ESC LUXEMBOURG 1962 (7ª)

1962

  • Dates – Final: Sunday, 18 March 1962 – 20:00 CET
  • Host – Venue & Location: Grand Auditorium de RTL, Villa Louvigny, Luxembourg, Luxembourg
  • Presenter (s): Mireille Delannoy 
  • Musical Director: Orchestra: Cinico Angelini, Øivind Bergh,George de Godzinsky, Cedric Dumont, Egon Kjerrmann, Raymond Lefèvre, Kai Mortensen, Antonio Moya, Rolf-Hans Müller, Franck Pourcel, Jozé Privsek, Jean Roderes, Henri Segers, Wally Stott,Bruno Uher e Dolf van der Linden.
  • Director: Jos Pauly, René Steichen
  • Executive Producer:
  • Executive Supervisor:
  • Multicamera Director: Jos Pauly, René Steichen
  • Host broadcaster: Compagnie Luxembourgeoise de Télédiffusion (CLT) / RTL
  • Interval Act: Achilles Zavatta
  • Participants – Number of entries: 16 [🇧🇪 Belgium (7ª), 🇫🇷 France (7ª), 🇩🇪 Germany (7ª), 🇮🇹 Italy (7ª), 🇳🇱 The Netherlands (7ª), 🇨🇭 Switzerland (7ª), 🇦🇹 Austria (6ª), 🇩🇰 Denmark (6ª), 🇸🇪 Sweden (5ª), 🇬🇧 United Kindom (5ª), Monaco (4ª), 🇱🇺 Luxembourg (6ª), 🇳🇴 Norway (3ª), 🇫🇮 Finland (2ª), 🇪🇸 Spain (2ª),  Yugoslavia (2ª)]
  • Debuting countries:
  • Return:
  • Non-returning countries:
  • Vote – Voting system: Ten-member juries awarded points to their three favourite songs. Each of the participating country awarded 3, 2 and 1 point
  • Nil Points: 🇦🇹 Austria (1ª), 🇧🇪 Belgium (1ª), 🇳🇱 The Netherlands (1ª), 🇪🇸 Spain (1ª)
  • Winning song: PremioUn premier amour” – Isabelle Aubret – 🇫🇷 France (3ª)

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About. The 1962 Eurovision Song Contest was held in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for the first time. France scored another victory with Un premier amour performed by Isabelle Aubret.

Lights on, lights off. After the victory in Cannes in 1961, Luxembourg was the host of the seventh Eurovision Song Contest.  The stage was decorated with twinkling stars, but unfortunately they could not be seen for parts of the evening because there were some problems with the lights in the big auditorium of the Villa Louvigny. The number of participants of this year’s contest remained stable at 16 with no new countries entering. However, there was a change in the voting system: the national juries – which still consisted of 10 people – had to attribute 3, 2 and 1 points to their three favourite songs.

About the winner. France managed to win the Eurovision Song Contest for the third time with a dramatic performance by Isabelle Aubret who won by a landslide: Aubret collected 26 points altogether, outclassing Monaco’s entry “Dis Rien” by 13 points!.  

Facts & figures. The German entry “Zwei Kleine Italiener” by Conny Froboess went on to be an enormous commercial success in lots of European countries despite a rather moderate 6th place; Belgian Fud Leclerc took part for the fourth time in the history of the song contest, but came last with no points at all.

ordine  paese  interprete(I) CANZONE – traduzione PUNTeggio  POSIZIONE
01 🇫🇮 Finland YLE Marion Rung Tipi-tii (Chirpy chirp) 004 07
02 🇧🇪 Belgium  RTB Fud Leclerc Ton nom (Your name) 000 13
03 🇪🇸 Spain TVE Víctor Balaguer Llámame (Call me) 000 13
04 🇦🇹 Austria ÖRF Eleonore Schwarz Nur in der wiener Luft (Only in the Vienna air) 000 13
05 🇩🇰 Denmark DR Ellen Winther Vuggevise (Lullaby) 002 10
06 🇸🇪 Sweden SR Inger Berggren Sol och vår (Sun and spring) 004 07
07 🇩🇪 Germany ARD Conny Froboess Zwei kleine Italiener (Two little Italians) 009 06
08 🇳🇱 The Netherlands NTS De Spelbrekers Katinka 000 13
09 🇫🇷 France RTF Isabelle Aubret Un premier amour (A first love) 026 01
10 🇳🇴 Norway NRK Inger Jacobsen Kom sol, kom regn (Come sun, come rain) 002 10
11 🇨🇭 Switzerland SSR SRG Jean Philippe Le retour (The return) 002 10
12  Yugoslavia JRT Lola Novaković (Лола Новаковић) Ne pali svetlo u sumrak (Не пали светло у сумрак, Don’t turn the lights on at twilight) 010 04
13 🇬🇧 United Kindom BBC Ronnie Carroll Ring-a-ding girl 010 04
14 🇱🇺 Luxembourg CLT Camillo Felgen Petit bonhomme (Little chap) 011 03
15 🇮🇹 Italy RAI Claudio Villa Addio, addio (Goodbye, goodbye) 003 09
16 Monaco TMC François Deguelt Dis rien (Say nothing) 013 02

