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
|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|