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The Eurovision Song Contest 1980 was the 25th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest and was held in the Nederlands Congresgebouw venue in The Hague, Netherlands. The main presenter of the contest was Marlous Fluitsma, and each competing nation had a presenter introduce their entries as well. The contest was won by Johnny Logan, representing Ireland with a song called "What's Another Year".


Location

Nederlands Congresgebouw - host venue of the 1980 contest.

Marlous Fluitsma; presenter of the 1980 Eurovision Song Contest.


Format

Each country had a jury who awarded 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 point(s) for their top ten songs. The presenter phoned each delegation for their votes.


Entries

List of the Eurovision Song Contest 1980 entries in running order:

01 02 03 04
Austria.png Austria
01 Austria - Blue Danube - Du bist Musik.png

Artist: Blue Danube

Song: "Du bist Musik"

Language: German

Turkey.png Turkey
02 Turkey - Ajda Pekkan - Pet'r Oil.png

Artist: Ajda Pekkan

Song: "Pet'r Oil"

Language: Turkish

Greece.png Greece
03 Greece - Anna Vissi and the Epikouri - Autostop.png

Artist: Anna Vissi and the Epikouri

Song: "Autostop"

Language: Greek

Luxembourg.png Luxembourg
04 Luxembourg - Sophie & Magaly - Papa Pingouin.png

Artist: Sophie & Magaly

Song: "Papa Pingouin"

Language: French

05 06 07 08
Morocco.png Morocco
05 Morocco - Samira Bensaïd - Bitaqat Hub.png

Artist: Samira Bensaïd

Song: "Bitaqat Hub"

Language: Arabic

Italy.png Italy
06 Italy - Alan Sorrenti - Non so che darei.png

Artist: Alan Sorrenti

Song: "Non so che darei"

Language: Italian

Denmark.png Denmark
07 Denmark - Bamses Venner - Tænker altid på dig.png

Artist: Bamses Venner

Song: "Tænker altid på dig"

Language: Danish

Sweden.png Sweden
08 Sweden - Tomas Ledin- Just nu!.png

Artist: Tomas Ledin

Song: "Just nu!"

Language: Swedish

09 10 11 12
Switzerland.png Switzerland
09 Switzerland - Paola - Cinéma.png

Artist: Paola

Song: "Cinéma"

Language: French

Finland.png Finland
10 Finland - Vesa-Matti Loiri - Huilumies.png

Artist: Vesa-Matti Loiri

Song: "Huilumies"

Language: Finnish

Norway.png Norway
11 Norway - Sverre Kjelsberg & Mattis Hætta - Sámiid ædnan.png

Artist: Sverre Kjelsberg & Mattis Hætta

Song: "Sámiid ædnan"

Language: Norwegian

Germany.png Germany
12 Germany - Katja Ebstein - Theater.png

Artist: Katja Ebstein

Song: "Theater"

Language: German

13 14 15 16
United Kingdom.png United Kingdom
13 United Kingdom - Prima Donna - Love Enough for Two.png

Artist: Prima Donna

Song: "Love Enough for Two"

Language: English

Portugal.png Portugal
14 Portugal - José Cid - Um grande, grande amor.png

Artist: José Cid

Song: "Um grande, grande amor"

Language: Portuguese

Netherlands.png Netherlands
15 Netherlands - Maggie MacNeal - Amsterdam.png

Artist: Maggie MacNeal

Song: "Amsterdam"

Language: Dutch

France.png France
16 France - Profil - Hé, hé, m'sieurs dames.png

Artist: Profil

Song: "Hé, hé, m'sieurs dames"

Language: French

17 18 19
Ireland.png Ireland
17 Ireland - Johnny Logan - What's Another Year.png

Artist: Johnny Logan

Song: "What's Another Year"

Language: English

Spain (1977-1981).png Spain
18 Spain - Trigo Limpio - Quédate esta noche.png

Artist: Trigo Limpio

Song: "Quédate esta noche"

Language: Spanish

Belgium.png Belgium
19 Belgium - Telex - Euro-Vision.png

Artist: Telex

Song: "Euro-Vision"

Language: French


Conductors

Each performance (apart from Belgium) had a conductor who conducted the orchestra:


Song presenters

Each song was introduced by a presenter from the national country:


Results

Scoreboard

Voting results
Total score Austria.png Turkey.png Greece.png Luxembourg.png Morocco.png Italy.png Denmark.png Sweden.png Switzerland.png Finland.png Norway.png Germany.png United Kingdom.png Portugal.png Netherlands.png France.png Ireland.png Spain (1977-1981).png Belgium.png
Austria 64 1 3 4 5 1 4 5 6 4 6 3 3 4 10 4 1
Turkey 23 3 12 8
Greece 30 5 1 2 2 4 3 1 8 4
Luxembourg 56 1 1 4 6 3 7 8 7 8 3 8
Morocco 7 7
Italy 87 2 6 2 3 10 8 6 2 7 4 12 1 2 2 10 10
Denmark 25 4 2 6 7 1 5
Sweden 47 8 10 10 6 5 5 2 1
Switzerland 104 6 2 5 7 3 8 2 12 10 10 7 6 10 12 2 2
Finland 6 5 1
Norway 15 4 6 2 3
Germany 128 8 10 3 10 12 7 5 7 2 10 8 12 10 5 12 7
United Kingdom 106 7 5 8 8 10 12 10 4 3 7 7 5 6 8 6
Portugal 71 4 5 4 10 6 8 2 1 8 1 5 6 7 4
Netherlands 93 12 12 6 12 3 3 10 8 2 4 12 1 5 3
France 45 3 7 2 1 1 4 1 3 5 4 3 6 5
Ireland 143 10 12 7 1 12 7 12 8 12 12 12 5 6 8 7 12
Spain 38 4 7 8 6 5 6 2
Belgium 14 3 1 10