Eurovision Song Contest 1967

After Udo Jürgens' victory in 1966, Vienna, Austria's capital, was chosen to be the hometown of the Eurovision Song Contest 1967.

Mirrors

The 1967 Eurovision Song Contest took place at the Großer Festsaal der Wiener Hofburg in Vienna. The number of participants went down from 18 till 17 because Denmark chose to withdraw from the contest and would not come back to the contest until 1978. The contest had a very glamorous setting: the stage included three revolving mirrors and a staircase entrance in the middle of the stage. The juries had undergone a change as well, as half of the jurors in every national jury had to be less than 30 years old.

During the voting the presenter of the show, Erika Vaal, got confused - she managed to declare the United Kingdom winner of the song contest before the last jury's votes were cast. However, the confusion about the voting would not make any difference: the United Kingdom clearly won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time after the country had finished second five times in nine years. The winning entrant Sandy Shaw performed on stage barefoot.

About the winner

The winning song Puppet On A String won with the largest margin ever witnessed in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest. The song gathered more than twice as many votes as the runner-up, Ireland. But not only the juries were charmed by Sandie Shaw's song, it became a huge success all over Europe and is nowadays remembered as one of the big successes that arose from the Eurovision Song Contest.

Facts & Figures

Date

Saturday 8 April 1967

Location

Großer Festsaal der Wiener Hofburg, Vienna, Austria

Winner

Sandie Shaw from United Kingdom

Broadcaster

ORF

Hosts

Erika Vaal

EBU Scrutineer

Clifford Brown

Director

Herbert Fuchs

Interval Act

Wiener Sängerknaben

The Participants

# Representing country Performer(s) Song title, writer(s) and composer(s) Points Place
01 The Netherlands
Flag of The NetherlandsNTS
Thérèse Steinmetz Ring-dinge 002 14
02 Luxembourg
Flag of LuxembourgCLT
Vicky L'amour Est Bleu 017 04
03 Austria
Flag of AustriaORF
Peter Horten Warum Es Hunderttausend Sterne Gibt 002 14
04 France
Flag of FranceORTF
Noëlle Cordier Il Doit Faire Beau Là-bas 020 03
05 Portugal
Flag of PortugalRTP
Eduardo Nascimento O Vento Mudou 003 12
06 Switzerland
Flag of SwitzerlandSSR SRG
Géraldine Quel Coeur Vas-tu Briser? 000 17
07 Sweden
Flag of SwedenSR
Östen Warnebring Som En Dröm 007 08
08 Finland
Flag of FinlandYLE
Fredi Varjoon-suojaan 003 12
09 Germany
Flag of GermanyARD
Inge Brück Anouschka 007 08
10 Belgium
Flag of BelgiumBRT
Louis Neefs Ik Heb Zorgen 008 07
11 United Kingdom
Flag of United KingdomBBC
Sandie Shaw Puppet On A String 047 01
12 Spain
Flag of SpainTVE
Raphael Hablemos Del Amor 009 06
13 Norway
Flag of NorwayNRK
Kirsti Sparboe Dukkemann 002 14
14 Monaco
Flag of MonacoTMC
Minouche Barelli Boum-badaboum 010 05
15 Yugoslavia
Flag of YugoslaviaJRT
Lado Leskovar Vse Roze Sveta 007 08
16 Italy
Flag of ItalyRAI
Claudio Villa Non Andare Più Lontano 004 11
17 Ireland
Flag of IrelandRTÉ
Sean Dunphy If I Could Choose 022 02

Scoreboard

Participant Austria Belgium Finland France Germany Ireland Italy Luxembourg Monaco Norway Portugal Spain Sweden Switzerland The Netherlands United Kingdom Yugoslavia Points Place
The Netherlands The Netherlands
11 2 14
Luxembourg Luxembourg
122311421 17 4
Austria Austria
11 2 14
France France
1212241124 20 3
Portugal Portugal
111 3 12
Switzerland Switzerland
- 17
Sweden Sweden
12211 7 8
Finland Finland
111 3 12
Germany Germany
1111111 7 8
Belgium Belgium
311111 8 7
United Kingdom United Kingdom
33273125371172 47 1
Spain Spain
1112211 9 6
Norway Norway
11 2 14
Monaco Monaco
21151 10 5
Yugoslavia Yugoslavia
111112 7 8
Italy Italy
1111 4 11
Ireland Ireland
33241121221 22 2