This year at wiwibloggs we are celebrating the festive season with a series of different polls. For the next few days, we’re going to stuff your stockings with a selection of Eurovision votes. Consider this a unique riff on the classic “Twelve Days of Christmas” carol.
Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, you can join us and let us know your thoughts for each and every poll. Today’s question — Who is your favourite Eurovision winner of the 1980s?
Eurovision winners: 1980 to 1989
The 1980s was a decade of big hits. Several of the winning numbers went on to become continent-wide chart smashes, while one performer would soon be a global household name. The performer was, of course, Céline Dion for Switzerland in 1988. The big hits came from Ireland (with Johnny Logan on two occasions), United Kingdom and Germany.
Other fan favourite entries came from Sweden, Norway and Belgium. Yugoslavia got its first win, shortly before its collapse, while Luxembourg enjoyed one last hurrah ahead of its permanent withdrawal in the 1990s.
1980: Johnny Logan — “What’s Another Year” (Ireland)
1981: Bucks Fizz — “Making Your Mind Up” (United Kingdom)
1982: Nicole — “Ein bißchen Frieden” (Germany)
1983: Corinne Hermès — “Si la vie est cadeau” (Luxembourg)
1984: Herreys — “Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley” (Sweden)
1985: Bobbysocks! — “La det swinge” (Norway)
1986: Sandra Kim — “J’aime la vie” (Belgium)
1987: Johnny Logan — “Hold Me Now” (Ireland)
1988: Céline Dion — “Ne partez pas sans moi” (Switzerland)
1989: Riva — “Rock Me” (Yugoslavia)
Poll: Who is your favourite Eurovision winner of the 1980s?