Eurovision Song Contest 1960

London was the host city of the fifth Eurovision Song Contest despite a Dutch victory in Cannes in 1959.

London calling

The capital of the United Kingdom, London, provided the setting for the fifth Eurovision Song Contest. This was despite the fact that the Netherlands actually won the Eurovision Song Contest in Cannes the year before with Een Beetje, performed by Teddy Scholten. Following the victory the Dutch national broadcaster did not want to host the contest again so the honour went to the UK which had finished second the year before.

About the winner

The winning song Tom Pillibi, performed by Jacqueline Boyer, provided France with a second victory in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Facts & figures

  • The number of participants of this year's song contest grew to 13 as Norway made its debut with one of the country's leading jazz singers, Nora Brockstedt;
  • Luxembourg decided to return to the contest after a year of absence with a song fully in Luxembourgish, performed by Camillo Felgen who later started a successful career as radio and TV presenter;
  • The Dutch singer Rudi Carrell also became a famous TV personality in parts of Europe despite a disappointing 12th place with Wat Een Geluk;
  • The entry from Austria, Du Hast Mich So Fasziniert by Henry Winter was written by famous operetta composer Robert Stolz who was already 80 years old in 1960, but the song only ended up in 7th place.

Facts & Figures


Tuesday 29 March 1960


Royal Festival Hall, London, United Kingdom


Jacqueline Boyer from France




Catherine (Katie) Boyle


Innes Lloyd

Interval Act

Eric Robinson's Orchestra

The Participants

# Representing country Performer(s) Song title, writer(s) and composer(s) Points Place
01 United Kingdom
Flag of United KingdomBBC
Bryan Johnson Looking High, High, High
John Watson
025 02
02 Sweden
Flag of SwedenSR
Siw Malmkvist Alla Andra Får Varann
Ulf Kjellqvist Åke Gerhard
004 10
03 Luxembourg
Flag of LuxembourgCLT
Camillo Felgen So Laang We's Du Do Bast
Henri Mootz, Jean Roderes Henri Mootz
001 13
04 Denmark
Flag of DenmarkDR
Katy Bødtger Det Var En Yndig Tid
Vilfred Kjær Sven Buemann
004 10
05 Belgium
Flag of BelgiumINR
Fud Leclerc Mon Amour Pour Toi
Jack Say Robert Montal
009 06
06 Norway
Flag of NorwayNRK
Nora Brockstedt Voi-voi
George Elgaaen
011 04
07 Austria
Flag of AustriaORF
Harry Winter Du Hast Mich So Fasziniert
Robert Stolz Robert Gilbert
006 07
08 Monaco
Flag of MonacoTMC
François Deguelt Ce Soir-là
Hubert Giraud Pierre Dorsey
015 03
09 Switzerland
Flag of SwitzerlandSSR SRG
Anita Traversi Cielo E Terra
Mario Robbiani
005 08
10 The Netherlands
Flag of The NetherlandsNTS
Rudi Carrell Wat Een Geluk
Dick Schallies Willy van Hemert
002 12
11 Germany
Flag of GermanyARD
Wyn Hoop Bonne Nuit, Ma Chérie!
Franz-Josef Breuer Kurt Schwabach
011 04
12 Italy
Flag of ItalyRAI
Renato Rascel Romantica
Renato Rascel Dino Verde
005 08
13 France
Flag of FranceRTF
Jacqueline Boyer Tom Pillibi
André Popp Pierre Cour
032 01


Participant Austria Belgium Denmark France Germany Italy Luxembourg Monaco Norway Sweden Switzerland The Netherlands United Kingdom Points Place
United Kingdom United Kingdom
3112512145 25 2
Sweden Sweden
211 4 10
Luxembourg Luxembourg
1 1 13
Denmark Denmark
121 4 10
Belgium Belgium
1134 9 6
Norway Norway
1121411 11 4
Austria Austria
1212 6 7
Monaco Monaco
237111 15 3
Switzerland Switzerland
2111 5 8
The Netherlands The Netherlands
11 2 12
Germany Germany
22421 11 4
Italy Italy
1121 5 8
France France
13411554125 32 1