Eurovision 1971

#ESC71: 50 Years On – Part 5/6

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 weekend, we will take a look back at all the participating entries in results order – from worst to winner. Today we reach the second joint 6th, 5th and 4th placed entries.

=6th – Sweden

Video: YouTube/tasosk3

Family Four were the Swedish entry. They sang “Vita vidder” in Dublin, resulting in a joint 6th place and a total of 85 points. They came from:

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

5th – Italy

Video: YouTube/ESC:56-73

Massimo Ranieri was the Italian entry. He sang “L’amore è un attimo” in Dublin, resulting in a 5th place and a total of 91 points. They came from:

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

4th – United Kingdom

Video: YouTube/tasosk3

Clodagh Rodgers was the British entry. She sang “Jack in the Box” in Dublin, resulting in a 4th place and a total of 98 points. They came from:

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

Join us back here later today, as we look back at the 1971 Eurovision Song Contest, 50 years on – the top three countries in focus and some bonus behind the scenes features.

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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