Eurovision Song Contest 1965

The Eurovision Song Contest 1965 was the tenth edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Naples, Italy, following the country's victory at the 1964 contest with the song "Non ho l'età" by Gigliola Cinquetti. Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster Radiotelevisione Italiana (RAI), the contest was held at Sala di Concerto della RAI [it] on Saturday 20 March 1965, and was hosted by Italian singer Renata Mauro.

Eurovision Song Contest 1965
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Dates
Final20 March 1965
Host
VenueSala di Concerto della RAI [it]
Naples, Italy
Presenter(s)Renata Mauro
Musical directorGianni Ferrio
Directed byRomolo Siena
Executive supervisorMiroslav Vilček
Host broadcasterRadiotelevisione Italiana (RAI)
Interval actMario Del Monaco
Websiteeurovision.tv/event/naples-1965 Edit this at Wikidata
Participants
Number of entries18
Debuting countries Ireland
Returning countries Sweden
Non-returning countriesNone
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Vote
Voting systemTen-member juries awarded points (5, 3 and 1, or combinations thereof) to their three favourite songs.
Nul points
Winning song Luxembourg
"Poupée de cire, poupée de son"
1964 ← Eurovision Song Contest → 1966

Eighteen countries participated in the contest - setting a new record for the highest number of entrants in the competition until that point. Sweden returned after being absent from the previous edition, while Ireland made its debut.

Luxembourg won for the second time with the highly controversial Poupée De Cire, Poupée De Son sung by the french singer France Gall, and written by Serge Gainsbourg, which later went on to be a massive hit in almost all European countries. It was the first winning song since the Netherlands' "Een beetje" in 1959 to not be a ballad, being the first pop song to ever win the competition. For the fourth consecutive year, four countries all scored nul points; Belgium, Finland, Germany, and Spain - all of which finished with no points for the second time in the contest's history.[1]

LocationEdit

 
Sala di Concerto della RAI, Naples – host venue of the 1965 contest.

The contest took place in Naples, the capital of region Campania in southern Italy and the third-largest city in Italy, after Rome and Milan. This was Italy's first hosting of the Eurovision Song Contest. The host venue was the then new Sala di Concerto della RAI (RAI Production Centre of Naples), founded few years prior to the contest, in the late fifties and early sixties. It is located in Viale Marconi in the district of Fuorigrotta. The structure has three TV studios for a total of 1227 m2 and capacity of 370 persons, used for the filming of programs and fiction and an auditorium. The Neapolitan song archives are also housed in it.[1][2]

FormatEdit

Each country had 10 jury members who distributed three points among their one, two, or three favourite songs. The points were totalled and the first, second, and third placed songs were awarded 5, 3, and 1 votes in order. If only one song got every point within the jury it would get all 9 points. If only two songs were chosen, the songs would get 6 and 3 points in order.

Ingvar Wixell, the Swedish participant performed his song in English instead of the original Swedish title "Annorstädes vals". The native languages were used for all of the other participants. This led to a rule being introduced for the next 1966 edition, that meant all participants had to perform their songs using one of their national languages.[1]

Participating countriesEdit

18 countries took part, with the Eurovision Song Contest reaching its highest number until then. Sweden returned after a one-year absence, and Ireland entered for the first time. Ireland would later become the most successful country in the competition, scoring seven wins in total.

Returning artistsEdit

Artist Country Previous year(s)
Conchita Bautista   Spain 1961
Vice Vukov   Yugoslavia 1963
Udo Jürgens   Austria 1964

ConductorsEdit

Each performance had a conductor who led the orchestra.[3][4]

ResultsEdit

Draw Country Artist Song Language[5][6] Place[7] Points
01   Netherlands Conny Vandenbos "'t Is genoeg" Dutch 11 5
02   United Kingdom Kathy Kirby "I Belong" English 2 26
03   Spain Conchita Bautista "¡Qué bueno, qué bueno!" Spanish 15 0
04   Ireland Butch Moore "Walking the Streets in the Rain" English 6 11
05   Germany Ulla Wiesner "Paradies, wo bist du?" German 15 0
06   Austria Udo Jürgens "Sag ihr, ich lass sie grüßen" German 4 16
07   Norway Kirsti Sparboe "Karusell" Norwegian 13 1
08   Belgium Lize Marke "Als het weer lente is" Dutch 15 0
09   Monaco Marjorie Noël "Va dire à l'amour" French 9 7
10   Sweden Ingvar Wixell "Absent Friend" English 10 6
11   France Guy Mardel "N'avoue jamais" French 3 22
12   Portugal Simone de Oliveira "Sol de inverno" Portuguese 13 1
13   Italy Bobby Solo "Se piangi, se ridi" Italian 5 15
14   Denmark Birgit Brüel "For din skyld" Danish 7 10
15   Luxembourg France Gall "Poupée de cire, poupée de son" French 1 32
16   Finland Viktor Klimenko "Aurinko laskee länteen" Finnish 15 0
17   Yugoslavia Vice Vukov "Čežnja" (Чежња) Serbo-Croatian 12 2
18    Switzerland Yovanna "Non, à jamais sans toi" French 8 8

ScoreboardEdit

Each country had 10 jury members who distributed three points among their one, two, or three favourite songs. The points were totalled and the first, second, and third placed songs were awarded 5, 3, and 1 votes in order. If only one song got every point within the jury it would get all 9 points. If only two songs were chosen, the songs would get 6 and 3 points in order.

