Eurovision 1994: Hat-tricks and new tricks | Super-cut with animated scoreboard




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An edited down version of the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin with a scoreboard using today’s technology. Nothing but a fun lockdown project.

This edit will give a flavour of the evening (30th April) with Terry Wogan’s commentary, and what an evening it was for all Irishmen and women, including Terry!

In the past, I think I’ve been guilty of mixing up the Irish Contests in my head somewhat. Watching 1994 cold and then editing it, I think this programme comes across as the high point for Ireland in Eurovision. Yes, one headline result that can sound dull, but this show was…

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26 thoughts on “Eurovision 1994: Hat-tricks and new tricks | Super-cut with animated scoreboard

    thereorderboard : Eurovision

    (October 12, 2020 - 9:03 pm)

    Just to post an update…usually at this time I'd have most of 95's graphics complete. Unfortunately 'real life' work has taken over somewhat this weekend (I've got one evening and that's it!) so 95 will be somewhat delayed. I'm busy working on a project that completes in early November and then I have some leave, so after that I should make some progress! Thanks as ever for commenting and watching – I think there's a really rich account of each show being written below the videos now! We'll get 96 shortly! I know some of you are waiting for that one!

    Maximilian Aydin Bendroth

    (October 12, 2020 - 9:03 pm)

    What happened to the jugovizija channel

    MrJdsworld

    (October 12, 2020 - 9:03 pm)

    As Terry mentions, it’s April 30th. The contest hasn’t been held this early since.

    Frédéric TONTON

    (October 12, 2020 - 9:03 pm)

    Once again an absolutely amazing job done here with the graphics. I really like how you “transferred” the receiving points country popping effect from the 1993 ribbons to what we’ve got here and I really love the great job you did with the paint effect on the flags during the recap. Do you still take your flags from the same source as you did for the 80’s contest?

    Bogdan Siuda

    (October 12, 2020 - 9:03 pm)

    Do Eurovision 1995.

    MrJdsworld

    (October 12, 2020 - 9:03 pm)

    One final comment on this: it’s interesting how the profile of the spokesperson has changed in the 25 years of being in-vision. In the early days, it’s very much the elder statesman (or woman) of each country’s national broadcaster, who probably were also the phone spokespersons, giving their votes in a very business like manner. Now we have young idiots doing “zany” routines, desperately trying to get their seconds of fame.

    EurovisionFan

    (October 12, 2020 - 9:03 pm)

    Finally flag of my country! Thank you so much for these videos. I wish I would make as wonderful scoreboards as yours!

    MrJdsworld

    (October 12, 2020 - 9:03 pm)

    A few bit of trivia:

    – Michael D. Higgins, seen at 55:12 and mentioned at 55:20, was Minister for Arts, Culture and Gaeltacht at the time. He’s now President of Ireland.
    – Sara Tavares, the entrant from Portugal was one of the interval acts 24 years later in Lisbon.
    – The references to NY and Orlando made by Gerry relate to the upcoming World Cup ‘94. Ireland’s first round games were in NY and Orlando.

    MrJdsworld

    (October 12, 2020 - 9:03 pm)

    Something was really odd about that Maltese vote…

    MrJdsworld

    (October 12, 2020 - 9:03 pm)

    I was disappointed at the time that RTÉ just re-used the ‘93 scoreboard. But good that at least they added voting progress and the leader remained highlighted after the scoreboard reset between juries. Still no points awarded shown though.

    MrJdsworld

    (October 12, 2020 - 9:03 pm)

    Cynthia was actually the hot favourite to present the show in ‘93. Fionnuala was a bit of a surprise choice if I recall correctly. But what’s for you won’t go by you, and Cynthia was lucky enough to get her chance the following year.

    I shouldn’t speak ill of the dead, but I thought Gerry Ryan was a poor presenter, especially during the voting. His French was terrible. Cynthia would have been fine alone.

    MrJdsworld

    (October 12, 2020 - 9:03 pm)

    I always felt sorry for Christian Clausen. He never got to go anywhere but Ireland.

    Excellent job. Particularly on the in-vision spokespersons. I always felt RTÉ wasted a great chance to do a full re-design of the scoreboard. What RTÉ did in ‘94 felt like too much of a cheap and easy fix. I really hated the angle of the scoreboard. Which is why I find the ‘95 solution a bit better. But neither is ideal.

    And very clever how you didn’t do the split screen with Sandra Simo, it’s exactly what happened on the night.

    My former office appears at 1:03 and 1:10!

    pointlessnostalgic78

    (October 12, 2020 - 9:03 pm)

    Another excellent work! And yes, a few years ago I saw a Riverdance show at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin and there were still people talking about the interval act at Eurovision 1994, something like 20 years after that. That was not just an interval act, it was truly an epiphany for the whole nation.

