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The Eurovision Song Contest 1990, the 35th in the series, was held in Zagreb, Yugoslavia (now Croatia) on 5 May 1990. The presenters were Helga Vlahovi? Brnobi? and Oliver Mlakar.
The lyrics of several entries celebrated the whirlwind of democratisation that had engulfed central and eastern Europe with bewildering speed in the preceding months, focusing especially on the iconic moment of the Berlin Wall being breached in November 1989.
There was a slightly uncomfortable beginning to the rehearsal week when, offended by press comments concerning their ages (Brnobi? being 45 at the time and Mlakar being 54), the two presenters quit the show. They were briefly replaced by Rene Medvešek and Dubravka Markovi?, who were decades younger than them, but the misunderstandings got sorted out quickly and Brnobi? and Mlakar returned to the contest.
The 1990 contest was the first Eurovision Song Contest to implement an age rule. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) were forced to implement this new rule after criticism arose over the ages of two performers at last year's contest, being just 11 and 12 years old on the day of the contest. From the 1990 contest, no artist under the age of 16 on the day of the contest could perform on stage. This rule meant that the record for the youngest ever winner at Eurovision could never be broken, as Sandra Kim, who represented Belgium at the 1986 contest, was just 13 years old when she won.
A notorious mishap occurred at the start of the first song, when a mysteriously long delay caused by problems with the backing track was followed by the Spanish singers missing their cue as the song didn't start from the very beginning. They walked off the stage in barely concealed annoyance and the audience was left in confusion for a moment, but the song was then restarted without any further problems.
The contest was the first to feature an official mascot, called Eurocat. Terry Wogan commentating.
File: The Eurovision Song Contest - 1990 (5th May 1990) [VHSRip (DivX)] DW Staff Approved.avi
Filesize: 2226.85 Mb ( 2,335,019,008 bytes )
Play length: 02:47:05.759 (250644 frames)
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Video: 528x400 (1.32:1), 25 fps, DivX Codec 5.x or 6.x ~1727 kbps avg, 0.33 bit/pixel
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Please note the bitrate on this file ONLY is slightly higher than the rest that I will be uploading, this is because the contest is approx. 20 mins shorter than usual.
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