Eurovision Song Contest 1977

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22nd Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest 1977.jpg
date May 7, 1977
Host country United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
venue Wembley Conference Center , London
Broadcasting television station BBC.svg
Moderation Angela Rippon
Pause filler Mr. Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Men
participating countries 18th
winner FranceFrance France
Returning participants SwedenSweden Sweden
Withdrawn participants Yugoslavia Socialist Federal RepublicYugoslavia Yugoslavia
Voting rule In each country a jury awards 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and one point to the ten best songs.
ESC 1976ESC 1978NetherlandsNetherlands FranceFrance 

The 22 Euro Vision Song Contest took place on May 7, 1977 London district Wembley instead. As in the previous year , France and Great Britain were at the top, but with swapped places. This time the gap was 15 points. Originally the competition was supposed to take place five weeks earlier, but had to be postponed due to a strike by the BBC cameramen .


Artist of the winning title, Marie Myriam , in 2007

For the first time an African country, namely Tunisia , should take part in the contest; it was already drawn at starting position 4, but withdrew for a short time (because Israel participated) and made no further attempt to participate afterwards.

A rule change said that all contributions must be made in the respective national language. However, this was announced at relatively short notice; At this point in time, the songs of Germany and Belgium, each in English, had already been selected and were therefore given a special permit.

The German contribution was selected internally without a public preliminary decision. After the poor performance in the two previous years, the entertainment directors of the ARD broadcasters decided in 1976 to send the then well-known pop group Silver Convention to the Eurovision Song Contest in London . Singers Linda Übelherr , Penny McLean and Ramona Wulf insisted on singing their title in English and were supported by producers Sylvester Levay and Michael Kunze . At the end of 1976 Linda Übelherr left the group and was replaced by Rhonda Heath . Three songs were submitted, of which the title Telegram was selected by the ARD entertainment directors as the German contribution. The title was revealed to the public on March 9, 1977 on How would you like it? presented with Hans Joachim Kulenkampff . Silver Convention took 8th place at the Eurovision Song Contest in London with 55 points. Telegram was Silver Convention's final top 30 listing.


  • participating countries
  • Countries that had participated in a previous ESC but not in 1977
  • Sweden returned, but Yugoslavia did not take part, so that again 18 countries competed this year. Tunisia had already agreed, but withdrew at short notice.

    Voting procedure

    The voting procedure that had been introduced in 1975 was used. In each country there was an eleven-member jury, which initially determined the ten best songs internally. Then the individual jurors awarded 12, 10, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2 and 1 points to these ten best songs.


    space Start number country Interpreter Song
    Music (M) and Text (T)
    language Translation
    01. 18th FranceFrance France Marie Myriam L'oiseau et l'enfant
    M: Jean-Paul Cara; T: Joe Gracy
    French The bird and the child 136
    02. 09 United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom Lynsey de Paul and Mike Moran Rock Bottom
    M / T: Lynsey de Paul , Mike Moran
    English At the bottom 121
    03. 01 IrelandIreland Ireland The Swarbriggs Plus Two It's Nice to Be in Love Again
    M / T: Tommy Swarbrigg, Jimmy Swarbrigg
    English It's nice to be in love again 119
    04th 02 MonacoMonaco Monaco Michèle Torr Une petite française
    M: Paul de Senneville, Olivier Toussaint; T: Jean Albertini
    French A little French woman 096
    05. 10 Greece 1975Greece Greece Pascalis , Marianna , Robert and Bessy
    Πασχάλης, Μαριάννα, Ρόμπερτ και Μπέσυ
    Mathema Solfege
    (Μάθημα σολφέζ)
    M: Giorgos Hatzinasios; T: Sevy Tilliaku
    Greek Solmization lessons 092
    06th 12 SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland Pepe Lienhard Band Swiss Lady
    M / T: Peter Reber
    German a. Swiss 071
    07th 17th BelgiumBelgium Belgium Dream Express A Million in One, Two, Three
    M / T: Luc Smets
    English 1 A million in the blink of an eye 069
    08th. 06th Germany Federal RepublicFederal Republic of Germany BR Germany Silver Convention Telegram
    M: Sylvester Levay ; T: Michael Kunze
    English 1 telegram 055
    09. 14th Spain 1977Spain Spain Mickey Enseñame a cantar
    M / T: Fernando Arbex
    Spanish Teach me to sing 052
    10. 16 FinlandFinland Finland Monica Aspelund Lapponia
    M: Aarno ranines; T: Monica Aspelund
    Finnish Lapland 050
    11. 11 IsraelIsrael Israel Ilanite
    Ahava hi shir lishnayim
    (אהבה היא שיר לשניים)
    M: Eldad Shrim; T: Edna Peleg
    Hebrew Love is a song for two 049
    12. 03 NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands Heddy Lester De mallemolen
    M: Frank Affolter; T: Wim Hogenkamp
    Dutch The carousel 035
    13. 15th ItalyItaly Italy Mia Martini Libera
    M: Salvatore Fabrizio; T: Luigi Albertelli
    Italian Free 032
    14th 08th PortugalPortugal Portugal Os amigos Portugal no coração
    M: Fernando Tordo; T: José Carlos Ary dos Santos
    Portuguese Portugal in the heart 019th
    15th 05 NorwayNorway Norway Anita Skorgan Casanova
    M: Svein Strugstad; T: Dag Nordtømme
    Norwegian - 018th
    16. 07th LuxembourgLuxembourg Luxembourg Anne-Marie B. Brother Jacques
    M / T: Pierre Cour, Guy Béart
    French brother Jacob 017th
    17th 04th AustriaAustria Austria Butterflies Boom Boom Boomerang
    M: Schurli Herrnstadt , Herbert Zöchling-Tampier, Willi Resetarits ; T: Lukas Resetarits
    German a. - 011
    18th 13 SwedenSweden Sweden Forbes Beatles
    M: Claes Bure; T: Sven-Olof Bagge
    Swedish - 002
    1 Belgium and Germany's exemption contributions in English, see introduction
    a. with English title


