Grand Final: 1986

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Duration: 2 hours, 45 minutes

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.

Credits

Commentator
Terry Wogan
Participant
Sherisse Laurence
Participant
Doris Dragovic
Participant
Cocktail Chic
Participant
Ketil Stokkan
Participant
Ryder
Participant
Icy
Participant
Frizzle Sizzle
Participant
Klips ve Onlar
Participant
Cadillac
Participant
Daniela Simons
Participant
Moti Galadi and Sarai Tzuriel
Participant
Luv Bug
Participant
Sandra Kim
Participant
Ingrid Peters
Participant
Elpida
Participant
Timna Brauer
Participant
Lasse Holm and Monica Tornell
Participant
Lise Haavik and Trax
Participant
Dora

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