eurovision 1976

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 1976
ESC 1976 logo.png
Final date 3 April 1976
Venue Congresgebouw
The Hague,Netherlands
Presenter(s) Corry Brokken
Conductor Jan Steulen
Director Theo Ordeman
Host broadcaster Netherlands NOS
Interval act The Dutch Swing College Band
Number of entries 18
Debuting countries None
Returning countries
Withdrawing countries

participating countries

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.[1] 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
01 United Kingdom

Flag of United Kingdom
Brotherhood of Man Save Your Kisses For Me 164 01
02 Switzerland

Flag of Switzerland
Peter, Sue and Marc Djambo, Djambo 091 04
03 Germany

Flag of Germany
Les Humphries Singers Sing, Sang, Song 012 15
04 Israel

Flag of Israel
Chocolate, Menta, Mastik Emor Shalom 077 06
05 Luxembourg

Flag of Luxembourg
Jürgen Marcus Chansons Pour Ceux Qui S’aiment 017 14
06 Belgium

Flag of Belgium
Pierre Rapsat Judy Et Cie. 068 08
07 Ireland

Flag of Ireland
Red Hurley When 054 10
08 Netherlands

Flag of The Netherlands
Sandra Reemer The Party’s Over Now 056 09
09 Norway

Flag of Norway
Anne-Karine Ström Mata Hari 007 18
10 Greece

Flag of Greece
Mariza Koch Panaghia Mou, Panaghia Mou 020 13
11 Finland

Flag of Finland
Fredi and The Friends Pump-pump 044 11
12 Spain

Flag of Spain
Braulio Sobran Las Palabras 011 16
13 Italy

Flag of Italy
Romina and Al Bano We’ll Live It All Again 069 07
14 Austria

Flag of Austria
Waterloo and Robinson My Little World 080 05
15 Portugal

Flag of Portugal
Carlos do Carmo Uma Flor De Verde Pinho 024 12
16 Monaco

Flag of Monaco
Mary Christy Toi, La Musique Et Moi 093 03
17 France

Flag of France
Catherine Ferry Un, Deux, Trois 147 02
18 Yugoslavia

Flag of Yugoslavia
Ambasadori Ne Mogu Skriti Svoju Bol 010 17

Returning artists

Artist Country Previous year(s)
Fredi  Finland 1967
Sandra Reemer  Netherlands 1972
Anne-Karine Storm  Norway 1973 (part of Bendik Singers),1974
Peter,Sue and Marc  Switzerland 1971

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