The second contest was still mainly a radio program, but the increasing number of people with televisions, was noticed. Although Switzerland won in 1956, it was not held in Switzerland in 1957 because the rule stating that the winning nation hosted the next year's Eurovision was not yet created. It was originally planned that each participating country would take it in turns to host the event, but as more countries wished to participate, this became impossible.
There was a rumour from the 1956 contest that the German entry, "Das Lied vom Großen Glück" by Walter Andreas Schwarz came second. Which according to the rumour, is why Germany held the 1957 contest.
In this years contest the Italian entry lasted for 5:09 minutes, whilst the UK's entry lasted for only 1:52 minutes. It was because of songs like this that the "3 minute rule" was created.
Birthe Wilke and Gustav Winckler at the end of their song exchanged the longest kiss that has ever occurred in the contest, though obviously, only people with televisions could actually see it. A sign should have been given when Birthe and Gustav could stop kissing, but the one in charge forgot to do so.
|Bob Martin||Wohin, Kleines Pony?
(Where, Little Pony?)
|Birthe Wilke & Gustav Winckler||Skibet Skal Sejle I Nat
(The Ship is Leaving Tonight)
|Paul Desjardins||La Belle Amour
|Margot Hielscher||Telefon, Telefon
|Nunzio Gallo||Corde Della Mia Chitarra
(Strings of my Guitar)
|Danièle Dupré||Amours Mortes
|Corry Brokken||Net Als Toen
(Just Like Then)
|Lys Assia||L'enfant que j'étais
(The Child I was)
|Venue: Großer Sendesaal des Hessisches Rundfunk - Frankfurt am Main, Germany|
|The table is ordered by the countries names.|
|The table is ordered by appearance.|