She’s one of the most successful Eurovision alums in history. And on Saturday night, Céline Dion’s superstar status remained intact 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 1988.
And real-life winner Céline Dion was the victor once more during the new fan vote.
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Céline Dion wins #EurovisionAgain 1988
Listed below are the results for #EurovisionAgain 1988. The rankings are based on the votes of those who decided to vote for their favourites while rewatching the Eurovision 1988 grand final on Saturday 13 June.
In brackets, we’ve included the differences between the new fan vote and the original result from 32 years ago.
#EurovisionAgain 1988 results
- Switzerland: Céline Dion “Ne partez pas sans moi” (=)
- Turkey: MFÖ “Sufi” (+13)
- United Kingdom: Scott Fitzgerald “Go” (-1)
- Denmark: Hot Eyes “Ka’ du se hva’ jeg sa’?” (-1)
- Luxembourg: Lara Fabian “Croire” (-1)
- Netherlands: Gerard Joling “Shangri-La” (+3)
- Israel: Yardena Arazi “Ben Adam” (=)
- Spain: La Década “La chica que yo quiero (Made in Spain)” (+3)
- Norway: Karoline Krüger “For vår jord” (-4)
- Yugoslavia: Silver Wings “Mangup” (-4)
- Portugal: Dora “Voltarei” (+7)
- Sweden: Tommy Körberg “Stad i ljus” (=)
- Greece: Afroditi Frida “Clown” (+4)
- Italy: Luca Barbarossa “Vivo (Ti scrivo)” (-2)
- Ireland: Jump the Gun “Take Him Home” (-7)
- Germany: Maxi & Chris Garden “Lied für einen Freund” (-2)
- Iceland: Beathoven “Þú og þeir (Sókrates)” (-1)
- Finland: Boulevard “Nauravat silmät muistetaan”(+2)
- Belgium: Reynaert “Laissez briller le soleil” (-1)
- France: Gérard Lenorman “Chanteur de charme”(-10)
- Austria: Wilfried “Lisa Mona Lisa” 21 (=)
?? RESULTS ? ?
Here are the scores from the Dublin 1988 Twitter jury ??
— #EurovisionAgain (@EurovisionAgain) June 13, 2020
Watch Eurovision 1988 online
#EurovisionAgain 1988 may be over but the Eurovision 1988 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 1988, that’s Ireland’s RTÉ. For now, the Irish 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 20 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 Céline deserve to win the rewatch? Has “Ne partez pas sans moi” stood the test of time? Let us know in the comments.