1967: I ♥ The Eurovision Song Contest

1967Join me in a stroll down Eurovision memory lane and let’s take look at every Eurovision Song Contest since it began in 1956.

The 12th Eurovision Song Contest in 1967 was held in Vienna, Austria.

The winning song this year had one of the biggest margins of victory ever after almost having double the amount of points of the runner-up. So who was it? It was the UK of course!

The United Kingdom won for the first time ever when they entered Sandie Shaw who sang “Puppet On A String”. Sandie has pretty much made a career since then out of saying how much she hated the song and wished she had never entered. Quit your bitching Sandie – it’s a wonderful song!

 

So, on to who we beat!

Thérèse Steinmetz from The Netherlands sang “Ring-ding-a-ding”. I think there’s something wrong with her ring – maybe she should get that looked at.

 

The entry from Luxembourg was performed by Vicky Leandros with the song “L’amour est bleu”” (Love Is Blue). This does start off a little bit Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star but she soon gets it going. I’m not quite sure what she’s smuggling under her jumper though…

 

Austria’s  song title was “Warum es hunderttausend Sterne gibt” (Why Are There A Hundred Thousand Stars) and was sung by Peter Horton. There’s not, in fact I think about two thousand more stars would have died while Peter performed this boring song.

 

France were represented by Noëlle Cordier singing “Il doit faire beau là-bas”(The Weather Must Be Good There). Well, why don’t you fuck off to there then, Noel!

 

Eduardo Nascimento from Portugal sang “O vento mudou” (The Wind Changed). However designed the set this year really made a bad decision with those revolving mirrors! Doesn’t Eduardo have a deep voice?

 

Géraldine from Switzerland performed the song “Quel cœur vas-tu briser?” (Which Heart Are You Going To Break?). This started off quite promising pretty much right up until the point where she opened her mouth up.

 

Sweden were represented by Östen Warnerbring singing “Som en dröm” (Like A Dream).  I don’t know much Swedish but I think Osten is singing about the fact that he has been holding 3 women hostage in his basement for the past ten years.

 

Fredi sang “Varjoon – suojaan” (To The Shadow – To Safety) for FinlandI think his shadow would actually be quite big. It also sounds like he really needs, or is having, a big shit!

 

Inge Brück was up next for Germany singing “Anouschka”. She’s quite clearly enjoying herself, bless.

 

Louis Neefs done the good thing for Belgium with a song called “Ik heb zorgen” (I Have Worries). Yes…and so you should!

 

Raphael flew the flag for once more for Spain with a song called “Hablemos del amor” (Let’s Talk About Love). Take your hands out your pockets if you want to talk about love Raph!

 

Kirsti Sparboe performed for Norway with the song “Dukkemann” (Puppetman). It must have been the year of the puppets but sadly if you come dressed “oven ready” you are never going to win!

 

Minouche Barelli performed for Monaco and sang “Boum-Badaboum”. I she singing about the noise Fredi from Finland makes when he walks in a room?

 

Yugoslavia were represented by Lado Leskovar singing “Vse rože sveta” (All The Flowers Of This World). Watch out for Cam from Modern Family playing the trumpet here.

 

Italy put forward Claudio Villa with a song called “Non andare più lontano” (Don’t Go Far Anymore). I could be wrong but I think he is singing about his missing tie…

 

Sean Dunphy represented Ireland and the song was called “If I Could Choose”. Potatoes! You would always choose potatoes! It’s a no brainer!

 

 

So, we know that the UK won and that Sandie hates the song so much that she actually performs a different version of it these days. Shame on you Sandie!

 

If that’s not enough for you and you want more – there is a recording of the full performance! Also, check out my playlist on Spotify that has every single Eurovision song – EVER!

 

 

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