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 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|
||The Swarbriggs Plus Two||It’s Nice To Be In Love Again||119||03|
||Michèle Torr||Une Petite Française||096||04|
||Heddy Lester||De Mallemolen||035||12|
||Schmetterlinge||Boom Boom Boomerang||011||17|
||Anne Marie B.||Frère Jacques||017||16|
||Os Amigos||Portugal No Coração||018||14|
||Lynsey de Paul and Mike Moran||Rock Bottom||121||02|
||Pascalis, Marianna, Robert and Bessy||Mathema Solfege||092||05|
||Ilanit||Ah-haa-vah Hee Shir Lish-naa-yim||049||11|
||Pepe Lienhard Band||Swiss Lady||071||06|
||Micky||Enseñame A Cantar||052||09|
||Dream Express||A Million In One, Two, Three||069||07|
||Marie Myriam||L’oiseau Et L’enfant||136||01|
|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)|
|Michele Torr||Monaco||1966 (for Luxembourg)|
|Fernando Tordo (part of Os Amigos)||Portugal||1973|
|Paulo de Carvalho (part of Os Amigos)||Portugal||1974|