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Eurovision Song Contest 1962
File:ESC 1962 logo.png
Final18 March 1962
VenueVilla Louvigny
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Presenter(s)Mireille Delannoy
Musical directorJean Roderès
Host broadcasterCompagnie Luxembourgeoise de Télédiffusion (CLT)
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Number of entries16
Debuting countriesNone
<templatestyles src="Template:Tooltip/styles.css" />Returning countriesNone
<templatestyles src="Template:Tooltip/styles.css" />Non-returning countriesNone
Voting systemEach country had 10 jury members who awarded their three favourite songs 3, 2, and 1 points in order. All those points would then be added up and the song with the most points is declared the winner.
Winning songFlag of France.svg France
"Un premier amour"
1961 ← Eurovision Song Contest → 1963

The Eurovision Song Contest 1962 was the seventh edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest, held on Sunday 18 March 1962 at the Villa Louvigny in Luxembourg. The contest was won for a third time by France with the song "Un premier amour", performed by Isabelle Aubret. This marked the first time a country had won three contests. Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, and Spain all scored "nul points" for the first time.[1]


Further information on the host city: Luxembourg (city)
File:Villa Louvigny 2008.jpg

Villa Louvigny, Luxembourg - host venue of the 1962 contest.

The 1962 Eurovision Song Contest was hosted in Luxembourg City. The venue chosen to host the 1962 contest was the Villa Louvigny. The building served as the headquarters of Compagnie Luxembourgeoise de Télédiffusion, the forerunner of RTL Group. It is located in Municipal Park, in the Ville Haute quarter of the centre of the city.[1]


After France's entry had been performed, there was a short power failure rendering the screens dark. There also seemed to be an even shorter power failure during the Netherlands entry, when viewers around Europe only saw darkness on their television screens when the Netherlands performed. The power failure seemed to affect the Netherlands score during the voting. Nevertheless, the song turned out to be popular in Europe after the contest.[1]

Participating countries[]

Further information: List of countries in the Eurovision Song Contest

All countries who participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 1961 returned for a second consecutive year, with no new countries making a début, nor any nations returning or withdrawing.[1]


Each performance had a conductor who maestro the orchestra.[2]

Returning artists[]

The contest saw the return of four artists this year, with three artists having previously participated in the 1960. Camillo Felgen for Luxembourg; François Deguelt for Monaco; and Fud Leclerc making his fourth appearance for Belgium, having also been present at the 1956 and 1958 contests. Jean Philippe, having previous represented France in 1959, returned to the contest as a representative for Switzerland.[1]


Draw Country Artist Song Language[3] Place Points
01 File:Flag of Finland.svg Finland Marion Rung "Tipi-tii" Finnish 7 4
02 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium Fud Leclerc "Ton nom" French 13 0
03 File:Flag of Spain (1945–1977).svg.png Spain Victor Balaguer "Llámame" Spanish 13 0
04 File:Flag of Austria.svg Austria Eleonore Schwarz "Nur in der Wiener Luft" German 13 0
05 Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark Ellen Winther "Vuggevise" Danish 10 2
06 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Inger Berggren "Sol och vår" Swedish 7 4
07 Flag of Germany.svg Germany Conny Froboess "Zwei kleine Italiener" German 6 9
08 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands De Spelbrekers "Katinka" Dutch 13 0
09 Flag of France.svg France Isabelle Aubret "Un premier amour" French 1 26
10 Flag of Norway.svg Norway Inger Jacobsen "Kom sol, kom regn" Norwegian 10 2
11 File:Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg Switzerland Jean Philippe "Le retour" French 10 2
12 File:Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Yugoslavia Lola Novaković "Ne pali svetlo u sumrak" (Не пали светло у сумрак) Serbian 4 10
13 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom Ronnie Carroll "Ring-A-Ding Girl" English 4 10
14 File:Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg Camillo Felgen "Petit bonhomme" French 3 11
15 Flag of Italy.svg Italy Claudio Villa "Addio, addio" Italian 9 3
16 File:Flag of Monaco.svg Monaco François Deguelt "Dis rien" French 2 13


