ESC LONDON 1960 (5ª)


  • Dates – Grand Final: Tuesday, 29 March 1960 – 20:00 CET
  • Host – Venue & Location: Royal Festival Hall, London, 🇬🇧 United Kindom
  • Presenter (s): Catherine (Katie) Boyle
  • Musical Director: Eric Robinson
  • Director: Marcel Cravenne
  • Executive Producer: Harry Carlisle
  • Executive Supervisor:
  • Multicamera Director: Innes Lloyd
  • Host broadcaster: British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
  • Interval Act: Eric Robinson’s Orchestra
  • Participants – Number of entries: 13 [🇧🇪 Belgium (5ª), 🇫🇷 France (5ª), 🇩🇪 Germany (5ª), 🇮🇹 Italy (5ª), 🇳🇱 The Netherlands (5ª), 🇨🇭 Switzerland (5ª), 🇦🇹 Austria (4ª), 🇩🇰 Denmark (4ª), 🇸🇪 Sweden (3ª), 🇬🇧 United Kindom (3ª), 🇲🇨 Monaco (2ª), 🇱🇺 Luxembourg (4ª), 🇳🇴 Norway (1ª)]
  • Debuting countries: 🇳🇴 Norway (1ª)
  • Return: 🇱🇺 Luxembourg (4ª)
  • Non-returning countries:
  • Vote – Voting system: Ten-member juries in each country; each member gave one vote to their favourite song. Each participating country had 10 jury members, and each jury member could award one point to one song.
  • Nil Points:
  • Winning song: 1f3c6 “Tom Pillibi” – Jacqueline Boyer – 🇫🇷 France (2ª)

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About. London was the host city of the fifth Eurovision Song Contest despite a Dutch victory in Cannes in 1959.

London calling. The capital of the United Kingdom, London, provided the setting for the fifth Eurovision Song Contest. This was despite the fact that the Netherlands actually won the Eurovision Song Contest in Cannes the year before with “Een Beetje”, performed by Teddy Scholten. Following the victory the Dutch national broadcaster did not want to host the contest again so the honour went to the UK which had finished second the year before.

About the winner. The winning song “Tom Pillibi”, performed by Jacqueline Boyer, provided France with a second victory in the Eurovision Song Contest. 

Facts & figures. The number of participants of this year’s song contest grew to 13 as Norway made its debut with one of the country’s leading jazz singers, Nora Brockstedt; Luxembourg decided to return to the contest after a year of absence with a song fully in Luxembourgish, performed by Camillo Felgen who later started a successful career as radio and TV presenter; The Dutch singer Rudi Carrell also became a famous TV personality in parts of Europe despite a disappointing 12th place with “Wat Een Geluk”; The entry from Austria, “Du Hast Mich So Fasziniert” by Henry Winter was written by famous operetta composer Robert Stolz who was already 80 years old in 1960, but the song only ended up in 7th place.

o/r country participant (s) song – translate – language Points  rank
01 🇬🇧 United Kindom BBC Bryan Johnson Looking high, high, high English 025 02
02  🇸🇪 Sweden SR Siw Malmkvist Alla andra får varann (All the others get each other) Swedish 004 10
03 🇱🇺 Luxembourg CLT Camillo Felgen So laang we’s du do bast (As long as you are there) Luxembourgish 001 13
04 🇩🇰 Denmark DR Katy Bødtger Det var en yndig tid (It was a lovely time) Danish 004 10
05 🇧🇪 Belgium INR Fud Leclerc Mon amour pour toi (My love for you) French 009 06
06 🇳🇴 Norway NRK Nora Brockstedt Voi-voi (Hey Hey) Norwegian [a] 011 04
07 🇦🇹 Austria ÖRF Harry Winter Du hast mich so fasziniert (You have fascinated me so much) German 006 07
08 🇲🇨 Monaco TMC François Deguelt Ce soir-là (That evening) French 015 03
09 🇨🇭 Switzerland SSR SRG Anita Traversi Cielo e terra (Heaven and Earth) Italian 005 08
10 🇳🇱 The Netherlands NTS Rudi Carrell Wat een geluk (What luck) Dutch 002 12
11 🇩🇪 Germany ARD Wyn Hoop Bonne nuit, ma chèrie (Goodnight, my darling) German [b]  011 04
12 🇮🇹 Italy RAI Renato Rascel Romantica (Romantic) Italian 005 08
13 🇫🇷 France RTF Jacqueline Boyer Tom Pillibi French 032 01

Participation map

A coloured map of the countries of Europe

Transmitirá a 2º semifinal noutro horário. Participating countries

ESC 1960 Scoreboard Ι Detailed voting results:

Scoreboard - Eurovision Song Contest 1960

The Eurovision Song Contest 1960 was the fifth edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest and took place in London, United Kingdom. It was organised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and host broadcaster British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), who agreed to stage the event after the Netherlands, who had won the 1959 contest, declined to host another contest so soon, having also hosted the 1958 edition. The contest was held at the Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday 29 March 1960 and was hosted by British television presenter Catherine Boyle, who would go on to be the host for the contest 3 more times. It was also the first time the contest was held in a capital city, as well as the first one held in the English-speaking world.

