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HILVERSUM 1958

The Netherlands had the honour of hosting the third Eurovision Song Contest. The 1958 contest took place at the television studios in Hilversum, the ‘media capital’ of the Netherlands. For the occasion, the venue was decorated with thousands of tulips. The Dutch entry Net Als Toen by Corry Brokken had brought the first victory to the Netherlands in Frankfurt am Main the previous year and Dutch TV was the proud host in 1958.

Despite ending third, the Italian entry Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu by Domenico Modugno became a worldwide hit and to date, it is one of the most successful songs in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest even if it is better known under the title Volare. Domenico even managed to reach the No.1 spot in the US-American Billboard Charts with his song and was also awarded three Grammies.

VOTING GRID: FINAL

COUNTRY PERFORMER(S) SONG TITLE SCORE RANK
01 Italy Domenico Modugno Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu 013 03
02 Netherlands Corry Brokken Heel De Wereld 001 09
03 France André Claveau Dors Mon Amour 027 01
04 Luxembourg Solange Berry Un Grand Amour 001 09
05 Sweden Alice Babs Lilla Stjärna 010 04
06 Denmark Raquel Rastenni Jeg Rev Et Blad Ud Af Min Dagbog 003 08
07 Belgium Fud Leclerc Ma Petite Chatte 008 05
08 Germany Margot Hielscher Für Zwei Groschen Musik 005 07
09 Austria Liane Augustin Die Ganze Welt Braucht Liebe 008 05
10 Switzerland Lys Assia Giorgio 024 02
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