Thursday, 7 February 2013

1970, Music: Eurovision Song Contest

The 15th Eurovision Song Contest was held on 21 March 1970 at the RAI Congrescentrum in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Willy Dobbe presented the festival and of the 12 participants Dana (Dana Rosemary Scallon) won for Ireland with "All Kinds of Everything".
 
It was Ireland's first win, 9 of the 10 Belgian jury members awarded their votes to Ireland. The UK were second, six votes behind Ireland. Luxembourg received zero votes. Austria , Finland, Norway, Portugal and Sweden withdrew from contest because they disagreed with the result of 1969 and the voting structure. Notable performers were Mary Hopkin (UK) and Julio Iglesias (Spain).
 
Draw
Country
Artist
Song
Place
Points
01
Netherlands
Hearts of Soul
"Waterman"
7
7
02
Switzerland
Henri Dès
"Retour"
4
8
03
Italy
Gianni Morandi
"Occhi di ragazza"
8
5
04
Yugoslavia
Eva Sršen
"Pridi, dala ti bom cvet"
11
4
05
Belgium
Jean Vallée
"Viens l'oublier"
8
5
06
France
Guy Bonnet
"Marie-Blanche"
4
8
07
United Kingdom
Mary Hopkin
"Knock, Knock Who's There?"
2
26
08
Luxembourg
David Alexandre Winter
"Je suis tombé du ciel"
12
0
09
Spain
Julio Iglesias
"Gwendolyne"
4
8
10
Monaco
Dominique Dussault
"Marlène"
8
5
11
Germany
Katja Ebstein
"Wunder gibt es immer wieder"
3
12
12
Ireland
Dana
"All Kinds of Everything"
1
32

First Place Dana with "All Kinds of Everything"
Second Place Mary Hopkin with "Knock, Knock Who's There?"
Third Place Katja Ebstein with "Wunder gibt es immer wieder"

Fourth Place Julio Iglesias with "Gwendolyne"

Dana and Mary Hopkin

Dana Clip 1970

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