eurovision 1963

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 1963
ESC 1963 logo.png
Dates
Final date 23 March 1963
Host
Venue BBC Television Centre
London,United Kingdom
Presenter(s) Katie Boyle
Conductor Eric Robinson
Director Yvonne Littlewood
Host broadcaster United Kingdom BBC
Interval act Ola & Barbro
Participants
Number of entries 16
Debuting countries None
Returning countries None
Withdrawing countries None

Participating countries

History

The Eurovision Song Contest 1963 was the 8th Eurovision Song Contest.The honour of hosting this year’s song contest was handed over by the French to the United Kingdom. The main reason was that France did not want to host the song contest so soon after hosting it twice in Cannes in 1959 and 1961. The host venue was the BBC Television Centre, White City, London, which opened in 1960.Host Broadcaster BBC tried a different approach for the presentation of the Eurovision Song Contest. All songs were performed in one studio, but the audience was located in another.
One controversy this year was during the voting. When it was Norway’s turn to announce their votes, the spokesman in Oslo did not use the correct procedure in that the song number, followed by the name of the country, should have been announced before awarding the points. Katie Boyle asked Norway to repeat their results, but the Norwegian spokesman asked Katie to return to them after all the other results were in. When Katie went back to Norway again the votes had mysteriously altered, thus changing the outcome of the contest and giving the victory to Norway’s neighbours Denmark at Switzerland’s expense. In fact, there was some doubt as to whether the Norwegian spokesman gave the correct votes on the first occasion.
Denmark’s win was their first. Finland, Norway and Sweden all failed to score any points for the first time. The Netherlands received no points for the second time, and became the first country to go two years in a row without scoring a single point.

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

Flag of United Kingdom
Ronnie Carroll Say Wonderful Things 028 04
02 Netherlands

Flag of The Netherlands
Annie Palmen Een Speeldoos 000 13
03 Germany

Flag of Germany
Heidi Brühl Marcel 005 09
04 Austria

Flag of Austria
Carmela Corren Vielleicht Geschieht Ein Wunder 016 07
05 Norway

Flag of Norway
Anita Thallaug Solhverv 000 13
06 Italy

Flag of Italy
Emilio Pericoli Uno Per Tutte 037 03
07 Finland

Flag of Finland
Laila Halme Muistojeni Laulu 000 13
08 Denmark

Flag of Denmark
Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann Dansevise 042 01
09 Yugoslavia

Flag of Yugoslavia
Vice Vukov Brodovi 003 11
10 Switzerland

Flag of Switzerland
Esther Ofarim T’en Va Pas 040 02
11 France

Flag of France
Alain Barrière Elle était Si Jolie 025 05
12 Spain

Flag of Spain
José Guardiola Algo Prodigioso 002 12
13 SwedenFlag of Sweden Monica Zetterlund En Gång I Stockholm 000 13
14 Belgium

Flag of Belgium
Jacques Raymond Waarom 004 10
15 Monaco

Flag of Monaco
Françoise Hardy L’amour S’en Va 025 05
16 Luxembourg

Flag of Luxembourg
Nana Mouskouri A Force De Prier 013 08

Returning artists

Artist Country Previous year(s)
Ronnie Carroll  United Kingdom 1962

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