Tuesday, 17 April 2012

1966, Music: Eurovision Song Contest

The 11th Eurovision Song Contest was held on 5 March 1966 at the Grand Auditorium RTL Villa Louvigny in Luxembourg. 1966 is the first year with the rule stating that a country could only sing in any of its national languages. It was also the first time a black singer graced the Eurovision stage, Milly Scott representing the Netherlands. She was also the first singer to use a portable microphone.

Josiane Shen presented the festival and of the 18 participants Udo Jürgens wins for Austria with "Merci Cherie".
Udo Jürgens
Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Germany Margot Eskens "Die Zeiger der Uhr" 10 7
02 Denmark Ulla Pia "Stop - mens legen er go'" 14 4
03 Belgium Tonia "Un peu de poivre, un peu de sel" 4 14
04 Luxembourg Michèle Torr "Ce soir je t'attendais" 10 7
05 Yugoslavia Berta Ambrož "Brez besed" 7 9
06 Norway Åse Kleveland "Intet er nytt under solen" 3 15
07 Finland Ann Christine "Playboy" 10 7
08 Portugal Madalena Iglésias "Ele e ela" 13 6
09 Austria Udo Jürgens "Merci, Chérie" 1 31
10 Sweden Lindfors & Thuresson "Nygammal vals" 2 16
11 Spain Raphael "Yo soy aquél" 7 9
12 Switzerland Madeleine Pascal "Ne vois-tu pas?" 6 12
13 Monaco Tereza Kesovija "Bien plus fort" 17 0
14 Italy Domenico Modugno "Dio, come ti amo" 17 0
15 France Dominique Walter "Chez nous" 16 1
16 Netherlands Milly Scott "Fernando en Filippo" 15 2
17 Ireland Dickie Rock "Come Back to Stay" 4 14
18 United Kingdom Kenneth McKellar "A Man Without Love" 9 8
Udo Jürgens and 1965 winner France Gall

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