File:Eurovision Song Contest 1962 - Isabelle Aubret.jpg

Isabelle Aubret singing her winning song "Un premier amour" at the Eurovision Song Contest 1962

Voting results
Total score Finland Belgium Spain Austria Denmark Sweden Germany Netherlands France Norway Switzerland Yugoslavia United Kingdom Luxembourg Italy Monaco
Contestants Finland 4 1 3
Belgium 0
Spain 0
Austria 0
Denmark 2 1 1
Sweden 4 3 1
Germany 9 2 1 2 2 2
Netherlands 0
France 26 2 2 2 3 3 3 3 3 1 1 2 1
Norway 2 2
Switzerland 2 2
Yugoslavia 10 1 1 2 3 3
United Kingdom 10 3 1 2 2 2
Luxembourg 11 3 3 1 1 3
Italy 3 1 2
Monaco 13 3 1 3 1 2 3
The table is ordered by appearance

3 points[]

Below is a summary of all 3 points in the final:

N. Contestant Voting nation
5 France Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Yugoslavia
3 Luxembourg Belgium, Spain, Monaco
Monaco Austria, Luxembourg, Netherlands
2 Yugoslavia France, Italy
1 Finland United Kingdom
Sweden Denmark
United Kingdom Finland

International broadcasts and voting[]

The table below shows the order in which votes were cast during the 1962 contest along with the spokesperson who was responsible for announcing the votes for their respective country. Each national broadcaster also sent a commentator to the contest, in order to provide coverage of the contest in their own native language. Details of the commentators and the broadcasting station for which they represented are also included in the table below.[4]

Voting and spokespersons[]

  1. File:Flag of Monaco.svg Monaco - TBC[5]
  2. Flag of Italy.svg Italy - Enzo Tortora
  3. File:Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg - TBC
  4. Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom - Alex Macintosh[6]
  5. File:Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Yugoslavia - Mladen Delić
  6. File:Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg Switzerland - Alexandre Burger
  7. Flag of Norway.svg Norway - Kari Borg Mannsåker[7]
  8. Flag of France.svg France - André Valmy[8]
  9. Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands - Ger Lugtenburg
  10. Flag of Germany.svg Germany - TBC
  11. Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden - Tage Danielsson[9]
  12. Flag of Denmark.svg Denmark - Ole Mortensen
  13. File:Flag of Austria.svg Austria - TBC
  14. File:Flag of Spain (1945–1977).svg.png Spain - Diego Ramírez Pastor[10]
  15. Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium - Arlette Vincent[5]
  16. File:Flag of Finland.svg Finland - Poppe Berg[11]



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  4. "Eurovision 1960 - Cast and Crew". IMDb. Retrieved 5 March 2012.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 5.5 Christian Masson. "1962 - Luxembourg". Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  6. Roxburgh, Gordon (2012). Songs For Europe The United Kingdom at The Eurovision Song Contest Volume One: The 1950s and 1960s. UK: Telos. p. 295. ISBN 978-1-84583-065-6.
  7. Dyrseth, Seppo (OGAE Norway)
  8. Tchernia, Pierre et al. (18 March 1958). 6ème Concours Eurovision de la Chanson 1962 [6th Eurovision Song Contest 1962] (Television production). Luxembourg: RTL, RTF (commentary).
  9. "". Archived from the original on 18 July 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2012. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (|url-status= suggested) (help)
  10. 10.0 10.1 "FORO FESTIVAL DE EUROVISIÓN • Ver Tema - Uribarri comentarista Eurovision 2010". Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "Selostajat ja taustalaulajat läpi vuosien? • Viisukuppila". Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  12. Rau, Oliver (OGAE Germany)
  13. "Nederlandse televisiecommentatoren bij het Eurovisie Songfestival". Eurovision Artists (in Dutch).
  14. Leif Thorsson. Melodifestivalen genom tiderna ["Melodifestivalen through time"] (2006), p. 40. Stockholm: Premium Publishing AB. ISBN 91-89136-29-2

External links[]

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