Sunday, 12 August 2012

Eurovision Song Contest 1960

Jacqueline Boyer

Date: March 29 1960
Venue: Royal festival hall, London (UK)
Presenter: Katie Boyle
Orchestra: Eric Robinson Orchestra
Conductor: Eric Robinson
Director: Innes Loyd
Scruteneer: -
Host broadcaster: BBC
Price presenter: Teddy Scholten
Interval act: -
Duration: 1 hour, 22 minutes
Number of entries: 13
Debuting countries: Norway
Returning countries: Luxembourg
Withdrawing countries: -
Winning Song: Tom Pillibi - Jacqueline Boyer, France
Voting system: Each country had 10 jury members who each awarded 1 point to their favourite song

01. UK: Bryan Johnson - Looking High, High, High (2nd place, 25 points)
02. Sweden: Siw Malmkvist - Alla Andra Får Varann (10th place, 4 points)
03. Luxembourg: Camilio Felgen - So Laang We's Du Do Bast (13th place 1 points)
04. Denmark: Katy Bødtger - Det Var En Yndig Tid (10th place, 4 points)
05. Belgium: Fud Leclerc - Mon Amour Pour Toi (6th place, 9 points)
06. Norway: Nora Brockstedt - Voi Voi (4th place, 11 points)
07. Austria: Harry Winter - Du Hast Mich So Fasziniert (7th place, 6 points)
08. Monaco: François Deguelt - Ce soir-là (3rd place, 15 points)
09. Switzerland: Anita Traversi - Cielo E Terra (8th place, 5 points
10. The Netherlands: Rudi Carell - Wat Een Geluk (12th place, 2 points)
11. Germany: Wyn Hoop - Bonne Nuit Ma Chérie (4th place, 11 points)
12. Italy: Renato Rascel - Romantica (8th place, 5 points)
13. France: Jacqueline Boyer - Tom Pillibi (1st place, 32 points)

Jacqueline Boyer

The Eurovision Song Contest 1960 was held on March 29 1960 in London. The contest was won by France with the song Tom Pillibi, performed by Jacqueline Boyer and written by André Popp and Pierre Cour.


The Royal Festival Hall, the venue for the 1960 contest, is a 2,900-seat concert, dance and talks venue within Southbank Centre in London. It is situated on the South Bank of the River Thames, not far from Hungerford Bridge.


Although the Netherlands had won the contest in 1959, the Netherlands Television Foundation declined to host another contest so soon after staging the event in 1958. The honour of hosting the contest therefore passed to the United Kingdom, which had come second in 1959.

The result was a win for France, however Germany, Monaco and the UK led in the early stages of voting. The UK came second with 25 points, four more points than the winning song in 1959, and Monaco came third on 15 points making up for their disappointing début result the year before.

Rudi Carell

Participating countries

Interest in the contest started to grow across Europe, with the number of participating nations increasing to 13 this year. Norway made its debut with one of their leading jazz singers. Luxembourg returned to the contest after a one-year break with a song in native Luxembourgish language.

Returning artists

The contest saw the return of one artist this year with the Belgian representative, Fud Leclerc, who previously participated in the 1956 and 1958 contests.

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