26º Eurovision Song Contest
Making Your Mind Up (Bucks & Fizz) - United Kingdom
The 26th Eurovision Song Contest was held on April 4, 1981 at the Simmonscourt Pavilion of the Royal Dublin Society in Dublin. The presenter was Doireann Ní Bhríain. Bucks Fizz was the winner of this Eurovision with the song, Making Your Mind Up. Already experienced singers they were gathered together by producer/writing combo Nicola Martin and Andy Hill. The group were quick to build on their Eurovision success, "Making Your Mind Up" was their first Number One in March 1981 and they followed up with two Top Twenty singles and a further Number One in November 1981 with "Land Of Make Believe" and also an eponymously-titled album. In 1982 the group had their final Number One in March with "My Camera Never Lies" and their output of singles slowed as they concentrated on touring. This was the debut year of Cyprus in the contest.