The 21th Eurovision Song Contest was held on 3 April 1976 at the “Congresgebouw” in The Hague, Netherlands. Corry Brokken presented the festival and of the 18 participants Brotherhood of Man won for the United Kingdom with "Save Your Kisses for Me".
It was the first time that a previous winner hosted the contest. Corry Brokken won the festival in 1957 with the song "Net als toen" ("Like it used to be"). Liechtenstein submitted a song but as they had no broadcasting service of their own they were not allowed to participate. Greece's entry aroused some controversy because the song was about the Turkish invasion of Cyprus therefore Turkey withdrew from the contest. Sweden withdrew from the contest, as the broadcaster Sveriges Radio (SR) did not have enough money to host another contest if Sweden won again.
|Brotherhood of Man, left to right: Lee Sheriden, Nicky Stevens, Sandra Stevens and Martin Lee|