Category:Eurovision Song Contest entrants of 1980
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The following 24 pages are in this category, out of 24 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
The following 24 pages are in this category, out of 24 total. This list may not reflect recent changes (learn more).
1. Eurovision Song Contest 1980 – The Eurovision Song Contest 1980 was the 25th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 19 April 1980 in The Hague. The presenter was Marlous Fluitsma, although each song was introduced by a presenter from the participating nation, in some cases, this was the same person providing the commentary. The contest was won by Johnny Logan, representing Ireland with a song called Whats Another Year, after Spain, the 2nd-place winner of 1979, and reportedly the UK, refused to host, the Netherlands finally agreed to host the show in a small-scale production. As with the recent 1977 and 1978 contests, there were no pre-filmed postcards between the songs, with a guest presenter from each nation introducing the entries, NOS spent just US$725,000 on the project. Morocco joined the Eurovision family for the first time, monaco withdrew, and would not return until the 2004 semi final. Australian-born Johnny Logan representing Ireland was the winner of this Eurovision with the song and this was Irelands second time winning the competition, having won in 1970 with All Kinds of Everything, which was also held on Dutch soil. They would finish in place again the following year, finally winning it in 1982. Germany would go on to second again in 1985 and 1987. United Kingdom returned to form by coming third, the Hague is the seat of government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the capital city of the province of South Holland. It is also the third largest city of the Netherlands, after Amsterdam and Rotterdam, located in the west of the Netherlands, The Hague is in the centre of the Haaglanden conurbation and lies at the southwest corner of the larger Randstad conurbation. The scoring system implemented in 1975 remained the same, each country had a jury who awarded 12,10,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 point for their top ten songs. However this year for the first time, countries were required to cast their votes in ascending order,1,2,3 etc and this change made for the added excitement of waiting for each country to award their highest 12 points at the end of each voting round. For each nations performance, the orchestra was conducted by the following, Notes a. ^ Although the song was completely in Norwegian, the Netherlands gained a strong lead early on, getting the maximum douze points from three of the first four voting countries. This was not to last, however, as Germany and eventually Ireland overtook them, below is a summary of all 12 points in the final, Each song was introduced by a presenter from the national country. Thelma Mansfield introduced the song in Irish, whereas the song was performed in English
2. Anna Vissi – Anna Vissi, also known as Anna Vishy, is a Greek Cypriot recording artist and actress. Vissi established herself in the industry by winning the Thessaloniki Song Festival in 1977 with the song As Kanoume Apopse Mian Arhi. Together they created the label CarVi, which resulted in issues with EMI Greece, and they then moved to CBS Records Greece. Through the years she kept a strong fan base, sold out tours, since the late 1990s, Vissi has also made attempts at establishing a career abroad, most of which fell through and have had some negative repercussions on her domestic career. While her performance for Cyprus remains the highest placement the country has received in the contest. Through a career that has spanned four decades, Vissi has influenced several of the nations younger generation of female artists. She has won six Arion Music Awards,15 Pop Corn Music Awards, while Forbes Anna Vissi was born on 20 December 1957 into a Greek Cypriot family, in Pyla, a village near Larnaca, Cyprus. She has been singing from a early age, beginning formal musical studies at the age of six at a local conservatory. At the age of twelve she entered a talent competition and won first prize, two years later, she was the main singer at Ayia Tilliria, which was also her first TV appearance. In 1973, her moved to Athens, Greece, where she was able to pursue her studies at the National Conservatory. She would eventually appear with a number of well-known Greek singers, such as George Dalaras, Haris Alexiou, during this time she also studied the law at the University of Athens. Her first important collaboration, alongside George Dalaras, was with composer Stavros Koujioumtzis, Koujioumtzis composed two songs for Vissi, S Agapo and Sta Hronia tis Ipomonis. She also collaborated with many important Greek composers such as Mikis Theodorakis, Georgios Hadjinassios, Doros Giorgiadis, Nikos Karvelas, in 1977, she went on tour with George Dalaras and Haris Alexiou, giving concerts with the most notable at the Rainbow, London. In the same year, she released her first studio album named As Kanoume Apopse Mian Arhi and won the prize for best singer, in 1978 she was proposed by ERT to represent Greece at the 23rd Eurovision Song Contest. There were two songs, Poso S Agapo and O Kyrios Nobel. Finally, due to controversies between the composers of the songs, her participation was disqualified and Tania Tsanaklidou went to the contest and her second album Kitrino Galazio was released in 1979 and produced the hit Aftos Pou Perimeno. The album reached platinum status and became the record of the year in Greece. In 1980, Vissi participated in the 25th Eurovision Song Contest representing Greece with the song Autostop, in the same year she released her third album Nai reaching gold status with 50,000 units sold
