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Eurovision Song Contest 1967
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Final8 April 1967
VenueGroßer Festsaal der Wiener Hofburg
Vienna, Austria
Presenter(s)Erica Vaal
Musical directorJohannes Fehring
Directed byHerbert Fuchs
Executive supervisorClifford Brown
Host broadcasterÖsterreichischer Rundfunk (ORF)
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Number of entries17
Debuting countriesNone
<templatestyles src="Template:Tooltip/styles.css" />Returning countriesNone
<templatestyles src="Template:Tooltip/styles.css" />Non-returning countriesFlag of Denmark.svg Denmark
Voting systemEach country had 10 jury members who each cast one vote for their favourite song.
Winning songFlag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
"Puppet on a String"
1966 ← Eurovision Song Contest → 1968

The Eurovision Song Contest 1967 was the 12th edition of Eurovision Song Contest. It took place on 8 April 1967 in Vienna, Austria following Udo Jürgens win at the 1966 contest. The presenter was Erica Vaal.

The winning entry "Puppet on a String", sung by Sandie Shaw, representing the United Kingdom, had one of the widest margins of victory ever witnessed in the competition; it garnered more than twice as many points as the second placed song. (Only Italy, in the 1964 contest, beats this record with a margin of 47 to 17, almost three times as many points). The presenter became confused whilst the voting was taking place, and declared the United Kingdom's entry to be the winner before the last country, Ireland, had announced its votes. Shaw intensely disliked the composition, though her attitude towards the song somewhat mellowed in later years, even releasing a new version in 2007.[1]

The contest long remained the only time Austria had hosted the event, until 2015.


Further information on the host city: Vienna
File:Wien Hofburg Neue Burg Heldenplatz.jpg

Großer Festsaal der Wiener Hofburg, Vienna - host venue of the 1967 contest.

The 1967 Eurovision Song Contest was held in Vienna, the capital of Austria. The venue for the contest was the Hofburg Palace, which was the principal winter residence the Habsburg dynasty, rulers of the Austro-Hungarian empire.[2] It currently serves as the official residence of the President of Austria.


The stage setup was a little bit unusual this year. There were two revolving mirrored walls on both ends of the stage and started revolving at the start of each song and stopped revolving at the end of each song. The hostess, Erika Vaal ended the program by congratulating the winning song, country and saying good bye in several different languages.[1]

Participating countries[]

Further information: List of countries in the Eurovision Song Contest

The entry from Luxembourg, "L'amour est bleu", sung by Vicky Leandros, came in fourth; nonetheless, it went on to become the biggest international hit of the 1967 contest, and a year later would be a big instrumental hit for French musician, Paul Mauriat, under the English title, "Love is Blue". Denmark chose not to participate and left the contest at this point, to return in 1978. The reason was that the new director for the TV entertainment department at DR thought that the money could be spent in a better way.[1]

The United Kingdom's win was their first. Television presenter, artist and musician, Rolf Harris provided the commentary for BBC Television viewers. Switzerland received zero votes for the second time. Portugal was represented by Eduardo Nascimento who was the first black male singer in the history of Eurovision Song Contest, performing "O vento mudou" ("The wind changed"). Rumours claimed that Portuguese prime minister Salazar had chosen this particular singer to show the rest of Europe that he wasn't racist.[1]


Each performance had a conductor who maestro the orchestra.[3]

Returning artists[]

Three artists returned in this year's contest. Claudio Villa from Italy whose previous participations were in 1962; and Kirsti Sparboe from Norway, who last participated in 1965; and Raphael for Spain who last represented the Iberian nation in 1966.[1]


Draw Country Artist Song Language[4] Place Votes
01 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands Thérèse Steinmetz "Ring-dinge-ding" Dutch 14 2
02 File:Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg Vicky Leandros "L'amour est bleu" French 4 17
03 File:Flag of Austria.svg Austria Peter Horton "Warum es hunderttausend Sterne gibt" German 14 2
04 Flag of France.svg France Noëlle Cordier "Il doit faire beau là-bas" French 3 20
05 File:Flag of Portugal.svg.png Portugal Eduardo Nascimento "O vento mudou" Portuguese 12 3
06 File:Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg Switzerland Géraldine "Quel cœur vas-tu briser?" French 17 0
07 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Östen Warnerbring "Som en dröm" Swedish 8 7
08 File:Flag of Finland.svg Finland Fredi "Varjoon - suojaan" Finnish 12 3
09 Flag of Germany.svg Germany Inge Brück "Anouschka" German 8 7
10 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium Louis Neefs "Ik heb zorgen" Dutch 7 8
11 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom Sandie Shaw "Puppet on a String" English 1 47
12 File:Flag of Spain (1945–1977).svg.png Spain Raphael "Hablemos del amor" Spanish 6 9
13 Flag of Norway.svg Norway Kirsti Sparboe "Dukkemann" Norwegian 14 2
14 File:Flag of Monaco.svg Monaco Minouche Barelli "Boum-Badaboum" French 5 10
15 File:Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Yugoslavia Lado Leskovar "Vse rože sveta" Slovene 8 7
16 Flag of Italy.svg Italy Claudio Villa "Non andare più lontano" Italian 11 4
17 Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland Sean Dunphy "If I Could Choose" English 2 22


