A list of people who took part in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981.

The Contest was hosted by Doireann Ní Bhriain at the RDS Simmonscourt Pavilion in Dublin, Ireland.

Performers with multiple appearances in 1981

Georges Costa2
Michel Costa2

Artists who had performed at Eurovision before 1981

NamePrevious appearances
Georges Costa12
Michel Costa11
Francine Chantereau7
Martine Latorre6
Titia Dekker4
John Wiseman4
Marcel Dietrich3
Peter Reber3
Sue Schell3
Michael Elo2
Ianne Elo2
Anita Skorgan2
George Keller2
Jean-Claude Pascal1
Ana Bola1
Cristina Águas1
Tommy Seebach1
Debbie Cameron1
Ismeta Dervoz-Krvavac1
Björn Skifs1
Kari Gjærum1
Cheryl Baker1
Marty Brem1
Nancy Dee1
Caj Högberg1
Peter Lundblad1

Artists who performed in 1981

Named artists Named artist Backing artists Backing artist
Austria Wenn Du Da Bist
Unidentified   Unidentified   Unidentified   Unidentified  
Conductor  Richard Oesterreicher
Spokesperson  Jenny Pippal
Writer Werner Böhmler
Belgium Samson
Unidentified   Unidentified  
Conductor  Giuseppe Marchese Writer
Spokesperson  Walter De Meyere
Writer Giuseppe Marchese, Kick Dandy, Penny Els
Cyprus   List of performers is complete Monika
Conductor  Michael Rozakis
Writer Doros Georgiadis, Stavros Sideras
Denmark Krøller Eller Ej
Conductor  Allan Botschinsky
Spokesperson  Bent Henius
Writer Tommy Seebach, Keld Heick
Finland   List of performers is complete Reggae O.K.
Conductor  Henrik Otto Donner
Spokesperson  Annemi Genetz
Writer Jim Pembroke, Olli Ojala
France Humanahum
Conductor  David Sprinfield
Spokesperson  Denise Fabre
Writer Jean-Paul Cara, Joe Gracy
Germany Johnny Blue
Unidentified   Unidentified   Unidentified  
Conductor  Wolfgang Rödelberger
Writer Ralph Siegel, Bernd Meinunger
Greece   List of performers is complete Feggari Kalokerino
Conductor  George Niarchos
Spokesperson  Tatiana Darra
Writer Giorgos Niarchos, Yiannis Dimitras
Ireland   List of performers is complete Horoscopes
Conductor  Noel Kelehan
Spokesperson  John Skehan
Writer Jim Kelly, Joe Burkett
Israel   List of performers is complete Layla
Conductor  Eldad Shrem
Spokesperson  Dan Kaner
Writer Shuki Levi, Shlomit Aharon, Yuval Dor
Luxembourg C'est Peut-être Pas L'amérique
Unidentified   Unidentified  
Conductor  Joël Rocher
Spokesperson  Jacques Harvey
Writer Jean-Claude Pascal, Jean-Claude Petit, Sophie Makhno
Netherlands   List of performers is complete Het Is Een Wonder
Conductor  Rogier van Otterloo
Spokesperson  Flip van der Schalie
Writer Cees de Wit, Bart van de Laar
Norway   List of performers is complete Aldri I Livet
Conductor  Sigurd Jansen
Spokesperson  Sverre Christophersen
Writer Finn Kalvik
Portugal   List of performers is complete Play-back
Conductor  Shegundo Galarza
Spokesperson  Margarida Andrade
Writer Carlos Paião
Spain Y Solo Tú
Unidentified   Unidentified   Unidentified  
Conductor  Joan Barcons
Spokesperson  Isabel Tenaille
Writer Amado Jaen
Sweden   List of performers is complete Fångad I En Dröm
Conductor  Anders Berglund
Spokesperson  Bengteric Nordell
Writer Bengt Palmers, Björn Skifs
Switzerland Io Senza Tei
Unidentified   Unidentified   Unidentified  
Conductor  Rolf Zuckowski
Spokesperson  Michel Stocker
Writer Peter Reber, Nella Martinetti
Turkey   List of performers is complete Dönme Dolap
Conductor  Onno Tunç
Spokesperson  Başak Doğru
Writer Ali Kocatepe
United Kingdom   List of performers is complete Making Your Mind Up[Winning song]
Conductor  John Coleman
Spokesperson  Colin Berry
Writer John Danter, Andy Hill
Yugoslavia Leila
Unidentified   Unidentified  
Conductor  Ranko Rihtman
Spokesperson  Helga Vlahović
Writer Ranko Boban
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