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#EurovisionAgain - Eurovision Song Contest 1980 - Full Show

EurovisionAgain goes back to 1980. Tweet along using the hashtag #EurovisionAgain . We would like to thank NOS for making this edition available. The show will be available for a month.

Israeli TV declined the opportunity to host the Eurovision Song Contest again after Israel won in Jerusalem in 1979. Instead the contest was hosted by Dutch broadcaster NOS in The Hague. NOS picked 19 April as the date for the Contest, but as this was the Holocaust Memorial Day in Israel, the defending champion decided not to participate which marked the only time when the winner of one Eurovision Song Contest did not participate in the next. For the first time in the history of the Contest Morocco participated with Samira.

In total 19 countries took part in The Hague. As #EurovisionAgain is a fan led initiative, we have included the moving scoreboard of David Hughes, the man behind the 'Reorderboard' YouTube Channel. Check out more of his amazing scoreboards here:

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