Wednesday, 23 May 2012

1976, Music: Eurovision Song Contest

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

Draw
Country
Artist
Song
Place
Points
01
United Kingdom
Brotherhood of Man
"Save Your Kisses for Me"
1
164
02
Switzerland
Peter, Sue and Marc
"Djambo, Djambo"
4
91
03
Germany
Les Humphries Singers
"Sing Sang Song"
15
12
04
Israel
Chocolat, Menta, Mastik
"Emor Shalom"
6
77
05
Luxembourg
Jürgen Marcus
"Chansons pour ceux qui s'aiment"
14
17
06
Belgium
Pierre Rapsat
"Judy et Cie"
8
68
07
Ireland
Red Hurley
"When"
10
54
08
Netherlands
Sandra Reemer
"The Party's Over"
9
56
09
Norway
Anne-Karine Strøm
"Mata Hari"
18
7
10
Greece
Mariza Koch
"Panagia Mou, Panagia Mou"
13
20
11
Finland
Fredi & Ystävät
"Pump-Pump"
11
44
12
Spain
Braulio
"Sobran las palabras"
16
11
13
Italy
Al Bano & Romina Power
"We'll Live It All Again"
7
69
14
Austria
Waterloo & Robinson
"My Little World"
5
80
15
Portugal
Carlos do Carmo
"Uma flor de verde pinho"
12
24
16
Monaco
Mary Christy
"Toi, la musique et moi"
3
93
17
France
Catherine Ferry
"Un, deux, trois"
2
147
18
Yugoslavia
Ambasadori
"Ne mogu skriti svoju bol"
17
10

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