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FRANKFURT AM MAIN 1957

The 1957 Eurovision Song Contest was held in Frankfurt am Main, Germany after Switzerland declined to host the contest for a second time.

The Eurovision Song Contest of 1957 was hosted by the Hessischer Rundfunk on behalf of Deutsches Fernsehen ARD. This year, Austria, Denmark and the United Kingdom entered the contest for the first time, joining the other seven participating countries from the previous year. Despite the fact that an increasing number of Europeans had got access to television, the contest was still mainly a radio programme.

As a change to the contest the year before, duos were allowed into the competition with the first being the Danish entry by Birthe Wilke and Gustav Winckler. The couple gave viewers the longest on-stage kiss in the history of the contest to date, but it was not enough to win and they ended third.

VOTING GRID: FINAL

COUNTRY PERFORMER(S) SONG TITLE SCORE RANK
01 Belgium Bobbejaan Schoepen Straatdeuntje 005 08
02 Luxembourg Danièle Dupré Tant De Peine 008 04
03 Un. Kingdom Patricia Bredin All 006 07
04 Italy Nunzio Gallo Corde Della Mia Chitarra 007 06
05 Austria Bob Martin Wohin, Kleines Pony 003 10
06 Netherlands Corry Brokken Net Als Toen 031 01
07 Germany Margot Hielscher Telefon, Telefon 008 04
08 France Paule Desjardins La Belle Amour 017 02
09 Denmark Birthe Wilke and Gustav Winckler Skibet Skal Sejle I Nat 010 03
10 Switzerland Lys Assia L’enfant Que J’étais 005 08
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