Eurovision By Year
1998 OverviewHOST COUNTRY: United Kingdom HOST CITY: Birmingham HOST VENUE: National Indoor Arena HOST BROADCASTER: BBC HOST PRESENTERS: Terry Wogan & Ulrika Johnson INTERVAL ACTS: Jupiter, The Bringer of Joviality
GRAND FINAL: 9th May
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 25 DEBUT(S): Macedonia
Who Won in 1998?
ARTIST Dana International
1998 FactsIsrael's Dana International proved a controversial selection in Israel on account that she is transgender
When Terry Wogan left his hotel room in Birmingham it was next to be occupied by President Bill Clinton, in the UK for the G8 summit.
This was the last year in which countries could use a live orchestra, although many opted to use backing tracks, as they had done the previous year.