Eurovision Song Contest 1972

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usherhall  Edinburgh

Venue: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Date: Saturday 25th March, 1972 at 21:30

Presented by Moira Shearer

Musical Director: Malcolm Lockyer

Production by Terry Hughes

BBC Commentator: Tom Fleming

Radio Commentator: Pete Murray

Interval Act: Massed Pipes and Drums of the Scottish Regiments

Voting: Two jury members from each country, one aged over 25, one aged under 25, who awarded between 1 and 5 points to each song, with no absentions allowed. The votes were announced over six rounds, with three countries in each round.

United Kingdom Jurors: Doreen Samuels (Under 25) and Robert Bruce Walker (Over 25)

  Country Title  Composer(s)  Artist  Conductor 
 1 Germany  Nur Die Liebe Lasst Uns Leben  Joachim Relin & Joachim Heider  Mary Roos  Paul Kuhn 
 2 France  Come-Comedie  Frederic Botton  Betty Mars  Franck Pourcel 
 3 Ireland  Ceol An Ghra  Liam MacUistin & Joe Burkett  Sandie Jones  Colman Pearce 
 4 Spain  Amanece  Ramon Arcusa & Augusto Alguero  Jaime Morey  Augusto Alguero 
 5 United Kingdom  Beg, Steal Or Borrow  Tony Cole, Graeme Hall & Steve Wolfe  The New Seekers  David MacKay 
 6 Norway  Smating  Kaare Groettum & Ivar Boersum  Grethe Kausland & Benny Borg  Carsten Klouman 
 7 Portugal  A Festa Da Vida  Jose Niza & Jose Calvario  Carlos Mendes  Richard Hill 
 8 Switzerland  C'Est La Chanson De Mon Amour  Catherine Desage & Veronique Muller  Veronique Muller  Jean-Pierre Festi 
 9 Malta  L-Imhabba  Albert Casola & Charles Camilleri  Helen & Joseph  Charles Camilleri 
10 Finland  Muistathan Juha Flinck & Nacke Johansson  Paivi Paunu & Kim Floor  Ossi Runne 
11  Austria  Falter Im Wind Heinz Unger, Richard Schoenherz & Manuel Rigoni  The Milestones  Dr Erich Kleinschuster 
12  Italy  I Giorni Dell'Acrobaleno  Dalmazio Masini, Pieri Pintucci & Nicola Di Bari  Nicola Di Bari  Giampiero Reverberi 
13  Yugoslavia  Muzika I Ti  Ivica Krajac & Nikica Kalogjera  Tereza  Nikica Kalogjera 
14  Sweden  Harliga Sommardag  Haakan Elmquist  Family Four  Mats Olsson 
15  Monaco  Comme On S'Aime  Jean Drejac & Raymond Bernard  Anne- Marie Godart & Peter MacLane  Raymond Bernard 
16  Belgium  A La Folie Ou Pas Du Tout  Daniel Nelis & Bob Milan  Serge & Christine Ghisoland  Henry Segers 
17  Luxembourg  Apres Toi  Klaus Munro, Yves Desca & Mario Panas  Vicky Leandros  Klaus Munro 
18  Netherlands  Als Het Om De Liefde Gaat  Hans Van Hemert & Dries Holton  Sandra & Andres  Harry Van Hoof 

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THE VOTING  Ger Fra Ire Spa UK Nor Por Swi Mal Fin Aus Ita Yug Swe Mon Bel Lux NL Total Placing
Germany    9  5   6   5  8  7  6 107   3rd 
France     9   7   5   2   8    81 11th
Ireland  4 3    4   6   3   5   6    72 15th 
Spain  5    3   8   2   7   5    83 10th
United Kingdom    10   9   6   8  114   2nd
Norway   4     5   4   6    73 14th 
Portugal   4   2     4   7  10    90  7th
Switzerland  4  4   7     5   4   7   88   8th
Malta   6   2     2   3   2   48 18th 
Finland   5   6     4   4   6   78 12th 
Austria   3   5     8  10   5  100  5th
Italy  4  3   6    4   8  6   92  6th
Yugoslavia  7  5   4     4  8    87  9th
Sweden   3   5  5  7     5   75 13th 
Monaco   5   6   4   3     4    65 16th 
Belgium   5   2   2   2     6    56 17th 
Luxembourg  10   8  10   8    128   1st
Netherlands   9   8   9   6   7    106   4th

The Eurovision Song Contest 1972 remains in the BBC archives as originally broadcast.

The winning song was recorded in English as Come What May and reached number two in the UK charts.

 
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