Eurovision Song Contest 1962

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Eurovision Song Contest 1962
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Final date 18 March 1962
Venue Villa Louvigny
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Presenter(s) Mireille Delannoy
Conductor Jean Roderès
Host broadcaster Compagnie Luxembourgeoise de Télédiffusion (CLT)
Interval act Achille Zavatta
Number of entries 16
Debuting countries None
Returning countries None
Withdrawing countries None
Voting system Each country had 10 jury members who awarded their three favourite songs 3, 2, and 1 points in order. All those points would then be added up and the song with the most points is declared the winner.
Nul points
Winning song  France
"Un premier amour"
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The Eurovision Song Contest 1962 was the seventh edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest, held on Sunday 18 March 1962 at the Villa Louvigny in Luxembourg. The contest was won for a third time by France with the song "Un premier amour", performed by Isabelle Aubret. This marked the first time a country had won three contests. Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, and Spain all scored "nul points" for the first time.[1]


For more details on the host city, see Luxembourg (city).
Villa Louvigny, Luxembourg. Host venue of the 1962 Eurovision Song Contest.

The city of Luxembourg, also known as Luxembourg City, is a commune with city status, and the capital of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. It is located at the confluence of the Alzette and Pétrusse Rivers in southern Luxembourg. The city contains the historic Luxembourg Castle, established by the Franks in the Early Middle Ages, around which a settlement developed.

Luxembourg City lies at the heart of Western Europe, situated 213 km (132 mi) by road from Brussels, 372 km (231 mi) from Paris, 209 km (130 mi) from Cologne, and 65 km (40 mi) from Metz in northeast France.[2]

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.[1]


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.[1]

Participating countries[edit]

All countries who participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 1961 returned for a second consecutive year, with no new countries making a début, nor any nations returning or withdrawing.[1]


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

Returning artists[edit]

The contest saw the return of four artists this year, with three artists having previously participated in the 1960. Camillo Felgen for Luxembourg; François Deguelt for Monaco; and Fud Leclerc making his fourth appearance for Belgium, having also been present at the 1956 and 1958 contests. Jean Philippe, having previous represented France in 1959, returned to the contest as a representative for Switzerland.[1]


Draw Country Language[4] Artist Song English translation Place Points
01  Finland Finnish Marion Rung "Tipi-tii" Chirpy chirp 7 4
02  Belgium French Fud Leclerc "Ton nom" Your name 13 0
03  Spain Spanish Victor Balaguer "Llámame" Call me 13 0
04  Austria German Eleonore Schwarz "Nur in der Wiener Luft" Only in the Vienna air 13 0
05  Denmark Danish Ellen Winther "Vuggevise" Lullaby 10 2
06  Sweden Swedish Inger Berggren "Sol och vår" Sun and spring 7 4
07  Germany German Conny Froboess "Zwei kleine Italiener" Two little Italians 6 9
08  Netherlands Dutch De Spelbrekers "Katinka" 13 0
09  France French Isabelle Aubret "Un premier amour" A first love 1 26
10  Norway Norwegian Inger Jacobsen "Kom sol, kom regn" Come sun, come rain 10 2
11  Switzerland French Jean Philippe "Le retour" The return 10 2
12  Yugoslavia Serbian Lola Novaković "Ne pali svetlo u sumrak"
(Не пали светло у сумрак)
Don't turn the lights on at twilight 4 10
13  United Kingdom English Ronnie Carroll "Ring-A-Ding Girl" 4 10
14  Luxembourg French Camillo Felgen "Petit bonhomme" Little chap 3 11
15  Italy Italian Claudio Villa "Addio, addio" Goodbye, goodbye 9 3
16  Monaco French François Deguelt "Dis rien" Say nothing 2 13


Isabelle Aubret singing her winning song "Un premier amour" at the Eurovision Song Contest 1962
Voting results
Total score Finland Belgium Spain Austria Denmark Sweden Germany Netherlands France Norway Switzerland Yugoslavia United Kingdom Luxembourg Italy Monaco
Contestants Finland 4 1 3
Belgium 0
Spain 0
Austria 0
Denmark 2 1 1
Sweden 4 3 1
Germany 9 2 1 2 2 2
Netherlands 0
France 26 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 1 1 2 1
Norway 2 2
Switzerland 2 2
Yugoslavia 10 1 1 2 3 3
United Kingdom 10 3 1 2 2 2
Luxembourg 11 3 3 1 1 3
Italy 3 1 2
Monaco 13 3 1 3 1 2 3
The table is ordered by appearance

3 points[edit]

Below is a summary of all 3 points in the final:

N. Contestant Voting nation
5 France Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Yugoslavia
3 Luxembourg Belgium, Spain, Monaco
Monaco Austria, Luxembourg, Netherlands
2 Yugoslavia France, Italy
1 Finland United Kingdom
Sweden Denmark
United Kingdom Finland

International broadcasts and voting[edit]

The table below shows 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. Each national broadcaster also sent a commentator to the contest, in order to provide coverage of the contest in their own native language. Details of the commentators and the broadcasting station for which they represented are also included in the table below.[5]

Voting and spokespersons[edit]

  1.  Monaco - TBC[6]
  2.  Italy - Enzo Tortora
  3.  Luxembourg - TBC
  4.  United Kingdom - Alex Macintosh[7]
  5.  Yugoslavia - Mladen Delić
  6.   Switzerland - Alexandre Burger
  7.  Norway - Kari Borg Mannsåker[8]
  8.  France - TBC
  9.  Netherlands - Ger Lugtenburg
  10.  Germany - TBC
  11.  Sweden - Tage Danielsson[9]
  12.  Denmark - Claus Toksvig
  13.  Austria - TBC
  14.  Spain - Diego Ramírez Pastor[10]
  15.  Belgium - Arlette Vincent[6]
  16.  Finland - Poppe Berg[11]



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  2. ^ "Great Circle Distances between Cities". United States Department of Agriculture. Archived from the original on 26 March 2005. Retrieved 23 July 2006. 
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  5. ^ "Eurovision 1960 - Cast and Crew". IMDb. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c d e f Christian Masson. "1962 - Luxembourg". Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  7. ^ Roxburgh, Gordon (2012). Songs For Europe The United Kingdom at The Eurovision Song Contest Volume One: The 1950s and 1960s. UK: Telos. p. 295. ISBN 978-1-84583-065-6. 
  8. ^ Dyrseth, Seppo (OGAE Norway)
  9. ^ "". Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  10. ^ a b "FORO FESTIVAL DE EUROVISIÓN • Ver Tema - Uribarri comentarista Eurovision 2010". Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  11. ^ a b "Selostajat ja taustalaulajat läpi vuosien? • Viisukuppila". Retrieved 2012-08-10. 
  12. ^ Rau, Oliver (OGAE Germany)
  13. ^ "Nederlandse televisiecommentatoren bij het Eurovisie Songfestival". Eurovision Artists (in Dutch). 
  14. ^ Leif Thorsson. Melodifestivalen genom tiderna ["Melodifestivalen through time"] (2006), p. 40. Stockholm: Premium Publishing AB. ISBN 91-89136-29-2

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