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Grand Final: 1970

The fifteenth annual Eurovision Song Contest broadcast from RAI Congrescentrum in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.Lots were drawn for a host nation after the 1969 contest in Spain ended in a four-way tie. A new voting system was introduced for this year which meant any countries which tied would have to perform again for the judges for a second round of voting. Unhappy with this and with the previous year's outcome, several countries including Austria, Finland, Norway, Portugal and Sweden boycotted the competition, resulting in the smallest number of competitors in over a decade.This forced Dutch producers to pad out the show with extra material, including the now famous introductory video sequence known as the Eurovision postcard.Several of the twelve contestants were already established performers in their own countries including the UK's Mary Hopkin and Luxembourg's David Alexandre Winter. However the actual winner was an unknown Derry schoolgirl, Dana, who represented Ireland with the song "All Kinds of Everything". Both Dana and the song would go on to be hugely successful.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Sat 21 Mar 1970 21:00


Role Contributor
CommentatorDavid Gell
ParticipantPatricia and Hearts of Soul
ParticipantHenri Des
ParticipantGianni Morandi
ParticipantEva Srsen
ParticipantJean Vallee
ParticipantGuy Bonnet
ParticipantMary Hopkin
ParticipantDavid-Alexandre Winter
ParticipantJulio Iglesias
ParticipantDominique Dussault
ParticipantKatja Ebstein

The Grand Final

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

Watch highlights from the Grand Final in Copenhagen

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)

Watch Molly's official entry for the UK at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest

The top 10 ESC Controversies

Conchita Union Jack

What was Eurovision's most controversial moment?

Are these the top 10 Eurovision songs of all time?

Are these the 10 Eurovision songs of all time?

Dr Eurovision investigates

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