Category:Eurovision Song Contest entrants of 1979
Pages in category "Eurovision Song Contest entrants of 1979"
The following 22 pages are in this category, out of 22 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 22 pages are in this category, out of 22 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Eurovision Song Contest 1979 – The Eurovision Song Contest 1979 was the 24th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It was held on 31 March 1979 in Jerusalem, Israel, the event was staged at the International Convention Center. The presenters were Daniel Peer and Yardena Arazi, the winner was Israel with the song Hallelujah, performed by Gali Atari and Milk and Honey. Therefore, this was Israels consecutive second win, and overall win, in the contest. 19 countries participated, the 20 countries that took part at the previous 1978 Contest, except for Turkey which was going to participate. Yugoslavia, that missed the 1978 Contest, also didnt want to take part nor transmit the 1979 show for political reasons, as well as being broadcast live in the 19 competing countries, the contest was broadcast in Turkey, Romania, Hong Kong and Iceland. As of 2017, it was the last time the contest was held in March, located on a plateau in the Judean Mountains between the Mediterranean and the Dead Sea, Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world. In the ancient cuneiform, Jerusalem was called Urusalima, meaning City of Peace and it is considered holy to the three major Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Each country had a jury who awarded 12,10,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 point for their top ten songs. This was the last year in which the points were announced via order of appearance, Israel gained a good lead in the early stages of the voting, but Spain eventually caught up and took a good lead themselves. At the close of the jurys votes, Israel were one point behind Spain. Spain ended up giving Israel 10 points, causing the crowd to erupt into enormous cheers, at one point before the contest Turkey was going to participate. The country would have appeared 11th on stage, represented by Maria Rita Epik and 21, for each nations performance, the orchestra was conducted by the following, Below is a summary of all 12 points in the final
2. Gali Atari – Avigail Gali Atari is an Israeli singer and actress. She is the sister of Yona Atari, a singer and actress, and the late Shosh Atari and her parents immigrated to Israel from Yemen. Her father died when she was four years old, and, after his death, Atari has won the Eurovision Song Contest 1979 which held in Jerusalem, Israel, with Milk and Honey. Atari is one of the most favorable singers in Israel, Atari was introduced to the Israeli musician David Kribushe when she was 15 years old. After an audition for him, he gave her a singing part in one of his songs “Half. In 1970, when she was 17 years old, she recorded two songs, the first song was in English, and it was called “Give Love Away”. The second song was a Hebrew song called “Im yesh lecha shemesh”, the song became a big hit in Israel, and Atari represented Israel at the World Popular Song Festival in Japan. Atari participated in the contest again in 1976, this time with the song The Same Old Game, during the 1970s, Atari’s career was progressing slowly. She recorded the song “sal eretz hachalom”, which did not get much attention, in 1978, Atari performed the song Nesich hachlomot, along with musicians Zvi Bums and Udi Spielman, at the Festival Hazemer Haivri - the Israeli qualification heat for the Eurovision Song Contest. She placed third at the festival and released an album by the same name as her third place song. Atari, undeterred by not winning the qualification heat for the Eurovision, entered again in 1979 and they won, and their song, “Hallelujah”, represented Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest Song Contest staged in Jerusalem on March 31. The song was voted the winner and was a success on the European charts, after their Eurovision Song Contest win, Atari kept performing with Milk and Honey. They recorded a few songs, many of which became great hits like “Galgal Anak”, which won the title Song of the year for 1980, “Shir Lashirim”, “Yachad”. In 1980, after a year of working together, Atari retired from Milk and Honey as a result of a lawsuit she filed against her manager, the trial dragged on for 14 years and concluded with a win for Atari, who was awarded 800,000 Shekels. In 1981 Atari, working with the producer Yeroslav Yahakivovitch, recorded an album titled Kach Oti Habayta. The album included hits including “Duet Preda” “Lo Yodaat”, and “Shelcha Ad Etmol”, in 1986 Atari released her fourth album Emtza September. The album quickly became her most successful selling over 30,000 copies. Atari’s success continued through the 80s as the singer released two albums, Tzaad Echad Lifnei Hanahar, which sold over 80,000 copies in 1988 and Bereshit
3. Anne-Marie David – Anne-Marie David is a French singer. She has represented two different countries at the Eurovision Song Contest, David was born and raised in Arles. She started her career at age 18 in Paris when she became involved with musical theatre. In 1972, she was cast in the role of Mary Magdalene in the French production of Jesus Christ Superstar,1972 also saw her submit the song Un peu romantique to the French selection committee for the Eurovision Song Contest. It made the final shortlist of ten songs, in 1973, she was selected to represent Luxembourg as the Grand Duchy sought to repeat its previous years triumph on home soil in the Eurovision Song Contest. She thus joined the long list of performers to have represented the country in the contest. Ultimately six points separated the third place from David, securing the second triumph for Luxembourg. After the contest, she started touring the world and she lived in Turkey for a while, recorded two singles in Turkish and one album and received several awards in the country. She returned to Eurovision in the 1979 contest held in Jerusalem, once again it was a tight three-way finish, with the Israeli entry Hallelujah edging to a home victory. She started to tour France in the 1980s, between 1982 and 1983, she continued her musical career in Norway. In 1987, she retired from music but returned in 2003, in 2005, she sang at the festival for the 50th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest, staged in Copenhagen, where she performed the 1972 Eurovision winner Après toi. She attended the music show of Turkish Radio Television before the 2009 Eurovision Final was aired live. According to ESCRadio. com, in 2011, Anne Marie released a new revamped version of her 1973 winning song, aptly named “Tu Te Reconnaîtras ”
