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The Eurovision Song Contest 1986 was the 31st edition of the Eurovision Song Contest and was held in the Grieghallen concert hall in Bergen, Norway. The presenter of the contest was Åse Kleveland. The contest was won by Sandra Kim, representing Belgium with the song "J'aime la vie".


Location

Bergen is the northernmost city to have ever hosted the Eurovision Song Contest. The stage was "ice palace" themed.

Grieghallen - host venue of the 1986 contest.

Åse Kleveland; presenter of the 1986 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 1986 entries in running order:

01 02 03 04
Luxembourg.png Luxembourg
01 Luxembourg - Sherisse Laurence - L'amour de ma vie.png

Artist: Sherisse Laurence

Song: "L'amour de ma vie"

Language: French

Yugoslavia.png Yugoslavia
02 Yugoslavia - Doris Dragović - Željo moja.png

Artist: Doris Dragović

Song: "Željo moja"

Language: Serbo-Croatian

France.png France
03 France - Cocktail Chic - Européennes.png

Artist: Cocktail Chic

Song: "Européennes"

Language: French

Norway.png Norway
04 Norway - Ketil Stokkan - Romeo.png

Artist: Ketil Stokkan

Song: "Romeo"

Language: Norwegian

05 06 07 08
United Kingdom.png United Kingdom
05 United Kingdom - Ryder - Runner in the Night.png

Artist: Ryder

Song: "Runner in the Night"

Language: English

Iceland.png Iceland
06 Iceland - ICY - Gleðibankinn.png

Artist: ICY

Song: "Gleðibankinn"

Language: Icelandic

Netherlands.png Netherlands
07 Netherlands - Frizzle Sizzle - Alles heeft ritme.png

Artist: Frizzle Sizzle

Song: "Alles heeft ritme"

Language: Dutch

Turkey.png Turkey
08 Turkey - Klips ve Onlar - Halley.png

Artist: Klips ve Onlar

Song: "Halley"

Language: Turkish

09 10 11 12
Spain.png Spain
09 Spain - Cadillac - Valentino.png

Artist: Cadillac

Song: "Valentino"

Language: Spanish

Switzerland.png Switzerland
10 Switzerland - Daniela Simons - Pas pour moi.png

Artist: Daniela Simons

Song: "Pas pour moi"

Language: French

Israel.png Israel
11 Israel - Moti Giladi and Sarai Tzuriel - Yavo Yom.png

Artist: Moti Giladi and Sarai Tzuriel

Song: "Yavo Yom"

Language: Hebrew

Ireland.png Ireland
12 Ireland - Luv Bug - You Can Count On Me.png

Artist: Luv Bug

Song: "You Can Count On Me"

Language: English

13 14 15 16
Belgium.png Belgium
13 Belgium - Sandra Kim - J'aime la vie.png

Artist: Sandra Kim

Song: "J'aime la vie"

Language: French

Germany.png Germany
14 Germany - Ingrid Peters - Über die Brücke geh'n.png

Artist: Ingrid Peters

Song: "Über die Brücke geh'n"

Language: German

Cyprus.png Cyprus
15 Cyprus - Elpida - Tora zo.png

Artist: Elpida

Song: "Tora zo"

Language: Greek

Austria.png Austria
16 Austria - Timna Brauer - Die Zeit ist einsam.png

Artist: Timna Brauer

Song: "Die Zeit ist einsam"

Language: German

17 18 19 20
Sweden.png Sweden
17 Sweden - Lasse Holm and Monica Törnell - E' de' det här du kallar kärlek.png

Artist: Lasse Holm and Monica Törnell

Song: "E' de' det här du kallar kärlek?"

Language: Swedish

Denmark.png Denmark
18 Denmark - Lise Haavik - Du er fuld af løgn.png

Artist: Lise Haavik

Song: "Du er fuld af løgn"

Language: Danish

Finland.png Finland
19 Finland - Kari Kuivalainen - Never the End.png

Artist: Kari Kuivalainen

Song: "Never the End"

Language: Finnish

Portugal.png Portugal
20 Portugal - Dora - Não sejas mau para mim.png

Artist: Dora

Song: "Não sejas mau para mim"

Language: Portuguese


Conductors

Each performance (apart from United Kingdom) had a conductor who directed the orchestra. Norwegian host conductor Egil Monn-Iversen also conducted the Danish entry:


Results

Scoreboard

Voting results
Total score Luxembourg.png Yugoslavia.png France.png Norway.png United Kingdom.png Iceland.png Netherlands.png Turkey.png Spain.png Switzerland.png Israel.png Ireland.png Belgium.png Germany.png Cyprus.png Austria.png Sweden.png Denmark.png Finland.png Portugal.png
Luxembourg 117 5 8 12 8 1 8 2 4 7 10 12 8 10 10 2 4 6
Yugoslavia 49 2 7 5 7 3 3 1 3 4 12 1 1
France 13 3 7 3
Norway 44 4 4 2 6 6 5 6 6 5
United Kingdom 72 4 10 6 6 2 4 2 5 2 3 8 8 10 2
Iceland 19 5 2 6 4 2
Netherlands 40 1 2 7 1 8 10 1 3 7
Turkey 53 6 12 2 6 8 3 6 8 2
Spain 51 7 4 6 1 2 8 1 5 3 7 3 1 3
Switzerland 140 12 6 7 5 5 3 12 10 4 12 10 12 5 4 12 4 7 10
Israel 7 1 1 5
Ireland 96 3 8 3 2 8 5 12 6 2 12 7 12 8 8
Belgium 176 10 10 12 8 10 10 10 12 10 10 5 12 1 10 6 6 10 12 12
Germany 62 8 1 12 8 7 8 5 7 2 4
Cyprus 4 3 1
Austria 12 2 1 2 6 1
Sweden 78 5 7 2 7 3 12 3 7 12 4 5 6 5
Denmark 77 5 10 6 7 4 5 3 10 4 7 7 4 5
Finland 22 6 1 1 8 3 3
Portugal 28 4 4 4 8 7 1
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