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The Eurovision Song Contest, often simply called Eurovision, is an international song competition held primarily among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union. Each participating country submits an original song to be performed on live television and radio, then casts votes for the other countries' songs to determine the winner.

Competitions and winners of the 1980s
Year Date Held in Winner Song Performer Points
1980 19 April
Netherlands
Ireland
"What's Another Year" Johnny Logan 143
1981 4 April
Ireland
United Kingdom
"Making Your Mind Up" Bucks Fizz 136
1982 24 April
United Kingdom
Germany
"Ein bißchen Frieden" Nicole 161
1983 23 April
Germany
Luxembourg
"Si la vie est cadeau" Corinne Hermès 142
1984 5 May
Luxembourg
Sweden
"Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley" The Herreys 145
1985 4 May
Sweden
Norway
"La det swinge" Bobbysocks! 123
1986 3 May
Norway
Belgium
"J'aime la vie" Sandra Kim 176
1987 9 May
Belgium
Ireland
"Hold Me Now" Johnny Logan 172
1988 30 April
Ireland
Switzerland
"Ne partez pas sans moi" Céline Dion 137
1989 6 May
Switzerland
Yugoslavia
"Rock Me" Riva 137

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