    Map of the scoring for the winning title from France by country
    Sustaining land Forgiving country
    country Total IrelandIreland IRL MonacoMonaco MCO NetherlandsNetherlands NLD AustriaAustria AUT NorwayNorway NOR Germany Federal RepublicFederal Republic of Germany GER LuxembourgLuxembourg LUX PortugalPortugal POR United KingdomUnited Kingdom GBR Greece 1975Greece GRC IsraelIsrael ISR SwitzerlandSwitzerland SUI SwedenSweden SWE Spain 1977Spain ESP ItalyItaly ITA FinlandFinland FIN BelgiumBelgium BEL FranceFrance FRA
    IrelandIreland Ireland 119 - 8th 1 5 12 5 8th 1 12 10 12 8th 12 4th 8th 3 10
    MonacoMonaco Monaco 096 5 - 8th 1 6th 1 6th 7th 12 2 6th 10 8th 12 5 2 5
    NetherlandsNetherlands Netherlands 035 3 3 - 1 1 1 7th 1 10 8th
    AustriaAustria Austria 011 5 - 2 3 1
    NorwayNorway Norway 018th - 3 2 2 1 5 5
    Germany Federal RepublicFederal Republic of Germany BR Germany 055 1 1 3 2 - 2 8th 8th 8th 5 5 5 6th 1
    LuxembourgLuxembourg Luxembourg 017th 2 - 7th 8th
    PortugalPortugal Portugal 018th 2 2 1 - 4th 3 6th
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom United Kingdom 121 12 7th 12 7th 10 12 12 - 8th 8th 3 2 4th 12 12
    Greece 1975Greece Greece 092 10 10 4th 4th 4th 6th 10 5 - 3 1 7th 12 1 6th 6th 3
    IsraelIsrael Israel 049 7th 7th 5 3 5 - 10 3 6th 1 2
    SwitzerlandSwitzerland Switzerland 071 6th 10 10 5 4th 4th 6th 4th - 4th 10 8th
    SwedenSweden Sweden 002 2 -
    Spain 1977Spain Spain 052 6th 1 7th 7th 3 4th 3 - 7th 7th 7th
    ItalyItaly Italy 033 8th 6th 3 3 2 2 - 2 7th
    FinlandFinland Finland 050 12 4th 6th 8th 2 7th 5 2 - 4th
    BelgiumBelgium Belgium 069 4th 12 6th 8th 4th 7th 10 5 6th 4th 3 -
    FranceFrance France 136 10 4th 8th 7th 3 12 10 5 6th 7th 10 12 6th 10 10 12 4th -

    * The table is arranged vertically according to the order of appearance, horizontally according to the chronological scoring.
    The scoreboard had indicated some errors during the live show. Two errors remained uncorrected until the end of the show and were only corrected afterwards. The Greek jury gave two 4 points to Spain and Austria (in addition to three for Finland, two for the Netherlands and one for the United Kingdom). This has been corrected to four points for Spain, three for Austria, two for Finland, one for the Netherlands and none for the United Kingdom. The French jury awarded three points to Greece and Israel (in addition to two points for Germany), and one point to Austria and Belgium. This has been corrected to three points for Greece, two for Israel, one for Germany and none for Austria and Belgium.

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