Eurovision Archive: 1959

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Background

Eurovision 1959 was the fourth edition of the contest, and was held on Wednesday the 11th of March. The host city was Cannes in France, and the contest was held in the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. The presenter of the show was Jacqueline Joubert, and the conductor of the orchestra was Franck Pourcel. In this edition of Eurovision, there was a total of 11 nations competing, with Monaco debuting, the UK returning, and Luxembourg withdrawing.

There was a new rule in place for Eurovision 1959, where no professional publishes or composers were allowed in the national juries. Additionally, for the first and final time in Eurovision history, the songs that ranked 1st, 2nd and 3rd all got to perform again at the end of the show, rather than just the winning song.

Some of the returning artists included Birthe Wilke who represented Denmark in 1957, and Domenico Modugno who represented Italy in 1958.

Results

Click the image to show the full results:

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Here is the winning song:

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