Grand Final: 1977

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Duration: 2 hours, 10 minutes

The twenty second annual Eurovision Song Contest broadcast from Wembley Conference Centre in London.Once again France set a record, becoming winners for the fifth time with Marie Myriam singing "L'oiseau et l'enfant". It was a record which would be rivalled by Luxembourg in 1983, the United Kingdom in 1997, and rivalled and beaten by Ireland in the 90s.Like many previous contests it wasn't the winning song which achieved the most success internationally, in this case it was second place finisher "Rock Bottom" by Lynsey de Paul and Mike Moran for the United Kingdom which went on to become a big hit in many European countries.The rule which only allowed countries to perform in their national languages was reintroduced for this contest for the first time since 1972, however because Germany and Belgium had already chosen songs before the decision was made they were still allowed to sing in English.Originally due to take place in early April, the contest had to be postponed due to a strike by BBC cameramen.

Credits

Presenter
Angela Rippon
Commentator
Pete Murray
Participant
The Swarbriggs Plus Two
Participant
Michele Torr
Participant
Heddy Lester
Participant
Schmetterlinge
Participant
Anita Skorgan
Participant
Silver Convention
Participant
Anne Marie B
Participant
Os Amigos
Participant
Lynsey de Paul and Mike Moran
Participant
Pascalis, Marianna, Robert and Bessy
Participant
Ilanit
Participant
Pepe Lienhard Band
Participant
Forbes
Participant
Micky
Participant
Mia Martini
Participant
Monica Aspelund
Participant
Dream Express
Participant
Marie Myriam

Broadcasts

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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