Eurovision By Year
1966 OverviewHOST COUNTRY: Luxembourg HOST CITY: Luxembourg City HOST VENUE: Villa Louvigny HOST BROADCASTER: CLT HOST PRESENTERS: Josiane Chen INTERVAL ACTS: Les Haricots Rouges
GRAND FINAL: 5th March
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 18 DEBUT(S): Ireland
Who Won in 1966?
ARTIST Udo Jürgens
SONG Merci, Chérie
1966 FactsA new rule was introduced; countries had to sing in one of the official languages of the country. The language rule has been in and out of the contest over the years, currently there is a free language rule.
Milly Scott from the Netherlands became the first black singer in the contest. She was also the first singer ever to use a portable hand-held microphone, rather than a stand.