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Grand Final: 1979

The twenty fourth annual Eurovision Song Contest broadcast from the International Convention Center, Jerusalem, Israel.Israel retained their title, taking the crown for the second time with Gali Atari and Milk and Honey singing "Hallelujah".The voting was extremely close and Israel ended up just one point behind Spain with only the Spanish jury left to announce their scores. Happily for Israel, Spain awarded them ten points sealing their win.It has been reported that Turkey were due to compete in the contest, but withdrew under pressure from Arab states who objected to a predominantly Muslim country taking part in a contest staged in Israel.

2 hours, 55 minutes

Last on

Sat 31 Mar 1979 21:00


Role Contributor
CommentatorJohn Dunn
ParticipantManuela Bravo
ParticipantMatia Bazar
ParticipantTommy Seebach
ParticipantCathal Dunne
ParticipantLaurent Vaguener
ParticipantPeter, Sue and Marc and Pfuri, Gorps and Kniri
ParticipantDschinghis Khan
ParticipantMilk and Honey
ParticipantAnne-Marie David
ParticipantMicha Marah
ParticipantJeane Manson
ParticipantTed Gardestad
ParticipantAnita Skorgan
ParticipantBlack Lace
ParticipantChristina Simon
ParticipantBetty Missiego

The Grand Final

Molly (United Kingdom): 'Children of the Universe'

Watch highlights from the Grand Final in Copenhagen

All the acts from Semi-Final Two

Conchita Wurst (Austria): ‘Rise Like A Phoenix’

Videos of all of the songs from the second semi-final

All the acts from Semi-Final One

All the acts from Semi-Final One

Watch clips of all of the performances from the first semi-final

Children Of The Universe (Official Video)

Children Of The Universe (Official Video)

Watch Molly's official entry for the UK at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest

The top 10 ESC Controversies

Conchita Union Jack

What was Eurovision's most controversial moment?

Are these the top 10 Eurovision songs of all time?

Are these the 10 Eurovision songs of all time?

Dr Eurovision investigates

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