Giorgio (song)

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Switzerland "Giorgio"
Eurovision Song Contest 1958 - Lys Assia.png
Eurovision Song Contest 1958 entry
Country Switzerland
Artist(s) Lys Assia
Languages German, Italian
Composer(s) Paul Burkhard
Lyricist(s) Fridolin Tschudi
Conductor Paul Burkhard
Finals performance
Final result 2nd
Final points 24
Appearance chronology
◄ "L'enfant que j'étais" (1957)   
"Irgendwoher" (1959) ►

"Giorgio" was the Swiss entrant to the Eurovision Song Contest 1958, held in Hilversum, the Netherlands. It was performed in German and Italian. It was the first song to be performed in more than one language in the Eurovision Song Contest.

The song was performed by Lys Assia, winner for Switzerland at the 1956 contest, and was composed by Paul Burkhard and Fridolin Tschudi.

On the night of the contest the song was performed 10th (last), following Austria's Liane Augustin with "Die ganze Welt braucht Liebe". At the close of the voting Assia had received 24 points, placing second behind France's André Claveau.

It was succeeded as Swiss representative at the 1959 contest by Christa Williams with "Irgendwoher".

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