Watch Now #EurovisionAgain: Madrid 196919 June 2021 at 20:45 CEST
Eurovision fans are expected to cause the hashtag #EurovisionAgain to trend once more, as they follow the show and tweet along on Saturday evening. Those who aren’t able to enjoy the synchronised viewing are able to watch the classic Contest for a limited time on the official Eurovision YouTube channel.
The 14th Eurovision Song Contest: Madrid 1969
What a year! On the back of their first Eurovision win in 1968 thanks to Massiel’s La, La, La, Spain hosted the 1969 Contest in the capital Madrid.
Sixteen countries took part:
- Yugoslavia: Ivan – Pozdrav Svijetu
- Luxembourg: Romuald – Cathérine
- Spain: Salomé – Vivo Cantando ⭐️
- Monaco: Jean-Jacques – Maman, Maman
- Ireland: Muriel Day and the Lindsays – The Wages of Love
- Italy: Iva Zanicchi – Due Grosse Lacrime Bianche
- United Kingdom: Lulu – Boom Bang-a-Bang ⭐️
- The Netherlands: Lenny Kuhr – De Troubadour ⭐️
- Sweden: Tommy Körberg – Judy, Min Vän
- Belgium: Louis Neefs – Jennifer Jennings
- Switzerland: Paola del Medico – Bonjour, Bonjour
- Norway: Kirsti Sparboe – Oj, Oj, Oj, Så Glad Jeg Skal Bli
- Germany: Siw Malmkvist – Primaballerina
- France: Frida Boccara – Un Jour, Un Enfant ⭐️
- Portugal: Simone de Oliveira – Desfolhada Portuguesa
- Finland : Jarkko & Laura – Kuin Silloin Ennen
Salvador Dali was responsible for designing the promotional material for the Contest, in the same year he created the Chupa Chups logos. Two great gigs, we’re sure you’ll agree.
But that wasn’t the only surreal twist in store for viewers: for the first (and only) time in Eurovision history there was a tie for first place. Four countries received 18 points each: France, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom. Since there was no solution for this situation, all four countries were declared winners.
Check out our exclusive Eurovision.tv interview with Dutch champion Lenny Kuhr.