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Eurovision Song Contest 1959

The Eurovision Song Contest 1959 was the forth Eurovision and was held on March 11, 1959 in France. With Jacqueline Joubert as the presenter, the contest was won by Teddy Scholten who represented the Netherlands, with her song "Een beetje".

In the press it was suggested that Italy and France gave so much points to the Netherlands as those two countries didn't want each other to win.

A new rule was created in this Eurovision. It was to ensure that no professional publishers or composers were allowed to be on the juries.

Interval Act

There was no interval act in 1959.

Results

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Country
(Language)
Artist(s) Song
(Translation)
Place Points
Austria
(German)
Ferry Graf Der K und K Kalypso aus Wien
(The K and K Calypso from Vienna)
9 4
Belgium
(Dutch)
Bob Benny Hou Toch Van Mij
(Please Love Me)
6 9
Denmark
(Danish)
Birthe Wilke Uh-Jeg Ville ěnske Jeg Var Dig
(Oh - I wish I were you)
5 12
France
(French)
Jacques Phiilipe Oui, Oui, Oui, Oui
(Yes, Yes, Yes, Yes)
3 15
Germany
(German)
Alice & Ellen Kessler Heute Abend wollen wir tanzen geh'n
(Tonight we want to go Dancing)
8 5
Italy
(Italian)
Domenico Modugno Piove
(It's Raining)
6 9
Monaco
(French)
Jacques Pills Mon Ami Pierrot
(My Friend Pierrot)
11 1
Netherlands
(Dutch)
Teddy Scholten Een beetje
(A Bit)
1 21
Sweden
(Swedish)
Brita Borg Augustin
(Augustin)
9 4
Switzerland
(German)
Christa Williams Irgendwoher
(From Somewhere)
4 14
United Kingdom
(English)
Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson Sing Little Birdie
 
2 16
Venue: Palais Des Festivals - Cannes, France
The table is ordered by the countries names.

First Appearances

Monaco

Voting Structure

Each Country had 10 Jury Members who each decided the best song and each awarded 1 point.

Score Sheet

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
  Juries









France   4 1 2 0 4 0 1 1 0 2
Denmark 0   1 1 1 0 4 1 2 2 0
Italy 3 0   1 0 0 1 3 0 0 1
Monaco 0 0 0   0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Netherlands 4 0 7 1   2 0 0 3 1 3
Germany 2 0 1 0 0   0 1 0 0 1
Sweden 0 1 0 0 3 0   0 0 0 0
Switzerland 0 2 0 1 0 1 3   1 5 1
Austria 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1   0 0
United Kingdom 1 1 0 2 5 0 0 3 2   2
Belgium 0 2 0 1 1 3 0 0 0 2  
The table is ordered by appearance.


Other Eurovision Song Contests

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Junior Eurovision Song Contests

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