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1961 Overview

HOST 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?

1961 Facts

This 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.