ESC HILVERSUM 1958 (3ª)

1958

  • Dates – Grand Final: Wednesday, 12 March 1958 – 20:00 CET
  • Host – Venue & Location: AVRO Studios (AVRO-studio), Hilversum, 🇳🇱 The Netherlands
  • Presenter (s): Hannie Lips
  • Musical Director: Dolf Van Der Linden
  • Director: Piet te Nuyl
  • Executive Producer:
  • Executive Supervisor:
  • Multicamera Director:
  • Host broadcaster: Nederlandse Televisie Stichting (NTS)
  • Interval Act: Metropole Orkest
  • Participants – Number of entries: 10 [🇧🇪 Belgium (3ª), 🇫🇷 France (3ª), 🇩🇪 Germany (3ª), 🇮🇹 Italy (3ª), 🇱🇺 Luxembourg (3ª), 🇳🇱 The Netherlands (3ª), 🇨🇭 Switzerland (3ª), 🇦🇹 Austria (2ª), 🇩🇰 Denmark (2ª), 🇸🇪 Sweden (1ª)]
  • Debuting countries: 🇸🇪 Sweden (1ª)
  • Return: —
  • Non-returning countries: 🇬🇧 United Kindom (1ª)
  • Vote – Voting system: Ten-member juries in each country; each member gave one vote to their favourite song.
  • Nil Points:
  • Winning song: 1f3c6 Dors, mon amour” – André Claveau – 🇫🇷 France (1ª)

About. The Netherlands had the honour of hosting the third Eurovision Song Contest. The 1958 contest took place at the television studios in Hilversum, the ‘media capital’ of the Netherlands. For the occasion, the venue was decorated with thousands of tulips.

Familiar faces. The Dutch entry “Net Als Toen” by Corry Brokken had brought the first victory to the Netherlands in Frankfurt am Main the previous year and Dutch TV was the proud host in 1958. It was the first time that the winning country from the previous year had hosted the contest. 

Despite ending third, the Italian entry “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu”, better known under the title “Volare”, performed by Domenico Modugno, became a worldwide hit and to date. It is one of the most successful songs in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest. Domenico even managed to reach the No.1 spot in the US-American Billboard Charts with his song and was also awarded three Grammies.

About the winner. Sweden entered the contest for the first time with one of their biggest stars, Alice Babs, but it was not enough to stop France from winning the trophy with the song “Dors, Mon Amour”, performed by André Claveau.

Facts & figures. The Swiss winner of 1956, Lys Assia, represented her native country again and narrowly missed out a second victory by just 3 points; After winning the Eurovision Song Contest the year before, Corry Brokken came last on home ground and it was her last attempt to enter the contest as a singer. However, Corry would return to the Eurovision Song Contest stage as a presenter in 1976 and in 1997 she presented the Dutch votes.

r/o  country  Participant(s) song – Translate – LAnguage Points  rank
01 🇮🇹 Italy RAI Domenico Modugno Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volare) [In the blue painted blue (flying)] Italian 013 03
02 🇳🇱 The Netherlands NTS Corry Brokken Heel de wereld (The whole world) Dutch 001 09
03 🇫🇷 France RTF André Claveau Dors, mon amour (Sleep, my love) French 027 01
04 🇱🇺 Luxembourg CLT Solange Berry Un grand amour (A great love) French 001 09
05 🇸🇪 Sweden SR Alice Babs Lilla stjärna (Little star) Swedish
010 04
06 🇩🇰 Denmark DSR Raquel Rastenni Jeg rev et blad ud af min dagbog (I tore a page out of my diary) Danish 003 08
07 🇧🇪 Belgium INR Fud Leclerc Ma petite chatte (My little sweetie) French 008 05
08 🇩🇪 Germany ARD Margot Hielscher Für zwei groschen musik (Music for two pennies) German 005 07
09 🇦🇹 Austria ÖRF Liane Augustin Die ganze welt braucht liebe (The whole world needs love) German 008 05
10 🇨🇭 Switzerland SSR SRG Lys Assia Giorgio German, Italian 024 02

Participation map

Transmitirá a 2º semifinal noutro horário. Participating countries  Transmitirá a 1º semifinal em direto. Countries that participated in the past but not in 1958  

ESC 1958 Scoreboard Ι Detailed voting results:

Scoreboard - Eurovision Song Contest 1958

The Eurovision Song Contest 1958 was the third edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. Organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster Nederlandse Televisie Stichting (NTS), the contest, originally known as the Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson Européenne 1958 (English: Grand Prix of the Eurovision Song Contest 1958) was held on 12 March 1958 at the AVRO Studios in Hilversum, the Netherlands and hosted by Dutch television presenter Hannie Lips. As the Netherlands’ had won the 1957 contest, this marked the first occasion in which the winning country of one edition hosted the following year’s event; the Dutch broadcaster however only received the rights to host the contest after no other country agreed to stage the event.

