Eurovision Song Contest 1994 held on 30 April 1994 in the Point Theatre in Dublin 1994 turned the contest in Dublin. Of the 25 participating countries, first 7 were taking part in Eurovision: Estonia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary and Russia. The participation of these 7 new countries was made possible by excluding equal number of countries who came last in the 1993 competition. Thus, the Eurovision 1993 shortlisted the first 18. The Cyprus that had come to 19th place, took advantage of the withdrawal of Italy, and eventually found in Dublin. Countries with a decision of the EBU, now sign a statement that if he wins can organize the competition. For the first time we eikona of broadcasters the score of each country. From the favorites of the year was the German, Finnish, British and Polish participation. Indeed, the Polish participation has been threatened with exclusion, and the afternoon rehearsal, the Edyta Gorniak interpreted "To nie ja" in English, which forbade the terms of the contract. 6 countries have requested the exclusion of Poland, but most need the 13th country to do so, finally, Edyta competed regularly. Very few were those who expected that Ireland would gain for 3rd consecutive time. Yet the "Rock'n'roll kids" managed the hat-trick for Ireland, which has never managed country in the competition. The only song that has seen some success in the European charts was "Lonely Symphony" in the UK. But their greatest success of the competition was the dance group "Riverdance", which appeared to break.