In the early days of the Eurovision Song Contest the voting was already proving to be a highlight and a source of tension and drama. In 1963 Norway had the decisive vote, handing victory to Denmark in the last moments of the show. In 1968 Germany put Spain one point ahead of the United Kingdom. When Yugoslavia was called to give their votes, they awarded neither Spain or the UK any points meaning that Spain's entry, La La La, took the title. The drama would continue in Madrid the following year when four countries tied for first place, France, Spain, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom. With no tiebreaker rule in place, all four countries were declared winners.
Towards the end of the voting in 1979, Spain was leading by one point over Israel. Only the Spanish jury had yet to award their votes. Spain handed the victory to Israel after awarding them ten points.