Eurovision 1971

#ESC71: 50 Years On – Part 4/6

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 9th, 8th and first joint 6th placed entries.

9th – Portugal

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Tonicha was the Portuguese entry. She sang “Menina do alto da serra” in Dublin, resulting in a 9th place and a total of 83 points. They came from:

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

8th – Finland

Video: YouTube/tasosk3

Markku Aro and Koivistolaiset were the Finnish entry. They sang “Tie uuteen päivään” in Dublin, resulting in a 8th place and a total of 84 points. They came from:

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

=6th – The Netherlands

Video: YouTube/tasosk3

Saskia and Serge were the Dutch entry. They sang “Tijd” in Dublin, resulting in a joint 6th place and a total of 85 points. They came from:

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

Join us back here tomorrow, as we look back at the 1971 Eurovision Song Contest, 50 years on – Italy, Sweden and the United Kingdom 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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