Sunday, 15 July 2012

1963, Music: Eurovision Song Contest

The 8th Eurovision Song Contest was held on 23 March 1963 at the BBC Television Centre London, United Kingdom.

France had won the contest in 1962 but were incapable of hosting in 1963, due to financial shortcomings, the BBC stepped in to save the event. Katie Boyle presented the festival and of the 16 participants Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann won for Denmark with "Dansevise". It was Denmark's first win. Finland, Norway and Sweden all failed to score any points for the first time. The Netherlands received no points for the second time, and became the first country to go two years in a row without scoring a single point.
Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann
(top l-r) Heidi Bruhl (Germany), unknown, Monica Zetterlund (Sweden), Annie Palmen (Netherlands),
Anita Thalloug (Norway), Alain Barriere (France), Laila Halme (Finland), Carmela Corren (Austria),
Grethe and Jorgen Ingmann (Denmark), Ester Ofarini (Switzerland), Nana Mouskouri (Luxembourg)
and Jacques Raymond (Belgium) (front sitting) Jose Guardiola (Spain) and Emilio Pericoli (Italy)
Draw
Country
Artist
Song
Place
Points
01
United Kingdom
Ronnie Carroll
"Say Wonderful Things"
4
28
02
Netherlands
Annie Palmen
"Een speeldoos"
13
0
03
Germany
Heidi Brühl
"Marcel"
9
5
04
Austria
Carmela Corren
"Vielleicht geschieht ein Wunder"
7
16
05
Norway
Anita Thallaug
"Solhverv"
13
0
06
Italy
Emilio Pericoli
"Uno per tutte"
3
37
07
Finland
Laila Halme
"Muistojeni laulu"
13
0
08
Denmark
Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann
"Dansevise"
1
42
09
Yugoslavia
Vice Vukov
"Brodovi"
11
3
10
Switzerland
Esther Ofarim
"T'en va pas"
2
40
11
France
Alain Barrière
"Elle était si jolie"
5
25
12
Spain
José Guardiola
"Algo prodigioso"
12
2
13
Sweden
Monica Zetterlund
"En gång i Stockholm"
13
0
14
Belgium
Jacques Raymond
"Waarom?"
10
4
15
Monaco
Françoise Hardy
"L'amour s'en va"
5
25
16
Luxembourg
Nana Mouskouri
"À force de prier"
8
13


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