eurovision 1959

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 1959
ESC 1959 logo.png
Final date 11 March 1959
Venue Palais des festivals et des Congres
Presenter(s) Jacqueline Joubert
Conductor Franck Pourcel
Director Marcel Cravenne
Host broadcaster France RTF
Interval act None
Number of entries 11
Debuting countries
Returning countries
Withdrawing countries

participating countries

The Eurovision Song Contest 1959 was the fourth Eurovision Song Contest. It was held in Cannes, following the French victory the previous year.The Netherlands won for already the second time in the short history of the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Net Als Toen performed by Teddy Scholten. The lyrics of the song were written by Willy van Hemert, who also wrote the winning song of 1957. The winner was once again outscored by Domenico Modugno though who got yet another world-wide hit with his Italian entry Piove – which is better known under the title Ciao Ciao Bambina.
Luxembourg withdrew from the contest for the first time. The United Kingdom returned after missing the previous contest ,Monaco made its debut in the contest, but came last.
In the press it was suggested that Italy and France gave more points to the Netherlands because neither of those two countries wanted the other to win. This has never been verified.Italy gave one point to France, no points to the UK and seven points to the Netherlands placing them just three points ahead of the UK. Later on France gave only three points to Italy and four points to the Netherlands giving them a five point lead over the UK, who were only one point ahead of France, leaving Italy behind in sixth position, behind Denmark, on nine points.

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

Flag of France
Jean Philippe Oui, Oui, Oui, Oui 015 03
02 Denmark

Flag of Denmark
Birthe Wilke Uh-jeg Ville Ønske Jeg Var Dig 012 05
03 Italy

Flag of Italy
Domenico Modugno Piove 009 06
04 Monaco

Flag of Monaco
Jacques Pills Mon Ami Pierrot 001 11
05 Netherlands

Flag of The Netherlands
Teddy Scholten Een Beetje 021 01
06 Germany

Flag of Germany
Alice and Ellen Kessler Heut’ Woll’n Wir Tanzen Geh’n 005 08
07 Sweden

Flag of Sweden
Brita Borg Augustin 004 09
08 Switzerland

Flag of Switzerland
Christa Williams Irgendwoher 014 04
09 Austria

Flag of Austria
Ferry Graf Der K. Und K. Kalypso Aus Wien 004 09
10 United Kingdom

Flag of United Kingdom
Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson Sing Little Birdie 016 02
11 Belgium

Flag of Belgium
Bob Benny Hou Toch Van Mij 009 06

Returning artists

Artist Country Previous year(s)
Birthe wilke  Denmark 1957
Domenico Modugno  Italy 1958

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