The Eurovision Song Contest 1983 was the 28th edition held on 23 April 1983 at the Rudi Sedlmayer-Halle in Munich and hosted by Marlene Charell due to Nicole's win the previous year in Harrogate. 20 nations competed in this contest: France was back after its second channel Antenne 2 (now known as France 2) took over broadcasting the competition when TF1 withdrew, and Italy and Greece also returned after a time away. Noticeably absent this time was Ireland, who did not participate due to strike action at their main channel RTE. The 1983 contest was also the first time it was broadcast in Australia and has gained a huge fan following ever since.

Several hit songs came out of this contest: Ofra Haza's second-place song was a massive European hit, as was Danijel's song for Yugoslavia and Carola's song for Sweden. For the latter, it was the first of her three Eurovision appearances.

The contest was won by Corinne Hermès for Luxembourg with the song Si la vie est cadeau. It gave Luxembourg an outright fifth win, a feat later matched by the United Kingdom in 1997, and eventually beaten by Ireland in 1994 and Sweden in 2015.


Draw Country Artist Song Language Translation Place Points
01 France France Guy Bonnet Vivre French Living 8 56
02 Norway Norway Jahn Teigen Do Re Mi Norwegian -- 9 53
03 Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom Sweet Dreams I'm Never Giving Up English -- 6 79
04 Flag of Sweden Sweden Carola Främling Swedish Stranger 3 126
05 Flag of Italy Italy Riccardo Fogli Per Lucia Italian For Lucia 11 41
06 Flag of Turkey Turkey Çetin Alp & The Short Waves Opera Turkish -- 19 0
07 Flag of Spain Spain Remedios Amaya ¿Quién maneja mi barca? Spanish Who sails my boat? 19 0
08 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Mariella Farré Io così non ci sto Italian I don't like it this way 15 28
09 Flag of Finland Finland Ami Aspelund Fantasiaa Finnish Fantasy 11 41
10 Flag of Greece Greece Christie Stasinopoulou Mou les Greek You tell me 14 32
11 Flag of the Netherlands The Netherlands Bernadette Sing Me a Song Dutch -- 7 66
12 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Danijel Džuli Croatian Julie 4 125
13 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Stavros & Constantina I agapi akoma zi Greek Love is still alive 16 25
14 Flag of Germany Germany Hoffmann & Hoffmann Rücksicht German Consideration 5 94
15 Flag of Denmark Denmark Gry Johansen Kloden drejer Danish The planet's spinning 17 16
16 Flag of Israel Israel Ofra Haza Hi Hebrew Alive 2 136
17 Flag of Portugal Portugal Armando Gama Esta balada que te dou Portuguese This ballad that I give to you 13 33
18 Flag of Austria Austria Westend Hurricane German -- 9 53
19 Flag of Belgium Belgium Pas de Deux Rendez-vous Dutch Meeting 18 13
20 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Corinne Hermès Si la vie est cadeau French If life is a gift 1 142