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The Eurovision Song Contest 1985 was the 30th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest and was held in the Scandinavium indoor arena in Gothenburg, Sweden. The presenter of the contest was Lill Lindfors. The contest was won by Bobbysocks!, representing Norway with the song "La det swinge".


Location

Scandinavium - host venue of the 1985 contest.

Lill Lindfors; presenter of the 1985 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 1985 entries in running order:

01 02 03 04
Ireland.png Ireland
01 Ireland - Maria Christian - Wait Until the Weekend Comes.png

Artist: Maria Christian

Song: "Wait Until the Weekend Comes"

Language: English

Finland.png Finland
02 Finland - Sonja Lumme - Eläköön elämä.png

Artist: Sonja Lumme

Song: "Eläköön elämä"

Language: Finnish

Cyprus.png Cyprus
03 Cyprus - Lia Vissi - To katalava arga.png

Artist: Lia Vissi

Song: "To katalava arga"

Language: Greek

Denmark.png Denmark
04 Denmark - Hot Eyes - Sku' du spørg' fra no'en.png

Artist: Hot Eyes

Song: "Sku' du spørg' fra no'en"

Language: Danish

05 06 07 08
Spain.png Spain
05 Spain - Paloma San Basilio - La fiesta terminó.png

Artist: Paloma San Basilio

Song: "La fiesta terminó"

Language: Spanish

France.png France
06 France - Roger Bens - Femme dans ses rêves aussi.png

Artist: Roger Bens

Song: "Femme dans ses rêves aussi"

Language: French

Turkey.png Turkey
07 Turkey - MFÖ - Didai didai dai.png

Artist: MFÖ

Song: "Didai didai dai"

Language: Turkish

Belgium.png Belgium
08 Belgium - Linda Lepomme - Laat me nu gaan.png

Artist: Linda Lepomme

Song: "Laat me nu gaan"

Language: Dutch

09 10 11 12
Portugal.png Portugal
09 Portugal - Adelaide - Penso em ti, eu sei.png

Artist: Adelaide

Song: "Penso em ti, eu sei"

Language: Portuguese

Germany.png Germany
10 Germany - Wind - Für alle.png

Artist: Wind

Song: "Für alle"

Language: German

Israel.png Israel
11 Israel - Izhar Cohen - Olé, Olé.png

Artist: Izhar Cohen

Song: "Olé, Olé"

Language: Hebrew

Italy.png Italy
12 Italy - Al Bano and Romina Power - Magic Oh Magic.png

Artist: Al Bano and Romina Power

Song: "Magic Oh Magic"

Language: Italian

13 14 15 16
Norway.png Norway
13 Norway - Bobbysocks! - La det swinge.png

Artist: Bobbysocks!

Song: "La det swinge"

Language: Norwegien

United Kingdom.png United Kingdom
14 United Kingdom - Vikki - Love Is....png

Artist: Vikki

Song: "Love Is..."

Language: English

Switzerland.png Switzerland
15 Switzerland - Mariella Farré and Pino Gasparini - Piano, piano.png

Artist: Mariella Farré and Pino Gasparini

Song: "Piano, piano"

Language: German

Sweden.png Sweden
16 Sweden - Kikki Danielsson - Bra vibrationer.png

Artist: Kikki Danielsson

Song: "Bra vibrationer"

Language: Swedish

17 18 19
Austria.png Austria
17 Austria - Gary Lux - Kinder dieser Welt.png

Artist: Gary Lux

Song: "Kinder dieser Welt"

Language: German

Luxembourg.png Luxembourg
18 Luxembourg - Margo, Franck Olivier, Diane Solomon, Ireen Sheer, Malcolm Roberts and Chris Roberts - Children, Kinder, Enfants.png

Artist: Margo, Franck Olivier, Diane Solomon, Ireen Sheer, Malcolm Roberts and Chris Roberts

Song: "Children, Kinder, Enfants"

Language: French

Greece.png Greece
19 Greece - Takis Biniaris - Miazoume.png

Artist: Takis Biniaris

Song: "Miazoume"

Language: Greek


Conductors

Each performance had a conductor who directed the orchestra. Swedish host conductor Curt-Eric Holmquist also conducted the Belgian entry and Greek conductor Haris Andreadis also conducted the Cypriot entry:


Results

Scoreboard

Voting results
Total score Ireland.png Finland.png Cyprus.png Denmark.png Spain.png France.png Turkey.png Belgium.png Portugal.png Germany.png Israel.png Italy.png Norway.png United Kingdom.png Switzerland.png Sweden.png Austria.png Luxembourg.png Greece.png
Ireland 91 1 7 3 4 3 5 8 8 4 8 12 3 3 5 7 10
Finland 58 6 6 6 3 1 7 7 2 10 10
Cyprus 15 1 3 3 8
Denmark 41 3 10 3 1 6 2 6 5 5
Spain 36 2 8 1 12 2 4 1 6
France 56 5 4 1 3 3 10 2 4 6 3 3 12
Turkey 36 7 2 3 1 2 1 8 12
Belgium 7 7
Portugal 9 2 7
Germany 105 4 10 12 10 10 8 10 7 7 8 1 8 10
Israel 93 8 5 4 8 12 5 7 5 10 5 7 2 7 6 2
Italy 78 6 10 1 12 5 8 2 12 4 6 12
Norway 123 12 4 12 1 2 12 12 12 6 12 6 12 12 7 1
United Kingdom 100 5 7 5 5 6 10 6 6 5 2 8 7 10 4 2 8 4
Switzerland 39 3 2 6 6 5 4 1 5 1 1 2 3
Sweden 103 10 12 8 2 7 4 7 8 6 4 12 6 8 4 5
Austria 60 3 7 1 4 10 10 2 10 1 3 4 5
Luxembourg 37 2 4 10 3 5 1 4 8
Greece 15 8 7
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