Eurovision Song Contest 1997
Theme N/A
Final date 3 May 1997
Venue Point Theatre, Dublin, Ireland
Presenter(s) Carrie Crowley
Ronan Keating
Conductor Frank McNamara
Executive supervisor Marie-Claire Vionnet
Host broadcaster Flag of Ireland Ireland
Raidió Teilifís Éireann (RTÉ)
Interval act Ronan Keating
Number of entries 25
Debuting countries None
Returning countries Denmark, eurovision Denmark
Flag of Germany Germany
Flag of Hungary Hungary
Flag of Italy Italy
Flag of Russia.svg Russia
Withdrawing countries Flag of Belgium Belgium
Flag of Finland Finland
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia
Voting system Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs
Nul points Flag of Norway Norway
Flag of Portugal.svg Portugal
Winner Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom
"Love Shine a Light" by Katrina & The Waves
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The 1997 Eurovision Song Contest was held in Dublin, Ireland. It was the 7th contest the country had hosted and followed their previous win with Eimear Quinn and her song 'The Voice'

The competition was won by Katrina and the Waves with 'Love Shine a Light' who were representing the United Kingdom. This was the 5th win for the nation and their first win in 16 years.


Draw Country Language Artist Song Translation Place Points
1 Cyprus Greek Hars and Andres  Mana Mou Motherland 5 98
2 Turkey Turkish  Sebnem Parker and Grup Ethnic Dinle Listen 3 121
3 Norway Norwegien  Tor Endresen San Franscisco - 24 0
4 Austria German Bettina Soriat One Stop - 21 12
5 Ireland English Marc Roberts Mysterious Woman - 2 157
6 Slovenia Slovene Tanja Ribic Zbudi Se Wake Up 10 60
7 Switzerland Italian Barbara Berta Dentro Di Me Inside of Me 22 5
8 Netherlands Dutch Mrs Einstien Niemand heeft nog tijd" No One Has Time Anymore 22 5
9 Italy Italian Jalisse "Fiumi di parole" River of Words 4 114
10 Spain Spanish Marcos Llunas "Sin rencor Without Rencour 6 96
11 Germany German Bianca Shomburg Zeit Time 18 22
12 Poland Polish Anna-Maria Jopek Ale jestem But I am 11 54
13 Estonia Estonian Maarja-Liis Ilus Keelatud maa Forbidden Land 8 82
14 Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnian Alma Čardžić Goodbye - 18 22
15 Portugal Portuguese Célia Lawson Antes do adeus Before Goodbye 24 0
16 Sweden Swedish Blond Bara hon älskar mig If Only She Loves Me 14 36
17 Greece Greek Marianna Zorba Horepse Dance 12 39
18 Malta English Debbie Scerri Let Me Fly - 9 66
19 Hungary Hungarian VIP Miért kell, hogy elmenj? Why Do You Have to Go ? 12 39
20 Russia Russian Alla Pugacheva Primadonna - 15 33
21 Denmark Danish Kølig Kaj Stemmen i mit liv" The Voice In My Life 16 25
22 France  French Fanny Sentiments Songes Dream Feelings 7 95
23 Croatia Croatian ENI Probudi me Awaken Me 17 24
24 United Kingdom English Katrina and the Waves Love Shine A Light - 1 227
25 Iceland  Icelandic Paul Oskar Minn hinsti dans My Final Dance 20 18