Eurovision Song Contest 1985 - Trivia


  • Lill Lindfors had a wardrobe malfunction (though technically, this is a misnomer, as the stunt was deliberate) as she was walking onstage for the voting session. As she walked on stage, her skirt fell off, leaving her with just her underpants on below. After a few moments of pretending to be shocked, Lindfors removed the parts of her dress hidden inside itself, so that the full dress was visible afterwards.
  • This was Norway's first victory, since first participating in the contest since 1960, and coming in last place at the 1963, 1969, 1974, 1976, 1978, and 1981 contests. The presenter Lill Lindfors commented with "Norway has come last so many times, so I really think you deserve this".
  • The original choice of Belgian entry was "Vannacht" performed by Mireille Capelle. A dispute concerning the lyric of the song was responsible for its withdrawal.
  • UK backing vocals were provided by Sue and Sunny. They had previously done the same job for Lulu in 1969 and Joy Fleming in 1975.
  • UK commentator Terry Wogan was too ill to attend the contest in Sweden and instead provided commentary from London.

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