This was the first contest where the winner from the previous year hosted the next Eurovision.
The Italian entry was not picked up properly in some of the other countries, which meant that after all the other songs had been presented, Domenico Modugno had to sing it again partly because the juries were not in the studio like in the previous years. This year they stayed in their own countries, listening to the event. Once the songs had all been sung, juries sent their results via telephone.
The Italian entry became very sucessfull in the United States and got two Grammy Awards.
The interval act was music by the Metropole Orkest, under the lead of conductor Dolf van der Linden. This year, there were two interval acts; one in the middle, one after all the songs were played.
|Liane Augustin||Die ganze Welt braucht Liebe
(The Whole World Needs Love)
|Fud Leclerc||Ma Petite Chatte
(My Little Sweetie)
|Raquel Rastenni||Jeg rev et blad ud af min Dagbog
(I Tore a Page out of my Diary)
|André Claveau||Dors, Mon Amour
(Sleep my Love)
|Margot Hielscher||Für zwei Groschen Musik
(Music for Two Pennies)
|Domenico Modugno||Nel blu Dipinto di blu*
(Blue Painted in the Blue)
|Solange Berry||Un Grand Amour
(A Great Love)
|Corry Brokken||Heel de Wereld
(The Whole World)
|Alice Babs||Lilla Stjärna
|Venue: AVRO studios - Hilversum, Netherlands|
|The table is ordered by the countries names.|
|*The song after the contest became well known as "Volare" (Flying).|
|**George is the English equivalent, not a translation.|
Each Country had 10 Jury Members who each decided the best song and each awarded 1 point.
|The table is ordered by appearance.|