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Eurovision Song Contest 1959
ESC 1959 logo.png
Final 11 March 1959
Presenter(s) Jacqueline Joubert
Conductor Franck Pourcel
Host broadcaster France RTF
Venue Palais des Festivals et des Congrès
Cannes, France
Winning song  Netherlands
"Een beetje"
Voting system
Each country had 10 jury members who each awarded 1 point to their favourite song.
Number of entries 11
Debuting countries  Monaco
Returning countries  United Kingdom
Withdrawing countries  Luxembourg
Nul points None
Interval act None
Eurovision Song Contest
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The Eurovision Song Contest 1959 was the fourth Eurovision Song Contest. It was held in Cannes, following the French victory the previous year.

A new rule was created for this Eurovision, ensuring that no professional publishers or composers were allowed in the national juries.

The Netherlands' win was their second and the first time a country had won the contest twice. Willy van Hemert was also the lyricist of "Net als toen", which won the Eurovision Song Contest 1957. Van Hemert was the first person to win the Eurovision Song Contest twice. In the press it was suggested that Italy and France gave more points to the Netherlands because neither of those two countries wanted the other to win. This has never been verified.

Luxembourg withdrew from the contest for the first time. The United Kingdom returned after missing the previous contest, coming second for the first time. The UK would have 15 second-place finishes in the country's history in the contest. Monaco made its debut in the contest, but coming last.

Contents

Individual Entries

Results

Draw Country Language Artist Song English translation Place Points
01  France French Jean Philippe "Oui, oui, oui, oui" Yes, yes, yes, yes 3 15
02  Denmark Danish Birthe Wilke "Uh, jeg ville ønske jeg var dig" Oh, I wish I were you 5 12
03  Italy Italian Domenico Modugno "Piove (Ciao, ciao bambina)" It's raining (Bye, bye baby) 6 9
04  Monaco French Jacques Pills "Mon ami Pierrot" My friend Pierrot 11 1
05  Netherlands Dutch Teddy Scholten "Een beetje" A little bit 1 21
06  Germany German Alice & Ellen Kessler "Heute Abend wollen wir tanzen geh'n" Tonight we want to go dancing 8 5
07  Sweden Swedish Brita Borg "Augustin" 9 4
08  Switzerland German Christa Williams "Irgendwoher" From somewhere 4 14
09  Austria German Ferry Graf "Der K und K Kalypso aus Wien" The K and K calypso from Vienna 9 4
10  United Kingdom English Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson "Sing, Little Birdie" 2 16
11  Belgium Dutch Bob Benny "Hou toch van mij" Please love me 6 9

Score sheet

Results
ESCFranceJ.svg ESCDenmarkJ.svg ESCItalyJ.svg ESCMonacoJ.svg ESCNetherlandsJ.svg ESCGermanyJ.svg ESCSwedenJ.svg ESCSwitzerlandJ.svg ESCAustriaJ.svg ESCUnitedKingdomJ.svg ESCBelgiumJ.svg
Contestants France   4 1 2 0 4 0 1 1 0 2
Denmark 0   1 1 1 0 4 1 2 2 0
Italy 3 0   1 0 0 1 3 0 0 1
Monaco 0 0 0   0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Netherlands 4 0 7 1   2 0 0 3 1 3
Germany 2 0 1 0 0   0 1 0 0 1
Sweden 0 1 0 0 3 0   0 0 0 0
Switzerland 0 2 0 1 0 1 3   1 5 1
Austria 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1   0 0
United Kingdom 1 1 0 2 5 0 0 3 2   2
Belgium 0 2 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 2  
THE TABLE IS ORDERED BY APPEARANCE

References

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