eurovision 1960

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 1960
Final date 29 March 1960
Venue Royal Festival Hall
London,United Kingdom
Presenter(s) Katie Boyle
Conductor Eric Robinson
Director Innes Lloyd
Host broadcaster United Kingdom BBC
Number of entries 13
Debuting countries
Returning countries
Withdrawing countries None

participating countries

The capital of the United Kingdom, London, provided the settings for the fifth Eurovision Song Contest, was held on 29 March 1960 .This was despite the fact that the Netherlands actually won the Eurovision Song Contest in Cannes the year before with Een Beetje, performed by Teddy Scholten, but the Dutch broadcaster didn’t want to host the contest again.The result was a win for France, however Germany, Monaco and the UK led in the early stages of voting.

France celebrated its second victory in the short history of the song contest. The winning song Tom Pillibi, performed by Jacqueline Boyer, became a hit in all of Europe in 1960.

The number of participants of this year’s song contest grew to 13 as Norway made its debut with one of the country’s leading jazz singers, Nora Brockstedt;

The entry from Austria Du Hast Mich So Fasziniert by Henry Winter was written by famous operetta composer Robert Stolz who was already 80 years old in 1960, but the song only ended up in 7th position.

The Dutch singer Rudi Carrell also became a famous TV personality in big parts of Europe despite a disappointing 12th place with Wat Een Geluk;

Luxembourg decided to return to the contest after a year of absence with a song fully in Luxembourgish, performed by Camillo Felgen who later started a successful career as radio and TV presenter;

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

Flag of United Kingdom
Bryan Johnson Looking High, High, High 025 02
02 Sweden

Flag of Sweden
Siw Malmkvist Alla Andra Får Varann 004 10
03 Luxembourg

Flag of Luxembourg
Camillo Felgen So Laang We’s Du Do Bast 001 13
04 Denmark

Flag of Denmark
Katy Bødtger Det Var En Yndig Tid 004 10
05 Belgium

Flag of Belgium
Fud Leclerc Mon Amour Pour Toi 009 06
06 Norway

Flag of Norway
Nora Brockstedt Voi-voi 011 04
07 Austria

Flag of Austria
Harry Winter Du Hast Mich So Fasziniert 006 07
08 Monaco

Flag of Monaco
François Deguelt Ce Soir-là 015 03
09 Switzerland

Flag of Switzerland
Anita Traversi Cielo E Terra 005 08
10 Netherlands

Flag of The Netherlands
Rudi Carrell Wat Een Geluk 002 12
11 Germany

Flag of Germany
Wyn Hoop Bonne Nuit, Ma Chérie! 011 04
12 Italy

Flag of Italy
Renato Rascel Romantica 005 08
13 France

Flag of France
Jacqueline Boyer Tom Pillibi 032 01

Returning artist

Artist Country Previous year(s)
Fud Leclerc  Belgium 1956,1958

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