Tuesday, 4 November 2014

1973, Music: Eurovision Song Contest

The 18th Eurovision Song Contest was held on Saturday 7 April 1973 at the Grand Théâtre Luxembourg. Helga Guitton presented the festival and of the 17 participants Anne-Marie David won for Luxembourg with "Tu te reconnaîtras". It was the fourth victory for Luxembourg after Jean-Claude Pascal with "Nous les amoureux" in 1961, France Gall with "Poupée de cire, poupée de son" in 1965 and Vicky Leandros with "Après toi" in 1972.

The voting was a very close one, with Mocedades from Spain finishing only 4 points behind and Cliff Richard of the United Kingdom another 2 points after. The winning song scored the highest score ever achieved in Eurovision under any voting format.

Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Finland Marion Rung "Tom Tom Tom" 6 93
02 Belgium Nicole & Hugo "Baby, Baby" 17 58
03 Portugal Fernando Tordo "Tourada" 10 80
04 Germany Gitte "Junger Tag" 8 85
05 Norway Bendik Singers "It's Just A Game" 7 89
06 Monaco Marie "Un train qui part" 8 85
07 Spain Mocedades "Eres tú" 2 125
08 Switzerland Patrick Juvet "Je vais me marier, Marie" 12 79
09 Yugoslavia Zdravko Čolić "Gori vatra" 15 65
10 Italy Massimo Ranieri "Chi sarà con te" 13 74
11 Luxembourg Anne-Marie David "Tu te reconnaîtras" 1 129
12 Sweden Nova and The Dolls "You're Summer" 5 94
13 Netherlands Ben Cramer "De oude muzikant" 14 69
14 Ireland Maxi "Do I Dream" 10 80
15 United Kingdom Cliff Richard "Power to All Our Friends" 3 123
16 France Martine Clémenceau "Sans toi" 15 65
17 Israel Ilanit "Ey Sham" 4 97

First Place: Anne-Marie David for Luxembourg with "Tu te reconnaîtras"
Second Place: Mocedades for Spain with "Eres tú"
Third Place: Cliff Richard for The United Kingdom with "Power to All Our Friends"

Anne-Marie David with the winning song "Tu te reconnaîtras"

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