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Grand Final: 1986

The thirty first annual Eurovision Song Contest broadcast from Grieghallen in Bergen, Norway.Sandra Kim became the youngest ever Eurovision winner, aged thirteen, representing Belgium with the song "J'aime la vie". As of 2010 no one had beaten this record, and never will unless current age restrictions are relaxed.In the lyrics of the song Sandra actually claims to be fifteen, and when it was revealed afterwards that she was actually thirteen second place Switzerland petitioned for her to be disqualified to no avail.Norway's pride at finally winning the event after a series of failures meant a lavish budget for the event which was hosted by folk guitarist Ase Kleveland and attended by Norweigan royalty. The Grieg Hall was turned into an "ice palace" for the show and a diamond encrusted dress was commissioned for the presenter weighing more than one stone (6.8kg).This contest marked Iceland's debut in the competition.

2 hours, 45 minutes

Last on

Sat 3 May 1986 20:00


Role Contributor
CommentatorTerry Wogan
ParticipantSherisse Laurence
ParticipantDoris Dragovic
ParticipantCocktail Chic
ParticipantKetil Stokkan
ParticipantFrizzle Sizzle
ParticipantKlips ve Onlar
ParticipantDaniela Simons
ParticipantMoti Galadi and Sarai Tzuriel
ParticipantLuv Bug
ParticipantSandra Kim
ParticipantIngrid Peters
ParticipantTimna Brauer
ParticipantLasse Holm and Monica Tornell
ParticipantLise Haavik and Trax

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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