Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest 1961
|Eurovision Song Contest 1961|
|Selection date(s)||29 January 1961|
|Selected entrant||Bob Benny|
|Selected song||"September, gouden roos"|
|Final result||15th, 1 point|
|Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest|
Belgium was represented by Bob Benny, with the song '"September, gouden roos", at the 1961 Eurovision Song Contest, which took place on 18 March in Cannes, France. The song was chosen in the national final on 29 January. Benny had previously represented Belgium in the 1959 contest. Future Belgian entrant Jacques Raymond (1963 & 1971) finished runner-up in the final.
The venue and host of the national final are currently unknown. Six songs took part with the winner being chosen by an "expert" jury. It is not known by what system the songs were scored.
|2||Jacques Raymond||"Als je weent, als je lacht"||40||2|
|3||Jo Leemans||"Af en toe"||33||3|
|4||Bob Benny||"September, gouden roos"||60||1|
|5||Luc van Hoeselt||"Bonjour"||21||4|
|6||Enny Denita||"Maandenkrans der liefde"||14||5|
At the close of the voting "September, gouden roos" had received only 1 point (from Luxembourg), placing Belgium joint last (with Austria) of the 16 competing entries. The Belgian jury split it's 10 points between Norway (5), Italy (4) and the United Kingdom (1).