Voting results[8][9]
Total score
Netherlands
United Kingdom
Spain
Ireland
Germany
Austria
Norway
Belgium
Monaco
Sweden
France
Portugal
Italy
Denmark
Luxembourg
Finland
Yugoslavia
Switzerland
Contestants
Netherlands 5 5
United Kingdom 26 5 1 6 3 1 5 5
Spain 0
Ireland 11 3 5 3
Germany 0
Austria 16 3 5 5 3
Norway 1 1
Belgium 0
Monaco 7 5 1 1
Sweden 6 3 3
France 22 1 3 1 3 5 3 1 5
Portugal 1 1
Italy 15 3 1 1 3 3 3 1
Denmark 10 5 5
Luxembourg 32 5 1 3 5 5 3 1 1 5 3
Finland 0
Yugoslavia 2 1 1
Switzerland 8 3 5

5 pointsEdit

Below is a summary of all 5 points in the final:

N. Contestant Nation(s) giving 5 points
4   Luxembourg   Austria,   Finland,   Germany,   Netherlands
  United Kingdom   Belgium,[a]   Denmark,   Spain,    Switzerland
2   Austria   Ireland,   Portugal
  France   Monaco,   Yugoslavia
  Denmark   Luxembourg,   Sweden
1   Ireland   Italy
  Monaco   United Kingdom
  Netherlands   Norway
   Switzerland   France

SpokespersonsEdit

Listed below is the order in which votes were cast during the 1965 contest along with the spokesperson who was responsible for announcing the votes for their respective country.

  1.   Netherlands – Dick van Bommel[10]
  2.   United Kingdom – Alastair Burnet
  3.   Spain – Pepe Palau [es]
  4.   Ireland – Frank Hall
  5.   Germany – Lia Wöhr [de]
  6.   Austria – Walter Richard Langer [de]
  7.   Norway – Sverre Christophersen [no]
  8.   Belgium – Ward Bogaert
  9.   Monaco – TBC
  10.   Sweden – Edvard Matz [sv][11]
  11.   France – Jean-Claude Massoulier [fr][12]
  12.   Portugal – Maria Manuela Furtado
  13.   Italy – Enzo Tortora
  14.   Denmark – Claus Toksvig
  15.   Luxembourg – TBC
  16.   Finland – Poppe Berg [fi]
  17.   Yugoslavia – Ljubo Jelčić
  18.    Switzerland – Alexandre Burger [fr]

BroadcastsEdit

Each national broadcaster also sent a commentator to the contest, in order to provide coverage of the contest in their own native language.

Broadcasters and commentators in participating countries
Country Broadcaster(s) Commentator(s) Ref(s)
  Austria ORF Willy Kralik [de]
  Belgium RTB French: Paule Herreman
BRT Dutch: Herman Verelst [nl]
  Denmark DR TV Eric Danielsen [da]
  Finland Suomen Televisio Aarno Walli [fi]
Yleisohjelma Erkki Melakoski [fi] [13]
  France Première Chaîne ORTF Pierre Tchernia [14][15]
  Germany Deutsches Fernsehen Hermann Rockmann [de] [16]
  Ireland Telefís Éireann Bunny Carr
Radió Éireann Kevin Roche
  Italy Programma Nazionale Piero Angela
  Luxembourg Télé-Luxembourg Pierre Tchernia [15]
  Monaco Télé Monte Carlo
  Netherlands Nederland 1 Teddy Scholten [17]
  Norway NRK and NRK P1 Erik Diesen
  Portugal RTP Henrique Mendes
  Spain TVE Federico Gallo [es]
  Sweden Sveriges TV and SR P1 Berndt Friberg [sv] [18]
   Switzerland TV DRS German: Theodor Haller [de]
TSR French: Jean Charles [fr] [14]
TSI Italian: Carlo Bonomi
  United Kingdom BBC1 David Jacobs [4]
BBC Light Programme David Gell
  Yugoslavia Televizija Beograd Serbo-Croatian: Miloje Orlović [sr]
Televizija Zagreb Serbo-Croatian: Mladen Delić
Televizija Ljubljana Slovene: Tomaž Terček [sl]
Broadcasters and commentators in non-participating countries
Country Broadcaster(s) Commentator(s) Ref(s)
  Czechoslovakia ČST Unknown [4]
  East Germany Deutscher Fernsehfunk Unknown [4]
  Hungary RTV Unknown [4]
  Poland TVP Unknown [4]
  Romania TVR Unknown [4]
  Soviet Union CT USSR Unknown [4]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Belgium gave the United Kingdom 6 points

ReferencesEdit

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  12. ^ Tchernia, Pierre et al. (20 March 1965). 14ème Concours Eurovision de la Chanson 1965 [10th Eurovision Song Contest 1965] (Television production). Italy: RAI, ORTF (commentary).
  13. ^ "18 iskelmää osallistuu tänään Eurovisiokilpailuun Napolissa", Helsingin Sanomat, 20 March 1965
  14. ^ a b "Programme TV du 19 au 20 mars". Radio TV - Je vois tout. Lausanne, Switzerland: Le Radio SA. 11 March 1965.
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  16. ^ "Tag – TV-Programme". www.tvprogramme.net. Archived from the original on 22 November 2005.
  17. ^ "Nederlandse televisiecommentatoren bij het Eurovisie Songfestival". Eurovision Artists (in Dutch).
  18. ^ Thorsson, Leif (2006). Melodifestivalen genom tiderna [Melodifestivalen through time]. Stockholm: Premium Publishing AB. p. 54. ISBN 91-89136-29-2.

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