||Yugoslavia - Ivan - Pozdrav Svijetu (Serbo Croat)
Music/Lyrics: Milan Lentic/Milan Lentic
Conductor: Miljenko Prohaska
Once the idea for the song was established, the lyrics couldn’t have taken long to write. Ivan sings ‘hello’ in various languages. A clever tactic or laziness? You decide.
||Luxembourg - Romuald - Cathérine (French)
Music/Lyrics: Paul Mauriat & André Borly/ André Pascal
Conductor: Augusto Augueró
Five years after representing Monaco, Romuald hopped over the border, strolled through France, and found himself representing another small principality. He sung with French passion about Catherine.
||Spain - Salome - Vivo Cantando (Spanish)
Music/Lyrics: Maria José de Cerato/Aniano Alcade
Conductor: Augusto Augueró
The hosts won again (sort of) with a song from the same mould. While only proper words are used this time, the verses are slow and the chorus’ are more up-tempo.
| Jean Jacques
||Monaco - Jean Jacques - Maman Maman (French)
Music/Lyrics: Jo Perrier/Jo Perier
Conductor: Hervé Roy
Jean was easily young enough to get away with singing about his mother. It’s a happy sounding, up-tempo song, which slows down occasionally to sound all military.
| Muriel Day and the Lindsays
||Ireland - Muriel Day and the Lindsays - The Wages of Love (English)
Music/Lyrics: Michael Reade/Michael Reade
Conductor: Noel Kelehan
Two firsts for Ireland - the first woman to represent them and the first up-tempo song for the Irish. No-one could accuse her of underselling the song.
| Iva Zanicchi
||Italy - Iva Zanicchi - Due Grosse Lacrime Bianche (Italian)
Music/Lyrics: Piero Soffici/Daiano
Conductor: Ezio Leoni
In a year that produced four winners, Italy could have been the fifth. Experienced Iva delivered this beautiful and emotional song perfectly.
||United Kingdom - Lulu - Boom Bang-a-Bang (English)
Music/Lyrics: Alan Moorhouse/Peter Warne
Conductor: Johnny Harris
After Cliff Richard, the BBC commissioned another well known and popular singer. Elements of the song could be compared with Puppet on a String, but it’s aged quite well. Aware of her surroundings, Lulu added an ‘Ole’ at the end.
| Lenny Kuhr
||The Netherlands - Lenny Kuhr - De Troubadour (Dutch)
Music/Lyrics: Lenny Kuhr/David Hartsema
Conductor: Frans de Kok
Another of the winners, and in many people’s eyes, possibly the most unworthy of the four. Never mind Ziggy, Lenny played guitar, which is as prominent as the ‘la la la’s’ throughout the song.
| Tommy Körberg
||Sweden - Tommy Körberg - Judy, Min Vän (Swedish)
Music/Lyrics: Roger Wallis/Britt Lindeborg
Conductor: Lars Samuelson
Nineteen years before his second appearance in the contest, Tommy’s voice is already mature enough to deliver a very solid performance of this melodic, mid-tempo song.
| Louis Neefs
||Belgium - Louis Neefs - Jennifer Jennings (Flemish)
Music/Lyrics: Paul Quintens/Philippe van Cauwenbergh
Conductor: Francis Bay
The brass section of the orchestra added a bit of ‘oomph’ at appropriate moments, creating a bit of life for the chorus after fairly uneventful verses. Louis finished one place higher than his previous entry two years previously.
| Paola del Medico
||Switzerland - Paola del Medico - Bonjour, Bonjour (German)
Music/Lyrics: Henry Mayer/Jack Stark
Conductor: Henry Mayer
Another singer making her first appearance, Paola sings in German. The song moves along steadily. The use of brass towards the end lifts the song.
| Kirsti Sparboe
||Norway - Kirsti Sparboe - Oj, Oj, Oj, Så Glad, Jeg Skal Bli (Norwegian)
Music/Lyrics: Arne Bendiksen/Arne Bendiksen
Conductor: Øivind Bergh
Appearing for the third and final time, Kirsti sang a feel good song and left the contest with her worst result.
| Siw Malmkvist
||Germany - Siw Malmkvist - Primaballerina (German)
Music/Lyrics: Hans Blum/Hans Blum
Conductor: Hans Blum
In an early example of the international nature of the contest, Swede Siw represented Germany with a song that was a possible winner. Primaballerina contains elements of the fairground.
| Frida Boccara
||France - Frida Boccara - Un Jour, Un Enfant (French)
Music/Lyrics: Emile Stern/Eddy Marnay
Conductor: Franck Pourcel
In many people’s opinion, France supplied the best of the four winners. A classy, gentle ballad sung with feeling by Frida.
| Simone de Oliveira
||Portugal - Simone de Oliveira - Desfolhada Portuguesa (Portuguese)
Music/Lyrics: Nuno Nazareth Fernandes/José Carlos Ary dos Santos
Conductor: Ferrer Trindade
While this sounds jollier than their entries to date, there is still a melancholy undercurrent to the song. Perhaps taking its cue from the winner from the previous year, there are a few ‘la la la’s.’
| Jarkko and Laura
||Finland - Jarkko and Laura - Kuin Silloin Ennen (Finnish)
Music/Lyrics: Toivo Kärki/Juha Vainio
Conductor: Ossi Runne
This is a chirpy little number in a style which was starting to become typical of the Finnish entries. No surprise then that the result was typical as well, although Jarkko’s Boater hat and the little dance they both did during the instrumental couldn’t have helped.