as, it, is, a, Song, competition,