Eurovision Song Contest 1960

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The Eurovision Song Contest 1960 was the fifth in the series, and was held on 29 March 1960 in London. Although the Netherlands had won the contest in 1959, the Netherlands Television Foundation declined to host another contest so soon after staging the event in 1958. The honour of hosting the contest therefore passed to the United Kingdom, which had come second in 1959. France's win this year was their second in the contest.<ref name=ESC1960>Template:Cite web</ref> The contest was won by France with the song "Tom Pillibi", performed by Jacqueline Boyer.



Royal Festival Hall, London. Host venue of the 1960 Eurovision Song Contest.

Located on the River Thames, London is the capital city of England and the United Kingdom, the largest metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and the largest urban zone in the Europe by most measures. London has been a major settlement for two millennia, its history going back to its founding by the Romans, who named it Londinium.<ref name=london_001>Template:Cite web</ref>

The Royal Festival Hall, the venue for the 1960 contest, is a 2,900-seat concert, dance and talks venue within Southbank Centre in London. It is situated on the South Bank of the River Thames, not far from Hungerford Bridge. The London Philharmonic Orchestra and Philharmonia Orchestras perform the majority of their London concerts in the hall.

The result was a win for France, however Germany, Monaco and the UK led in the early stages of voting. The UK came second with 25 points, four more points than the winning song in 1959, and Monaco came third on 15 points making up for their disappointing début result the year before.<ref name=ESC1960/>

Participating countries

Template:Further Interest in the contest started to grow across Europe, with the number of participating nations increasing to 13 this year. Norway made its debut with one of their leading jazz singers. Luxembourg returned to the contest after a one-year break with a song in native Luxembourgish language.<ref name=ESC1960/>


Each performance had a conductor who maestro the orchestra.

Returning artists

The contest saw the return of one artist this year with the Belgian representative, Fud Leclerc, who previously participated in the 1956 and 1958 contests.<ref name=ESC1960/>


Draw Country Language Artist Song English translation Place Points
01 Template:Esc English Bryan Johnson "Looking High, High, High" 2 25
02 Template:Esc Swedish Siw Malmkvist "Alla andra får varann" All the others get each other 10 4
03 Template:Esc Luxembourgish Camillo Felgen "So laang we's du do bast" As long as you are there 13 1
04 Template:Esc Danish Katy Bødtger "Det var en yndig tid" It was a lovely time 10 4
05 Template:Esc French Fud Leclerc "Mon amour pour toi" My love for you 6 9
06 Template:Esc Norwegian Nora Brockstedt "Voi Voi" 4 11
07 Template:Esc German Harry Winter "Du hast mich so fasziniert" You fascinated me so much 7 6
08 Template:Esc French François Deguelt "Ce soir-là" That night 3 15
09 Template:Esc Italian Anita Traversi "Cielo e terra" Heaven and Earth 8 5
10 Template:Esc Dutch Rudi Carrell "Wat een geluk" What luck 12 2
11 Template:Esc German Wyn Hoop "Bonne nuit ma chérie" Goodnight, my darling 4 11
12 Template:Esc Italian Renato Rascel "Romantica" Romantic 8 5
13 Template:Esc French Jacqueline Boyer "Tom Pillibi" Tom Pillibi 1 32


Each country had 10 jury members who each awarded 1 point to their favourite song.

Voting results
Total score File:ESCUnitedKingdomJ.svg File:ESCSwedenJ.svg File:ESCLuxembourgJ.svg File:ESCDenmarkJ.svg File:ESCBelgiumJ.svg File:ESCNorwayJ.svg File:ESCAustriaJ.svg File:ESCMonacoJ.svg File:ESCSwitzerlandJ.svg File:ESCNetherlandsJ.svg File:ESCGermanyJ.svg File:ESCItalyJ.svg File:ESCFranceJ.svg
13px United Kingdom 25 1 5 1 2 3 1 4 5 1 2
Sweden 4 1 1 2
Luxembourg 1 1
Denmark 4 1 1 2
Belgium 9 4 1 1 3
Norway 11 1 2 1 1 4 1 1
Austria 6 2 2 1 1
Monaco 15 1 1 2 1 7 3
Switzerland 5 1 1 2 1
Netherlands 2 1 1
Germany 11 1 2 2 2 4
Italy 5 1 1 2 1
France 32 5 4 1 4 3 5 1 5 1 2 1
The table is ordered by appearance

International broadcasts and voting

The table below shows the order in which votes were cast during the 1960 contest along with the spokesperson who was responsible for announcing the votes for their respective country. Each national broadcaster also sent a commentator to the contest, in order to provide coverage of the contest in their own native language. Details of the commentators and the broadcasting station for which they represented are also included in the table below.<ref name=spokespersons>Template:Cite web</ref>

Voting and spokespersons

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  1. Template:Flag - TBC
  2. Template:Flag - Enzo Tortora
  3. Template:Flag - TBC
  4. Template:Flag - Siebe van der Zee
  5. Template:Flag - Boris Acquadro
  6. Template:Flag - TBC
  7. Template:Flag - TBC
  8. Template:Flag - Kari Borg Mannsåker
  9. Template:Flag - Arlette Vincent
  10. Template:Flag - Bent Henius
  11. Template:Flag - TBC
  12. Template:Flag - Tage Danielsson
  13. Template:Flag - Nick Burrell-Davis<ref name="Roxburgh">Template:Cite book</ref>

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External links

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