Eurovision Winners 1990s

This year at wiwibloggs we are celebrating the festive season with a series of different polls. We’ll be stuffing your stockings with a selection of Eurovision votes throughout the holidays. 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 1990s?

Eurovision winners: 1990 to 1999

1990: Toto Cutugno — “Insieme: 1992” (Italy)

1991: Carola — “Fångad av en stormvind” (Sweden)

1992: Linda Martin — “Why Me?” (Ireland)

1993: Niamh Kavanagh — “In Your Eyes” (Ireland)

1994: Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan — “Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids” (Ireland)

1995: Secret Garden — “Nocturne” (Norway)

1996: Eimear Quinn — “The Voice” (Ireland)

1997: Katrina and the Waves — “Love Shine a Light” (United Kingdom)

1998: Dana International — “Diva” (Israel)

1999: Charlotte Nilsson — “Take Me to Your Heaven” (Sweden)

Poll: Who is your favourite Eurovision winner of the 1990s?

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Mia
Mia
17 days ago

Nocturne

Charles
Charles
2 months ago

So this is a catfight between:
a) a Norwegian masterpiece
b) a catchy peace and love song
c) the ability to draw everyone’s attention to your song because you are transsexual and the televoting is ON.
Oh the 90s … the end of Eurovision, and the rebirth of everything else but Eurovision.

Richie
Richie
2 months ago

Norway!!!?

HBau
HBau
2 months ago

In Your Eyes, with daylight between it and the rest tbh

Roo
Roo
2 months ago

I remember being disappointed Eimar won over Gina G in 96. The general feeling was an old fashioned song won over a more contemporary entry.

However now I think that The Voice is beautiful and Ooh Aah sounds dated.

Sometimes the jury does know better than the general public. A mix of the two is fairest.

Poor Linda coming last. I love it when she has a rant.

Stephanie
Stephanie
2 months ago

Euh.. Niamh Kavanagh scores better than Eimear Quinn… euh.. NO WAY !!! May I also thank everybody who voted for Secret Garden and Nocturne!!! One of the most beautiful songs ever made for eurovision!

Leonard McCarthy
Leonard McCarthy
2 months ago

Who are voting! I expected insieme: 1992 to be on bottom, not Why me? And Rock & Roll Kids

together
together
2 months ago

I like insieme, the chorus is so iconic!

Una
Una
2 months ago

“Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids” evokes such honesty and love and respect. I have no words to tell how much I like it and how good it makes me feel and how much hope it gives me. I feel as if it makes the world a better place. Thanks so much for this song. So much love.

NickC
NickC
2 months ago

No surprise Linda Martin is dead last.

Roo
Roo
2 months ago
Reply to  NickC

You odious little man. Why me indeed.

LOREIN
LOREIN
2 months ago

The winning of Diva was the most important victory of the contest.

MyName
MyName
2 months ago
Reply to  LOREIN

It was a great modern dance song, which probably most refelected the musical trends as that time, compared to the other 90s winners. I was happy when it won

Charles
Charles
2 months ago
Reply to  MyName

You do know better than anybody else that Dana won not because of her song … come on …

Friedenau
Friedenau
2 months ago

Actually, I love all the winners from this decade, really (OK maybe not all of them… 🙂 My ranking: 1.UK 1997 – Clear winner hands down. That year there was no real competition. 2.Norway 1995 – One of the most beautiful songs I’ve heard in Eurovision and in general. 3.Israel 1998 – Iconic and such a milestone in the history of the contest. Eurovision came out of the closet that night. 4.Ireland 1994 – Beautiful song. Maybe the most underrated winner from Ireland. 5.Ireland 1993 – Powerful yet sweet. Great voice. 6.Ireland 1996 – Beautiful song, very on brand for… Read more »

Last edited 2 months ago by Friedenau
Ben R
Ben R
2 months ago

Dana hamalka!!!!!!!

Hellohi
Hellohi
2 months ago

The voice and nocturne. The composition of nocturne is timeless and truly special .
After that I would say Diva . It paved a new way in the contest

Denis
Denis
2 months ago

1997 of course but for me it has to tie with 1994. Unpopular opinion but I think 1994 is the best of the Irish 90’s wins. What a song! I know it wasn’t well received at the time and people were fed up with another Irish win and no one liked it but boy was it worth the runaway win it got! It’s one of those simple songs that takes you away somewhere else! How I love it..

