eurovision 1977

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 1977
ESC 1977 logo.svg
Dates
Final date 7 May 1977
Host
Venue Wembley Conference Centre
London, United Kingdom
Presenter(s) Angela Rippon
Conductor Ronnie Hazlehurst
Director Alan Kingston
Host broadcaster United Kingdom BBC
Opening act An aerial tour of the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom
Interval act Mr. Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Men
Participants
Number of entries 18
Debuting countries None
Returning countries
Withdrawing countries

participating countries

 

History
The Eurovision Song Contest 1977 was the 22nd contest, and was held on 7 May 1977 in London.The song contest was supposed to take place on the 2nd of April, but it did not take place before the 7th of May. 18 countries took part this year. Sweden returned, and Yugoslavia withdrew from the contest. Tunisia was supposed to take part as well, performing in 4th position, but the country withdrew its entry.
With Angela Rippon as the presenter, the contest was won by Marie Myriam who represented France, with her song “L’oiseau et l’enfant” (The Bird and the Child). Although Marie Myriam won, the song which finished second, “Rock Bottom”, written and performed by Lynsey De Paul and Mike Moran, was the most commercial with the European public since this song went on to become a top 10 hit in most European countries, unlike the winner “L’oiseau et l’enfant”. The British conductor Ronnie Hazlehurst used an umbrella and wore a bowler hat.This was France’s fifth victory, a record, which was equalled by Luxembourg in 1983, the United Kingdom in 1997, and most recently Sweden in 2012. It was equalled and beaten by Ireland in 1993 and 1994.
The rule of performing in one’s national language was brought back to the song contest as since 1973, countries could sing in a language they wanted. However, Germany and Belgium were allowed to perform in English because their entries had already been chosen before the rule was brought back. The German group Silver Convention had been hugely popular all over the world in the mid 70s with songs like Fly Robin Fly and Get Up And Boogie. Even if there were high hopes that their 1977 entry Telegram would mark the first victory for Germany, the song only ended up in 8th position. Anita Skorgan sang her first entry Casanova for Norway this year. She would return in 1979 and also try several more times to represent her home country, but always lost out in the Norwegian national heats. Austria gave a innovative performance as Boom Boom Boomerang by the group Schmetterlinge was performed with the artists wearing masks on the back of their heads.
At one point before the contest Tunisia was going to participate but they withdrew. Had Tunisia gone ahead they would have appeared fourth on stage.

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

Flag of Ireland
The Swarbriggs Plus Two It’s Nice To Be In Love Again 119 03
02 Monaco

Flag of Monaco
Michèle Torr Une Petite Française 096 04
03 Netherlands

Flag of The Netherlands
Heddy Lester De Mallemolen 035 12
04 Austria

Flag of Austria
Schmetterlinge Boom Boom Boomerang 011 17
05 Norway

Flag of Norway
Anita Skorgan Casanova 018 14
06 Germany

Flag of Germany
Silver Convention Telegram 055 08
07 Luxembourg

Flag of Luxembourg
Anne Marie B. Frère Jacques 017 16
08 Portugal

Flag of Portugal
Os Amigos Portugal No Coração 018 14
09 United Kingdom

Flag of United Kingdom
Lynsey de Paul and Mike Moran Rock Bottom 121 02
10 Greece

Flag of Greece
Pascalis, Marianna, Robert and Bessy Mathema Solfege 092 05
11 Israel

Flag of Israel
Ilanit Ah-haa-vah Hee Shir Lish-naa-yim 049 11
12 Switzerland

Flag of Switzerland
Pepe Lienhard Band Swiss Lady 071 06
13 Sweden

Flag of Sweden
Forbes Beatles 002 18
14 Spain

Flag of Spain
Micky Enseñame A Cantar 052 09
15 Italy

Flag of Italy
Mia Martini Liberà 033 13
16 Finland

Flag of Finland
Monica Aspelund Lapponia 050 10
17 Belgium

Flag of Belgium
Dream Express A Million In One, Two, Three 069 07
18 France

Flag of France
Marie Myriam L’oiseau Et L’enfant 136 01

Returning artists

Artist Country Previous year(s)
Beatrix Neudlinger (part of Schmetterlinge)  Austria 1972 (part of The Milestones)
Gunter Grosslercher (part of Schmetterlinge)  Austria 1972 (part of The Milestones)
Patricia Maessen (part of Dream Express)  Belgium 1970 (for Netherlands; part of Hearts of Soul)
Bianca Maessen  (part of Dream Express)  Belgium 1970 (for Netherlands; part of Hearts of Soul)
Stella Maessen (part of Dream Express)  Belgium 1970 (for Netherlands; part of Hearts of Soul)
The Swarbriggs  Ireland 1975
Ilanit  Israel 1973
Michele Torr  Monaco 1966 (for Luxembourg)
Fernando Tordo (part of Os Amigos)  Portugal 1973
Paulo de Carvalho (part of Os Amigos)  Portugal 1974

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