eurovision 1973

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 1973
ESC 1973 logo.png
Dates
Final date 7 April 1973
Host
Venue Grand Theatre
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Presenter(s) Helga Guitton
Conductor Pierre Cao
Host broadcaster Luxembourg CLT
Interval act Charlie Rivel
Participants
Number of entries 17
Debuting countries
Returning countries None
Withdrawing countries

participating countries

History

The Eurovision Song Contest 1973 was the eighteenth Eurovision Song Contest and was held in Luxembourg. After hosting the Eurovision Song Contest already in 1962 and 1966, it was Luxembourg’s third occasion to show the best of Europe’s music to millions of viewers. The big favourite to win was yet again Cliff Richard representing the United Kingdom, but the country that managed to get the highest number of points was the host nation.
The event was marked by a scandal: the Spanish entry Eres Tu by Mocedades was accused of plagiarism. It was suggested by critics that the song was merely a copy of the Yugoslav entry of 1966, Brez Besed performed by Berta Ambroz. The Spanish entry was not sanctioned though and became a huge hit internationally – it even outsold the winner Tu Te Reconnaitras by Anne-Marie David which marked the fourth victory for the Grand Duchy and the second one in a row after Vicky Leandros won the preceding year. Anne-Marie David tried her luck again in 1979 when she competed for France and came third. She is one of the few artists who ended up in the top-3 with all appearances in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Malta was drawn to perform in 6th place between Norway and Monaco, but the Maltese broadcaster withdrew before the deadline to select an entry.The 1973 contest marked the first time that a woman conducted the ESC orchestra. There were actually two — Monica Dominique conducted the Swedish entry and Nurit Hirsh conducted the Israeli entry.
This contest holds the record for the most watched Eurovision Song Contest in the United Kingdom, and is also the 18th most watched television show in the same country, with an estimated 21.54 million tuning in on the night. Cliff Richard represented the UK with the song Power to All Our Friends. He came 3rd with 123 points.
An argument broke out between the singer Maxi and her Irish delegation over how the song should be performed. During rehearsals she repeatedly stopped performing in frustration. When it began to appear possible that Maxi might withdraw from the contest, RTÉ immediately sent over another singer, Tina Reynolds, to take her place just in case. In the end Miss Reynolds wasn’t needed as Maxi did perform, with her entry earning 10th place on the scoreboard.

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

Flag of Finland
Marion Rung Tom Tom Tom 093 06
02 Belgium

Flag of Belgium
Nicole and Hugo Baby, Baby 058 17
03 Portugal

Flag of Portugal
Fernando Tordo Tourada 080 10
04 Germany

Flag of Germany
Gitte Junger Tag 085 08
05 Norway

Flag of Norway
Bendik Singers It’s Just A Game 089 07
06 Monaco

Flag of Monaco
Marie Un Train Qui Part 085 08
07 Spain

Flag of Spain
Mocedades Eres Tú 125 02
08 Switzerland

Flag of Switzerland
Patrick Juvet Je Me Vais Marier, Marie 079 12
09 Yugoslavia

Flag of Yugoslavia
Zdravko Colic Gori Vatra 065 15
10 Italy

Flag of Italy
Massimo Ranieri Chi Sarà Con Te 074 13
11 Luxembourg

Flag of Luxembourg
Anne-Marie David Tu Te Reconnaîtras 129 01
12 Sweden

Flag of Sweden
The Nova and The Dolls You’re Summer 094 05
13 Netherlands

Flag of The Netherlands
Ben Cramer De Oude Muzikant 069 14
14 Ireland

Flag of Ireland
Maxi Do I Dream? 080 10
15 United Kingdom

Flag of United Kingdom
Cliff Richard Power To All Our Friends 123 03
16 France

Flag of France
Martine Clémenceau Sans Toi 065 15
17 Israel

Flag of Israel
Ilanit Ey-sham 097 04

Returning artists

Artist Country Previous year(s)
Marion Rung  Finland 1962
Massimo Ranieri  Italy 1971
Cliff Richard  United Kingdom 1968

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