Hector
Hector
2 months ago

Katrina and the Waves and Secret Garden are my top 2 from this bunch. It was a shame that Anabel Conde participated in 1995 as well, I would have loved a win for my home country, but Nocturne was a well deserved winner

CJP
CJP
2 months ago

Nocturne was cool but doesn’t contain enough vocal to be a song that wins a song contest. It’s more conceptual art than it is a song. Love Shine A Light is the ultimate Eurovision winner, with a brilliant hook, excellent vocals and a positive message. Go Katrina.

Anhel
Anhel
2 months ago

Diva and Nocturne

sam
sam
2 months ago

1995 and 1996 are clearly the best

Anita
Anita
2 months ago

@JustPadraig I came across this compilation – loved it and thought maybe some time you could do a polls, favourite song of a genre.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYodG14a_bc

Last edited 2 months ago by Anita
hellen
hellen
2 months ago

Carola is LEGEND and I’ll die on that hill

Anita
Anita
2 months ago

Nocturne and the Voice 😉

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago

I like the first three, love the next seven. Nocturne is maybe my overall favourite, even if it wasn’t my favourite of that year – which was Spain. 1995 was great. I think the general dark staging that year really suited Norway, helping it to victory.

Kosey
Kosey
2 months ago

Loving a bit of Norway 1995 and its earthy mysticism. 1997 UK was a great message, as was 1998. There’s also a couple of good bops in there which I will always welcome. Overall, not a bad collection.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 months ago

For music: 1995 and 1996 are my favourites. But, 1997 was the only time my “home country” won, so that is special to me too. Also, 1990 was my first ever ESC, so that winner holds a special place with me as well (although Spain were my personal winners in 1990, despite the outtake).

Stian F
Stian F
2 months ago

1: Norway 1995 – a masterpiece
2: UK 1997 – absolutely amazing
3: Israel 1998 – amazing
4: Ireland 1994 – absolutely beautiful
5: Ireland 1993 – great
6: Ireland 1996 – great
7: Sweden 1991 – catchy
8: Ireland 1992 – nice
9: Italy 1990 – ok
10: Sweden 1999 – should never have won

Linus
Linus
2 months ago
Reply to  Stian F

Your 8 and 10 i REALLY like so we have different taste ;).

bartosz
bartosz
2 months ago

Definitely “Nocturne” and “The Voice”. They’re one of my favourite entries of all time. Such a shame that we don’t get to hear songs like that anymore…

Mickey
Mickey
2 months ago

There wasn’t a more significant winning in the history of the Eurovision such as dana internationals win. It has made a big change in our country toward LGBT+ people. Thinking of the fact that such a honor was brought to our country by a transgender person. Viva la diva…

FanESC
FanESC
2 months ago

Amina 1991. #SaidWhatISaid

Michal P
Michal P
2 months ago
Reply to  FanESC

She’s also my favourite winner, not only in her decade but overall 🙂

Paul
Paul
2 months ago

Who is voting for “Rock n Roll kids”!??

Jonas
Jonas
2 months ago
Reply to  Paul

It’s a great song – I’m sorry you can’t appreciate it, you’re missing out.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
2 months ago
Reply to  Paul

Meeeee along with ‘in your eyes’

kohen
kohen
2 months ago

Nocturne should be all time fav winner.. a masterpiece

Alo
Alo
2 months ago

In this decade in my opinion almost every year the best song didn’t win!
I don’t know what happened with the juries in those years.
Anyway, France 1991 was probably the best one(for me its a winner lol)

Esc addict
Esc addict
2 months ago

My favorite winner of the 90’s is Amina 1991.
#polemic 😉

Lucia
Lucia
2 months ago

Italy, israel and u.k in first place.
All other songs in second place.

Tibor
Tibor
2 months ago

Toto Cutugno for the message. Musically the 90s winners are almost as embarrassing as the 80s winners. 🙂
To clarify, there were good songs in the 90s contests, they just didn’t win.

Last edited 2 months ago by Tibor
Esc addict
Esc addict
2 months ago
Reply to  Tibor

Sure jan ! Man sorry but all winners deserve respect, you are often embarassing too.

Last edited 2 months ago by Esc addict
Tibor
Tibor
2 months ago
Reply to  Esc addict

How so?

Whisker
Whisker
2 months ago

NORWAY 1995!

Belle
Belle
2 months ago

Sweden 1991 and Sweden 1999

Jo.
Jo.
2 months ago

Nocturne and The Voice.

Sabrina
Sabrina
2 months ago
Reply to  Jo.

I second that.