3. Bamses Venner – Bamses Venner was a Danish musical group that performed together from 1973 to 2011. Bamses Venner represented Denmark in the 1980 Eurovision Song Contest with the entry Tænker altid på dig and they also recorded Er du langsom i nat and I en lille båd der gynger. In 1980, the band was composed of Flemming Jørgensen, lead vocals and bass, Mogens Balle, Bjarne Green, as of 2004, the band consisted of Jørgensen, Peter Bødker, Frank Thøgersen, Torben Fausø and Jes Kerstein. Jørgensen died on 1 January 2011 from a cardiac arrest, the rest of the band members have decided to break up after a series of planned memorial concerts. Din sang B & V Solen skinner Sådan set Bamse life I Bamse life II Spor 8 Har du lyst Op og ned Rockcreme Lige nu.1988 En helt almindelig mand 16 Lyseblå dage Forår Vidt omkring. Vidt omkring Lidt for mig selv Jul på vimmersvej Drenge Mig og mine Venner Brødrene Mortensens jul Stand by me For altid Always on my mind Compilation albums Official website
4. Tomas Ledin – Tomas Folke Jonas Ledin is a Swedish singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer. He grew up in the town of Sandviken, Sweden, Tomas Ledin started his career in 1972 when his first single, Då ska jag spela, was a big hit. Other successful songs followed, Blå, blå känslor, Knivhuggarrock, Festen har börjat, at the beginning of the 70s, Ledin was influenced by hippie fashion and demonstrated against the Vietnam war. He also took part in a Swedish stage production of the musical Godspell in 1975, in 1979, ABBA member Benny Andersson offered him a chance to record for the groups company Polar Music. The singer joined ABBA on their 1979-1980 tour as a backing vocalist, Tomas Ledin also appeared on the ABBA Live DVD and on the Super Trouper Video. He won the Swedish Melodifestivalen in 1980 and represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest that year with Just nu, the song was a big hit in Scandinavia, and also in Greece and Portugal since Ledin recorded an English version, Right Now. In 1982, he released the duet Never Again with Agnetha Fältskog of ABBA fame, Ledin also composed Take Good Care of Your Children, which Fältskog released in 1983 on her album Wrap Your Arms Around Me. Another composition by the singer, I Got Something, was released by Anni-Frid Lyngstad of ABBA on her album Somethings Going On, in the 80s, Ledin was very successful in Scandinavia but his career abroad failed to reach the same level. He decided to put an end to his career in 1984 and started to act as a producer for Record Station and he discovered other singers and successfully produced artists such as Pugh Rogefeldt and Magnus Uggla. In 1985, he organized a concert for ANC featuring several Swedish artists, three years later, Tomas Ledin started to compose again and wrote songs in English. The album Down on the Pleasure Avenue was released but was not successful, Ledin was very disappointed but started to compose again, in Swedish this time. He started to enjoy success again in 1990 when he released a compilation and a new album, Tillfälligheternas spel, in 2000,260,000 copies of his compilation album Festen har börjat were sold in Sweden, which meant he was awarded three platinum records there. The same year he was awarded a gold record in Finland for the first time. In 2002, he went on the biggest tour ever planned in Scandinavia, more than 250,000 people saw this show in Northern Europe. He has been married since 1983 to record company president Marie Ledin and they have two sons, John and Theo. 1981 – Sensuella Isabella 1982 – Kärleken är som en studsande boll 1982 – Sommaren är kort 1982 – Never Again 1983 – What Are You Doing Tonight, Tomas Ledin official website fan site in English
