Grand Final: 1988

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Duration: 2 hours, 50 minutes

The thirty third annual Eurovision Song Contest broadcast from RDS Simmonscourt Pavilion in Dublin, Ireland.Celine Dion, who was then only famous in the French speaking world, was set on the path to worldwide stardom after her victory for Switzerland performing "Ne partez pas sans moi" which beat the United Kingdom's entry by one point.The contest was an elaborate affair, with organisers attempting to bring in a younger audience with the biggest Eurovision stage ever seen at that point and giant screens around the room.To add to the youth appeal, the interval act on this occasion was the 'Celtic Rock' group Hothouse Flowers, performing their single "Don't Go".

Credits

Commentator
Terry Wogan
Performer
Hothouse Flowers
Participant
Beathoven
Participant
Tommy Korberg
Participant
Boulevard
Participant
Scott Fitzgerald
Participant
MFO
Participant
Le Decada
Participant
Gerard Joling
Participant
Yardena Arazi
Participant
Celine Dion
Participant
Jump the Gun
Participant
Maxi and Chris Garden
Participant
Wilfried
Participant
Hot Eyes
Participant
Aphroditi Fryda
Participant
Karoline Kruger
Participant
Reynaert
Participant
Lara Fabien
Participant
Luca Barbarossa
Participant
Gerard Lenorman
Participant
Dora
Participant
Srebrna Krila

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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