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The Eurovision Song Contest 1968 was the 13th in the series, and it was held in the Royal Albert Hall in London, following the victory of Sandie Shaw with Puppet on a String. This was the first contest to be broadcast on colour television (in some countries, anyway), and even more television owners were tuning in to the contest as a result of that.

Eastern Europe and Tunisia also broadcast the contest for the first time.

The winner was Spain, achieving their first victory out of two, with singer Massiel. Massiel was not supposed to perform, but Joan Manuel Serrat was supposed to perform, but as he insisted on performing in Catalan, Francoist Spain decided to replace him.

Out of all delegations at the time, only Denmark was absent from the contest at the time, having withdrew a few years back.

Participants

Draw Country Artist Song Language Translation Place Points
01 Flag of Portugal Portugal Carlos Mendes Verão Portuguese Summer 11 5
02 Flag of the Netherlands The Netherlands Ronnie Tober Morgen Dutch Tomorrow 16 1
03 Flag of Belgium Belgium Claude Lombard Quand tu reviendras French When you come back 7 8
04 Flag of Austria Austria Karel Gott Tausend Fenster German A Thousand Windows 13 2
05 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Chris & Sophie Nous vivrons d'amour French We will live by love 11 5
06 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Gianni Mascolo Guardando il sole Italian Looking into the sun 13 2
07 Flag of Monaco Monaco Line & Willy À chacun sa chanson French A song for everyone 7 8
08 Flag of Sweden Sweden Claes-Göran Hederström Det börjar verka kärlek, banne mig Swedish It's beginning to look like love, damn it 5 15
09 Flag of Finland Finland Kristina Hautala Kun kello käy Finnish When time goes by 16 1
10 France France Isabelle Aubret La source French The light 3 20
11 Flag of Italy Italy Sergio Endrigo Marianne Italian -- 10 7
12 Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom Cliff Richard Congratulations English -- 2 28
13 Norway Norway Odd Børre Stress Norwegian -- 13 2
14 Flag of Ireland Ireland Pat McGuigan Chance of a Lifetime English -- 4 18
15 Flag of Spain Spain Massiel La, La, La Spanish -- 1 29
16 Flag of Germany Germany Wencke Myhre Ein Hoch der Liebe German A toast to love 6 11
17 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Dubrovački trubaduri Jedan dan Croatian One day 7 8

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