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VIENNA 1967

After Udo Jürgens’ victory in 1966, Vienna, Austria’s capital, was chosen to be the hometown of the Eurovision Song Contest 1967. The 1967 Eurovision Song Contest took place at the Großer Festsaal der Wiener Hofburg in Vienna. The number of participants went down from 18 till 17 because Denmark chose to withdraw from the contest and would not come back to the contest until 1978. The contest had a very glamorous setting: the stage included three revolving mirrors and a staircase entrance in the middle of the stage. The juries had undergone a change as well, as half of the jurors in every national jury had to be less than 30 years old.

During the voting the presenter of the show, Erika Vaal, got confused – she managed to declare the United Kingdom winner of the song contest before the last jury’s votes were cast. However, the confusion about the voting would not make any difference: the United Kingdom clearly won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time after the country had finished second five times in nine years. The winning entrant Sandy Shaw performed on stage barefoot. The winning song Puppet On A String won with the largest margin ever witnessed in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest. The song gathered more than twice as many votes as the runner-up, Ireland. But not only the juries were charmed by Sandie Shaw’s song, it became a huge success all over Europe and is nowadays remembered as one of the big successes that arose from the Eurovision Song Contest.

VOTING GRID: FINAL

COUNTRY PERFORMER(S) SONG TITLE SCORE RANK
01 Netherlands Thérèse Steinmetz Ring-dinge 002 14
02 Luxembourg Vicky L’amour Est Bleu 017 04
03 Austria Peter Horten Warum Es Hunderttausend Sterne Gibt 002 14
04 France Noëlle Cordier Il Doit Faire Beau Là-bas 020 03
05 Portugal Eduardo Nascimento O Vento Mudou 003 12
06 Switzerland Géraldine Quel Coeur Vas-tu Briser? 000 17
07 Sweden Östen Warnebring Som En Dröm 007 08
08 Finland Fredi Varjoon-suojaan 003 12
09 Germany Inge Brück Anouschka 007 08
10 Belgium Louis Neefs Ik Heb Zorgen 008 07
11 Un. Kingdom Sandie Shaw Puppet On A String 047 01
12 Spain Raphael Hablemos Del Amor 009 06
13 Norway Kirsti Sparboe Dukkemann 002 14
14 Monaco Minouche Barelli Boum-badaboum 010 05
15 Yugoslavia Lado Leskovar Vse Roze Sveta 007 08
16 Italy Claudio Villa Non Andare Più Lontano 004 11
17 Ireland Sean Dunphy If I Could Choose 022 02
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