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Transmission Date:Saturday 9th May 1998
Host Broadcaster:British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Time:20.00-23.00 (Scheduled)
Venue:National Indoor Arena
Birmingham
United Kingdom

Presenters:

Terry Wogan
Ulrika Jonsson
Musical Director:Martin Koch
Interval Act:"Jupiter - Bringer of Jollity" featuring Vanessa Mae & Lesley Garrett

EBU Supervisor:

Christine Marchal-Ortiz
Executive Producer:Kevin Bishop
Producer:Guy Freeman
Director:Geoff Posner

BBC One TV Commentary:

Terry Wogan
BBC Radio 2 Commentary:Ken Bruce
United Kingdom Spokesperson:Ken Bruce

Voting:

Public phone voting, except in Hungary & Romania (Jury voting).

All countries awarded 12 points to the highest scoring song, 10 points to the second, 8 to the third. then 7,6,5,4,3,2 & 1 point to the song gaining the tenth highest number of votes.

Winning Song:

Diva

Dana International
Israel
172 points
Composed by Svika Pick &Yoav Ginai

United Kingdom Entry:

Where Are You?

Imaani
United Kingdom
166 points (2nd place)
Composed by Scott English, Simon Stirling & Phil Manikiza

  • The Eurovision Song Contest 1998 as broadcast remains in the BBC archives.
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Songs

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CountrySongComposer(s)Performer(s)ConductorUK Phone VotePointsPosition
1CroatiaNeka Mi Ne SvanePetar GrasoDanijelaStjepan Kalogjera15,8051315
2GreeceMia Krifi EvaisthissiaYiannis Valvis & Yiannis MalachiasDionyssia Karoki & Thalassa-4,9131220
3FranceOu AllerMarie-Line, Micael Sene & Jean-Philippe DaryMarie-Line-3,477324
4Spain¿Qué Voy A Hacer Sin Ti?Mikel Herzog & Alberto EstebanezMikel HerzogAlberto Estebanez4,8642116
5SwitzerlandLass IhnGunvor & Egon EgemannGunvor-3,209025
6SlovakiaModlitbaGabriel Dusik & Anna WepperyovaKatarína HasprováVladimir Valovic3,201821
7PolandToTakie Proste QuandOlga Pruszkowska & Jaroslaw PruszkowskaSixteenWieslaw Pieregorolka9,6251917
8IsraelDivaSvika Pick &Yoav GinaiDana International-32,9951721
9GermanyGuildo Hat Euch LiebStefan RabbGuildo HornStefan Rabb34,241867
10MaltaThe One That I LoveJason Paul Cassar & Sunny AquilinaChiara-69,0001653
11HungaryA Holnap Már Ném Lesz SzomorúAttila Horvath & Istvan LehrCharlieMiklos Malek2,975422
12SloveniaNaj Bogovi SlisijoMatjaz Vlasic & Ursa VlasicVili ResnikMojmir Sepe4,2671718
13IrelandIs Always Over NowGerry MorganDawnNoel Kelehan43,280649
14PortugalSe Eu Te Pudesse AbracarJose CidAlma LusaMike Sergeant7,1403612
15RomaniaEu CredAdrian Romcescu & Liliana StefanMalina OlinescuAdrian Romcescu2,762622
16United KingdomWhere Are You?Scott English, Simon Stirling & Phil ManikizaImaaniJames McMillan-1662
17CyprusGenesisMichael Hajiyanni & Zenon ZindilisMichael HajiyanniCosta Cacoyannis16,4223711
18NetherlandsHemel En AardeEric Van Tun & Jochem FluitsmaEdsilia RombleyDick Bakker54,9341504
19SwedenKärleken ärBobby Ljunggren, Hakan Almqvist & Ingela 'Pling' ForsmanJill JohnsonAnders Berglund12,1775310
20BelgiumDis OuiPhilippe SwanMelanie Cohl-38,9351226
21FinlandAavaAlexi  AhoniemiEdea (featuring Marika Krook)Olli Ahvenlahti3,6172215
22NorwayAlltid SommerDavid Eriksen & Linda Andernach JohannesenLars A FredriksenGeir Langslet23,320798
23EstoniaMere LapsedMaria Rahula, Tomi Rahula & Peeter PruuliKooit ToomeHeiki Vahar7,6893612
24TurkeyUnutamazsinErdinc Tunc & Canan TuncTuzmenUmit Eroglu6,0522514
25FYR MacedoniaNe Zori, ZoroVlado Janevski & Grigor KoprovVlado JanevskiAlexandar Dzambazov2,4471619

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Sxcoreboard

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CountryHRVGRCFRAESPCHESVKPOLISRDEUMLTHUNSVNIRLPRTROUUKCYPNLDSWEBELFINNORESTTURMKDPointsPosition
1Croatia (HRV)58151061010101232274353634121315
2Greece (GRC)121220
3France (FRA)12324
4Spain (ESP)1463432116
5Switzerland (CHE)025
6Slovakia (SVK)8821
7Poland (POL)252101917
8Israel (ISR)10121010107127612751065101037581721
9Germany (DEU)3121288106612711867
10Malta (MLT)7665812878731251258685125101653
11Hungary (HUN)112423
12Slovenia (SVN)325431718
13Ireland (IRL)2242266118814287649
14Portugal (PRT)110622221643612
15Romania (ROU)6622
16United Kingdom (UK)1273331712181055612877685812101662
17Cyprus (CYP)412511144323711
18Netherlands (NLD)10854765867121071081278731504
19Sweden (SWE)3482156101225310
20Belgium (BEL)477471254336787610276161226
21Finland (FIN)1011012215
22Norway (NOR)8144355104343312424798
23Estonia (EST)28142124123612
24Turkey (TUR)5122152514
25FYR Macedonia (MKD)63431619

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Winning Song

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Dana International at The Eurovision Song Contest 1998

  • Diva was released in an English version and reached No. 11 in the UK charts.
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United Kingdom Entry

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Imaani at The Eurovision Song Contest 1998

  • Where are You? reached No. 15 in the UK charts.
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