Grand Final: 1959

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Duration: 1 hour, 15 minutes

The fourth annual Eurovision Song Contest, broadcast from Palais des Festivals et des Congres in Cannes, France.The competition was won by Teddy Scholten from the Netherlands with song "Een beetje" making them the first country to win the contest twice. Lyricist Willy Van Hemert must have proved a lucky charm as he was also wrote the lyrics of their 1957 winning entry. The press hinted that France and Italy favoured the Netherlands to prevent each other from winning although this was never confirmed.This contest saw a rule change; no professional publishers or composers were allowed in the national juries. There were also some changes to the line-up; Luxembourg withdrew, The United Kingdom returned to the contest after missing the previous year's event and Monaco made their debut, although they finished in last place.

Last on

Wed 11 Mar 1959 20:00 BBC Television Service

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Credits

Presenter
Jacqueline Joubert
Music Group
Pearl Carr
Music Group
Teddy Johnson
Music Group
Alice Kessler
Music Group
Ellen Kessler
Singer
Teddy Scholten
Singer
Jacques Phillipe
Singer
Birthe Wilke
Singer
Domenico Modugno
Singer
Jacques Pills
Singer
Brita Borg
Singer
Christa Williams
Singer
Ferry Graf
Singer
Bob Benny

Broadcasts

  • Wed 11 Mar 1959 20:00 BBC Television Service

The Grand Final

Molly (United Kingdom): 'Children of the Universe'

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All the acts from Semi-Final Two

Conchita Wurst (Austria): ‘Rise Like A Phoenix’

Videos of all of the songs from the second semi-final

All the acts from Semi-Final One

All the acts from Semi-Final One

Watch clips of all of the performances from the first semi-final

Children Of The Universe (Official Video)

Children Of The Universe (Official Video)

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