Ten countries participated, equalling the number which took part the previous year; Sweden made its first appearance in the contest, while the United Kingdom decided not to participate. The winner of the contest was France, represented by the song “Dors, mon amour” performed by André Claveau, marking the first of five eventual wins for the country. Another entry however made a greater impact following the contest; the Italian entry, “Nel blu, dipinto di blu” performed by Domenico Modugno which had placed third, became a worldwide hit for Modugno, winning two Grammy Awards in 1959 and becoming a chart success in several countries.

AVRO Studios, Hilversum – host venue of the 1958 contest

1.Location. The 1958 contest took place in Hilversum, the Netherlands. The selected venue was the AVRO Studios, which served at the time as the main radio and television broadcasting facilities of the Dutch broadcaster AVRO. Often called “media city”, Hilversum is the principal centre for radio and television broadcasting in the Netherlands, and several of the organisations that make up Nederlandse Publieke Omroep (NPO) public broadcasting organisation are located there.

Although they had won in 1957, the Netherlands’ did not receive automatic rights to host the contest, as the convention in place at the time specified that a different broadcaster would stage the event each year. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) had been the first choice to stage the event in the United Kingdom, but gave up the rights after failing to reach agreement with artistic unions. Subsequently the Dutch broadcaster, Nederlandse Televisie Stichting (NTS), only received the rights to host the event after other broadcasters declined the opportunity. This would however set a precedent for the winning country to have the first option in staging the event the following year, a tradition which has continued to the present day.

The stage and orchestra at the Eurovision Song Contest 1958

2.Format. The contest was hosted by Dutch broadcaster Hannie Lips. Held in one of the studios of the AVRO broadcasting complex, the hall contained a small stage for the singers, with the orchestra situated stage right. The rear of the performance area had interchangeable backgrounds for each song to add context to each song’s lyrics, which could also be removed to show the scoreboard during the voting sequence, and the venue was decorated with thousands of tulips, of which the Netherlands are associated.

No significant changes to the rules of the 1957 contest were implemented; each country, participating through one EBU member broadcaster, was represented by one song performed by up to two people on stage. In response to the repeated duration violations of several entries in the previous event, the maximum song limit of 3 minutes and 30 seconds was more stringently enforced for this year’s entries. The same voting system used the previous year was again utilised in 1958; the results were determined through jury voting, with each country’s jury containing ten individuals who each gave one vote to their favourite song, with no abstentions allowed.

During the live transmission of the contest several countries were unable to see or hear the Italian entry, which was the first act to perform, due to a technical fault, and it was subsequently allowed to perform again after the last song. Each entry was accompanied by the Metropole Orkest, led by the contest’s musical director Dolf van der Linden; the Metropole Orkest also performed as the interval act between the final competing performance and the commencement of the voting results, which included a performance of Cielito Lindo.

3.Participating countriesIn total ten countries participated in the 1958 contest, the same number as featured in the previous year’s event. Sweden entered the contest for the first time, however, despite having originally intended to participate and being listed as one of the participating countries in the original rules dated November 1957, the United Kingdom decided against participating.

3.1.Conductors. Each country was allowed to nominate their own musical director to lead the orchestra during the performance of their country’s entry, with the host musical director, Dolf van der Linden, also conducting for those countries which did not nominate their own conductor. The conductors listed below led the orchestra during the performance for the indicated countries.

  • 🇮🇹 Italy – Alberto Semprini
  • 🇳🇱 The Netherlands – Dolf van der Linden
  • 🇫🇷 France – Franck Pourcel
  • 🇱🇺 Luxembourg – Dolf van der Linden
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden – Dolf van der Linden
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark – Kai Mortensen
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium – Dolf van der Linden
  • 🇩🇪 Germany – Dolf van der Linden
  • 🇦🇹 Austria – Willy Fantl
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland – Paul Burkhard

3.2.Returning artists. 

