Yugoslavia in the Eurovision Song Contest 1961

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Eurovision Song Contest 1961
Country  Yugoslavia
National selection
Selection process Eurovizija 1961
Selection date(s) 16 February 1961
Selected entrant Ljiljana Petrović
Selected song "Neke davne zvezde"
Finals performance
Final result 8th, 9 points
Yugoslavia in the Eurovision Song Contest
1961 1962►

Yugoslavia was present for the first time at the Eurovision Song Contest 1961, held in Cannes, France.

National final[edit]

The Yugoslavian national final to select their entry, was held on 16 February at the Slovene National Theatre Drama in Ljubljana. There were 9 songs in the finals and the winner was chosen by the votes of 3 regional juries, however only 7 of the song titles are known. The winning entry was "Neke davne zvezde", performed by Serbian singer Ljiljana Petrović, composed by Jože Privšek and written by Miroslav Antić.

Draw Artist Song Votes Place
1 Ljiljana Petrović Neke davne zvezde 1
2 Marjana Derzaj & Stane Mancini Kako sva si različna
3 Jelka Cvetezar Crni klavir
4 Ivo Robić Pjesma o životu
5 Gabi Novak Drage misli 2
6 Lola Novaković Plave daljine 3
7 Anica Zubović
8 Đorđe Marjanović
9 Duo Hani Obećaj mi to

At Eurovision[edit]

Ljiljana Petrović performed 5th on the night of the Contest following Finland and preceding Netherlands. At the close of the voting the song had received 9 points, placing 8th equal in a field of 16 competing countries.

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