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Eurovision Song Contest 1991, Rome, Italy
« on: June 09, 2007, 02:40:32 PM »
EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 1991, ROME, ITALY


Italy's 2 former winners returned to present the show.  1964 winner Gigliola Cinquetti and the previous years winner Toto Cutugno were chosen as the presenters, with varying degrees of success.  Gigliola was professional if a little reserved, Toto was a complete shambles  prompting UK commentator to comment "it was a black day when he won last year".  It was not only Toto who made a mess of things though.  The orchestra was causing problems not least for the Greek entry where a saxophone solo appeared to be played by someone who'd never played the instrument before.  Carola returned for Sweden hoping to improve on her 3rd place of 8 years earlier.  Norwegian group Just4Fun included Hanne Krogh, who'd been a soloist in the 1971 contest and a member of winner Bobbysocks in 1985, and Eirukur Haukson who'd been a member of ICY for Iceland in 1986 and would return as a soloist in 2007 again for Iceland.  Malta returned to the contest after a 16 year break.  Austria finished on 0 points for the 2nd time in 4 years with Thomas Forstner hoping to repeat or improve his 5th place of 3 years ago failing miserably.  The voting was fascinating all the way through.  Israel took an early lead until the Austrian votes handed the lead to France.  Luxembourg voting next then handed the lead to Spain.  It was looking like a close fight between Israel and Spain.  However as votes for the Spanish appeared to dwindle and the votes for the Israelis stayed steady the votes for Sweden and France were getting bigger.  With only Italy left to vote the scores showed Sweden in the lead with 146, Israel were 2nd with 139 and France were 3rd with 134 points.  The Italian votes proceeded nicely getting all the way to 7 with nothing for any of the top 3 songs.  8 points followed for Turkey, followed by 10 for Malta.  It all came down to who the Italians gave their 12 to.  When the points were revealed to go to France total confusion reigned.  Sweden and France were tied on 146 points.  Toto started screeching "Mr Naef, Mr Naef" at the scrutineer Frank Naef.  The EBU had in place guidlines for such occasions as this.  If the result is a tie then the country with the most 12 points would be declared the winner (both Sweden & France had received 4 top marks) if it was still tied the country with the most 10 points would be declared the winner (Sweden had 5 10s to France's 2).  With this explained Sweden was declared the winner.

Results

1.(8 ) 146 points - Sweden - FÃ¥ngad av en stormvind - Carola
2.(9) 146 points - France - C'est le dernier qui a parlé qui a raison - Amina
3.(15) 139 points - Israel - Kaan - Duo Datz
4.(19) 119 points - Spain - Bailar pegados - Sergio Dalma
5.(5) 118 points - Switzerland - Canzone per te - Sandra Simo
6.(3) 106 points - Malta - Could It Be - Paul Giordimaina & Georgina
7.(22) 89 points - Italy - Comme è ddoce 'o mare - Peppino di Capri
8.(12) 62 points - Portugal - Lusitana paixão - Dulce
9.(21) 60 points - Cyprus - SOS - Elena Patroclou
10.(11) 47 points - Ireland - Could It Be That I'm In Love - Kim Jackson
(20) 47 points - United Kingdom - A Message To Your Heart - Samantha Janus
12.(10) 44 points - Turkey - Iki dakika - Izel Çeliköz, Reyhan Karaca & Can Ugurluer
13.(4) 36 points - Greece - I anixi - Sofia Vossou
14.(7) 29 points - Luxembourg - Un baiser volé - Sarah Bray
15.(2) 26 points - Iceland - Nina - Stefán & Eyfi
16.(18 ) 23 points - Belgium - Geef het op - Clouseau
17.(14) 14 points - Norway - Mrs. Thompson - Just4Fun
18.(17) 10 points - Germany - Dieser Traum darf niemals sterben - Atlantis 2000
19.(13) 8 points - Denmark - Lige der hvor hjertet slår - Anders Frandsen
20.(16) 6 points - Finland - Hullu yö - Kaija
21.(1) 1 point - Yugoslavia - Brazil - Bebi Doll
22.(6) 0 points - Austria - Venedig im regen - Thomas Forstner

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 1991, Rome, Italy
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2007, 03:46:33 PM »
Decent top 3 in this one... still the winner should have been France. I find the voters rule far more fairer than the 12-then-10s rule.


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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 1991, Rome, Italy
« Reply #3 on: March 01, 2009, 08:24:17 PM »
My favorites:


Carola - Fångad av en stormvind


Amina - C'est le dernier qui a parlé qui a raison


Dulce Pontes - Lusitana paixão


Thomas Forstner - Venedig im Regen


Clouseau - Geef het op

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 1991, Rome, Italy
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2009, 05:40:43 AM »
four of these five are in my top 10 of the year.. but Austria's a bit overrated as I only have it 10th.. and Portugal only 9th..
1991 was a nice little year but totally smashed by one woman who could sing better than anyone else, too bad the racist Luxembourgish jury who gave 12 to the biggest French crap in 1987 preferred giving France a big fat 0 in 1990, 1991 and 1992 when France's singers weren't as pale as they used to be

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Re: Eurovision Song Contest 1991, Rome, Italy
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2011, 11:15:03 PM »
1.(8 ) 146 points - Sweden - FÃ¥ngad av en stormvind - Carola
2.(9) 146 points - France - C'est le dernier qui a parlé qui a raison - Amina
3.(15) 139 points - Israel - Kaan - Duo Datz
4.(19) 119 points - Spain - Bailar pegados - Sergio Dalma
5.(5) 118 points - Switzerland - Canzone per te - Sandra Simo

what is the update result after this...!!

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