Thirteen countries participated in the contest this year, the highest number until then. Norway made their début, and Luxembourg returned after their absence from the previous edition.

The winner of the contest was France with the song “Tom Pillibi”, performed by Jacqueline Boyer, written by Pierre Cour, and composed by André Popp. This was already France’s second victory in the contest, following their win in 1958, and their fourth consecutive top three placing. Aged 18, Boyer became the first teenager and the youngest artist yet to win the contest. Following the death of Lys Assia in 2018, Jacqueline Boyer stands as the earliest surviving Eurovision winner, although later winning singers are older in terms of age.

Royal Festival Hall, London – host venue of the 1960 contest

1.Location. Following Teddy Scholten’s win for the Netherlands at the 1959 contest in Cannes, France, with the song “Een beetje”, the Netherlands Television Service (NTS) declined to host another contest so soon after staging the event in 1958. The honour of hosting the contest therefore passed to the BBC and the United Kingdom, which had come second in 1959.

The 1960 Eurovision Song Contest was hosted in London. 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.

The Royal Festival Hall auditorium

2.Format. The contest was presented by British television presenter and actress Catherine Boyle, the first of four contests in which she participated as host. Boyle was present for the opening of the contest and facilitated the voting process, while commentary between each act was provided by the respective broadcasters, with the United Kingdom’s commentator David Jacobs also being heard by the assembled audience of over 2,500 people in the hall.

The draw to determine the order in which each country would perform was conducted on 28 March in the presence of the performers. Performance and technical rehearsals involving the artists and orchestra were held on 28 and 29 March ahead of the live transmission from 21:00 GMT. The stage built for the contest was designed by Richard Levin.

As since the 1957 contest, each country, participating through a single EBU member broadcaster, was represented by one song performed by up to two people on stage. The results of the event 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 and with jurors unable to vote for their own country. A new innovation for this year’s event was to allow the national juries to listen to the final rehearsal of each country, which was also recorded to allow jury members to continue to listen to the entries ahead of the live contest.

3.Participating countries. The number of entries grew to thirteen for this edition, with the eleven competing countries from the 1959 contest being joined by Luxembourg returning after a one year absence and Norway in their first contest appearance.

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, Eric Robinson, 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.

  • 🇬🇧 United Kingdom – Eric Robinson
  • 🇸🇪 Sweden – Thore Ehrling
  • 🇱🇺 Luxembourg – Eric Robinson
  • 🇩🇰 Denmark – Kai Mortensen
  • 🇧🇪 Belgium – Henri Segers
  • 🇳🇴 Norway – Øivind Bergh
  • 🇦🇹 Austria – Robert Stolz
  • 🇲🇨 Monaco – Raymond Lefèvre
  • 🇨🇭 Switzerland – Cédric Dumont 
  • 🇳🇱 The Netherlands – Dolf van der Linden
  • 🇩🇪 Germany – Franz Josef Breuer 
  • 🇮🇹 Italy – Cinico Angelini
  • 🇫🇷 France – Franck Pourcel

3.2.Returning artists. 

Artist Country Previous year(s)
Birthe Wilke 🇩🇰 Denmark 1957

Jacqueline Boyer, the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1960

3.3.Participants and results. Fud Leclerc made his third appearance at the contest for Belgium, having previously represented the country in 1956 with “Messieurs les noyés de la Seine” (one of the two Belgian entries in that year’s contest) and in 1958 with “Ma petite chatte“. The song from Luxembourg was the first contest entry to be performed in Luxembourgish, and one of only three entries to be performed in the language (alongside the country’s entries from 1992 and 1993). France’s Jacqueline Boyer is the daughter of Jacques Pills, who had represented Monaco in the previous year’s contest and placed last with “Mon ami Pierrot“.

