Eurovision Archive: 1957



Eurovision 1957 was the second edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, and was held on the 3rd of March in 1957 in Frankfurt-am-Main, in West Germany. The contest was held in the Großer Sendesaal des Hessischen Rundfunks, which is a music hall and former television studio.

The songs ranged in length, with the Italian song lasting 5:09 minutes, while the song from the UK only lasting 1:52. Because of this, in the following years, there was a time limit of 3 minutes, a rule which still applies today. Also, in 1957, duos were allowed to participate, rather than solo performers. Additionally, this was the first year that juries were contacted by phone, and the rule was introduced that you could not vote for your own country, a rule which still exists to this day.

A total of 10 countries entered, a total of three more than the previous debut year of Eurovision.


Click the image to show the full results:


Here is the winning song:


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