eurovision 1958

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 1958
ESC 1958 logo.png
Dates
Final date Wednesday, 12 March 1958
Host
Venue AVRO Studios
Hilversum, Netherlands
Presenter(s) Hannie Lips
Conductor Dolf van der Linden
Host broadcaster Netherlands NTS
Interval act Metropole Orkest
Participants
Number of entries 10
Debuting countries
Returning countries None
Withdrawing countries

participating countries

History

The Netherlands had the honour of hosting the third Eurovision Song Contest. The 1958 contest took place at the television studios in Hilversum, the ‘media capital’ of the Netherlands. For the occasion, the venue was decorated with thousands of tulips.The Eurovision Song Contest 1958 was the third Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 12 March 1958 in Hilversum. France’s win was their first. It was the last time to date that the United Kingdom did not enter the contest.Together with 1956, it is the only contest that has not featured a single song in the English language.

Despite ending third, the Italian entry Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu by Domenico Modugno became a worldwide hit and to date, it is one of the most successful songs in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest even if it is better known under the title Volare. Domenico even managed to reach the No.1 spot in the US-American Billboard Charts with his song and was also awarded three Grammies. Also,Sweden, a country that would later be one of the most successful in the contest, debuted this year.Had sent Alice Babs but it was not enough to stop France from getting the trophy with the song Dors, Mon Amour, performed by André Claveau.

The juries were not in the studio as in 1956. As in 1957, this year they stayed in their own countries, listening to the event. Once the songs had all been sung, juries sent their results via telephone.

The interval acts was music by the Metropole Orkest, under the lead of conductor Dolf van der Linden. This year, there were two interval acts; one in the middle, one after all the songs were played.

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

Flag of Italy
Domenico Modugno Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu 013 03
02 Netherlands

Flag of The Netherlands
Corry Brokken Heel De Wereld 001 09
03 France

Flag of France
André Claveau Dors Mon Amour 027 01
04 Luxembourg

Flag of Luxembourg
Solange Berry Un Grand Amour 001 09
05 Sweden

Flag of Sweden
Alice Babs Lilla Stjärna 010 04
06 Denmark

Flag of Denmark
Raquel Rastenni Jeg Rev Et Blad Ud Af Min Dagbog 003 08
07
Belgium
Flag of Belgium
Fud Leclerc Ma Petite Chatte 008 05
08 Germany

Flag of Germany
Margot Hielscher Für Zwei Groschen Musik 005 07
09 Austria

Flag of Austria
Liane Augustin Die Ganze Welt Braucht Liebe 008 05
10 Switzerland

Flag of Switzerland
Lys Assia Giorgio 024 02

Returning artists

Artist
Country
Previous year(s)
Fud Leclerc  Belgium 1956
Margot Hielscher  Germany 1957
Corry Brokken  Netherlands 1956,1957 (winner)
Lys Assia  Switzerland 1956 (winner), 1957


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