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.
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|
||Jean Philippe||Oui, Oui, Oui, Oui||015||03|
||Birthe Wilke||Uh-jeg Ville Ønske Jeg Var Dig||012||05|
||Jacques Pills||Mon Ami Pierrot||001||11|
||Teddy Scholten||Een Beetje||021||01|
||Alice and Ellen Kessler||Heut’ Woll’n Wir Tanzen Geh’n||005||08|
||Ferry Graf||Der K. Und K. Kalypso Aus Wien||004||09|
||Pearl Carr and Teddy Johnson||Sing Little Birdie||016||02|
||Bob Benny||Hou Toch Van Mij||009||06|