Artist Country Previous year(s)
Lys Assia 🇨🇭 Switzerland 1956, 1957
Corry Brokken 🇳🇱 The Netherlands 1956, 1957
Fud Leclerc 🇧🇪 Belgium 1956
Margot Hielscher 🇩🇪 Germany 1956

3.3.Participants and results. Several of this year’s participants had previously competed in the contest. Switzerland’s Lys Assia and the Netherlands’ Corry Brokken had both represented their countries in 1956 and 1957, and were both former winners; Assia was the first winner of the contest in 1956 with the song “Refrain”, and had also performed Switzerland’s other entry in that contest “Das alte Karussell”, while Brokken had performed “Voorgoed voorbij” in the 1956 contest, one of the Netherlands’ two entries, and was then the winner the following year with the song “Net als toen”.[19] Belgium’s Fud Leclerc had also competed in the 1956 contest, performing “Messieurs les noyés de la Seine”, one of his country’s two entries, and Margot Hielscher returned to perform for Germany for a second year in a row, having competed in 1957 with “Telefon, Telefon”.

André Claveau (right) celebrating with conductor Franck Pourcel and host Hannie Lips after winning the contest

The Italian entry, “Nel blu, dipinto di blu” performed by Domenico Modugno, went on to become a worldwide success, and was one of the first Eurovision songs to achieve notability outside of the contest. Popularly known as “Volare”, the song went to number one in the US Billboard Hot 100, as well as reaching the top 5 in singles charts in Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands and Norway, and the top 10 in the United Kingdom, and was named Record of the Year and Song of the Year at the first edition of the Grammy Awards held in May 1959. The song has additionally been covered by several artists, including Dean Martin, Dalida and Gipsy Kings, and many new version with lyrics in different languages have been produced. “Nel blu, dipinto di blu” was also nominated in 2005 to compete in Congratulations: 50 Years of the Eurovision Song Contest, a special broadcast to determine the contest’s most popular entry of its first 50 years as part of the contest’s anniversary celebrations. One of 14 entries chosen to compete, “Nel blu, dipinto di blu” ultimately finished in second place behind “Waterloo”, ABBA’s winning song from the 1974 contest.

Italy’s Domenico Modugno during a performance rehearsal in the contest venue

3.4.All the national selections for Eurovision Song Contest 1958: 

• National Selections in 1958:

COUNTRY EVENT WINNER
🇩🇰 Denmark Melodi Grand Prix 1958 Raquel Rastenni – “Jeg rev et blad ud af min dagbog
🇫🇷 France (French Selection 1958) (song selection) [b] André Claveau – “Dors, mon amour
🇩🇪 Germany  Schlager 1958 Margot Hielscher – “Für zwei Groschen Musik
🇮🇹 Italy Sanremo 1958 Domenico Modugno – “Nel blu, dipinto di blu
🇳🇱 The Netherlands Nationaal Songfestival 1958 Corry Brokken – “Heel de wereld

• Internal Selections in 1958: 

🇦🇹 Austria Liane Augustin – “Die ganze Welt braucht Liebe
🇧🇪 Belgium Fud Leclerc – “Ma petite chatte
🇱🇺 Luxembourg Solange Berry – “Un grand amour
🇸🇪 Sweden Alice Babs – “Lilla stjärna
🇨🇭 Switzerland Lys Assia – “Giorgio”

3.5.Connections:

Connections Participants of the Eurovision Song Contest 1958

# Artist Backing Composers Lyricists Conductor
01 Domenico Modugno:

  • Italy 1966: Dio, come ti amo (solo, composer, lyricist)
  • Italy 1962: Addio, addio (composer)
  • Italy 1959: Piove (Ciao, ciao bambina) (solo, composer)
  • Italy 1958: Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volare) (solo, composer, lyricist)
Domenico Modugno:

  • Italy 1966: Dio, come ti amo (solo, composer, lyricist)
  • Italy 1962: Addio, addio (composer)
  • Italy 1959: Piove (Ciao, ciao bambina) (solo, composer)
  • Italy 1958: Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volare) (solo, composer, lyricist)
.Domenico Modugno:

  • Italy 1966: Dio, come ti amo (solo, composer, lyricist)
  • Italy 1962: Addio, addio (composer)
  • Italy 1959: Piove (Ciao, ciao bambina) (solo, composer)
  • Italy 1958: Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volare) (solo, composer, lyricist)

.Franco Migliacci:

  • Italy 1962: Addio, addio (lyricist)
  • Italy 1958: Nel blu dipinto di blu (Volare) (lyricist)
Alberto Semprini
02 Corry Brokken:

  • The Netherlands 1958: Heel de wereld (solo)
  • The Netherlands 1957: Net als toen (solo)
  • The Netherlands 1956: Voorgoed voorbij (solo)
Benny Vreden Benny Vreden Dolf van der Linden:

