eurovision 1957

all time rank: the position that the country and the song have between all the eurovision songs

chart from the game vote for the best eurovision song

Eurovision Song Contest 1957
ESC 1957 logo.png
Dates
Final date 3 March 1957
Host
Venue Grober Sendesaal des hessischen Rundfunks
Frankfurt ,West Germany
Presenter(s) Anaid iplicjian
Conductor Willy Berking
Host broadcaster Germany HR/ARD
Interval act None
Participants
Number of entries 10
Debuting countries  
Returning countries None
Withdrawing countries None

participating countries

History

The Eurovision Song Contest 1957 was the 2nd Eurovision Song Contest and was held on the 3 March 1957 in Frankfurt am main.

For some time, a rumour has existed that the German entry “Im Wartesaal zum groben gluck” by Walter Andreas Schwarz came second at the 1956 contest and that is why Germany hosted the Eurovision Song Contest 1957. In fact, the rule stating that the winning nation hosted the next year’s Eurovision had not yet been conceived, and it was planned at the time that each participating country would take it in turns to host the event. However, as more countries wished to participate, this became impractical.

In this year’s contest the Italian entry lasted for 5:09 minutes, whilst the UK’s entry lasted for only 1:52 minutes. Birthe Wilke and Gustav Winckler at the end of their song exchanged the longest kiss that has ever occurred in the contest , although, of course, only people with televisions could actually see it. This was the first year where the juries were contacted by telephone.

This year, Austria, Denmark and the United Kingdom entered the contest for the first time, joining the other seven participating countries from the previous year.

It was the first time the Netherlands won the contest.

Results

# Representing country Performer(s) Song title, writer(s) and composer(s) Points Place
01 Belgium

Flag of Belgium
Bobbejaan Schoepen Straatdeuntje 005 08
02 Luxembourg

Flag of Luxembourg
Danièle Dupré Tant De Peine 008 04
03 United Kingdom

Flag of United Kingdom
Patricia Bredin All 006 07
04 Italy

Flag of Italy
Nunzio Gallo Corde Della Mia Chitarra 007 06
05 Austria

Flag of Austria
Bob Martin Wohin, Kleines Pony 003 10
06 Netherlands

Flag of The Netherlands
Corry Brokken Net Als Toen 031 01
07 Germany

Flag of Germany
Margot Hielscher Telefon, Telefon 008 04
08 France

Flag of France
Paule Desjardins La Belle Amour 017 02
09 Denmark

Flag of Denmark
Birthe Wilke and Gustav Winckler Skibet Skal Sejle I Nat 010 03
10 Switzerland

Flag of Switzerland
Lys Assia L’enfant Que J’étais 005 08

Returning artists

Artist Country Previous year(s)
Corry Brokken  Netherlands 1956
Lys Assia  Switzerland 1956 (winner)
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