5. Samira Said – Samira Said, is a Moroccan-Egyptian Arabic pop singer who is widely known in the Arab World. Samira Said was born in Rabat, Morocco and she began singing at the age of nine, and was discovered on the music program, Mawaheb, broadcast on Royal Moroccan TV, she then moved to Egypt where her fame around the Arab world begun. She has dual nationality of Morocco and Egypt, her resident home since 40 years as she moved to Cairo back on the year 1977 and her singles included Maghlouba and Waady. In 1980 she represented both Egypt and her native Morocco in the Eurovision Song Contest 1980 singing a hit song within Egypt at that time called Bitaqat Hub, placing 18th out of the 19 contestants. Said has recorded many Egyptian hits that were ranked highly in Egypt such as, Ben Leef, Sayidati Sadati, Malich Enwan and she worked with the Egyptian composer Mohamed El Mougi, sang and acted in the film Saaktob Ismak Ala Arrimal, which included her singing Yadamiiti Haddi. Other recordings include Lilet El Ouns, Ech Gab Li Gab, Amrak Aagib, and Menghir Sabab. In 2000, she released the Egyptian hit song Lilah Habeebee, the album title track. At the 15th annual World Music Awards in 2003, Said won a World Music Award based on sales figures for that year. Said won the BBC award for music for the best artist in the Middle East with her album Youm Wara Youm. Said has won more than 40 awards, mazal was released in October 2013. Said won the Rabab Dor prize at the Tétouans Voix des Femmes Festival in 2008 and she was the winner of the Murex dOr Award in 2009. At the 2009 Timitar Festival in Agadir, Said performed for a crowd of 100,000 In 2011 and she has been both credited and criticized for bringing Arab music into the pop-driven, commercially fueled 21st century. According to Egypts big newspaper Al Ahram, Saids albums have sold over 50 million copies, Samira mainly sings in Egyptian Arabic, cooperating with many Cairo musicians and composers. Hopkins said that One of the main reasons Said’s music is so popular in Egypt, the centrality of her voice represents her personal influence in her work. Said spearheaded concerts to draw people together after the 2006 riots in immigrant suburbs across France, ayza Aeesh Album http, //www. mbc. html Women of Fes, Ambiguities of Urban Life in Morocco, by Rachel Newcomb, University of Pennsylvania Press,2009 -236 pages. Iraqi Maqam voices of women, a study of the critical technical experience of Iraqi women in singing Almqami, by Hussein Azami, by Hussein Azami. Songs and stories, by Karīm Irāqī, by Karīm Irāqī, Company Whites of Arts and Letters, Volume 1 de Aghānī wa-ḥikāyātuhā, official website BBC. co. uk, Samira Said, Youm Wara Youm, review by Garth Cartwright,16 November 2007, BBC |}
6. Ajda Pekkan – Ayşe Ajda Pekkan, also known as Superstar, is a Turkish pop singer and actress. She is nicknamed the Superstar of Turkish pop music, although famed for her music, Pekkan started her career as an actress with appearances in almost 50 films. During her music career, Pekkan has recorded songs in nine languages, apart from Turkish, she is also fluent in English and French. In 1998 the Government of Turkey was awarded the title of State Artist to be given by the Ministry of Culture on the recommendation of the Ministry of Culture and she was awarded the honorary distinction of Officier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres in 2013. Pekkan was born to Rıdvan Pekkan, an officer in the Turkish Navy, and Nevin Dobruca and she spent her childhood at the Naval Base Gölcük in Kocaeli Province. Ajda graduated from the Çamlıca Kız Lisesi, an elite and high-profile girls secondary school in Istanbul that had founded during the Ottoman era. Its alumni include foreign nobility and female members of the Imperial House of Osman, with the help of her sister, Semiramis, she began singing at the popular Istanbul nightclub Çatı in 1962. The following year, Pekkan won a Cover Star contest sponsored by the Turkish music magazine Ses and was launched on a professional career, between 1963 and 1967, the statuesque actress appeared in 47 films opposite popular Turkish actors, mostly in singer roles. Pekkan’s first recording, Her Yerde Kar Var, an arrangement of Salvatore Adamos Tombe la Neige by Fecri Ebcioğlu, in contrast to many of her contemporaries, she transited from film to music and in 1968 her record, İki Yabancı, became a top seller. Pekkan’s continuing success resulted in invitations to festivals including the Apollonia Music Festival in Athens. Ajda moved to France in early 70s and she released her first French single after a collaboration with Mort Shuman, the success of her songs resulted in a series of concerts with Enrico Macias at the Paris Olympia in 1976. In acknowledgement of her nickname, Pekkan released an album called Superstar in 1977, the same year, she participated in the Yamaha Music Festival in Tokyo to great success. She released German and French records in the early 1970s, and her Pour Lui and Viens Dans Ma Vie, at this pinnacle, she released her second album Süperstar II in 1979. On 19 April 1980, Pekkan represented Turkey with the entry PetrOil at the Eurovision Song Contest in Den Haag and she then decided to take a break and temporarily moved to the USA. That same year, she released Süperstar III which she followed with Süperstar IV, Superstar III was a huge success, coincidentally, it is her only album that is not available on CD. However, Superstar IV was not succeeded as Superstar III and she married with Mehmet Ali Bars, who is a businessman, in 1984 and divorced in 1990. In late 1989, she working on her an album with famous Turkish musicians including Fuat Güner from MFÖ, Şehrazat. The album, simply titled Ajda 90 signalled a new breakthrough for Pekkan, with the success of this album, she immediately began working on her next album