  • The Netherlands 1971: Tijd (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1970: Waterman (conductor)
  • Ireland 1970: All kinds of everything (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1968: Morgen (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1967: Ring-dinge-ding (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1966: Fernando en Filippo (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1965: ‘t Is genoeg (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1964: Jij bent mijn leven (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1962: Katinka (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1961: Wat een dag (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1960: Wat een geluk (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1959: Een beetje (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1958: Heel de wereld (conductor)
  • Luxembourg 1958: Un grand amour (conductor)
  • Sweden 1958: Lilla stjärna (conductor)
  • Belgium 1958: Ma petite chatte (conductor)
  • Germany 1958: Für zwei Groschen Musik (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1957: Net als toen (conductor)
03 André Claveau Pierre Delanoë:

  • Germany 1982: La paix sur terre (as Pierre Delanoë, lyricist French version)
  • Luxembourg 1980: Papa pingouin (as Pierre Delanoë, lyricist)
  • France 1975: Et bonjour à toi l’artiste (as Pierre Delanoë, composer, lyricist)
  • Switzerland 1973: Je vais me marier, Marie (as Pierre Delanoë, lyricist)
  • France 1967: Il doit faire beau là-bas (as Pierre Delanoë, lyricist)
  • Luxembourg 1963: À force de prier (as Pierre Delanoë, lyricist)
  • Monaco 1961: Allons, allons les enfants (as Pierre Delanoë, lyricist)
  • France 1958: Dors, mon amour (as Pierre Delanoë, composer)
Hubert Giraud:

  • France 1979: Je suis l’enfant-soleil (lyricist)
  • Luxembourg 1971: Pomme, pomme, pomme (composer)
  • France 1967: Il doit faire beau là-bas (composer)
  • Monaco 1961: Allons, allons les enfants (composer)
  • Monaco 1960: Ce soir-là (composer)
  • France 1959: Oui oui oui oui (composer)
  • France 1958: Dors, mon amour (lyricist)
Franck Pourcel:

  • France 1972: Comé comédie (conductor)
  • France 1971: Un jardin sur la terre (conductor)
  • France 1970: Marie-Blanche (conductor)
  • France 1969: Un jour, un enfant (conductor)
  • France 1967: Il doit faire beau là-bas (conductor)
  • France 1966: Chez nous (conductor)
  • France 1965: N’avoue jamais (conductor)
  • France 1964: Le chant de Mallory (conductor)
  • France 1963: Elle était si jolie (conductor)
  • France 1962: Un premier amour (conductor)
  • Austria 1961: Sehnsucht (conductor)
  • Germany 1961: Einmal sehen wir uns wieder (conductor)
  • France 1961: Printemps, avril carillonne (conductor)
  • France 1960: Tom Pillibi (conductor)
  • France 1959: Oui oui oui oui (conductor)
  • Monaco 1959: Mon ami Pierrot (conductor)
  • Germany 1959: Heute Abend wollen wir tanzen geh’n (conductor)
  • Sweden 1959: Augustin (conductor)
  • Switzerland 1959: Irgendwoher (conductor)
  • Austria 1959: Der K. und K. Kalypso aus Wien (conductor)
  • France 1958: Dors, mon amour (conductor)
  • France 1956: Le temps perdu (conductor)
  • France 1956: Il est là (conductor)
04 Solange Berry Michel Eric . Monique Laniece

. Raymond Roche

Dolf van der Linden:

  • The Netherlands 1971: Tijd (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1970: Waterman (conductor)
  • Ireland 1970: All kinds of everything (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1968: Morgen (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1967: Ring-dinge-ding (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1966: Fernando en Filippo (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1965: ‘t Is genoeg (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1964: Jij bent mijn leven (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1962: Katinka (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1961: Wat een dag (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1960: Wat een geluk (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1959: Een beetje (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1958: Heel de wereld (conductor)
  • Luxembourg 1958: Un grand amour (conductor)
  • Sweden 1958: Lilla stjärna (conductor)
  • Belgium 1958: Ma petite chatte (conductor)
  • Germany 1958: Für zwei Groschen Musik (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1957: Net als toen (conductor)
05 Alice Babs Åke Gerhard:

  • Sweden 1962: Sol och vår (composer, lyricist)
  • Sweden 1960: Alla andra får varann (lyricist)
  • Sweden 1959: Augustin (lyricist)
  • Sweden 1958: Lilla stjärna (composer)
Gunnar Wersén Dolf van der Linden:

