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 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|
||Marion Rung||Tom Tom Tom||093||06|
||Nicole and Hugo||Baby, Baby||058||17|
||Bendik Singers||It’s Just A Game||089||07|
||Marie||Un Train Qui Part||085||08|
||Patrick Juvet||Je Me Vais Marier, Marie||079||12|
||Zdravko Colic||Gori Vatra||065||15|
||Massimo Ranieri||Chi Sarà Con Te||074||13|
||Anne-Marie David||Tu Te Reconnaîtras||129||01|
||The Nova and The Dolls||You’re Summer||094||05|
||Ben Cramer||De Oude Muzikant||069||14|
||Maxi||Do I Dream?||080||10|
||Cliff Richard||Power To All Our Friends||123||03|
||Martine Clémenceau||Sans Toi||065||15|
|Cliff Richard||United Kingdom||1968|