Participant map

Transmitirá a 2º semifinal noutro horário. Participating countries

ESC 1962 Scoreboard Ι Detailed voting results:

Scoreboard - 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 the country’s victory at the 1961 contest with the song “Nous les amoureux” by Jean-Claude Pascal. The contest was organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster Compagnie Luxembourgeoise de Télédiffusion (CLT), and was held at the Villa Louvigny on Sunday 18 March 1962. The host was the Luxembourgish speaker Mireille Delannoy.

Sixteen countries participated in the contest – the same that took part the year before.

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, having also won in 1958 and 1960. It was also the third consecutive winning song performed in French. For the first time in the contest’s history, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands and Spain all scored nul points.

Villa Louvigny, Luxembourg – host venue of the 1962 contest.

1.Location. 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 Hautequarter of the centre of the city.

2.Format. 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.

3.Participating countries. All countries who participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 1961 also participated in this edition.

3.1.Conductors. Each performance had a conductor who conducted the orchestra.

  • 🇫🇮 Finland – George de Godzinsky
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium – Henri Segers
  • 🇪🇸 Spain – Jean Roderès
  • 🇦🇹 Austria – Bruno Uher 
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark – Kai Mortensen
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden – Egon Kjerrman
  • 🇩🇪 Germany – Rolf-Hans Müller
  • 🇳🇱 The Netherlands – Dolf van der Linden
  • 🇫🇷 France – Franck Pourcel
  • 🇳🇴 Norway – Øivind Bergh
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland – Cédric Dumont 
  •  Yugoslavia – Jože Privšek
  • 🇬🇧 United Kingdom – Angela Morley
  • 🇱🇺 Luxembourg – Jean Roderès
  • 🇮🇹 Italy – Cinico Angelini
  •  Monaco – Raymond Lefèvre

3.2.Returning artists.

Artist Country Previous year(s)
Camillo Felgen 🇱🇺 Luxembourg 1960
François Deguelt  Monaco 1960
Fud Leclerc 🇧🇪 Belgium 1956, 1958, 1960
Jean Philippe 🇨🇭 Switzerland 1959 (for 🇫🇷 France)

3.3.Participants and results.

3.4.All the national selections for Eurovision Song Contest 1962: 

National Selections in 1962:

COUNTRY EVENT WINNER
🇧🇪 Belgium Eurosong 1962 Fud Leclerc – “Ton nom
🇩🇰 Denmark Melodi Grand Prix 1962 Ellen Winther – “Vuggevise
🇫🇮 Finland (Finnish Selection 1962) Marion Rung – “Tipi-tii”
🇩🇪 Germany Deutsche Schlager-Festspiele 1962 Conny Froboess – “Zwei kleine Italiener
🇮🇹 Italy  Sanremo 1962 Claudio Villa – “Addio, addio
🇳🇱 The Netherlands Nationaal Songfestival 1962 De Spelbrekers – “Katinka”
🇳🇴 Norway Melodi Grand Prix 1962 Inger Jacobsen – “Kom sol, kom regn
🇪🇸 Spain (Spanish Selection 1962) Víctor Balaguer – “Llámame
🇸🇪 Sweden Eurovisionsschlagern 1962 Inger Berggren – “Sol och vår
🇬🇧 United Kindom A Song for Europe 1962 Ronnie Carroll – “Ring-a-Ding Girl”
 Yugoslavia Jugovizija 1962 Lola Novaković – “Ne pali svetla u sumrak” (Не пали светла у сумрак)

• Internal Selections in 1962: 

🇦🇹 Austria Eleonore Schwarz – “Nur in der Wiener Luft
🇫🇷 France Isabelle Aubret – “Un premier amour
🇱🇺 Luxembourg Camillo Felgen – “Petit bonhomme
Monaco François Deguelt – “Dis rien
🇨🇭 Switzerland Jean Philippe – “Le retour

3.5.Connections:

4.Voting. 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.

