Eurovision Song Contest 1962
The Eurovision Song Contest 1962 was the 7th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Luxembourg City, Luxembourg, following Jean-Claude Pascal's win at the 1961 contest in Cannes, France with the song "Nous les amoureux". This was the first time Luxembourg hosted the event. The contest was held at the Villa Louvigny on Sunday 18 March 1962 and was hosted by Mireille Delannoy. Sixteen countries participated in the contest – the same that took part the year prior.
|Eurovision Song Contest 1962|
|Final||18 March 1962|
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
|Musical director||Jean Roderès|
|Host broadcaster||Compagnie Luxembourgeoise de Télédiffusion (CLT)|
|Interval act||Achille Zavatta|
|Number of entries||16|
|Voting system||Ten-member juries awarded points to their three favourite songs.|
|Winning song|| France|
"Un premier amour"
The winner was France with the song "Un premier amour", performed by Isabelle Aubret, written by Roland Valade and composed by Claude Henri Vic. This was France's third victory in the contest in just five years, following their wins in 1958 and 1960. It was also the third consecutive winning song performed in French.
The 1962 Eurovision Song Contest was hosted in Luxembourg City. The venue chosen to host the 1962 contest was the Villa Louvigny. The building served as the headquarters of Compagnie Luxembourgeoise de Télédiffusion, the forerunner of RTL Group. It is located in Municipal Park, in the Ville Haute quarter of the centre of the city.
After France's entry had been performed, there was a short power failure rendering the screens dark. There also seemed to be an even shorter power failure during the Netherlands entry, when viewers around Europe only saw darkness on their television screens when the Netherlands performed. The power failure seemed to affect the Netherlands score during the voting. Nevertheless, the song turned out to be popular in Europe after the contest.
- Finland – George de Godzinsky
- Belgium – Henri Segers
- Spain – Jean Roderès
- Austria – Bruno Uher
- Denmark – Kai Mortensen
- Sweden – Egon Kjerrman
- Germany – Rolf-Hans Müller
- Netherlands – Dolf van der Linden
- France – Franck Pourcel
- Norway – Øivind Bergh
- Switzerland – Cédric Dumont
- Yugoslavia – Jože Privšek
- United Kingdom – Wally Stott
- Luxembourg – Jean Roderès
- Italy – Cinico Angelini
- Monaco – Raymond Lefèvre
|Fud Leclerc||Belgium||1956, 1958, 1960|
|Jean Philippe||Switzerland||1959 (for France)|
|02||Belgium||Fud Leclerc||"Ton nom"||French||13||0|
|04||Austria||Eleonore Schwarz||"Nur in der Wiener Luft"||German||13||0|
|06||Sweden||Inger Berggren||"Sol och vår"||Swedish||7||4|
|07||Germany||Conny Froboess||"Zwei kleine Italiener"||German||6||9|
|09||France||Isabelle Aubret||"Un premier amour"||French||1||26|
|10||Norway||Inger Jacobsen||"Kom sol, kom regn"||Norwegian||10||2|
|11||Switzerland||Jean Philippe||"Le retour"||French||10||2|
|12||Yugoslavia||Lola Novaković||"Ne pali svetla u sumrak" (Не пали светла у сумрак)||Serbo-Croatian||4||10|
|13||United Kingdom||Ronnie Carroll||"Ring-A-Ding Girl"||English||4||10|
|14||Luxembourg||Camillo Felgen||"Petit bonhomme"||French||3||11|
|15||Italy||Claudio Villa||"Addio, addio"||Italian||9||3|
|16||Monaco||François Deguelt||"Dis rien"||French||2||13|
This year marked the second jury voting system change in the contest’s history, moving away from a point per favourite song from 10-member juries to the allocation of 3, 2 and 1 points given to the top three favourite songs from each country's 10-member jurors' ratings.
Below is a summary of all 3 points received:
|N.||Contestant||Nation(s) giving 3 points|
|5||France||Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Yugoslavia|
|3||Luxembourg||Belgium, Spain, Monaco|
|Monaco||Austria, Luxembourg, Netherlands|
Broadcasters, commentators and spokespersonsEdit
Listed below is the order in which votes were cast during the 1962 contest along with the spokesperson who was responsible for announcing the votes for their respective country.
- Monaco – TBC
- Italy – Enzo Tortora
- Luxembourg – Robert Diligent
- United Kingdom – Alex Macintosh
- Yugoslavia – Mladen Delić
- Switzerland – Alexandre Burger
- Norway – Kari Borg Mannsåker
- France – André Valmy
- Netherlands – Ger Lugtenburg
- Germany – Klaus Havenstein
- Sweden – Tage Danielsson
- Denmark – Ole Mortensen
- Austria – Emil Kollpacher
- Spain – Luis Marsillach
- Belgium – Arlette Vincent
- Finland – Poppe Berg
Broadcasters and commentatorsEdit
Each national broadcaster also sent a commentator to the contest, in order to provide coverage of the contest in their own native language.
|Belgium||RTB||French: Nicole Védrès|||
|BRT||Dutch: Willem Duys|
|Denmark||Danmarks Radio TV||Skat Nørrevig|
|Finland||Suomen Televisio||Aarno Walli|
|Germany||Deutsches Fernsehen||Ruth Kappelsberger|
|Italy||Programma Nazionale||Renato Tagliani|
|Monaco||Télé Monte Carlo||Pierre Tchernia|||
|Norway||NRK and NRK P1||Odd Grythe|
|Sweden||Sveriges TV and SR P1||Jan Gabrielsson|||
|Switzerland||TV DRS||German: Theodor Haller|
|TSR||French: Georges Hardy|||
|TSI||Italian: Renato Tagliani|
|United Kingdom||BBC TV||David Jacobs|||
|BBC Light Programme||Peter Haigh|
|Yugoslavia||Televizija Beograd||Serbo-Croatian: Ljubomir Vukadinović|
|Televizija Zagreb||Serbo-Croatian: Gordana Bonetti|
|Televizija Ljubljana||Slovene: Tomaž Terček|
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