4. Katri Helena – Katri Helena Kalaoja is a Finnish singer. She has represented Finland twice in the Eurovision Song Contest, in 1979 with her song Katson sineen taivaan and she also took part in the International Sopot Festival in 1969, singing Valssi during the Polish day. Katri Helena has been married three times and she had two daughters and a son with her husband Timo Kalaoja, who died of a heart attack in 1988. His death affected her so much that she withdrew from public view and her only son, Juha Kalaoja, died at age 33 on 29 April 2009. Media related to Katri Helena at Wikimedia Commons
5. Peter, Sue and Marc – Peter, Sue and Marc were a Swiss music group from Bern. The members were Peter Reber, Sue Schell, and Marc Dietrich and they represented Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest four times and sold over 2 million records in Switzerland. They held concerts in countries including Germany, Austria. Their greatest hit was Cindy in 1976, the song Birds of paradise became a hit in Slovakia in 2006. Initially the song was played at the funeral of 42 military plane crash victims, following that people flooded radio stations across the country with requests for this song. During their career, Peter Sue and Marc made many attempts to sing at Eurovision. They came third in the 1973 Swiss qualifier with Es kommt ein Tag, in 1974 they again missed out on a place at the final, this time with the song Frei. 1975 saw them finish in place in the Swiss heat with Lève-toi le soleil. In 1978 they took part in the German finals, and their entry, in 1987 Marc attempted to represent Switzerland with the song Nostradamus, finishing second behind Carol Rich. The Birds of Paradise was covered by the Russian singer Dmitry Selivanov in 1987 and released in 1990
6. Sandra Reemer – Barbara Alexandra Sandra Reemer is a Dutch Indo singer of Dutch, Chinese and Javanese extraction. She has represented the Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest on three occasions, tying with Corry Brokken for most appearances representing the country. In 1972, she sang the song Als het om de liefde gaat in a duet with Dries Holten, in 1976, she performed solo credited under her real name, singing the song The Partys Over, which made it to ninth place. In 1979, she was credited as Xandra and sang the song Colorado and she later returned to the contest to sing backing vocals for the Dutch entry in 1983, Sing Me A Song performed by Bernadette. Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 1972 Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 1976 Netherlands in the Eurovision Song Contest 1979
7. Tommy Seebach – Tommy Seebach, born Tommy Seebach Mortensen in Copenhagen, Denmark, was a popular Danish singer, composer, organist, pianist and producer. He was the father of songwriter/producer Nicolai Seebach and singer/songwriter/producer Rasmus Seebach, Seebach began his musical career as an organist in his own group The Colours at age 14. In the following years he played in pop and beat groups. He played the piano with various orchestras and groups, sometimes going under the name of Boogie-Woogie-Tommy and he gained mainstream popularity in Denmark in 1965, when he became a member of the band Sir Henry and his Butlers, writing many of their most popular hits. He also worked as an engineer at the Rosenberg Studio in Copenhagen. In 1976 he emerged as a solo artist. His hit album Tommygum was released in 1977, at the same time he was in high demand as a producer at his record company EMI, where he was involved in projects for artists such as Lecia & Lucienne. It was at time that he recorded and performed Apache. Seebach competed seven times in the Dansk Melodi Grand Prix, only one other act, the Hot Eyes, has ever won the competition three times. In 1979, his song Disco Tango, coauthored with Keld Heick, finishing 6th at the Eurovision Song Contest 1979, it became a major hit both in Denmark and other European countries. A friendship with fellow contenders Black Lace led to Tommy, producing the single Hey Hey Jock McCray for the band, in 1980, his song Bye-Bye, performed by the duo Lecia & Lucienne, came in 7th. In 1981, he won the once again, in a duet with Debbie Cameron. The song Krøller eller ej, was coauthored with Keld Heick. Translated as Straight or Curly Hair, it finished 11th at Eurovision Song Contest 1981, Cameron has later alleged that Denmark and Israel had been among countries whose sound checks had been sabotaged in order to bring The UKs Bucks Fizz to victory. In 1982, his song Hip hurra det’ min fødselsdag, performed by himself, in 1984, Pyjamas for to came in fourth. In 1985, Det’ det jeg altid har sagt came in second, in 1987, Det’ gratis came in fourth. In 1993, Seebach won the competition again, performing the song Under stjernerne på himlen, written together with Keld Heick and he had submitted the song several times before, but had been turned down. At the time, the public interest in the Song Contest, deemed cheesy by the elite, was fading
8. Anita Skorgan – Anita Skorgan is a Norwegian singer-songwriter. She was once married to Jahn Teigen, another successful Norwegian singer-songwriter, in 1977 in London she sang Casanova, finishing 14th. She had a bit more Eurovision success in Jerusalem two years later, lifting her song Oliver to 11th place, back in England, she returned to the Eurovision stage with her then-husband Jahn Teigen to perform Adieu, which was voted to a 12th position in Harrogate. She and Jahn between them appeared at every single Eurovision Song Contest final from 1977 until 1983 except 1980, as her music career expanded, the demand for Anita Skorgan grew also. Before she knew it, she landed multiple appearances on the hit television show Melodi Grand Prix seven times between 1976 and 1985, on 17 November 2001 she appeared with her old classmates on the popular Norwegian TV show Den store klassefesten. Anita again represented Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest as a co-writer and backing singer in 1988, additional instances of her filmographic life include appearances on Prima Veras saga om Olav den hellige in 1983 and Stjerner i sikte in 1997. In 2004 she founded the band Queen Bees, in November 2010 she was interviewed and sang live on the Jeremy Vine Show on BBC Radio 2. In July 2011 she was interviewed, twice, on the Jeremy Vine Show following the 2011 Norway attacks. 12 nr.21981, Anita Skorgans beste 1977, Casanova 1979, Oliver 1982, Adieu 1983, Friendly 2009, I denne julenatt