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Eurovision Song Contest 1957

The Eurovision Song Contest 1957 was the second Eurovision and it was held in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on Sunday March 3rd 1957. With Anaid Plikjan[?] as the presenter, the contest was won by Corry Brokken[?] who represented the Netherlands, with her song Net Als Toen.

The second contest was still mainly a radio program, but the increasing number of people with televisions, was noticed. Although Switzerland won in 1956, it was not held in Switzerland in 1957 because the rule stating that the winning nation hosted the next year's Eurovision was not yet created. It was originally planned that each participating country would take it in turns to host the event, but as more countries wished to participate, this became impossible.

There was a rumour from the 1956 contest that the German entry, "Im Wartesaal Zum Großen Glück" by Walter Andreas Schwarz[?] came second. Which according to the rumour, is why Germany held the 1957 contest.

In this years contest the Italian entry lasted for 5:09 minutes, whilst the UK's entry lasted for only 1:52 minutes. It was because of songs like this that the "3 minute rule" was created.

Birthe Wilke and Gustav Winckler[?] after the results were annouced exchanged the longest kiss that has ever occurred in the contest, though obviously, only people with televisions could actually see it.

Table of contents

Results

Country
(Language)
Artist(s) Song
(Translation)
Place Points
Austria[?]
(German)
Bob Martin Wohin, Kleines Pony? (http://34sp.eurosong.net/~songthrush/web/aus57)
(Where, Little Pony?)
10 3
Belgium[?]
(Flemish)
Bobbejaan Schoepen Straatdeuntje (http://34sp.eurosong.net/~songthrush/web/bel57)
(Street Tune)
8 5
Denmark[?]
(Danish)
Birthe Wilke & Gustav Winckler[?] Skibet Skal Sejle I Nat (http://34sp.eurosong.net/~songthrush/web/den57)
(The Ship is Leaving Tonight)
3 10
France[?]
(French)
Paul Desjardins[?] La Belle Amour (http://34sp.eurosong.net/~songthrush/web/fra57)
(...)
2 17
Germany[?]
(German)
Margot Hielscher[?] Telefon, Telefon (http://34sp.eurosong.net/~songthrush/web/ger57)
(Telephone, Telephone)
4 8
Italy[?]
(Italian)
Nunzio Gallo[?] Corde Della Mia Chitarra (http://34sp.eurosong.net/~songthrush/web/ita57)
(Strings of my Guitar)
6 7
Luxembourg[?]
(French)
Danièle Dupré[?] Amours Mortes
(...)
4 8
Netherlands[?]
(Dutch)
Corry Brokken[?] Net Als Toen (http://34sp.eurosong.net/~songthrush/web/ned57)
(Just Like Then)
1 31
Switzerland[?]
(French)
Lys Assia L'enfant que j'étais (http://34sp.eurosong.net/~songthrush/web/swi57)
(...)
8 5
United Kingdom
(English)
Patricia Bredin[?] All (http://34sp.eurosong.net/~songthrush/web/uk57)
 
7 6
Venue: Großer Sendesaal des Hessisches Rundfunk[?] - Frankfurt am Main, Germany
The table is ordered by the countries names.

First Appearances Austria[?], Denmark[?], United Kingdom

Voting Structure Each Country had 10 Jury Members who each decided the best song and each awarded 1 point.

Score Sheet

  Juries









Belgium   0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 1
Luxembourg 0   1 4 3 0 0 0 0 0
United Kingdom 1 1   0 1 1 0 0 0 2
Italy 1 1 2   0 2 0 0 1 0
Austria 0 0 2 0   1 0 0 0 0
Netherlands 5 3 1 1 6   1 4 3 7
Germany 1 0 0 1 0 0   6 0 0
France 2 4 2 0 0 1 6   2 0
Denmark 0 0 2 3 0 5 0 0   0
Switzerland 0 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 2  
The table is ordered by appearance.


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Junior Eurovision Song Contests 2003 - 2004



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