Eurovision Song Contest 1962

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The Eurovision Song Contest 1962 was the seventh edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. France won for a third time with the song "Un premier amour", performed by Isabelle Aubret. This marked the first time a country had won three contests. Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, and Spain all scored "null points" for the first time.<ref name=ESC1962>Template:Cite web</ref>



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Villa Louvigny, Luxembourg. Host venue of the 1962 Eurovision Song Contest.

The city of Luxembourg, also known as Luxembourg City, is a commune with city status, and the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It is located at the confluence of the Alzette and Pétrusse Rivers in southern Luxembourg. The city contains the historic Luxembourg Castle, established by the Franks in the Early Middle Ages, around which a settlement developed.

Luxembourg City lies at the heart of Western Europe, situated Template:Convert by road from Brussels, Template:Convert from Paris, Template:Convert from Cologne, and Template:Convert from Metz in northeast France.

The venue chosen to host the 1962 contest was the Villa Louvigny. The building served as the headquarters of Compagnie Luxembourgeoise de Télédiffusion, the forerunner of RTL Group. It is located in Municipal Park, in the Ville Haute quarter of the centre of the city.<ref name=ESC1962/>


After France's entry had been performed, there was a short power failure rendering the screens dark. There also seemed to be an even shorter power failure during the Netherlands entry, when viewers around Europe only saw darkness on their television screens when the Netherlands performed. The power failure seemed to affect the Netherlands score during the voting. Nevertheless the song turned out to be popular in Europe after the contest.<ref name=ESC1962/>

Participating countries

Template:Further All countries who participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 1961 returned for a second consecutive year, with no new countries making a début, nor any nations returning or withdrawing.<ref name=ESC1962/>


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Returning artists

The contest saw the return of four artists this year, with three artists having previously participated in the 1960. Camillo Felgen for Luxembourg; François Deguelt for Monaco; and Fud Leclerc making his fourth appearance for Belgium, having also been present at the 1956, and 1958 contests. Jean Philippe, having previous represented France in 1959, returned to the contest as a representative for Switzerland.<ref name=ESC1962/>


Draw Country Language Artist Song English translation Place Points
01 Template:Esc Finnish Marion Rung "Tipi-tii" Chirpy chirp 7 4
02 Template:Esc French Fud Leclerc "Ton nom" Your name 13 0
03 Template:Esc Spanish Victor Balaguer "Llámame" Call me 13 0
04 Template:Esc German Eleonore Schwarz "Nur in der Wiener Luft" Only in the Vienna air 13 0
05 Template:Esc Danish Ellen Winther "Vuggevise" Lullaby 10 2
06 Template:Esc Swedish Inger Berggren "Sol och vår" Sun and spring 7 4
07 Template:Esc German Conny Froboess "Zwei kleine Italiener" Two little Italians 6 9
08 Template:Esc Dutch De Spelbrekers "Katinka" 13 0
09 Template:Esc French Isabelle Aubret "Un premier amour" A first love 1 26
10 Template:Esc Norwegian Inger Jacobsen "Kom sol, kom regn" Come sun, come rain 10 2
11 Template:Esc French Jean Philippe "Le retour" The return 10 2
12 Template:Esc Serbian Lola Novakovi? "Ne pali svetlo u sumrak"
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Don't turn the lights on at twilight 4 10
13 Template:Esc English Ronnie Carroll "Ring-A-Ding Girl" 4 10
14 Template:Esc French Camillo Felgen "Petit bonhomme" Little chap 3 11
15 Template:Esc Italian Claudio Villa "Addio, addio" Goodbye, goodbye 9 3
16 Template:Esc French François Deguelt "Dis rien" Say nothing 2 13


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Isabelle Aubret singing her winning song "Un premier amour" at the Eurovision Song Contest 1962
Voting results
Total score Finland Belgium Spain Austria Denmark Sweden Germany Netherlands France Norway Switzerland Yugoslavia United Kingdom Luxembourg Italy Monaco
Contestants Finland 4 1 3
Belgium 0
Spain 0
Austria 0
Denmark 2 1 1
Sweden 4 3 1
Germany 9 2 1 2 2 2
Netherlands 0
France 26 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 1 1 2 1
Norway 2 2
Switzerland 2 2
Yugoslavia 10 1 1 2 3 3
United Kingdom 10 3 1 2 2 2
Luxembourg 11 3 3 1 1 3
Italy 3 1 2
Monaco 13 3 1 3 1 2 3
The table is ordered by appearance

3 points

Below is a summary of all 3 points in the final:

N. Contestant Voting nation
5 France Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Yugoslavia
3 Luxembourg Belgium, Spain, Monaco
Monaco Austria, Luxembourg, Netherlands
2 Yugoslavia France, Italy
1 Finland United Kingdom
Sweden Denmark
United Kingdom Finland

International broadcasts and voting

The table below shows the order in which votes were cast during the 1962 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<ref name=Crew1962/>
  2. Template:Flag - Enzo Tortora
  3. Template:Flag - TBC
  4. Template:Flag - Alex Macintosh<ref name="Roxburgh">Template:Cite book</ref>
  5. Template:Flag - Mladen Deli?
  6. Template:Flag - Alexandre Burger
  7. Template:Flag - Kari Borg Mannsåker<ref name=Norwegian>Dyrseth, Seppo (OGAE Norway)</ref>
  8. Template:Flag - TBC
  9. Template:Flag - Ger Lugtenburg
  10. Template:Flag - TBC
  11. Template:Flag - Tage Danielsson<ref name=Swedish>Template:Cite web</ref>
  12. Template:Flag - Claus Toksvig
  13. Template:Flag - TBC
  14. Template:Flag - Diego Ramírez Pastor<ref name=Spanish>Template:Cite web</ref>
  15. Template:Flag - Arlette Vincent<ref name="Crew1962">Template:Cite web</ref>
  16. Template:Flag - Poppe Berg<ref name=Finnish>Template:Cite web</ref>

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  • Template:Flag - Pierre Tchernia (Télé Monte Carlo)<ref name=Crew1962/>
  • Template:Flag - Willem Duys (NTS)
  • Template:Flag - Odd Grythe (NRK and NRK P1)
  • Template:Flag - Federico Gallo (TVE)<ref name=Spanish/>
  • Template:Flag - Jan Gabrielsson (Sveriges Radio-TV and SR P1)
  • Template:Flag - Theodor Haller (TV DRS), Georges Hardy (TSR), Giovanni Bertini (TSI)<ref name=Crew1962/>
  • Template:Flag - David Jacobs (BBC TV), Peter Haigh (BBC Light Programme)
  • Template:Flag - Ljubomir Vukadinovi? (Televizija Beograd), Gordana Bonetti (Televizija Zagreb), Tomaž Ter?ek (Televizija Ljubljana)




External links

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