Eurovision By Year
1994 OverviewHOST COUNTRY: Ireland HOST CITY: Dublin HOST VENUE: Point Theatre HOST BROADCASTER: RTÉ HOST PRESENTERS: Cynthia Ní Mhurchú & Gerry Ryan. INTERVAL ACTS: Riverdance'
GRAND FINAL: 30th April
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 25 DEBUT(S): Estonia, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Slovakia
Who Won in 1994?
ARTIST Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan
SONG Rock 'n' Roll Kids
1994 FactsThe first contest to use pyrotechnics on stage.
It was in 1994 that the interval act Riverdance was performed on stage, leading to a full stage show that toured the globe for some 25 years and made international superstars of leading dancers Jean Butler & Michael Flatley
The first and only year to date that a country has won for a thrid consecutive time.
For the first time the voting was done by satellite and not telephone, viewers could now see the person delivering the results.