Eurovision 1969 Spain Salome Vivo Cantando

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

  1. Spain: Salomé — “Vivo cantando” (=)
  2. United Kingdom: Lulu — “Boom Bang-a-Bang” (-1)
  3. Netherlands: Lenny Kuhr — “De troubadour” (-2)
  4. France: Frida Boccara — “Un jour, un enfant” (-3)
  5. Portugal: Simone de Oliveira — “Desfolhada portuguesa” (+10)
  6. Italy: Iva Zanicchi — “Due grosse lacrime bianche” (+7)
  7. Switzerland: Paola del Medico — “Bonjour, Bonjour” (-2)
  8. Ireland: Muriel Day & The Lindsays — “The Wages of Love” (-1)
  9. Sweden: Tommy Körberg — “Judy, min vän” (=)
  10. Germany: Siw Malmkvist — “Primaballerina” (-1)
  11. Monaco: Jean Jacques — “Maman, maman” (-5)
  12. Norway: Kristi Sparboe — “Oj, oj, oj, så glad jeg skal bli” (+4)
  13. Finland: Jarkko & Laura — “Kuin silloin ennen” (-1)
  14. Belgium: Louis Neefs — “Jennifer Jennings” (-7)
  15. Yugoslavia: Ivan & 4M — “Pozdrav svijetu” (-2)
  16. Luxembourg: Romuald — “Catherine” (-5)

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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Fatima
Fatima
1 month ago

Why do male acts always fare so poorly on Eurovision Again?

Ricooric
Ricooric
1 month ago

Frida Boccara with Un Jour Un Enfant is still my favorite eurovision song ever.

ESCalator
ESCalator
1 month ago

I can appreciate the energy of Spain. However, the Spanish song was extremely annoying, her voice was average and best (sometimes pitchy), and those jerky dance moves were awkward.

Meanwhile, the French song was a masterpiece and Frida’s voice was on par with the best chanson singers of her time.

Raussen
Raussen
1 month ago

Well no, you can’t change any results, just because of few zoomers who rewatched show
It will be forever 4 winners, deal with it

esc_fl
esc_fl
1 month ago

I really love revisiting older editions of the contest! My favorites were Spain, Netherlands, United Kingdom, and Monaco

Aeria
Aeria
1 month ago

I liked Spain that year, but personally prefer the Netherlands. Germany and Switzerland were also really good, at least in my opinion.

Sot
Sot
1 month ago

Sorry but Salomé was a bit annoying… Actually neither of the Spanish winners were particularly likeable by me, I would have liked 10 times more if ‘Eres Tú’ or ‘Vuelve Conmigo’ made the cut for Spain

Charles the III
Charles the III
1 month ago
Reply to  Sot

No doubt

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
1 month ago
Reply to  Sot

Agreed on Salomé. 1968 I think it was a very worthy winner. On Eres tú, I would loved if they would have won but that year was so strong and I do love Tu te reconnaitras.

Maya G
Maya G
1 month ago

What a strong year. So many amazing songs. I had a very difficult time arranging my top 10.
Of the four winners my favorite is France’s song, but I really love the Dutch entry too.
Italy’s song was great and I’m glad it did better now. Sweden had one of the best songs and performances of 1969, very underrated.

JDS
JDS
1 month ago

I’m really glad Eurovision Again were brave enough to go back to 1969. Lot of Eurofans on Twitter seem to think Eurovision began in 2012, so EA probably lost a lot of viewers by going back so far.

I imagine we’ll only go forward in time from here, I doubt they’ll go back further, as least this time.

Charles the III
Charles the III
1 month ago
Reply to  JDS

True. They seem to forget that some older versions are at risk of being lost forever on those tapes. What Eurovision transmissions prior to 2000 need is TLC, and especially anything prior to 1980.
Great seeing a proper restoration of Audio and Video.
This is far more important than watching 2001, etc.

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
1 month ago

What???!! That must be one of the most horrible winners in the history of ESC. (In stark contrast to 1968) Life performance was good, but the song… oh God… Happy to see some justice to Portugal and Italy, which were massively robbed that year.

Anhel
Anhel
1 month ago

Sounds fun, can’t wait to watch it. It happened more than 25 years before I was born 😀

GeoTZ
GeoTZ
1 month ago

I’m glad Spain won here too… I don’t like France at all… ? ?

Jake
Jake
1 month ago

I hate that they chose 1969. The tie should remain unbroken, it takes away from their wins.

Badwoolfgirl
Badwoolfgirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Jake

This fan recount doesn’t change history. The four-way tie will always remain.

JDS
JDS
1 month ago
Reply to  Jake

Relax, it’s just a bit of fun. No official records have been changed and no one’s win means any less.

Jo.
Jo.
1 month ago

I prefer France by a mile

Fabio
Fabio
1 month ago

France had the only song worth to be considered a winner. Vivo cantando is something to laugh at, the lyrics seem to be written by a 6 years-old child.

L’oiseau
L’oiseau
1 month ago
Reply to  Fabio

Totally agree on Spain.
France would be a worthy winner, but The Netherlands and Italy too, imo

Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
1 month ago

For me France is the true winner !! Un jour, Un enfant is stil a very beautiful song sung by the great singer Frida Boccara

Sot
Sot
1 month ago

RIP Frida

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
1 month ago

I was very surprised to see Eurovision again return and it’s amazing to watch older contests to see how the contest has changed over time

Fatima
Fatima
1 month ago
Reply to  BadWoolfGirl

Though Lulu was only 20 then

Stian F
Stian F
1 month ago

Netherlands is by far the best entry in 1969!

fionn
fionn
1 month ago

lenny kuhr is the true winner.

Rose
Rose
1 month ago

Too bad Spain isn’t willing to work to make something that could win. It’s a shame too. They could send a good entry if they knew how to budget, use the money properly, bring the song and singer, and make a good stage show.

Quiet
Quiet
1 month ago

Glad Portugal got the result they deserved!