Nobody expected a fourth victory for Ireland in five years, however, Ireland won, much to everyone's Norwegian Broadcasting, NRK, took the event with great enthusiasm and the result was one of the best competitions ever. Special effects at the time of interpretation of the songs, an impressive scene, a grade table made use of the technology of virtual reality ... all made the 41st Eurovision song contest to show both unique and innovative. Indeed, the spread of the vote was more time to broadcast using technology virtual reality, the world until then. for the first time created a special website for the competition from the NRK. The Morten Harket, singer of the famous band A-HA, and journalist Ingvild Bryn, presented the Eurovision 1996 and for the first time we use cheilofonou of the performers. For the first time, France was involved with a song in dialect Breton. Something similar happened in Austria, represented by a song in dialect vorarlbergeois.