Grand Final: 1981

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Duration: 2 hours, 35 minutes

The twenty sixth annual Eurovision Song Contest broadcast from RDS Simmonscourt Pavilion in Dublin, Ireland.The United Kingdom were crowned champions for a fourth time with the iconic song "Making Your Mind Up" sung by Bucks Fizz.The performance included one of Eurovision's most memorable dance moves of all time in which the two male singers ripped the skirts off the two female singers. This obviously swayed voters as Germany were beaten into second place by a narrow four vote margin during some of the closest voting in Eurovision history - five countries took the lead at different points during the scoring and before the penultimate vote the United Kingdom, Germany and Switzerland were all joint at the top of the leaderboard.There were some familiar faces on the stage this year including Jean Claude Pascal who returned to perform for Luxembourg twenty years after winning the competition, and Peter, Sue and Marc who made their fourth bid for victory on behalf of Switzerland.Returning to the Eurovision family this year were Israel and Yugoslavia, and it also marked the debut of Cyprus.

Credits

Commentator
Terry Wogan
Participant
Marty Brem
Participant
Modern Folk Trio and Aysegul
Participant
Lena Valaitis
Participant
Jean-Claude Pascal
Participant
Habibi
Participant
Debbie Cameron and Tommy Seebach
Participant
Seid-Memic Vajta
Participant
Riki Sorsa
Participant
Jean Gabilou
Participant
Bacchelli
Participant
Linda Williams
Participant
Sheeba
Participant
Finn Kalvik
Participant
Bucks Fizz
Participant
Carlos Paiao
Participant
Emly Starr
Participant
Yiannis Dimitras
Participant
Island
Participant
Peter, Sue and Marc
Participant
Bjorn Skifs

Broadcasts

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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