As Celine Dion turns 50, relive her Eurovision glory

The Eurovision Song Contest has had some weird and wonderful winners over the years. It's been a springboard for some epic music careers - including ABBA and Celine Dion.

Don't leave without me Let me follow you You, who fly to other existences Let me live The blue of infinity The joy of being free On rays, on suns On songs, on wonders And in a sky Of love The blue of infinity The joy of being free You, who look for another existence You, who fly towards the year two thousand Don't leave without me. Would be a great move though, since it gets great ratings all over Europe and Australia. Eurovision Semi-final 1 6 months ago. Le bleu de l'infini La joie d'être libre Vous qui cherchez une autre vie Vous qui volez vers l'an deux mille Ne partez pas sans moi. The Yugoslavian jury awarded 6 points to Switzerland and none to the United Kingdom, helping the song win by only one point.

The Eurovision Song Contest has had some weird and wonderful winners over the years. It's been a springboard for some epic music careers - including ABBA and Celine Dion.
Celine Dion is a French-Canadian singer who has sold millions of records around the world and is best known for the smash hit
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Celine Dion is a French-Canadian singer who has sold millions of records around the world and is best known for the smash hit
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Ne partez pas sans moi was the Swiss entry at the Eurovision Song Contest performed by Celine Dion.. It was written by Swiss lyricist Nella Martinelli and Turkish composer Atilla Şereftuğ. The song was performed ninth on the night, following Israel and preceding host country liveblog.ga: Celine Dion.

Don't leave without me Let me follow you You, who fly to other existences Let me live. The most beautiful adventure The most beautiful voyage Which will lead one day To suns, to planets Of love. You, the new poets You, the magic birds You, maybe you will Find new music You, give me my chance I want to sing too The blue of infinity The joy of being free On rays, on suns On songs, on wonders And in a sky Of love.

The blue of infinity The joy of being free You, who look for another existence You, who fly towards the year two thousand Don't leave without me. Switzerland was the winner of Eurovision with points.

Who gave points to Switzerland at Eurovision ? Ne partez pas sans moi Laissez-moi vous suivre Vous, qui volez vers d'autres vies Laissez-moi vivre La plus belle aventure Le plus beau voyage Qui mène un jour Sur des soleils, sur des planètes D'amour Vous, les nouveaux poètes Vous, les oiseaux magiques Vous, vous allez peut-être Trouver de nouvelles musiques Vous, donnez-moi ma chance Je veux chanter, moi aussi Ne partez pas sans moi Laissez-moi vous suivre Vous qui volez vers d'autres vies Laissez-moi vivre Le bleu de l'infini La joie d'être libre Sur des rayons, sur des soleils Sur des chansons, sur des merveilles Et dans un ciel D'amour Le bleu de l'infini La joie d'être libre Vous qui cherchez une autre vie Vous qui volez vers l'an deux mille Ne partez pas sans moi.

Don't leave without me You, who look for the star You, who live a dream You, heroes of space With a heart bigger than earth You, give me my chance Take me far away from here Don't leave without me Let me follow you You, who fly to other existences Let me live The most beautiful adventure The most beautiful voyage Which will lead one day To suns, to planets Of love You, the new poets You, the magic birds You, maybe you will Find new music You, give me my chance I want to sing too Don't leave without me Let me follow you You, who fly to other existences Let me live The blue of infinity The joy of being free On rays, on suns On songs, on wonders And in a sky Of love The blue of infinity The joy of being free You, who look for another existence You, who fly towards the year two thousand Don't leave without me.

Céline Marie Claudette Dion. Pas Pour Moi composer, conductor. Pas Pour Moi lyricist Switzerland Io Senza Tei lyricist. The positive impact of Eurovision on artists and on their careers 3 months ago.

The 10 songs qualified for the Grand Final of Eurovision 6 months ago. The contest took place at the Simmonscourt Pavilion of the Royal Dublin Society , which was normally used for agricultural and horse shows. The same venue hosted the contest. Host broadcaster RTÉ employed Declan Lowney , who was notable for being a director of music videos and youth programming, as director for this edition, in order to revamp the contest to attract and sustain a younger audience.

