After a three-week break, #EurovisionAgain returned on Saturday evening for the first time since it switched from weekly to monthly rewatches. But despite the new schedule, everything else remained as before. And this time Eurovision 1999 was the retro song contest of choice.
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As always, there was a new fan vote, although the winner stayed the same — Sweden’s Charlotte Nilsson with “Take Me To Your Heaven”.
Charlotte Nilsson wins #EurovisionAgain 1999
Listed below are the results for #EurovisionAgain 1999. The rankings are based on the votes of all those who decided to vote for their favourites while rewatching the Eurovision 1999 grand final on Saturday 18 July.
In brackets, we’ve included the differences between the new fan vote and the original result from 21 years ago.
#EurovisionAgain 1999 results
- Sweden: Charlotte Nilsson “Take Me to Your Heaven” (=)
- Iceland: Selma “All Out of Luck” (=)
- Croatia: Doris Dragović “Marija Magdalena” (+1)
- Germany: Sürpriz “Reise nach Jerusalem – Kudüs’e seyahat” (-1)
- Netherlands: Marlayne “One Good Reason” (+3)
- United Kingdom: Precious “Say It Again” (+6)
- Belgium: Vanessa Chinitor “Like the Wind” (+5)
- Estonia: Evelin Samuel & Camille “Diamond of Night” (-2)
- Bosnia and Herzegovina: Dino & Béatrice “Putnici” (-2)
- Turkey: Tuğba Önal & Grup Mistik “Dön Artık” (+6)
- Cyprus: Marlain “Tha’nai Erotas” (+11)
- Israel: Eden “Yom Huledet (Happy Birthday)” (-7)
- Austria: Bobbie Singer “Reflection” (-3)
- Lithuania: Aistė “Strazdas” (+6)
- France: Nayah “Je veux donner ma voix” (+4)
- Slovenia: Darja Švajger “For a Thousand Years” (-5)
- Denmark: Trine Jepsen & Michael Teschl “This Time I Mean It” (-9)
- Spain: Lydia “No quiero escuchar” (+5)
- Malta: Times Three “Believe ‘n Peace” English (-4)
- Norway: Stig Van Eijk “Living My Life Without You” (-6)
- Portugal: Rui Bandeira “Como tudo começou” (=)
- Ireland: The Mullans “When You Need Me” (-5)
- Poland: Mietek Szcześniak “Przytul mnie mocno” (-5)
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Watch Eurovision 1999 online
#EurovisionAgain may be over for now, but the Eurovision 1999 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 one week after the YouTube premiere date.
But why? Before 2004, the copyright for each show belonged to the respective broadcasters. In the case of 1999, that’s Israel’s KAN. For now, the Israeli 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 15 August at 21:00 CEST.
What is #EurovisionAgain
Throughout the first 15 weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eurovision Again team organised 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.
The rewatches have since switched to monthly affairs, now taking place on the third Saturday of each month.
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 Charlotte deserve to win the rewatch? Has “Take Me To Your Heaven” aged well? Let us know in the comments.