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LONDON 1960

The capital of the United Kingdom, London, provided the settings for the fifth Eurovision Song Contest. This was despite the fact that the Netherlands actually won the Eurovision Song Contest in Cannes the year before with Een Beetje, performed by Teddy Scholten, but the Dutch broadcaster didn’t want to host the contest again.

France celebrated its second victory in the short history of the song contest. The winning song Tom Pillibi, performed by Jacqueline Boyer, became a hit in all of Europe in 1960.

The number of participants of this year’s song contest grew to 13 as Norway made its debut with one of the country’s leading jazz singers, Nora Brockstedt;

Luxembourg decided to return to the contest after a year of absence with a song fully in Luxembourgish, performed by Camillo Felgen who later started a successful career as radio and TV presenter;

The Dutch singer Rudi Carrell also became a famous TV personality in big parts of Europe despite a disappointing 12th place with Wat Een Geluk;

The entry from Austria Du Hast Mich So Fasziniert by Henry Winter was written by famous operetta composer Robert Stolz who was already 80 years old in 1960, but the song only ended up in 7th position.

VOTING GRID: FINAL

DRAW COUNTRY PERFORMER(S) SONG TITLE SCORE RANK
01 Un. Kingdom Bryan Johnson Looking High, High, High 025 02
02 Sweden Siw Malmkvist Alla Andra Får Varann 004 10
03 Luxembourg Camillo Felgen So Laang We’s Du Do Bast 001 13
04 Denmark Katy Bødtger Det Var En Yndig Tid 004 10
05 Belgium Fud Leclerc Mon Amour Pour Toi 009 06
06 Norway Nora Brockstedt Voi-voi 011 04
07 Austria Harry Winter Du Hast Mich So Fasziniert 006 07
08 Monaco François Deguelt Ce Soir-là 015 03
09 Switzerland Anita Traversi Cielo E Terra 005 08
10 Netherlands Rudi Carrell Wat Een Geluk 002 12
11 Germany Wyn Hoop Bonne Nuit, Ma Chérie! 011 04
12 Italy Renato Rascel Romantica 005 08
13 France Jacqueline Boyer Tom Pillibi 032 01
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