The traditional scoreboard was replaced with two giant Vidiwalls located on either side of the stage, which also projected live images of the performers from the green room where the competitors set during the votes announcements, and a new computer-generated scoreboard was used. The stage itself, conceived by Paula Farrell under chief production designer Michael Grogan, was also the largest and most elaborate ever constructed for the Eurovision Song Contest.

To compensate for the fact that the vast stage took up most of the room in what is really an average size exhibition hall, the director deliberately darkened the hall where the audience was located and refused to use wide angled shots of the audience, in order to create the illusion of the venue being bigger than it actually was. The Postcards featured the participants doing things in Ireland from culture, to tradition, to sports or sightseeing.

Lowney was also the director of the show's interval act, introduced after the competing songs and before the votes announcement. The interval act was a video of the popular Irish rock group Hothouse Flowers , which was filmed in eleven countries around Europe and was the most expensive music video ever produced in Ireland at the time. Each country had a jury who awarded 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 point s for its top ten songs. This edition features one of the closest and fickle-ending votes in the history of the contest.

With three countries left to vote, the UK was well in the lead with points against Switzerland's With the third last country, France, only awarding Switzerland one point, the UK looked certain of victory, as even if Switzerland scooped the two final 12s, the UK would only need to gather eleven points from three juries combined to be unbeatable. However, France didn't award the UK any points, and the following country, Portugal, gave the UK a meagre three points while giving the maximum 12 to Switzerland, making the contest blown open between the two countries until the end of the voting.

With the conclusion of voting from the penultimate jury, the UK was holding a five-point lead over Switzerland.

As the final jury, that of Yugoslavia, began to award its points in the customary ascending order, a lot of excitement-sighs were heard from the audience to see how the two rivals for victory would fare. Switzerland was the first to be named with six points, edging it into a one-point lead over the UK.

After earlier strong votes from most countries to the UK, it seemed highly likely that the UK would be given one of the higher remaining set of points. However, eventually the UK only managed to garner a meagre three points between the last three juries, as after Yugoslavia announced its seven, eight, ten and twelve points, it transpired that it had awarded the UK no points at all, [n 1] and Switzerland was left with its one-point lead to savour a dramatic triumph.

Each performance had a conductor who was maestro to the orchestra. Twenty-one countries took part, after an initial plan of twenty-two, as Cyprus withdrew from the contest after it had already submitted an entry. Cypriot broadcaster CyBC had selected the song 'Thimame' sung by Yiannis Dimitrou, and at a late stage saw that the song was ineligible to represent them as it had been entered into the Cypriot selection for the Contest , where it had finished in 3rd place.

This was classed as a breach of the Cypriot rules of selecting their entry at this time as well as an infringement of the Eurovision Song Contest rules. This was the second victory for Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest after winning its first edition in , and the last time a song in French won the contest, the language having dominated the event in earlier years.

French-Canadian Céline Dion was only famous in the French -speaking world at the time of the contest, shortly afterwards started recording songs in English. When interviewed afterwards he was particularly annoyed at the Dutch jury not having given a vote to the UK, as they had done some work there.

The contest saw the return of seven artists who had participated in its previous editions: Arazi had hosted the contest in , [n 2] Portugal's Dora represented the country in , Sweden's Tommy Körberg represented the country in , and Turkey's MFÖ represented the country in The size of the national juries changed this year from 11 to 16 members, and this lasted until From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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One year after Céline Dion opened the Eurovision Song Contest in Lausanne with her song Where Does My Heart Beat Now, which went on to become a top-5 hit in the United States and made it to the charts around the globe. It also helped establish her career in Europe, after winning the Eurovision Song Contest the year before. Latest news about Céline Dion Today 30 years ago: Céline Dion wins Eurovision Song Contest Exactly 30 years ago today a young singer from Canada made it all the way to the top of Europe's biggest music competition, representing Switzerland. The Eurovision Song Contest was the 33rd edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. The contest took place on 30 April in Dublin, Ireland, following the country's win at the previous edition. The presenters were Pat Kenny and Michelle Rocca.