    Aidan Meyler

    (October 12, 2020 - 9:03 pm)

    I love that you used the Irish language for each country as they were awarded points. Nice touch! 🙂

    Rubén Del Moral Pin

    (October 12, 2020 - 9:03 pm)

    Another magnificent scoreboard, really Im very impress every time that you do these. Congratulations because you are doing a really great job and we thank you a lot

    B C

    (October 12, 2020 - 9:03 pm)

    They just get better and better…The scoreboard is a triumph and you captured the style and theme perfectly. The logo with its 3 towered castle and water theme is actually based on the coat of arms of Dublin City and the whole contest was a homage and love letter to the culture, heritage and diversity of the Capital. The River Liffey, which runs through the city was the biggest inspiration…the logo, opening titles, the stage floor, interval act and scoreboard all feature some reference to water, alluding to the Liffey. It was clever design and in your reorder you captured Dublin 94 perfectly and more 👍🏻
    On another note, its 10 years now since Gerry Ryan tragically died

    Pawhlen

    (October 12, 2020 - 9:03 pm)

    Well done again, you deserve way more suscribers than you have

    Brendan M

    (October 12, 2020 - 9:03 pm)

    Spokespersons of note: Helga Vlahovic (Croatia) who hosted in 1990 [I adore her – one of my favourite presenters ever].
    Switzerland: Sandra Simo who sang in 1991
    Estonia: Urve Tiidus, Estonian Minister for Culture 2013-2015

    Adrian S

    (October 12, 2020 - 9:03 pm)

    its a beautiful job you did, the scoreboard is very nice. Just a shame 94/95 were not great.

    Brendan M

    (October 12, 2020 - 9:03 pm)

    So I need to have a bit of a rant about 94. I am Irish. When Ireland won this year I was furious as I did not think it deserved to win and I thought we were only winning because the Eurovision delegations liked a good Irish hooly. I have, however, warmed to the song in recent years and I now see it as a deserving winner but I still think there were better songs that year and Ireland definitely should not have won by such a big margin.
    Thank you Reorder Board for another lovely production and again "tá fáilte romhat" with the Irish (not "Gaelic" – whatever that is). Very nice transfers to the leaderboards I must say.
    Anyway, here are my points for 94 (again, in the national language of the host country):
    An tSlóvaic- pointe amhain

    An Ísiltír- dhá phointe
    [did NOT deserve to be third last]
    An Íoslainn – trí phointe

    An Eastóin – ceithre phointe
    [did NOT deserve to be second last]
    An Rúis – cuig phointe

    An Iorua – sé phointe

    An Phortaingéil – seacht bpointe

    An Ungáir – ocht bpointe

    An Chipir – deich bpointe

    agus ar deireadh…

    AN PHOLAINN – DHÁ PHOINTE DHÉAG

    Karl Downey

    (October 12, 2020 - 9:03 pm)

    Hungry were winning by a landslide and then somehow just fell behind. Madness. Imagine Hungary winning in 1994, would have been mental. You can see green room hostess pouring Hungary champagne when they recieved their 3rd 12 points from Ireland. Everyone thought Hungary would win by a landslide.

    J. T.

    (October 12, 2020 - 9:03 pm)

    Wow, I've never seen so many duck eggs after 1/5 of the juries voting since…the 2015 contest! Great job once again, and for achieving such a beautiful oil painting/color pencil motif from the logo! The only thing I would have changed was make initial font blue then turn to black when a country finished voting, because the black pops out more and muddles the countries that already voted. Or you could have flipped the colors of the rows to mostly blue and white and make the color of the points black. I'm really just nitpicking, but seriously great job.

    Oh man, if you manage to do the same thing as what NRK did in 1996 AND reorder the scoreboard, you will be regarded as a god among Eurovision fans!

    I also agree with @Steven Murphy and see if you can make a tutorial, or link us to any videos you recommend. Thanks and awesome job once again!

    SuperJNG18

    (October 12, 2020 - 9:03 pm)

    46:40 How to piss off your neighbors in two easy steps

    Rene

    (October 12, 2020 - 9:03 pm)

    Flippin’ ‘eck. This scoreboard is *GOOD*!

    Euro- -Towelie

    (October 12, 2020 - 9:03 pm)

    My top 5 in 1994:
    1. Slovakia
    2. Switzerland
    3. Lithuania
    4. Romania
    5. Sweden

    Rene

    (October 12, 2020 - 9:03 pm)

    I’m not a particular fan of 1994 (despite the amazing production, even if they could have shown some shots of the orchestra — they were able to do it in 1993 and 1995, so why not now?!). The contest was certainly overly ballad heavy. Some entries were certainly underrated (you’ll see from my list below) and some were overrated, to a massive extent — 🇲🇹 and 🇵🇹 in my opinion, though 🇫🇷 and 🇭🇺 will fall into that list too, depending on my mood. 🇮🇪 didn’t deserve such a resounding victory — there certainly were better songs, and the songs that I thought were good were *great*. Also, while it was confirmed that the 🇲🇹 jury cheated, there’s also a more-than-slight change that the 🇬🇷 jury were at it too.

    At least Riverdance was there, it was certainly the best thing about 1994! Sorry about my rant, here are my points for 1994:
    1p 🇨🇾 Cyprus
    2p 🇸🇰 Slovakia
    3p 🇮🇪 Ireland
    4p 🇮🇸 Iceland
    5p 🇬🇧 United Kingdom
    6p 🇳🇴 Norway
    7p 🇦🇹 Austria
    8p 🇳🇱 Netherlands
    10p 🇵🇱 Poland
    12p 🇩🇪 Germany

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