Wednesday, 13 April 2016

1961, Music: Eurovision Song Contest

The 6th Eurovision Song Contest was held on Saturday 18 March 1961 at the "Palais des Festivals et des Congrès", Cannes, France. It was the first contest to take place on a Saturday night. Jacqueline Joubert presented the festival for the second time and of the 16 participants Jean-Claude Pascal won for Luxembourg with "Nous les amoureux". Luxembourg won for its first time. Three countries debuted in 1961: Finland, Spain, and Yugoslavia.

Jean-Claude Pascal and Tessa Beaumont (interval dance act performer)
Draw Country Artist Song Place Points
01 Spain Conchita Bautista "Estando contigo" 9 8
02 Monaco Colette Deréal "Allons, allons les enfants" 10 6
03 Austria Jimmy Makulis "Sehnsucht" 15 1
04 Finland Laila Kinnunen "Valoa ikkunassa" 10 6
05 Yugoslavia Ljiljana Petrović "Neke davne zvezde" (Неке давне звезде) 8 9
06 Netherlands Greetje Kauffeld "Wat een dag" 10 6
07 Sweden Lill-Babs "April, April" 14 2
08 Germany Lale Andersen "Einmal sehen wir uns wieder" 13 3
09 France Jean-Paul Mauric "Printemps, avril carillonne" 4 13
10 Switzerland Franca di Rienzo "Nous aurons demain" 3 16
11 Belgium Bob Benny "September, gouden roos" 15 1
12 Norway Nora Brockstedt "Sommer i Palma" 7 10
13 Denmark Dario Campeotto "Angelique" 5 12
14 Luxembourg Jean-Claude Pascal "Nous les amoureux" 1 31
15 United Kingdom The Allisons "Are You Sure?" 2 24
16 Italy Betty Curtis "Al di là" 5 12

First place: Jean-Claude Pascal with "Nous les amoureux"
Second place place: The Allisons with "Are You Sure?"
Third place place: Franca di Rienzo with "Nous aurons demain"

Jean-Claude Pascal sings "Nous les Amoureux"

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