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|Eurovision Song Contest 1960|
|Final||29 March 1960|
|Venue||Royal Festival Hall|
London, United Kingdom
|Directed by||Innes Lloyd|
|Host broadcaster||British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)|
|Interval act||Eric Robinson's Orchestra|
|Number of entries||13|
|Voting system||Each country had 10 jury members who each cast one vote for their favorite song.|
|Winning song|| France|
The Eurovision Song Contest 1960 was the fifth edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It was held on Tuesday 29 March 1960 in London. Although the Netherlands had won the contest in 1959, the Netherlands Television Foundation declined to host another contest so soon after staging the event in 1958. The honour of hosting the contest therefore passed to the United Kingdom, which had come second in 1959. Therefore, the BBC chose Catherine Boyle (as she was then known) to be the mistress of ceremonies at the contest for the first time. France's win this year was their second in the contest. The contest was won by France with the song "Tom Pillibi", performed by Jacqueline Boyer, who at 18 years and 341 days of age, became the first teenager and the youngest artist yet to win the contest.
As of August 2018, this is the earliest Eurovision Song Contest where the winning performer is still living.
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 result was a win for France, however Germany, Monaco and the UK led in the early stages of voting. The UK came second with 25 points, four more points than the winning song in 1959, and Monaco came third on 15 points making up for their disappointing début result the year before.
Interest in the contest started to grow across Europe, with the number of participating nations increasing to 13 this year. Norway made its debut with one of their leading jazz singers. Luxembourg returned to the contest after a one-year break with a song in native Luxembourgish language. The Netherlands was mistakenly announced as Holland (which is only the western part of the country of The Netherlands).
The conductors of the orchestra for each country's performance were:
|01||United Kingdom||Bryan Johnson||"Looking High, High, High"||English||2||25|
|02||Sweden||Siw Malmkvist||"Alla andra får varann"||Swedish||10||4|
|03||Luxembourg||Camillo Felgen||"So laang we's du do bast"||Luxembourgish||13||1|
|04||Denmark||Katy Bødtger||"Det var en yndig tid"||Danish||10||4|
|05||Belgium||Fud Leclerc||"Mon amour pour toi"||French||6||9|
|06||Norway||Nora Brockstedt||"Voi Voi"1||Norwegian||4||11|
|07||Austria||Harry Winter||"Du hast mich so fasziniert"||German||7||6|
|08||Monaco||François Deguelt||"Ce soir-là"||French||3||15|
|09||Switzerland||Anita Traversi||"Cielo e terra"||Italian||8||5|
|10||Netherlands||Rudi Carrell||"Wat een geluk"||Dutch||12||2|
|11||Germany||Wyn Hoop||"Bonne nuit ma chérie"||German, French||4||11|
|13||France||Jacqueline Boyer||"Tom Pillibi"||French||1||32|
Each country had 10 jury members who each cast one vote for their favorite song.
|The table is ordered by appearance|
The table below shows 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. 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.
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