3.4.All the national selections for Eurovision Song Contest 1960: 

National Selections in 1960:

🇧🇪 Belgium Eurosong 1960 Fud Leclerc – “Mon amour pour toi
🇩🇰 Denmark Melodi Grand Prix 1960 Katy Bødtger – “Det var en yndig tid
🇩🇪 Germany Schlagerparade Wyn Hoop – “Bonne nuit ma chérie
🇮🇹 Italy Sanremo 1960 Renato Rascel – “Romantica
🇳🇱 The Netherlands Nationaal Songfestival 1960 [d] Rudi Carrell – “Wat een geluk
🇳🇴 Norway Melodi Grand Prix 1960 [c] Nora Brockstedt – “Voi Voi
🇸🇪 Sweden Eurovisionsschlagern 1960 (song selection) [a] Siw Malmkvist – “Alla andra får varann
🇨🇭 Switzerland Concours Eurovision 1960 Anita Traversi – “Cielo e terra
🇬🇧 United Kindom Eurovision British Final 1960 Bryan Johnson – “Looking High, High, High”

• Internal Selections in 1960: 

🇦🇹 Austria Harry Winter – “Du hast mich so fasziniert
🇫🇷 France Jacqueline Boyer – “Tom Pillibi”
🇱🇺 Luxembourg Camillo Felgen – “So laang we’s du do bast
🇲🇨 Monaco François Deguelt – “Ce soir-là


Connections Participants of the Eurovision Song Contest 1960

# Artist Backing Composers Lyricists Conductor
01 Bryan Johnson John Watson John Watson Eric Robinson:

  • United Kingdom 1965: I belong (conductor)
  • United Kingdom 1963: Say wonderful things (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1963: Een speeldoos (conductor)
  • Switzerland 1963: T’en vas pas (conductor)
  • Luxembourg 1963: À force de prier (conductor)
  • United Kingdom 1960: Looking high, high, high (conductor)
  • Luxembourg 1960: So laang we’s du do bast (conductor)
  • United Kingdom 1959: Sing little birdie (conductor)
  • United Kingdom 1957: All (conductor)
02 Siw Malmkvist:

  • Germany 1969: Primaballerina (solo)
  • Sweden 1960: Alla andra får varann (solo)
Ulf Kjellqvist:

  • Sweden 1962: Sol och vår (composer, lyricist)
  • Sweden 1960: Alla andra får varann (composer)
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)
Thore Ehrling:

  • Sweden 1961: April, april (conductor)
  • Sweden 1960: Alla andra får varann (conductor)
03 Camillo Felgen:

  • Luxembourg 1962: Petit bonhomme (as Camillo Felgen, solo)
  • Luxembourg 1960: So laang we’s du do bast (as Camillo Felgen, solo)
Jean Roderes:

  • Belgium 1966: Un peu de poivre, un peu de sel (conductor)
  • Luxembourg 1966: Ce soir je t’attendais (conductor)
  • Switzerland 1966: Ne vois-tu pas? (conductor)
  • Spain 1962: Llámame (conductor)
  • Luxembourg 1962: Petit bonhomme (conductor)
  • Luxembourg 1960: So laang we’s du do bast (composer)
Henri Moots Eric Robinson:

  • United Kingdom 1965: I belong (conductor)
  • United Kingdom 1963: Say wonderful things (conductor)
  • The Netherlands 1963: Een speeldoos (conductor)
  • Switzerland 1963: T’en vas pas (conductor)
  • Luxembourg 1963: À force de prier (conductor)
  • United Kingdom 1960: Looking high, high, high (conductor)
  • Luxembourg 1960: So laang we’s du do bast (conductor)
  • United Kingdom 1959: Sing little birdie (conductor)
  • United Kingdom 1957: All (conductor)
04 Katy Bødtger Vilfred Kjær Sven Buemann 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)
05 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)
Jack Say Robert Montal:

  • Belgium 1960: Mon amour pour toi (lyricist)
  • Belgium 1956: Messieurs les noyés de la seine (lyricist)
Henri Segers:

  • Belgium 1972: À la folie ou pas du tout (conductor)
  • Belgium 1968: Quand tu reviendras (conductor)
  • Belgium 1964: Près de ma rivière (conductor)
  • Belgium 1962: Ton nom (conductor)
  • Belgium 1960: Mon amour pour toi (conductor)
06 Nora Brockstedt:

  • Norway 1961: Sommer i Palma (solo)
  • Norway 1960: Voi voi (solo)
Georg Elgaaen Georg Elgaaen Øivind Bergh:

