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Eurovision Song Contest 1971
ESC 1971 logo.png
Final 3 April 1971
Presenter(s) Bernadette Ní Ghallchóir
Conductor Colman Pearce
Host broadcaster Republic of Ireland RTÉ
Venue Gaiety Theatre
Dublin, Ireland
Winning song  Monaco
"Un banc, un arbre, une rue"
Voting system
Each country had two jury members, one under 25 and one over 25. They each awarded 1 to 5 points for each song.
Number of entries 18
Debuting countries  Malta
Returning countries  Austria
 Finland
 Norway
 Portugal
 Sweden
Withdrawing countries None
Interval act Bunratty Castle Entertainers
Eurovision Song Contest
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The Eurovision Song Contest 1971 was the sixteenth Eurovision Song Contest and held in Dublin, Ireland. The new voting system that was introduced in this Eurovision did have one big problem: some juries gave fewer points out than others. Whether this was done in some cases to increase their respective countries' chances of winning is impossible to say, but the shortcomings of the system were nevertheless plain.[1]

Groups of up to six people were allowed to perform for the first time, with the rule in previous contests of performing either as single or duet abolished.[1]

This was RTÉ's first outside broadcast in colour.

For the first time, each participating broadcaster was required to televise all the songs in "previews" prior to the live final.

The BBC were worried about the possible audience reaction to the British song due to the hostilities raging in Northern Ireland. They specifically selected a singer from Northern Ireland, Clodagh Rodgers who was popular in both the UK and Ireland to ease any ill-feeling from the Dublin audience. She reported receiving death threats from the IRA for representing the UK.

Monaco's win was their first and only victory. The song was performed by a French singer, living in France, sung in French, conducted by a French native and written by a French team. Séverine later claimed she never visited Monaco before or after her victory.

Contents

Individual Entries

Results

Draw Country Language Artist Song English translation Place Points
01  Austria Viennese Marianne Mendt "Musik" Music 16 66
02  Malta Maltese Joe Grech "Marija l-Maltija" Mary, the Maltese girl 18 52
03  Monaco French Séverine "Un banc, un arbre, une rue" A bench, a tree, a street 1 128
04  Switzerland French Peter, Sue and Marc "Les illusions de nos vingt ans" The illusions of our youth 12 78
05  Germany German Katja Ebstein "Diese Welt" This world 3 100
06  Spain Spanish Karina "En un mundo nuevo" In a new world 2 116
07  France French Serge Lama "Un jardin sur la terre" A garden on earth 10 82
08  Luxembourg French Monique Melsen "Pomme, pomme, pomme" Apple, apple, apple 13 70
09  United Kingdom English Clodagh Rodgers "Jack In The Box" 4 98
10  Belgium Dutch Lily Castel & Jacques Raymond "Goeiemorgen, morgen" Good morning, morning 14 68
11  Italy Italian Massimo Ranieri "L'amore è un attimo" Love is a moment 5 91
12  Sweden Swedish Family Four "Vita vidder" White horizons 6 85
13  Ireland English Angela Farrell "One Day Love" 11 79
14  Netherlands Dutch Saskia & Serge "Tijd" Time 6 85
15  Portugal Portuguese Tonicha "Menina do alto da serra" High ridge girl 9 83
16  Yugoslavia Serbo-Croatian Krunoslav Slabinac "Tvoj dječak je tužan" Your boy is sad 14 68
17  Finland Finnish Markku Aro & Koivistolaiset "Tie uuteen päivään" A way to a new day 8 84
18  Norway Norwegian Hanne Krogh "Lykken er" Happiness is 17 65

Score sheet

Results
Total Score Austria Malta Monaco Switzerland Germany Spain France Luxembourg United Kingdom Belgium Italy Sweden Ireland Netherlands Portugal Yugoslavia Finland Norway
Contestants Austria 66 3 5 2 7 2 3 2 3 3 6 4 6 3 5 4 3 5
Malta 52 4 2 2 3 5 3 2 3 4 4 2 4 5 2 2 3 2
Monaco 128 4 5 10 10 2 8 4 8 10 4 10 9 9 8 10 7 10
Switzerland 78 5 5 4 6 2 6 2 6 3 7 4 5 5 6 4 4 4
Germany 100 6 5 7 6 8 8 2 6 7 6 6 5 5 7 7 5 4
Spain 116 4 8 10 5 7 10 4 7 4 5 6 9 6 7 7 9 8
France 82 3 2 8 8 5 5 2 5 3 4 4 6 9 5 5 3 5
Luxembourg 70 2 7 6 3 2 4 5 6 3 3 2 5 3 6 4 5 4
United Kingdom 98 4 8 8 6 5 2 8 4 8 3 5 7 5 7 6 6 6
Belgium 14 3 2 5 4 2 2 5 2 6 3 5 4 6 6 3 6 4
Italy 91 4 6 9 8 6 6 9 2 6 2 7 6 2 3 8 2 5
Sweden 85 7 4 4 9 4 2 5 2 5 6 6 3 9 3 6 4 6
Ireland 79 7 6 6 3 4 5 7 2 6 3 6 2 5 4 5 4 4
Netherlands 85 6 2 6 5 4 5 7 2 5 2 5 6 5 9 5 6 8
Portugal 83 4 3 6 2 5 10 8 5 6 4 4 2 3 5 6 5 5
Yugoslavia 68 6 2 4 2 7 6 6 2 3 2 5 2 5 4 4 3 5
Finland 84 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 2 10 10 2 4 6 3 8 6 6
Norway 65 3 3 6 4 2 2 5 2 7 6 2 2 7 2 5 4 3

Commentators

References

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Notes

Bibliography

  • The Eurovision Song Contest: The Official History, John Kennedy O'Connor, Carlton Books Ltd, ISBN 1844429946

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