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 1976, the 21st in the series, was held in The Hague, Netherlands, on 3 April 1976. With Corry Brokken as the presenter – the first time a previous winner of the contest had played hostess – the contest was won by Brotherhood of Man, representing the United Kingdom, with their song “Save Your Kisses for Me”. The British winner Save Your Kisses For Me became a big hit and broke a lot of sales records -the single sold six million copies which makes it the most sold Eurovision Song Contest winner ever.
After being host of the 1975 Eurovision Song Contest, Sweden withdrew from the contest as Swedish TV thought that the contest had become too commercial. They were also afraid of winning again and having to host the expensive show again. Turkey and Malta withdrew as well, but Greece and Austria returned, so altogether 18 countries participated in the 1976 song contest.
Liechtenstein attempted to submit an entry to the contest, but as they had no broadcasting service of their own, they were not allowed to. Their entry would have been “Little Cowboy” by Biggi Bachmann.Malta, having selected Enzo Guzman with the song “Sing Your Song, Country Boy” to represent them, then withdrew from the contest for undisclosed reasons, as the singer has confirmed. Malta would not return to the competition until 1991.
The orchestra rules changed this year. For the first time, instrumental playback was allowed if certain passages in the music could not be reproduced by the live orchestra. Most of the countries decided to sing in English hoping that they might get a better placing with this. The Yugoslav entry was sung by Ambassadori and it marked the last Yugoslav entry for five years – the country would only come back in 1981.
Italy sent the daughter of US actor Tyrone Power to the contest, Romina Power who sang with her husband, Al Bano.Luxembourg looked abroad again to find its entry. Winning the Luxembourg national final, Jürgen Marcus from Germany beat the equally popular German singer Marianne Rosenberg who then went on to have a big hit with her unsuccessful Eurovision Song Contest song.
|#||Representing country||Performer(s)||Song title, writer(s) and composer(s)||Points||Place|
||Brotherhood of Man||Save Your Kisses For Me||164||01|
||Peter, Sue and Marc||Djambo, Djambo||091||04|
||Les Humphries Singers||Sing, Sang, Song||012||15|
||Chocolate, Menta, Mastik||Emor Shalom||077||06|
||Jürgen Marcus||Chansons Pour Ceux Qui S’aiment||017||14|
||Pierre Rapsat||Judy Et Cie.||068||08|
||Sandra Reemer||The Party’s Over Now||056||09|
||Anne-Karine Ström||Mata Hari||007||18|
||Mariza Koch||Panaghia Mou, Panaghia Mou||020||13|
||Fredi and The Friends||Pump-pump||044||11|
||Braulio||Sobran Las Palabras||011||16|
||Romina and Al Bano||We’ll Live It All Again||069||07|
||Waterloo and Robinson||My Little World||080||05|
||Carlos do Carmo||Uma Flor De Verde Pinho||024||12|
||Mary Christy||Toi, La Musique Et Moi||093||03|
||Catherine Ferry||Un, Deux, Trois||147||02|
||Ambasadori||Ne Mogu Skriti Svoju Bol||010||17|
|Anne-Karine Storm||Norway||1973 (part of Bendik Singers),1974|
|Peter,Sue and Marc||Switzerland||1971|