Eurovision 1971

#ESC71: 50 Years On – Part 3/6

This week we are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the 1971 Eurovision Song Contest, on Saturday 3rd April – the first to be held in Ireland and the only Contest to be held at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin. 

Over the course of the week, culminating on the 50th Anniversary, we will take a look back at all the participating entries in results order – from worst to winner. Today we reach the 12th, 11th and 10th placed entries.

12th – Switzerland

Video: YouTube/tasosk3

Peter, Sue and Marc were the Swiss entry. They sang “Les illusions de nos vingt ans” in Dublin, resulting in a 12th place and a total of 78 points. They came from:

  • 7 points – Italy
  • 6 points – France, Germany, Portugal and the United Kingdom
  • 5 points – Austria, Ireland, Malta and the Netherlands
  • 4 points – Finland, Monaco, Norway, Sweden and Yugoslavia
  • 3 points – Belgium
  • 2 points – Luxembourg and Spain

11th – Ireland

Video: YouTube/tasosk3

Angela Farrell was the Irish entry. She sang “One Day Love” in Dublin, resulting in a 11th place and a total of 79 points. They came from:

  • 7 points – Austria and France
  • 6 points – Italy, Malta, Monaco and the United Kingdom
  • 5 points – The Netherlands, Spain and Yugoslavia
  • 4 points – Finland, Germany, Norway and Portugal
  • 3 points – Belgium and Switzerland
  • 2 points – Luxembourg and Sweden

10th – France

Video: YouTube/ESC:56-73

Serge Lama was the French entry. He sang “Un jardin sur la terre” in Dublin, resulting in a 10th place and a total of 82 points. They came from:

  • 9 points – The Netherlands
  • 8 points – Monaco and Switzerland
  • 6 points – Ireland
  • 5 points – Germany, Norway, Portugal, Spain, the United Kingdom and Yugoslavia
  • 4 points – Italy and Sweden
  • 3 points – Austria, Belgium and Finland
  • 2 points – Luxembourg and Malta

Join us back here later this evening, as we look back at the 1971 Eurovision Song Contest, 50 years on – Finland, The Netherlands and Portugal will be the three countries in focus.

Let us know what you think about the 1971 Eurovision Song Contest and its 50th Anniversary – either in the comments below or on our FACEBOOK and TWITTER pages.

Author: Richard Taylor

Source: Eurovision Ireland

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