Sunday, 30 September 2012

1967, Music: Eurovision Song Contest

The twelfth Eurovision Song Contest was held on 8 April 1967 at the "Großer Festsaal der Wiener Hofburg", Vienna, Austria. Erika Vaal presented the festival and of the 17 participants Sandie Shaw won for the United Kingdom with "Puppet on a String". The song had one of the widest margins of victory ever witnessed in the competition; it garnered more than twice as many votes as the second place song. It was the first victory for the United Kingdom.
 
The entry from Luxembourg, "L'amour est bleu", sung by Vicky Leandros (fourth place), became the biggest international hit of the 1967 contest. Denmark did not participate and left the contest until 1978. Eduardo Nascimento, representing Portugal, was the first black male singer in the history of Eurovision Song Contest.


Draw
Country
Artist
Song
Place
Points
01
Netherlands
Thérèse Steinmetz
"Ring-dinge-ding"
14
2
02
Luxembourg
Vicky Leandros
"L'amour est bleu"
4
17
03
Austria
Peter Horton
"Warum es hunderttausend Sterne gibt"
14
2
04
France
Noëlle Cordier
"Il doit faire beau là-bas"
3
20
05
Portugal
Eduardo Nascimento
"O vento mudou"
12
3
06
Switzerland
Géraldine
"Quel cœur vas-tu briser?"
17
0
07
Sweden
Östen Warnerbring
"Som en dröm"
8
7
08
Finland
Fredi
"Varjoon - suojaan"
12
3
09
Germany
Inge Brück
"Anouschka"
8
7
10
Belgium
Louis Neefs
"Ik heb zorgen"
7
8
11
United Kingdom
Sandie Shaw
"Puppet on a String"
1
47
12
Spain
Raphael
"Hablemos del amor"
6
9
13
Norway
Kirsti Sparboe
"Dukkemann"
14
2
14
Monaco
Minouche Barelli
"Boum-Badaboum"
5
10
15
Yugoslavia
Lado Leskovar
"Vse rože sveta"
8
7
16
Italy
Claudio Villa
"Non andare più lontano"
11
4
17
Ireland
Sean Dunphy
"If I Could Choose"
2
22



Sandie Shaw: "Puppet on a String"

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