Monday, 22 October 2012

1975, Music: Eurovision Song Contest

The twentieth Eurovision Song Contest was held on 22 March 1975 at the "Stockholm International Fairs”, Älvsjö, Sweden. Karin Falck presented the festival and of the 19 participants Teach-In won for The Netherlands with "Ding-A-Dong". The arena for the event was the newly built. ABBA's victory in Brighton the previous year gave Sweden the right to host the contest for the first time.
 
A new scoring system was implemented, it is still in use today. Each jury would give 12 points to the best song, 10 to the second best, then 8 to the third, 7 to the fourth, 6 to the fifth and so forth until the tenth best song received one point. Greece withdrew from the contest in response to the Turkish invasion of Cyprus and Turkey's participation to the contest. The Portuguese entry "Madrugada" was a celebration of the Carnation Revolution.
 
Winner Teach-In with "Dinge-Dong"
Second Place The Shadows with "Let Me Be the One"
Teach-In victory at Schiphol 1975
Draw
Country
Artist
Song
Place
Points
01
Netherlands
Teach-In
"Ding-A-Dong"
1
152
02
Ireland
The Swarbriggs
"That's What Friends Are For"
9
68
03
France
Nicole Rieu
"Et bonjour à toi l'artiste"
4
91
04
Germany
Joy Fleming
"Ein Lied kann eine Brücke sein"
17
15
05
Luxembourg
Geraldine
"Toi"
5
84
06
Norway
Ellen Nikolaysen
"Touch My Life (With Summer)"
18
11
07
Switzerland
Simone Drexel
"Mikado"
6
77
08
Yugoslavia
Pepel In Kri
"Dan ljubezni"
13
22
09
United Kingdom
The Shadows
"Let Me Be The One"
2
138
10
Malta
Renato
"Singing This Song"
12
32
11
Belgium
Ann Christy
"Gelukkig zijn"
15
17
12
Israel
Shlomo Artzi
"At Va'Ani" (את ואני)
11
40
13
Turkey
Semiha Yankı
"Seninle Bir Dakika"
19
3
14
Monaco
Sophie
"Une chanson c'est une lettre"
13
22
15
Finland
Pihasoittajat
"Old Man Fiddle"
7
74
16
Portugal
Duarte Mendes
"Madrugada"
16
16
17
Spain
Sergio y Estíbaliz
"Tú volverás"
10
53
18
Sweden
Lasse Berghagen
"Jennie, Jennie"
8
72
19
Italy
Wess & Dori Ghezzi
"Era"
3
115

 
Teach-In with Ding-A-Dong

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