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 top three placed entries and a couple of extra treats.
3rd – Germany
Katja Ebstein was the German entry. She sang “Diese Welt” in Dublin, resulting in a 3rd place and a total of 100 points. They came from:
- 8 points – France and Spain
- 7 points – Belgium, Monaco, Portugal and Yugoslavia
- 6 points – Austria, Italy, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom
- 5 points – Finland, Ireland, Malta and the Netherlands
- 4 points – Norway
- 2 points – Luxembourg
2nd – Spain
Karina was the Spanish entry. She sang “En un mundo nuevo” in Dublin, resulting in a 2nd place and a total of 116 points. They came from:
- 10 points – France and Monaco
- 9 points – Finland and Ireland
- 8 points – Malta and Norway
- 7 points – Germany, Portugal, the United Kingdom and Yugoslavia
- 6 points – The Netherlands and Sweden
- 5 points – Italy and Switzerland
- 4 points – Austria, Belgium and Luxembourg
1st – Monaco
Séverine was the entry from Monaco. She sang “Un banc, un arbre, une rue” in Dublin, resulting in a 1st place and a total of 128 points. They came from:
- 10 points – Belgium, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and Yugoslavia
- 9 points – Ireland and the Netherlands
- 8 points – France, Portugal and the United Kingdom
- 7 points – Finland
- 5 points – Malta
- 4 points – Austria, Italy and Luxembourg
- 2 points – Spain
RTE, the Irish national broadcaster and host broadcaster of the 1971 Eurovision Song Contest, celebrated the 50th anniversary themselves HERE – including additional video footage.
As many of you are aware from our interviews and other coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest, the Press Centre of modern day, is full of 1600+ Journalists with all the modern day technology one could imagine. Thanks to Gerry Martin, friend of Eurovision Ireland, here is what the Press Centre of the 1971 Eurovision Song Contest looked like – typewriters on the Gaiety Theatre bar!
Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovision Ireland