Eurovision By Year
1988 OverviewHOST COUNTRY: Ireland HOST CITY: Dublin HOST VENUE: RDS Simmonscourt Pavilion HOST BROADCASTER: RTÉ HOST PRESENTERS: Pat Kenny & Michelle Rocca INTERVAL ACTS: Hothouse Flowers
GRAND FINAL: 30th April
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 21
Who Won in 1988?
ARTIST Celine Dion
SONG Ne partez pas sans moi
1988 FactsThe result came down to the last jury, depending on how the Yugoslav jury had voted. By giving no points to the UK, the contest was one by just a 1-point margin, one of the closest in history.
This was the last French language song to win the contest, the langauge had dominated the contest in previous years.