Voting results
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🇫🇮Finland 4 3 1
🇧🇪 Belgium 0
🇪🇸 Spain 0
🇦🇹 Austria 0
🇩🇰 Denmark 2 1 1
🇸🇪 Sweden 4 1 3
🇩🇪 Germany 9 2 2 2 1 2
🇳🇱 The Netherlands 0
🇫🇷 France 26 1 2 1 1 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2
🇳🇴 Norway 2 2
🇨🇭 Switzerland 2 2
Yugoslavia 10 3 3 2 1 1
🇬🇧 United Kingdom 10 2 2 2 1 3
🇱🇺 Luxembourg 11 3 1 1 3 3
🇮🇹 Italy 3 2 1
Monaco 13 3 2 1 3 1 3

4.1.3 points. 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, 🇳🇱 The Netherlands
2  Yugoslavia 🇫🇷 France, 🇮🇹 Italy
1 🇫🇮 Finland 🇬🇧 United Kingdom
🇸🇪 Sweden 🇩🇰 Denmark
🇬🇧 United Kingdom  Finland

4.2.Spokespersons. 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.

  1.  Monaco – TBC
  2. 🇮🇹 Italy – Enzo Tortora
  3. 🇱🇺 Luxembourg – Robert Diligent
  4. 🇬🇧 United Kingdom – Alex Macintosh
  5.  Yugoslavia – Mladen Delić
  6. 🇨🇭 Switzerland – Alexandre Burger 
  7. 🇳🇴 Norway – Kari Borg Mannsåker
  8. 🇫🇷 France – André Valmy
  9. 🇳🇱 The Netherlands – Ger Lugtenburg
  10. 🇩🇪 Germany – Klaus Havenstein
  11. 🇸🇪 Sweden – Tage Danielsson
  12. 🇩🇰 Denmark – Ole Mortensen 
  13. 🇦🇹 Austria – Emil Kollpacher
  14. 🇪🇸 Spain – Luis Marsillach 
  15. 🇧🇪 Belgium – Arlette Vincent 
  16. 🇫🇮 Finland – Poppe Berg 

5.Broadcasts. 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)
🇦🇹 Austria ORF Ruth Kappelsberger
🇧🇪 Belgium RTB French: Nicole Védrès
BRT Dutch: Willem Duys
🇩🇰 Denmark Danmarks Radio TV Skat Nørrevig
🇫🇮 Finland Suomen Televisio Aarno Walli 
Yleisradio Erkki Melakoski
🇫🇷 France RTF Pierre Tchernia
🇩🇪 Germany Deutsches Fernsehen Ruth Kappelsberger
🇮🇹 Italy Programma Nazionale Renato Tagliani
🇱🇺 Luxembourg Télé-Luxembourg Nicole Védrès
 Monaco Télé Monte Carlo Pierre Tchernia
🇳🇱 The Netherlands NTS Willem Duys
🇳🇴 Norway NRK, NRK P1 Odd Grythe
🇪🇸 Spain TVE Federico Gallo
🇸🇪 Sweden Sveriges TV, SR P1 Jan Gabrielsson 
🇨🇭 Switzerland TV DRS German: Theodor Haller 
TSR French: Pierre Tchernia
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 

6.Trivial.

← Eurovision Song Contest 1961 • Eurovision Song Contest 1962 → Eurovision Song Contest 1963

Countries (in order of appearance)

Final Finland ⦁ Belgium ⦁ Spain ⦁ Austria ⦁ Denmark ⦁ Sweden ⦁ Germany ⦁ The Netherlands ⦁ France (winner) ⦁ Norway • Switzerland ⦁ Yugoslavia • United Kingdom ⦁ Luxembourg ⦁ Italy • Monaco

Artists (in order of appearance)

Final Marion Rung ⦁ Fud Leclerc ⦁ Victor Balaguer ⦁ Eleonore Schwarz ⦁ Ellen Winther ⦁ Inger Berggren ⦁ Conny Froboess ⦁ De Spelbrekers ⦁ Isabelle Aubret (winner) ⦁ Inger Jacobsen ⦁ Jean Philippe ⦁ Lola Novaković ⦁ Ronnie Carroll ⦁ Camillo Felgen ⦁ Claudio Villa • François Deguelt

Songs (in order of appearance)

Final Tipi-tii” ⦁ “Ton nom” ⦁ “Llámame” ⦁ “Nur in der Wiener Luft” ⦁ “Vuggevise” ⦁ “Sol och vår” ⦁ “Zwei kleine Italiener” ⦁ “Katinka” ⦁ “Un premier amour” (winner) ⦁ “Kom sol, kom regn” ⦁ “Le retour” ⦁ “Ne pali svetla u sumrak” (Не пали светла у сумрак) ⦁ “Ring-a-Ding Girl” ⦁ “Petit bonhomme” ⦁ “Addio, addio” • “Dis rien