EuroJoint: watch Eurovision 1978 online!

by Sietse Bakker 246 views

It's weekend again, which means a fresh old Eurovision Song Contest is waiting for you! We're going back to 1978, when the Eurovision Song Contest took place in France.

Today, 28 years ago, according to the Hebrew calander, Israel won the Eurovision Song Contestfor the first time. After 11 years, Denmark returned to the contest. Because Turkey also decided to participate again and no country withdrew, a new record was established; 20 countries took part. Israel won the contest and received 5 consecutive 12 point-votes which is still a Eurovision Song Contest record.

When it was obvious that Israel would win, the broadcasting company of Jordan stopped the live broadcast claiming they had technical difficulties. A day later they presented the song from Belgium as the winning song. For the first time the contest was hosted by two people. Norway didn't get a single vote, which was unique for the new voting system, but that feat would be repeated several times in the future.

You can find the 1978 Eurovision Song Contest in the multimedia selection of our EuroJoint partner EurovIL. Enjoy the show!

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