Eurovision By Year
1971 OverviewHOST COUNTRY: Ireland HOST CITY: Dublin HOST VENUE: Gaiety Theatre HOST BROADCASTER: RTÉ HOST PRESENTERS: Bernadette Ní Ghallchóir INTERVAL ACTS: Bunratty Castle Entertainers
GRAND FINAL: 3rd April
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 18 DEBUT(S): Malta
Who Won in 1971?
SONG Un banc, un arbre, une rue
1971 Facts1971 saw a rule change, 6 performers were allowed on stage, up until now only soloist or duets had been allowed.
The UK chose to send a singer from Northern Ireland in order to temper any hard feeling between the UK and Republic of Ireland, she received death-threats from the IRA for representing the UK.