eurovision 1972

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 1972
ESC 1972 logo.png
Final date 25 March 1972
Venue Usger Hall
Edinburgh,United Kingdom
Presenter(s) Moira Shearer
Conductor Malcolm Lockyer
Director Terry Hughes
Host broadcaster United Kingdom BBC
Interval act Tattoo at Edinburgh Castle
Number of entries 18
Debuting countries None
Returning countries None
Withdrawing countries None

participating countries

The Eurovision Song Contest 1972 was the 17th edition series. Monaco was unable to host this year’s Eurovision as they were unable to provide the resources. They approached French TV, who agreed to produce the contest, but only if the contest was staged in France and not the planned Monte Carlo Opera House. Rejecting the offer, RMC Monaco invited the President of the EBU, Charles Curran of the BBC to host, so the United Kingdom stepped in to host it again. For the first time, however, the BBC chose a venue outside London. Séverine made the trip to the Scottish capital Edinburgh to pass on the ‘Grand Prix’ to Vicky Leandros.
Luxembourg’s win was their third. Yves Dessca also wrote the text for “Un Banc, Un Arbre, Une Rue” that won in 1971, and other than conductors of the winning song, became the second person to win the Contest twice, the first person to win for two different countries and the first person to win two years in a row.Greek-born singer Vicky Leandros also took part in the contest for the second time and won for Luxembourg thanks to a well-planned PR campaign. This time she also used her surname, something she had avoided the first time when she participated just as “Vicky” in 1967. The winning song Après toi sold míllions of copies all over Europe, and Vicky Leandros appeared in TV-shows all over Europe. She would try to enter the Eurovision Song Contest again in 2006, but only came 3rd in the German national final for the contest.
The contest was broadcast for a first time in live to Asia.The contest was broadcast to Japan, Tawian, Thailand, the Philippines & Hong Kong. The contest was broadcast to in Iceland and Israel few days later. Brazil and Greece also broadcast the contest live.

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

Flag of Germany
Mary Roos Nur Die Liebe Läßt Uns Leben 107 03
02 France

Flag of France
Betty Mars Comé-comédie 081 11
03 Ireland

Flag of Ireland
Sandie Jones Ceol On Ghrá 072 15
04 Spain

Flag of Spain
Jaime Morey Amanece 083 10
05 United Kingdom

Flag of United Kingdom
The New Seekers Beg, Steal Or Borrow 114 02
06 Norway

Flag of Norway
Grethe Kausland and Benny Borg Småting 073 14
07 Portugal

Flag of Portugal
Carlos Mendes A Festa Da Vida 090 07
08 Switzerland

Flag of Switzerland
Véronique Müller C’est La Chanson De Mon Amour 088 08
09 Malta

Flag of Malta
Helen and Joseph L-imhabba 048 18
10 Finland

Flag of Finland
Päivi Paunu and Kim Floor Muistathan 078 12
11 Austria

Flag of Austria
The Milestones Falter Im Wind 100 05
12 Italy

Flag of Italy
Nicola di Bari I Giorni Dell’ Arcobaleno 092 06
13 Yugoslavia

Flag of Yugoslavia
Tereza Muzika I Ti 087 09
14 Sweden

Flag of Sweden
Family Four Härliga Sommardag 075 13
15 Monaco

Flag of Monaco
Anne-Marie Godart and Peter MacLane Comme On S’aime 065 16
16 Belgium

Flag of Belgium
Serge and Christine Ghisoland À La Folie Ou Pas Du Tout 055 17
17 Luxembourg

Flag of Luxembourg
Vicky Leandros Après Toi 128 01
18 Netherlands

Flag of The Netherlands
Sandra and Andres Als Het Om De Liefde Gaat 106 04

Returning artists

Artist Country Previous year(s)
Vicky Leandros  Luxembourg 1967
Carlos Mendes  Portugal 1968
Family Four  Sweden 1971
Tereza Kesovija  Yugoslavia 1966 (for Monaco)

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