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Eurovision Song Contest 1981
Date(s) 4 April 1981
Venue RDS Simmonscourt,
Dublin, Ireland
Host(s) Doireann Ní Bhriain
Voting Method 100% Jury
Each country awarded
12, 10, 8-1 points to its top 10
Winner United Kingdom: Bucks Fizz
“Making Your Mind Up”

Participants

# Country Artist Song Points Place
1 Austria Marty Brem Wenn du da bist 20 17th
2 Turkey Modern Folk Üçlüsü
& Ayşegül Aldinç
Dönme Dolap 9 =18th
3 Germany Lena Valaitis Johnny Blue 132 2nd
4 Luxembourg Jean-Claude Pascal C’est peut-être pas l’Amérique 41 =11th
5 Israel Hakol Over Habibi Halayla 56 7th
6 Denmark Tommy Seebach
& Debbie Cameron
Krøller eller ej 41 =11th
7 Yugoslavia Seid Memić Vajta Lejla 35 15th
8 Finland Riki Sorsa Reggae OK 27 16th
9 France Jean Gabilou Humanahum 125 3rd
10 Spain Bacchelli Y sólo tú 38 14th
11 Netherlands Linda Williams Het is een wonder 51 9th
12 Ireland Sheeba Horoscopes 105 5th
13 Norway Finn Kalvik Aldri i livet 0 20th
14 United Kingdom Bucks Fizz Making Your Mind Up 136 1st
15 Portugal Carlos Paião Playback 9 =18th
16 Belgium Emly Starr Samson 40 13th
17 Greece Giannis Dimitras Fengari kalokerino 55 8th
18 Cyprus Island Monika 69 6th
19 Switzerland Peter, Sue & Marc Io senza te 121 4th
20 Sweden Björn Skifs Fångad i en dröm 50 10th

Scoreboard

Country AT TR DE LU IL DK YU FI FR ES NL IE NO GB PT BE GR CY CH SE Total
Austria 6 1 5 6 2 20
Turkey 1 3 5 9
Germany 5 12 3 8 8 2 7 8 12 3 6 4 7 12 10 5 8 12 132
Luxembourg 10 5 3 4 3 1 4 6 5 41
Israel 8 4 6 7 7 8 4 5 4 3 56
Denmark 1 1 7 4 3 2 5 2 12 4 41
Yugoslavia 4 8 2 1 5 2 3 10 35
Finland 2 1 2 5 5 1 5 6 27
France 12 12 12 7 2 4 10 6 4 5 1 10 3 8 7 12 10 125
Spain 10 6 4 3 10 3 2 38
Netherlands 3 5 3 4 7 2 7 6 7 2 3 2 51
Ireland 7 3 6 10 10 12 5 6 5 10 1 10 12 1 7 105
Norway 0
United Kingdom 4 8 4 5 12 10 10 3 7 8 12 10 3 6 8 6 4 8 8 136
Portugal 8 1 9
Belgium 1 7 1 6 8 2 3 7 5 40
Greece 6 2 6 1 10 1 2 8 6 6 7 55
Cyprus 5 3 6 8 8 7 10 7 12 3 69
Switzerland 2 2 7 8 4 12 12 10 4 1 12 12 12 8 4 10 1 121
Sweden 10 2 5 7 1 12 6 2 4 1 50

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