1978

A list of people who took part in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1978.

The Contest was hosted by Denise Fabre and Léon Zitrone at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, France.

See national final entries for 1978.

Performers with multiple appearances in 1978

NameAppearances
Georges Costa4
Francine Chantereau3
Martine Latorre3
Michel Costa3
Dominique Poulain3
Catherine Bonnevay2

Artists who had performed at Eurovision before 1978

NamePrevious appearances
Georges Costa5
Michel Costa5
Dominique Poulain4
María Jesús Aguirre4
Mercedes Valimaña4
Titia Dekker3
María Dolores Arenas3
Francine Chantereau3
Catherine Bonnevay3
Martine Latorre2
Irma Tapio1
Ireen Sheer1
Gro Bergsland1
Norbert Niedermayer1
Jean Vallée1

Artists who performed in 1978

Named artists Named artist Backing artists Backing artist
Austria   List of performers is complete Mrs Caroline Robinson
Conductor  Richard Oesterreicher
Spokesperson  Jenny Pippal
Writer Gerhard Markel, Norbert Niedermayer, Walter Markel
Belgium   List of performers is complete Amour Ça Fait Chanter La Vie
Conductor  Jean Musy
Spokesperson  André Hagon
Writer Jean Vallée
Denmark   List of performers is complete Boom Boom
Conductor  Helmer Olesen
Spokesperson  Jens Dreyer
Writer Andy Kulmbak, Christian Have, Michael Trempenau, Peter Nielsen
Finland   List of performers is complete Anna Rakkaudelle Tilaisuus
Conductor  Ossi Runne
Spokesperson  Kaarina Pönniö
Writer Reijo Karvonen, Seija Simola
France   List of performers is complete Il Y Aura Toujours Des Violons
Conductor  Alain Goraguer
Spokesperson  Marc Menant
Writer Gérard Stern, Didier Barbelivien
Germany   List of performers is complete Feuer
Conductor  Jean Frankfurter Writer
Spokesperson  Ute Verhoolen
Writer Jean Frankfurter, John Möring
Greece Charlie Chaplin
Unidentified   Unidentified   Unidentified  
Conductor  Charis Andreadis
Spokesperson  Niki Venega
Writer Sakis Tsilikis, Yannis Xanthulis
Ireland   List of performers is complete Born To Sing
Conductor  Noel Kelehan
Spokesperson  John Skehan
Writer Colm Wilkinson
Israel   List of performers is complete Ah-Bah-Nee-Bee[Winning song]
Conductor  Nurit Hirsh Writer
Spokesperson  Yitzhak Shim'oni
Writer Nurit Hirsh, Ehud Manor
Italy   List of performers is complete Questo Amore
Conductor  Nicola Samale
Spokesperson  Mariolina Cannuli
Writer Dario Farina, Mauro Lusini, Sergio Bardotti
Luxembourg   List of performers is complete Parlez-vous Français?
Conductor  Rolf Soja Writer
Spokesperson  Jacques Harvey
Writer Rolf Soja, Frank Dostal, Péter Zentner
Monaco   List of performers is complete Les Jardins De Monaco
Conductor  Yvon Rioland
Spokesperson  Carole Chabrier
Writer O. Toussaint, Paul de Senneville, Didier Barbelivien, Jean Albertini
Netherlands   List of performers is complete 't Is Ok
Conductor  Harry van Hoof
Spokesperson  Dick van Bommel
Writer Eddy Ouwens, Dick Kooiman, Toon Gispen
Norway   List of performers is complete Mil Etter Mil
Conductor  Carsten Klouman
Spokesperson  Egil Teige
Writer Kai Eide
Portugal   List of performers is complete Dai Li Dou
Conductor  Thilo Krasmann
Spokesperson  Isabel Wolmar
Writer Vítor Mamede, Carlos Quintas
Spain   List of performers is complete Bailemos Un Vals
Conductor  Ramón Arcusa Writer
Spokesperson  Matías Prats Luque
Writer Manuel de la Calva, Ramón Arcusa
Sweden   List of performers is complete Det Blir Alltid Värre Framåt Natten
Conductor  Bengt Palmers
Spokesperson  Sven Lindahl
Writer Peter Himmelstrand
Switzerland Vivre
Unidentified   Unidentified   Unidentified   Unidentified   Unidentified  
Conductor  Daniel Janin
Spokesperson  Michel Stocker
Writer Alain Morisod, Pierre Alain
Turkey   List of performers is complete Sevinçe
Conductor  Onno Tunç
Spokesperson  Meral Savcı
Writer Dağhan Baydur, Hulki Aktunç
United Kingdom   List of performers is complete The Bad Old Days
Conductor  Alyn Ainsworth
Spokesperson  Colin Berry
Writer Stephanie de Sykes, Stuart Slater
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