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The Eurovision Song Contest 1991 was the 36th edition held on 4 May 1991. San Remo, where the concept of the contest was born, was to be the intended host city, but due to the mounting tensions of the Gulf War, it was moved to the Cinecittà movie studios in Rome which was perceived to be more secure. It was co-hosted by Italy's two previous Eurovision winners Gigliola Cinquetti and Toto Cutugno, the latter having won in Zagreb the previous year. The Netherlands had withdrawn due to the observance of a national holiday, but Malta was making its return after a long absence.

The inter-song postcards were cleverly done: each artist was asked to sing a well-known Italian song as famous Italian landmarks that best represented their individual personalities were superimposed in the background.

At the conclusion of voting, Sweden and Amina Annabi of France were tied with 146 points each, the second tie since the infamous four-way of 1969. Starting the count-back procedure, both had 4 sets of 12-point scores, but when it came to the 10-point scores the advantage swung towards Sweden, who had 5 sets of 10s compared to 2 sets for France (under the current tiebreaker rules, France would have won due to one more country voting for it - 18 nations compared to 17 for Sweden).

This count-back gave Sweden its third victory with the song Fångad av en stormvind performed by Carola. On the other hand, a bit further down the scoreboard, Thomas Forstner of Austria had Nul Points with the song Venedig im Regen, only 2 years after he finished in the top 5 in Lausanne.

Participants

Draw Country Artist Song Language Translation Place Points
01 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Baby Doll Brazil Serbian -- 21 1
02 Flag of Iceland Iceland Stefán & Eyfi Draumur um Nínu Icelandic Dream of Nina 15 26
03 Flag of Malta Malta Georgina & Paul Could It Be English -- 6 106
04 Flag of Greece Greece Sophia Vossou I Anixi Greek Spring 13 36
05 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Sandra Simó Canzone per te Italian Song for you 5 118
06 Flag of Austria Austria Thomas Forstner Venedig im Regen German Venice in the Rain 22 0
07 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Sarah Bray Un baiser volé French A stolen kiss 14 29
08 Flag of Sweden Sweden Carola Fångad av en stormvind Swedish Captured by a stormwind 1 146
09 France France Amina Annabi Le dernier qui a parlé... French The last one who spoke... 2 146
10 Flag of Turkey Turkey İzelReyhan & Can İki Dakika Turkish Two minutes 12 44
11 Flag of Ireland Ireland Kim Jackson Could It Be That I'm In Love English -- 10 47
12 Flag of Portugal Portugal Dulce Pontes Lusitana paixão Portuguese Lusitanian Passion 8 62
13 Flag of Denmark Denmark Anders Frandsen Lige der hvor hjertet slår Danish Where the Heart beats 19 8
14 Norway Norway Just 4 Fun Mrs. Thompson Norwegian -- 17 14
15 Flag of Israel Israel Duo Datz Kan Hebrew Here 3 139
16 Flag of Finland Finland Kaija Kärkinen Hullu yö Finnish A crazy night 20 6
17 Flag of Germany Germany Atlantis 2000 Dieser Traum darf niemals sterben German This dream may never die 18 10
18 Flag of Belgium Belgium Clouseau Geef het op Dutch Give it up 16 23
19 Flag of Spain Spain Sergio Dalma Bailar Pegados Spanish Dancing closely 4 119
20 Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom Samantha Janus A Message To Your Heart English -- 10 47
21 Flag of Cyprus Cyprus Elena Patroklou SOS Greek -- 9 60
22 Flag of Italy Italy Peppino di Capri Comme è ddoce 'o mare Neapolitan How sweet is the sea? 7 89

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