Europe’s favourite retro watch-a-long TV show is back. On Saturday, #EurovisionAgain returned for its first show of 2021. This time, Eurovision 1969 was the classic song contest of choice.
The original competition held in Madrid saw four countries share the song contest trophy. France, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom all tied for first place.
But on Saturday 19 June, the fans crowned a lone victor.
Spain’s Salomé reclaimed the trophy as the champion of #EurovisionAgain 1969 with “Vivo cantando”. Meanwhile, original co-winners Lulu, Lenny Kuhr and Frida Boccara slip down from the top spot to round out the top four, finishing in second, third and fourth place respectively. No tie-breaks needed!
Salomé wins #EurovisionAgain 1969
Listed below are the results for #EurovisionAgain 1969. The rankings are based on the votes of all those who decided to vote for their favourites while rewatching the Eurovision 1969 grand final on Saturday 19 June.
In brackets, we’ve included the differences between the new fan vote and the original result from 52 years ago.
#EurovisionAgain 1969 results
- Spain: Salomé — “Vivo cantando” (=)
- United Kingdom: Lulu — “Boom Bang-a-Bang” (-1)
- Netherlands: Lenny Kuhr — “De troubadour” (-2)
- France: Frida Boccara — “Un jour, un enfant” (-3)
- Portugal: Simone de Oliveira — “Desfolhada portuguesa” (+10)
- Italy: Iva Zanicchi — “Due grosse lacrime bianche” (+7)
- Switzerland: Paola del Medico — “Bonjour, Bonjour” (-2)
- Ireland: Muriel Day & The Lindsays — “The Wages of Love” (-1)
- Sweden: Tommy Körberg — “Judy, min vän” (=)
- Germany: Siw Malmkvist — “Primaballerina” (-1)
- Monaco: Jean Jacques — “Maman, maman” (-5)
- Norway: Kristi Sparboe — “Oj, oj, oj, så glad jeg skal bli” (+4)
- Finland: Jarkko & Laura — “Kuin silloin ennen” (-1)
- Belgium: Louis Neefs — “Jennifer Jennings” (-7)
- Yugoslavia: Ivan & 4M — “Pozdrav svijetu” (-2)
- Luxembourg: Romuald — “Catherine” (-5)
#EUROVISIONAGAIN RESULTS ?
Votes have been checked and verified by Dr @Ellie_Made EurovisionAgain Exec Supervisor.
Here are the scores from the MADRID 1969 Twitter jury ??
The four-way tie is broken…
?SPAIN’S SALOMÉ WINS ?? ?
— #EurovisionAgain (@EurovisionAgain) June 19, 2021
Watch Eurovision 1969 online
#EurovisionAgain may be over for now, but the Eurovision 1969 grand final remains online… for now. You can watch the full show on the official Eurovision YouTube channel.
However, it is only available for an unspecified “limited time”. Based on past #EurovisionAgain uploads, this will probably remain online for one week after the YouTube premiere date.
But why? Before 2004, the copyright for each show belonged to the respective broadcasters. In the case of 1969, that’s Spain’s RTVE. For now, the Spanish network has opted to make the show available only temporarily.
From 2004, the rules changed with the EBU taking over ownership of the rights. Hence, the uploads of contests from 2004 onwards have remained online.
#EurovisionAgain is scheduled to return on Saturday 17 July at 21:00 CEST for another rewatch of a classic song contest.
What is #EurovisionAgain
Throughout the first 15 weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Eurovision Again team organised mass rewatchings of classic contests on Saturday evenings. The EBU soon came on board and began publishing previously unavailable entire show uploads on its YouTube channel.
The rewatches have since switched to monthly affairs, now taking place on the third Saturday of each month.
As well as organising rewatches, the Eurovision Again team has also added a fundraising element for various LGBTQ+ charities. Details can be found here.
What do you think? Did Salomé deserve to win the rewatch? Let us know in the comments.
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