  • The Netherlands 1971: Tijd (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1970: Waterman (conductor)
  • Ireland 1970: All kinds of everything (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1968: Morgen (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1967: Ring-dinge-ding (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1966: Fernando en Filippo (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1965: ‘t Is genoeg (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1964: Jij bent mijn leven (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1962: Katinka (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1961: Wat een dag (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1960: Wat een geluk (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1959: Een beetje (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1958: Heel de wereld (conductor)
  • Luxembourg 1958: Un grand amour (conductor)
  • Sweden 1958: Lilla stjärna (conductor)
  • Belgium 1958: Ma petite chatte (conductor)
  • Germany 1958: Für zwei Groschen Musik (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1957: Net als toen (conductor)
06 Raquel Rastenni . Sven Ulrik

. Harry Jensen

. Sven Ulrik

. Harry Jensen

Kai Mortensen:

  • Denmark 1964: Sangen om dig (conductor)
  • Portugal 1964: Oração (conductor)
  • Denmark 1963: Dansevise (conductor)
  • Denmark 1962: Vuggevise (conductor)
  • Denmark 1961: Angelique (conductor)
  • Denmark 1960: Det var en yndig tid (conductor)
  • Denmark 1959: Uh, jeg ville ønske, jeg var dig (conductor)
  • Denmark 1958: Jeg rev et blad ud af min dagbog (conductor)
  • Denmark 1957: Skibet skal sejle i nat (conductor)
07 Fud Leclerc:

  • Belgium 1962: Ton nom (as Fud Leclerc, solo)
  • Belgium 1960: Mon amour pour toi (as Fud Leclerc, solo)
  • Belgium 1958: Ma petite chatte (as Fud Leclerc, solo)
  • Belgium 1956: Messieurs les noyés de la seine (as Fud Leclerc, solo)
André Dohet André Dohet Dolf van der Linden:

  • The Netherlands 1971: Tijd (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1970: Waterman (conductor)
  • Ireland 1970: All kinds of everything (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1968: Morgen (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1967: Ring-dinge-ding (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1966: Fernando en Filippo (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1965: ‘t Is genoeg (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1964: Jij bent mijn leven (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1962: Katinka (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1961: Wat een dag (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1960: Wat een geluk (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1959: Een beetje (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1958: Heel de wereld (conductor)
  • Luxembourg 1958: Un grand amour (conductor)
  • Sweden 1958: Lilla stjärna (conductor)
  • Belgium 1958: Ma petite chatte (conductor)
  • Germany 1958: Für zwei Groschen Musik (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1957: Net als toen (conductor)
08 Margot Hielscher:

  • Germany 1958: Für zwei Groschen Musik (solo)
  • Germany 1957: Telefon, Telefon (solo)
Friedrich Meyer:

  • Germany 1958: Für zwei Groschen Musik (composer)
  • Germany 1957: Telefon, Telefon (composer)
. Fred Rauch

. Walter Brandin:

  • Austria 1968: Tausend Fenster (lyricist)
  • Germany 1958: Für zwei Groschen Musik (lyricist)
Dolf van der Linden:

  • The Netherlands 1971: Tijd (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1970: Waterman (conductor)
  • Ireland 1970: All kinds of everything (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1968: Morgen (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1967: Ring-dinge-ding (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1966: Fernando en Filippo (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1965: ‘t Is genoeg (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1964: Jij bent mijn leven (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1962: Katinka (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1961: Wat een dag (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1960: Wat een geluk (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1959: Een beetje (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1958: Heel de wereld (conductor)
  • Luxembourg 1958: Un grand amour (conductor)
  • Sweden 1958: Lilla stjärna (conductor)
  • Belgium 1958: Ma petite chatte (conductor)
  • Germany 1958: Für zwei Groschen Musik (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1957: Net als toen (conductor)
09 Liane Augustin . Günther Leopold:

  • Austria 1959: Der K. und K. Kalypso aus Wien (lyricist)
  • Austria 1958: Die ganze Welt braucht Liebe (composer, lyricist)

. Kurt Werner

. Günther Leopold:

  • Austria 1959: Der K. und K. Kalypso aus Wien (lyricist)
  • Austria 1958: Die ganze Welt braucht Liebe (composer, lyricist)

. Kurt Werner

Willy Fantl
10 Lys Assia:

  • Switzerland 1958: Giorgio (as Lys Assia, solo)
  • Switzerland 1957: L’enfant que j’étais (as Lys Assia, solo)
  • Switzerland 1956: Das alte Karussell (as Lys Assia, solo)
  • Switzerland 1956: Refrain (as Lys Assia, solo)
Paul Burkhard Fridolin Tschudi Paul Burkhard

The scoreboard of the Eurovision Song Contest 1958

4.Voting. Each participating country had 10 jury members, and each jury member could award one point to one song. A total of 100 points. The announcement of the results from each country was conducted in reverse order to the order in which each country performed.

