The new decade started with slight changes. First of all, the rule that a country can’t participate in two consecutive editions was lifted. Secondly, the way the jurors’ scores are combined was slightly revised to emphasize what is liked as opposed to what is disliked. This also seemed to cause ties.
Three new countries (and ”countries”) participated, and it was one of them who won: Yugoslavia, with entries from Serbia and Croatia. Finland flopped again, despite winning the first round (tied with Italy). Korea showed an alternative/ethnic side of itself that wasn’t particularly well received.
- Playlist with all entries (in combined result order)
|Local language entries||7½|
|1||China||Wulan Tuya||Standing in the Meadows of Beijing||7|
|2||Caucasus||Suro & Apeh Jan||Im Arev U Lusin||11|
|3||Yugoslavia||Željko Joksimović||Ludak kao ja||1||3|
|4||Finland||Saara Aalto||Don’t Deny Our Love||12|
|5||Italy||Elly||All Eyes on Me||8|
|6||Korea||Danpyunsun and the Sailors||National Anthem||4|
|7||China||Yisa Yu||The Horizon||3||4|
|10||Finland||Beast in Black||Blind and Frozen||1|
|11||Italy||Victim of Love||D. Essex||2||1|
|12||Korea||SWYZII feat. Park Aeri||Arirang||10|