Eurovision By Year
1961 OverviewHOST COUNTRY: France HOST CITY: Cannes HOST VENUE: Palais des Festivals et des Congrès HOST BROADCASTER: RTF HOST PRESENTERS: Jacqueline Joubert INTERVAL ACTS: Tessa Beaumont and Max Bozzoni
GRAND FINAL: 18th March
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 16 DEBUT(S): Finland, Spain, Yugoslavia
Who Won in 1961?
ARTIST Jean-Claude Pascal
SONG Nous les Amoureux
1961 FactsThis was the first show broadcast on a Saturday, it has been on a Saturday ever since.
Yugoslavia debuted in the contest making it the first Eastern European country to be included in the contest.