  • Norway 1969: Oj, oj, oj, så glad jeg skal bli (conductor)
  • Norway 1968: Stress (conductor)
  • Norway 1967: Dukkemann (conductor)
  • Norway 1966: Intet er nytt under solen (conductor)
  • Norway 1965: Karusell (conductor)
  • Norway 1963: Solhverv (conductor)
  • Norway 1962: Kom sol, kom regn (conductor)
  • Norway 1961: Sommer i Palma (conductor)
  • Norway 1960: Voi voi (conductor)
07 Harry Winter Robert Stolz Robert Gilbert Robert Stolz
08 François Deguelt:

  • Monaco 1962: Dis rien (as François Deguelt, solo)
  • Monaco 1960: Ce soir-là (as François Deguelt, solo)
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)
Pierre Dorsey Raymond Lefèvre:

  • Luxembourg 1970: Je suis tombé du ciel (conductor)
  • Monaco 1963: L’amour s’en va (conductor)
  • Monaco 1962: Dis rien (conductor)
  • Monaco 1961: Allons, allons les enfants (conductor)
  • Monaco 1960: Ce soir-là (conductor)
09 Anita Traversi:

  • Switzerland 1964: I miei pensieri (solo)
  • Switzerland 1960: Cielo e terra (solo)
Mario Robbiani:

  • Switzerland 1984: Welche Farbe hat der Sonnenschein (conductor)
  • Switzerland 1976: Djambo Djambo (conductor)
  • Switzerland 1968: Guardando il sole (conductor)
  • Switzerland 1965: Non – à jamais sans toi (conductor)
  • Switzerland 1960: Cielo e terra (composer, lyricist)
Mario Robbiani:

  • Switzerland 1984: Welche Farbe hat der Sonnenschein (conductor)
  • Switzerland 1976: Djambo Djambo (conductor)
  • Switzerland 1968: Guardando il sole (conductor)
  • Switzerland 1965: Non – à jamais sans toi (conductor)
  • Switzerland 1960: Cielo e terra (composer, lyricist)
Cédric Dumont:

  • Switzerland 1962: Le retour (conductor)
  • Switzerland 1960: Cielo e terra (conductor)
10 Rudi Carrell Dick Schallies:

  • The Netherlands 1961: Wat een dag (composer)
  • The Netherlands 1960: Wat een geluk (composer)
  • The Netherlands 1959: Een beetje (composer)
Willy van Hemert:

  • The Netherlands 1960: Wat een geluk (lyricist)
  • The Netherlands 1959: Een beetje (lyricist)
  • The Netherlands 1957: Net als toen (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)
11 Wyn Hoop Franz Josef Breuer Kurt Schwabach Franz Josef Breuer
12 Renato Rascel Dino Verde:

  • Italy 1960: Romantica (as Dino Verde, composer)
  • Italy 1959: Piove (Ciao, ciao bambina) (as Dino Verde, lyricist)
Renato Rascel Cinico Angelini:

  • Italy 1962: Addio, addio (conductor)
  • Italy 1960: Romantica (conductor)
13 Jacqueline Boyer André Popp:

  • Monaco 1975: Une chanson c’est une lettre (composer, conductor)
  • Luxembourg 1967: L’amour est bleu (composer)
  • France 1964: Le chant de Mallory (composer)
  • France 1960: Tom Pillibi (lyricist)
  • France 1959: Oui oui oui oui (lyricist)
Pierre Cour:

  • Luxembourg 1977: Frère Jacques (composer, lyricist)
  • Luxembourg 1975: Toi (lyricist)
  • Luxembourg 1971: Pomme, pomme, pomme (lyricist)
  • The Netherlands 1969: Le troubadour (lyricist French version)
  • Luxembourg 1967: L’amour est bleu (lyricist)
  • France 1964: Le chant de Mallory (lyricist)
  • France 1959: Oui oui oui oui (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)

4.Voting. Each country had 10 jury members who each cast one vote for their favorite song.

Voting results
Total score
Franța Italia Germania Țările de Jos Elveția Monaco Austria


Belgia Danemarca Luxemburg Suedia Regatul Unit
🇬🇧 United Kindom 25 2 1 5 4 1 3 2 1 5 1
🇸🇪 Sweden 4 2 1 1
🇱🇺 Luxembourg 1 1
🇩🇰 Denmark 4 2 1 1
🇧🇪 Belgium 9 3 1 1 4
11 1 1 4 1 1 2 1
🇦🇹 Austria 6 1 1 2 2
🇲🇨 Monaco 15 3 7 1 2 1 1
🇨🇭 Switzerland 5 1 2 1 1
🇳🇱 The Netherlands 2 1 1
🇩🇪 Germany 11 4 2 2 2 1
🇮🇹 Italy 5 1 2 1 1
🇫🇷 France 32 1 2 1 5 1 5 3 4 1 4 5

4.1.Spokespersons. Listed below is the order in which votes were cast during the 1960 contest along with the spokesperson who was responsible for announcing the votes for their respective country.