Voting results in the Eurovision Song Contest 1958
Total score
Elveția Austria Germania Belgia Danemarca Suedia Luxemburg Franța Țările de Jos Italia
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🇮🇹 Italy 13 1 1 4 4 1 1 1
🇳🇱 The Netherlands 1 1
🇫🇷 France 27 1 7 1 1 9 1 1 6
🇱🇺 Luxembourg 1 1
🇸🇪 Sweden 10 3 1 1 3 2
🇩🇰 Denmark 3 1 1 1
🇧🇪 Belgium 8 1 5 1 1
🇩🇪 Germany 5 1 1 1 2
🇦🇹 Austria 8 2 1 1 1 3
🇨🇭 Switzerland 24 2 4 5 3 6 4

4.1.Spokespersons. Each country nominated a spokesperson who was responsible for announcing the votes for their respective country via telephone. Known spokespersons at the 1958 contest are listed below.

  • 🇸🇪 Sweden – Tage Danielsson

5.Broadcasts. Each participating broadcaster was required to relay the contest via its networks. Non-participating EBU member broadcasters were also able to relay the contest as “passive participants”. Broadcasters were able to send commentators to provide coverage of the contest in their own native language and to relay information about the artists and songs to their television viewers. Known details on the broadcasts in each country, including the specific broadcasting stations and commentators are shown in the tables below.

Broadcasters and commentators in participating countries
Country Broadcaster(s) Commentator(s)
🇦🇹 Austria ORF Unknown
🇧🇪 Belgium INR Unknown
NIR Unknown
Radio Belgique Unknown
🇩🇰 Denmark Statsradiofonien TV Svend Pedersen
Program 1
🇫🇷 France RTF Pierre Tchernia
France I Unknown
🇩🇪 Germany Deutsches Fernsehen Unknown
🇮🇹 Italy Programma Nazionale Bianca Maria Piccinino
Secondo Programma
🇱🇺 Luxembourg Télé-Luxembourg Unknown
🇳🇱 The Netherlands NTS Siebe van der Zee
Hilversum 1
🇸🇪 Sweden Sveriges TV Jan Gabrielsson 
🇨🇭 Switzerland TV DRS Unknown
TSR Georges Hardy 
Radio Bern Unknown
Radio Genève Georges Hardy
Radio Monte Ceneri Unknown
Broadcasters and commentators in non-participating countries
Country Broadcaster(s) Commentator(s)
🇬🇧 United Kindom BBC Television Service Peter Haigh [a]

6.Notes.

  • [a] The United Kingdom provided a delayed broadcast of the contest on 16 March.
  • [b] André Claveau was internally selected to represent France at Eurovision 1958. The song “Dors, mon amour” that André performed at Eurovision was selected through a national final with four songs.

7.Trivial

  • The most covered Eurovision Song Contest song is Domenico Mudugno’s “Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu” from 1958, also known as Volare. The song has been covered by famous stars such as Dean Martin, Cliff Richard, David Bowie and many more

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Countries (in order of appearance)

Final Italy ⦁ The Netherlands ⦁ France (winner) ⦁ Luxembourg ⦁ Sweden ⦁ Denmark ⦁ Belgium ⦁ Germany ⦁ Austria ⦁ Switzerland

Artists (in order of appearance)

Final Domenico Modugno ⦁ Corry Brokken ⦁ André Claveau (winner) ⦁ Solange Berry ⦁ Alice Babs ⦁ Raquel Rastenni ⦁ Fud Leclerc ⦁ Margot Hielscher ⦁ Liane Augustin ⦁ Lys Assia

Songs (in order of appearance)

Final Nel blu, dipinto di blu” ⦁ “Heel de wereld” ⦁ “Dors, mon amour” (winner) ⦁ “Un grand amour” ⦁ “Lilla stjärna” ⦁ “Jeg rev et blad ud af min dagbog” ⦁ “Ma petite chatte” ⦁ “Für zwei Groschen Musik” ⦁ “Die ganze Welt braucht Liebe” ⦁ “Giorgio”