Tuesday, 28 July 2015

1960, Music: Eurovision Song Contest

The 5th Eurovision Song Contest was held on Tuesday 29 March 1960 at the Royal Festival Hall in London, United Kingdom. Katie Boyle presented the festival and of the 13 participants Jacqueline Boyer won for France with "Tom Pillibi". It was France's second win, in 1958 France won the contest with "Dors, mon amour" performed by André Claveau.

Although the Netherlands had won the contest in 1959 (Teddy Scholten with "Een beetje"), the Netherlands Television Foundation (NTS) declined to host another contest so soon after staging the event in 1958 after the 1957 victory with Corry Brokken performing "Net als toen". Norway participated for the first time and Luxembourg returned to the contest after a one-year break.
First Place: Jacqueline Boyer with "Tom Pillibi" for France
Second Place: Bryan Johnson with "Looking High, High, High" for the UK
Third Place: François Deguelt with "Ce soir-là" for Monaco
Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 United Kingdom Bryan Johnson "Looking High, High, High" 2 25
02 Sweden Siw Malmkvist "Alla andra får varann" 10 4
03 Luxembourg Camillo Felgen "So laang we's du do bast" 13 1
04 Denmark Katy Bødtger "Det var en yndig tid" 10 4
05 Belgium Fud Leclerc "Mon amour pour toi" 6 9
06 Norway Nora Brockstedt "Voi Voi" 4 11
07 Austria Harry Winter "Du hast mich so fasziniert" 7 6
08 Monaco François Deguelt "Ce soir-là" 3 15
09 Switzerland Anita Traversi "Cielo e terra" 8 5
10 Netherlands Rudi Carrell "Wat een geluk" 12 2
11 Germany Wyn Hoop "Bonne nuit ma chérie" 4 11
12 Italy Renato Rascel "Romantica" 8 5
13 France Jacqueline Boyer "Tom Pillibi" 1 32

Jacqueline Boyer performing "Tom Pillibi" at the 5th Eurovision Song Contest

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