  1. 🇫🇷 France – Armand Lanoux
  2. 🇮🇹 Italy – Enzo Tortora
  3. 🇩🇪 Germany – Hans-Joachim Rauschenbach 
  4. 🇳🇱 The Netherlands – Siebe van der Zee
  5. 🇨🇭 Switzerland – Boris Acquadro
  6. 🇲🇨 Monaco – TBC
  7. 🇦🇹 Austria – Emil Kollpacher
  8. 🇳🇴 Norway – Kari Borg Mannsåker
  9. 🇧🇪 Belgium – Arlette Vincent
  10. 🇩🇰 Denmark – Svend Pedersen
  11. 🇱🇺 Luxembourg – TBC
  12. 🇸🇪 Sweden – Tage Danielsson
  13. 🇬🇧 United Kindom – Nick Burrell-Davis

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 ÖRF Unknown
🇧🇪 Belgium INR Georges Désir 
NIR Nic Bal 
🇩🇰 Denmark Danmarks Radio TV Sejr Volmer-Sørensen
Program 2
🇫🇷 France RTF Pierre Tchernia
🇩🇪 Germany Deutsches Fernsehen Wolf Mittler
🇮🇹 Italy Programma Nazionale Giorgio Porro
Secondo Programma
🇱🇺 Luxembourg Télé-Luxembourg Unknown
🇲🇨 Monaco Télé Monte Carlo Unknown
🇳🇱 The Netherlands NTS Piet te Nuyl Jr.
Hilversum 2
🇳🇴 Norway NRK Erik Diesen
🇸🇪 Sweden Sveriges TV Jan Gabrielsson 
🇨🇭 Switzerland TV DRS Theodor Haller 
TSR Unknown
TSI Unknown
Radio Beromünster Theodor Haller
Radio Sottens Unknown
Radio Monte Ceneri Unknown
🇬🇧 United Kindom BBC Television Service David Jacobs
Broadcasters and commentators in non-participating countries
Country Broadcaster(s) Commentator(s)
 Finland Suomen Televisio Aarno Walli 


  • [a] Although the song was performed in Norwegian, the title and sentence in the lyrics “Voi Voi” is in Northern Sami.
  • [b] Although the song title is in French, the song was performed entirely in German.
  • [c] Sweden held a national selection to choose the song for Eurovision Song Contest 1960. All songs were performed by two different artists. At Eurovision 1960, the winning song “Alla andra får varann” was neither performed by Östen Warnerbring nor Inger Berggren who won Eurovisionsschlagern 1960. Siw Malmkvist was internally selected to sing “Alla andra får varannin London.
  • [d] The Netherlands held a national selection to choose the song for Eurovision Song Contest 1960. Each of the eight songs was performed by two artists. “Wat een geluk” for Eurovision 1960 was performed by Annie Palmen / Rudi Carrell. The winning song was selected by regional juries, and an expert jury chose which of the two artists should go to Eurovision 1960. “Wat een geluk” was performed by Rudi Carrell at Eurovision 1960.

7.Trivial / Fun Facts. 

  • The number of participants grew to 13. Norway made its debut with one of the country’s leading jazz singers, Nora Brockstedt.
  • Luxembourg returned with a song in Luxembourgish, sung by Camillo Felgen. He later had a successful career as radio & TV host.
  • The Dutch singer Rudi Carrell also became a famous TV personality despite a disappointing 12th place.
  • The entry from Austria was written by famous operetta composer Robert Stolz who was already 80 years old in 1960.

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Countries (in order of appearance)

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

Artists (in order of appearance)

Final Bryan Johnson ⦁ Siw Malmkvist ⦁ Camillo Felgen ⦁ Katy Bødtger ⦁ Fud Leclerc ⦁ Nora Brockstedt ⦁ Harry Winter ⦁ François Deguelt ⦁ Anita Traversi ⦁ Rudi Carrell • Wyn Hoop ⦁ Renato Rascel ⦁ Jacqueline Boyer (winner)

Songs (in order of appearance)

Final “Looking High, High, High” ⦁ “Alla andra får varann” ⦁ “So laang we’s du do bast” ⦁ “Det var en yndig tid” ⦁ “Mon amour pour toi” ⦁ “Voi Voi” ⦁ “Du hast mich so fasziniert” ⦁ “Ce soir-là” ⦁ “Cielo e terra” ⦁ “Wat een geluk” • “Bonne nuit ma chérie” ⦁ “Romantica” • “Tom Pillibi” (winner)