Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest 1984

Eurovision Song Contest 1984
Country  Austria
National selection
Selection process National Final
Selection date(s) 22 March 1984
Selected entrant Anita
Selected song "Einfach weg"
Finals performance
Final result 19th, 5 points
Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Austria was represented by Anita, with the song '"Einfach weg", at the 1984 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 5 May in Luxembourg City. The song was chosen through a national final organised by broadcaster ORF.


The Austrian Final was held on 22 March 1984 at the ORF TV Studios in Vienna, hosted by Vera Russwurm. The winning song was chosen by a jury of 250 viewers who voted by telephone. [1]

Austrian National Final - 22 March 1984
Draw Artist Song Translation Points Place
1 Sandra Wells "Hier ist mein lied" "Here is my song" 369 8
2 Martha Butbul "He du" "Hey you" 352 9
3 The Kids "Schatten der vergangenheit" "Shadows of the past" 517 5
4 Andy Marek "Top secret" "Top secret" 516 5
5 Anita "Einfach weg" "Just get away"'" 1404 1
6 By Chance "Vogel im wind" "Bird in the wind" 469 7
7 Birgit "Ich bin frau" "I'm a woman" 270 10
8 Ruth Hale "Ich steh' unter strom" "I've had an electric shock" 130 12
9 Andreas Wörz "Singen is gold" "Singing is golden" 872 3
10 Peter Jug "Saison" "Season" 567 4
11 Gitti und Gary "Kumm hoit mi" "Come hold me" 931 2
12 Helmut Rudolfs "Erste liebe" "First love" 204 11

At Eurovision

On the night of the final Anita performed thirteenth in the running order, following Yugoslavia and preceding Germany. At the close of voting "Einfach weg" had received 5 points, placing Austria 19th(last) of the 19 entries. The Austrian jury awarded its 12 points to Sweden.[2]

See also


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