Total Score Netherlands Luxembourg Austria France Portugal Switzerland Sweden Finland Germany Belgium United Kingdom Spain Norway Monaco Yugoslavia Italy Ireland
Contestants Netherlands 2 1 1
Luxembourg 17 4 2 1 2 1 1 1 3 2
Austria 2 1 1
France 20 1 2 1 1 4 2 2 2 4 1
Portugal 3 1 1 1
Switzerland 0
Sweden 7 1 1 2 1 2
Finland 3 1 1 1
Germany 7 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Belgium 8 1 3 1 1 1 1
United Kingdom 47 2 5 3 7 1 7 1 2 3 3 7 3 2 1
Spain 9 1 1 1 2 1 2 1
Norway 2 1 1
Monaco 10 2 1 1 5 1
Yugoslavia 7 1 1 1 1 2 1
Italy 4 1 1 1 1
Ireland 22 1 3 1 2 2 4 3 2 2 1 1

International broadcasts and voting[]

The table below shows the order in which votes were cast during the 1967 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.[1]

Voting order Country Spokespersons Commentator Broadcaster
01 Flag of the Netherlands.svg Netherlands Ellen Blazer Leo Nelissen Nederland 1[5]
02 File:Flag of Luxembourg.svg Luxembourg TBC Jacques Navadic Télé-Luxembourg
03 File:Flag of Austria.svg Austria Walter Richard Langer Emil Kollpacher ORF
04 Flag of France.svg France Jean-Claude Massoulier[6] Pierre Tchernia Première Chaîne ORTF[7]
05 File:Flag of Portugal.svg.png Portugal Maria Manuela Furtado Henrique Mendes RTP
06 File:Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg Switzerland Alexandre Burger Theodor Haller TV DRS
Georges Hardy TSR
Giovanni Bertini TSI
07 Flag of Sweden.svg Sweden Edvard Matz[8] Christina Hansegård Sveriges Radio-TV and SR P3[9]
08 File:Flag of Finland.svg Finland Poppe Berg[10] Aarno Walli TV-ohjelma 1[11]
09 Flag of Germany.svg Germany Lia Wöhr Hans-Joachim Rauschenbach ARD Deutsches Fernsehen[12]
10 Flag of Belgium (civil).svg Belgium Ward Bogaert Herman Verelst BRT
Janine Lambotte RTB
11 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom Michael Aspel Rolf Harris BBC 1
Richard Baker BBC Light Programme
12 File:Flag of Spain (1945–1977).svg.png Spain Margarita Nicola[13] Federico Gallo TVE1[14]
13 Flag of Norway.svg Norway Sverre Christophersen[15] Erik Diesen NRK and NRK P1
14 File:Flag of Monaco.svg Monaco TBC Pierre Tchernia Télé Monte Carlo
15 File:Flag of Yugoslavia (1946-1992).svg Yugoslavia TBC Miloje Orlović Televizija Beograd
Mladen Delić Televizija Zagreb
Tomaž Terček Televizija Ljubljana
16 Flag of Italy.svg Italy Mike Bongiorno Renato Tagliani Secondo Programma
17 Flag of Ireland.svg Ireland Gay Byrne Brendan O'Reilly RTÉ Television
Kevin Roche Radio Éireann


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 "Eurovision Song Contest 1967". EBU. Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  2. Aeiou-Hofburg-English, "Hofburg, Wien" (history), Encyclopedia of Austria, Aeiou Project, 2006.
  3. "Conductors 1967". Retrieved 15 June 2012.
  4. "Eurovision Song Contest 1967". The Diggiloo Thrush. Retrieved 4 March 2012.
  5. "Nederlandse televisiecommentatoren bij het Eurovisie Songfestival". Eurovision Artists (in Dutch).
  6. Tchernia, Pierre et al. (8 April 1967). 11ème Concours Eurovision de la Chanson 1967 [11th Eurovision Song Contest 1967] (Television production). Austria: ORF, ORTF (commentary).
  7. Christian Masson. "1967 - Vienne". Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  8. "". Archived from the original on 18 July 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2012. Unknown parameter |deadurl= ignored (|url-status= suggested) (help)
  9. Leif Thorsson. Melodifestivalen genom tiderna ["Melodifestivalen through time"] (2006), p. 66. Stockholm: Premium Publishing AB. ISBN 91-89136-29-2
  10. "Selostajat ja taustalaulajat läpi vuosien? • Viisukuppila". Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  13. Línea, 2 April 1967
  14. "FORO FESTIVAL DE EUROVISIÓN • Ver Tema - Uribarri comentarista Eurovision 2010". Retrieved 10 August 2012.
  15. Dyrseth, Seppo (OGAE Norway)

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