1979

A list of people who took part in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1979.

The Contest was hosted by Daniel Pe'er and Yardena Arazi at the International Convention Centre in Jerusalem, Israel.

See national final entries for 1979.

Performers with multiple appearances in 1979

NameAppearances
Michel Costa2
Georges Costa2

Artists who had performed at Eurovision before 1979

NamePrevious appearances
Georges Costa9
Michel Costa8
Dominique Poulain7
Francine Chantereau6
Martine Latorre5
Catherine Bonnevay5
Sandra Reemer2
Marcel Dietrich2
Peter Reber2
Sue Schell2
Okkie Huysdens1
Ton op 't Hof1
Mary Clifford1
Michael Elo1
Ianne Elo1
Kalle Fält1
Anita Skorgan1
Corinne Sauvage1
George Keller1
Anne-Marie David1

Writers who had written Eurovisions songs before 1979

NamePrevious songs
Hubert Giraud6
Peter Reber3
Jean Albertini2
Paul de Senneville2
Didier Barbelivien2
Ralph Siegel2
Philip Kruse2
Eddy Marnay2
Vexi Salmi1
Fredi1
Carlos Nobrega e Sousa1

Artists who performed in 1979

Named artists Named artist Backing artists Backing artist
Austria   List of performers is complete Heute In Jerusalem
Writer Péter Wolf, André Heller
Spokesperson  Jenny Pippal
Conductor  Richard Oesterreicher
Belgium Hey Nana
Unidentified  
Writer Charles Dumolin, Guy Beyers
Spokesperson  An Ploegaerts
Conductor  Francis Bay
Denmark   List of performers is complete Disco Tango
Writer Tommy Seebach, Keld Heick
Spokesperson  Bent Henius
Conductor  Allan Botschinsky
Finland   List of performers is complete Katso Sineen Taivaan
Writer Fredi, Vexi Salmi
Spokesperson  Kaarina Pönniö
Conductor  Ossi Runne
France Je Suis L'enfant Soleil
Unidentified  
Writer Hubert Giraud, Eddy Marnay
Spokesperson  Fabienne Égal
Conductor  Guy Matteoni
Germany   List of performers is complete Dschinghis Khan
Writer Ralph Siegel, Bernd Meinunger
Spokesperson  Lotti Ohnesorge
Conductor  Norbert Daum
Greece   List of performers is complete Socrates
Writer Doros Georgiadis, Sotia Tsotu
Spokesperson  Niki Venega
Conductor  Lefteris Chalkiadakis
Ireland   List of performers is complete Happy Man
Writer Cathal Dunne
Spokesperson  David Heffernan
Conductor  Proinnsías Ó Duinn
Israel   List of performers is complete Hallelujah[Winning song]
Writer Kobi Oshrat, Shimrit Orr
Spokesperson  Dan Kaner
Conductor  Kobi Oshrat Writer
Italy   List of performers is complete Raggio Di Luna
Writer Antonella Ruggiero, Carlo Marrale, Piero Cassano, Aldo Stellita, Giancarlo Golzi
Spokesperson  Paola Perissi
Luxembourg   List of performers is complete J'ai Déjà Vu Ça Dans Tes Yeux
Writer Jean Renard
Spokesperson  Jacques Harvey
Conductor  Hervé Roy
Monaco   List of performers is complete Notre Vie C'est La Musique
Writer Laurent Vaguener, Paul de Senneville, Didier Barbelivien, Jean Albertini
Spokesperson  Carole Chabrier
Conductor  Gérard Salesses
Netherlands   List of performers is complete Colorado
Writer Rob Bolland, Ferdi Bolland, Gerard Cox
Spokesperson  Ivo Niehe
Conductor  Harry van Hoof
Norway   List of performers is complete Oliver
Writer Anita Skorgan, Philip Kruse
Spokesperson  Sverre Christophersen
Conductor  Sigurd Jansen
Portugal   List of performers is complete Sobe, Sobe, Balão Sobe
Writer Carlos Nobrega e Sousa
Spokesperson  João Abel Fonseca
Conductor  Thilo Krasmann
Spain   List of performers is complete Su Canción
Writer Fernando Moreno
Spokesperson  Manuel Almendros
Conductor  José Luis Navarro
Sweden   List of performers is complete Satellit
Writer Ted Gärdestad, Kenneth Gärdestad
Spokesperson  Sven Lindahl
Conductor  Lars Samuelson
Switzerland   List of performers is complete Trödler Und Co.
Writer Peter Reber
Spokesperson  Michel Stocker
Conductor  Rolf Zuckowski
United Kingdom   List of performers is complete Mary Ann
Writer Peter Morris
Spokesperson  Colin Berry
Conductor  Ken Jones
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