19 countries took place in Eurovision Song Contest 1980 was the 25th Eurovision Song Contest and was Israeli state television did not show enthusiasm in taking the event for the second consecutive time. Neither the 2nd Spain, France 3rd or even the BBC, which previously had always been the lifeline of similar cases agreed to take Eurovision in their country. Finally a few months before the spring of 1980 the Netherlands said "yes! Because there was not enough preparation time, the Dutch NOS did just a repeat of 1976. The Hague received the ESC and again in Nederlands Congresgebouw. The opening films, was almost identical to 1976, the same orchestra, the same decor, same stage and same logo. 20 countries have registered to contest the Hague. The left Monaco, Turkey returned. Also, for a single occasion takes place in Morocco. Ultimately, however, 19 countries will take part since the last time Israel withdrew its participation. The April 19 coincided with a Jewish religious holiday, which apparently had been forgotten by the Israeli TV when originally signed up. As regards the record, we had a little change. The points from that year onwards there are the order of the songs but in ascending order, from 1 degree to 12 to increase interest at the time of voting. An innovation of 1980 not repeated again that each song was presented on stage to television viewers by a special envoy of each country and language of each country. The Greek participation presented by Kelly jacket .. Italy was represented by well-known Alan Sorrento and «Non so che darei» which was a huge success in Greece, and were known as songs that Turkey and Morocco, but Ireland will win a second prize, 10 years after Dana and the «All kinds of everything», with the beautiful ballad «Whats another year» interpreted by Johnny Logan.