The Eurovision Song Contest 1966 was the 11th edition held on 5 March 1966 at the Villa Louvigny in Luxembourg City following France Gall's victory in Naples the year before. 18 countries participated with no nations debuting, returning or dropping out, so it was a full house.
Dutch singer Milly Scott became the first black artist to appear at the contest, it wouldn't be until 2001 that one would finally break through and take the victory. Italian superstar Domenico Modugno also made his third attempt at the title but ended up with Nul Points.
The contest was won for the first time by Austria with the song Merci, Chérie performed by Udo Jürgens. It was Udo's third attempt at the contest, and this was his most successful. Austria would eventually go on to win again 48 years later, ending the longest wait between victories by a single nation as of now.
- Åse Kleveland - went on to host the 1986 contest in Bergen
- Lill Lindfors - went on to host the 1985 contest in Gothenburg
- Domenico Modugno - had 'nul points' after two successful entries in 1958 and 1959
|01||Germany||Margot Eskens||Die Zeiger der Uhr||German||The Hands of Time||10||7|
|02||Denmark||Ulla Pia||Stop - mens legen er go'||Danish||Stop, while the going is good||14||4|
|03||Belgium||Tonia||Un peu de poivre, un peu de sel||French||A bit of pepper, a bit of salt||4||14|
|04||Luxembourg||Michèle Torr||Ce soir je t'attendais||I waited for you tonight||10||7|
|05||Yugoslavia||Berta Ambrož||Brez besed||Slovene||Without words||7||9|
|06||Norway||Åse Kleveland||Intet er nytt under solen||Norwegian||There's nothing new under the sun||3||15|
|08||Portugal||Madalena Iglésias||Ele e ela||Portuguese||He and She||13||6|
|09||Austria||Udo Jürgens||Merci, Chérie||German||Thank you, darling||1||31|
|10||Sweden||Lill Lindfors & Svante Thuresson||Nygammal vals||Swedish||New-Old Waltz||2||16|
|11||Spain||Raphael||Yo soy aquél||Spanish||I'm that one||7||9|
|12||Switzerland||Madeleine Pascal||Ne vois-tu pas?||French||Don't you see?||6||12|
|13||Monaco||Téréza Kesovija||Bien plus fort||Much stronger||17||0|
|14||Italy||Domenico Modugno||Dio, come ti amo||Italian||My God, I love You so much||17||0|
|15||France||Dominique Walter||Chez nous||French||Where we live||16||1|
|16||The Netherlands||Milly Scott||Fernando en Filippo||Dutch||Fernando and Filippo||15||2|
|17||Ireland||Dickie Rock||Come Back to Stay||English||--||4||14|
|18||United Kingdom||Kenneth McKellar||A Man Without Love||--||9||8|