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The show

Final
Saturday, 23 April, 1983, 19:00
Location
Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle, Munich, Germany
Host broadcaster
ARD
Presented by
Marlene Charell
Executive Producer
Christian Hayer & Gunther Lebram
EBU Supervisor
Frank Naef
TV Director
Rainer Bertram
Interval Act
Marlene Charell

The show

Final
Saturday, 23 April, 1983, 19:00
Location
Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle, Munich, Germany
Host broadcaster
ARD
Presented by
Marlene Charell
Executive Producer
Christian Hayer & Gunther Lebram
EBU Supervisor
Frank Naef
TV Director
Rainer Bertram
Interval Act
Marlene Charell

After trying to win for many years, German broadcaster ARD finally hosted the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest in Munich.

In 1983 the Eurovision Song Contest was held in Germany for the first time since 1957. The host for the evening was Marlene Charell who presented the show in three languages, German, French and English. Due to the trilingual presentation, the contest lasted more than 3 hours for the first time ever. The total number of participants rose to 20 again as Italy, France and Greece returned. 
This year marked the first performance of Sweden's Carola Häggkvist who reached third place and went on to win the contest in 1991 and represented her country again in 2006, coming fifth. Her song Främling became very popular in Sweden, perhaps even more than her winning song from 1991. For France's Guy Bonnet, it was the second time he represented his country. After coming 4th in 1970, he ended up 6th in 1983. For Italian superstar Riccardo Fogli, the 1983 contest ended with disappointment; after winning the prestigious San Remo festival the year before, he only ended up 11th with his song Per Lucia.

About the winner

Luxembourg won the 1983 contest with the dramatic presentation of Si La Vie Est Cadeau by French singer Corinne Hermès. 1983 is the last time Luxembourg won the Eurovision Song Contest. Unlike the previous winner, Si La Vie Est Cadeau did not set the European charts alight.

Participants & Results

R/O
Country
Artist
Song
Points
Ranking
01FranceGuy BonnetVivre568
02NorwayJahn TeigenDo Re Mi539
03United KingdomSweet DreamsI'm Never Giving Up796
04SwedenCarola HäggkvistFrämling1263
05ItalyRiccardo FogliPer Lucia4111
06TurkeyÇetin Alp and the Short WaveOpera19
07SpainRemedios Amaya¿quién Maneja Mi Barca?19
08SwitzerlandMariella FarréIo Così Non Ci Sto2815
09FinlandAmi AspelundFantasiaa4111
10GreeceGreeceChristie StassinopoulouMou Les3214
11The NetherlandsBernadetteSing Me A Song667
12YugoslaviaDanijelDzuli1254
13CyprusStavros and ConstantinaI Agapi Akoma Zi2616
14GermanyHoffmann und HoffmannRücksicht945
15DenmarkGry JohansenKloden Drejer1617
16IsraelOfra HazaHi1362
17PortugalArmando GamaEsta Balada Que Te Dou3313
18AustriaWestendHurricane539
19BelgiumPas de DeuxRendez-vous1318
20LuxembourgCorinne HermèsSi La Vie Est Cadeau1421
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