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The Eurovision Song Contest 1965 was the 10th anniversary of the show, hosting in Naples, Italy, following Gigliola Cinquetti's victory the previous year.

This year, Luxembourg scored their second win with French singer France Gall. Belgium, Finland, Germany and Spain, however, ended up on the bottom of the scoreboard with empty hands for a second time, each scoring nothing from the jurors. The Swedish entry was performed in English this year. The United Kingdom finished 2nd yet again, already making their unbeaten second places a Eurovision record, which is still held by the country to this day.

Ireland made their debut in this year, finishing 6th. Little did anyone know at the time that this would be the country that will score the most wins, and having a hat trick of wins from 1992 to 1994.

Participants

Draw Country Artist Song Language Translation Place Points
01 Flag of the Netherlands The Netherlands Conny Vandenbos 't Is genoeg Dutch It's enough 11 5
02 Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom Kathy Kirby I Belong English -- 2 26
03 Flag of Spain Spain Conchita Bautista ¡Qué bueno, qué bueno! Spanish How good, how good 15 0
04 Flag of Ireland Ireland Butch Moore Walking the Streets in the Rain English -- 6 11
05 Flag of Germany Germany Ulla Wiesner Paradies, wo bist du? German Paradise, where are you? 15 0
06 Flag of Austria Austria Udo Jürgens Sag ihr, ich lass sie grüßen Tell her, that I send my love 4 16
07 Norway Norway Kirsti Sparboe Karusell Norwegian Merry-go-round 13 1
08 Flag of Belgium Belgium Lize Marke Als het weer lente is Dutch When it is springtime again 15 0
09 Flag of Monaco Monaco Marjorie Noël Va dire à l'amour French Go and tell love 9 7
10 Flag of Sweden Sweden Ingvar Wixell Absent Friend English -- 10 6
11 France France Guy Mardel N'avoue jamais French Never admit 3 22
12 Flag of Portugal Portugal Simone de Oliveira Sol de inverno Portuguese Winter sun 13 1
13 Flag of Italy Italy Bobby Solo Se piangi, se ridi Italian If you cry, you laugh 5 15
14 Flag of Denmark Denmark Birgit Brüel For din skyld Danish For your sake 7 10
15 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg France Gall Poupée de Cire, Poupée de Son French Wax doll, sawdust doll 1 32
16 Flag of Finland Finland Viktor Klimenko Aurinko laskee länteen Finnish The Sun sets in the West 15 0
17 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Vice Vukov Čežnja Croatian Longing 12 2
18 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Yovanna Non, à jamais sans toi French No, forever with you 8 8

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