Intervision Song Contest
The Intervision Song Contest
(ISC) was the Eastern Bloc
equivalent to the Eurovision Song Contest
. Its organiser was the Intervision
, the network of the Eastern Europe televisions (see: Eurovision
). It took place in the Opera Lesna in Sopot
ISC was organised between 1977 and 1980. It replaced the Sopot International Song Festival (Sopot ISF) that was organised here since 1961. In 1981 the martial law was introduced in Poland and the ISC/Sopot ISF was cancelled. Since 1984 Polish television TVP is organising again this festival, but with the old name of the Sopot ISF. The winners of the Sopot ISF receive the Amber Nightingale.
- I ISC 1977 (= XVII Sopot ISF) - Helena Vondrackova (Czechoslovakia) - "Malovany dzbanku"
- II ISC 1978 (= XVIII Sopot ISF) - ?
- III ISC 1979 (= XIX Sopot ISF) - Czeslaw Niemen (Poland)- "Nim przyjdzie wiosna"
- IV ISC 1980 (= XX Sopot ISF) - Marion Rung (Finland) - "Where is the love"