The Eurovision Song Contest 1971 was the 16th since the first in 1956. It was held in Dublin, Ireland, a city to be used for almost all the competitions in the 1990s. The new voting system that was introduced in this Eurovision did have one big problem: some juries gave fewer points out than others in hope to get their own country to win.

Groups of no more than six people were allowed on stage for the first time at this edition, meaning Peter, Sue & Marc representing Switzerland were the first group to ever perform at Eurovision.

The contest was won by Monaco. Monaco's win was their only victory to date. The song was performed by a French singer, living in France, conducted by a French native and written by a French team.


Draw Country Artist Song Language Translation Place Points
01 Flag of Austria Austria Marianne Mendt Musik Viennese Music 16 66
02 Flag of Malta Malta Joe Grech Marija l-Maltija Maltese Mary the Maltese girl 18 52
03 Flag of Monaco Monaco Séverine Un banc, un arbre, une rue French A bench, a tree, a street 1 128
04 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Peter, Sue & Marc Les illusions de nos vingt ans The illusions of our 20 years 12 78
05 Flag of Germany Germany Katja Ebstein Diese Welt German This world 3 100
06 Flag of Spain Spain Karina En un mundo nuevo Spanish In a new world 2 116
07 France France Serge Lama Un jardin sur la terre French A garden on earth 10 82
08 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Monique Melsen Pomme, pomme, pomme Apple, apple, apple 13 70
09 Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom Clodagh Rodgers Jack in the Box English -- 4 98
10 Flag of Belgium Belgium Lily & Jacques Goeiemorgen, morgen Dutch Good morning, morning 14 68
11 Flag of Italy Italy Massimo Ranieri L'amore è un attimo Italian Love is a moment 5 91
12 Flag of Sweden Sweden Family Four Vita vidder Swedish White horizons 6 85
13 Flag of Ireland Ireland Angela Farrell One Day Love English -- 11 79
14 Flag of the Netherlands The Netherlands Saskia & Serge Tijd Dutch Time 6 85
15 Flag of Portugal Portugal Tonicha Menina do alto da serra Portuguese High ridge girl 9 83
16 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Krunoslav Slabinac Tvoj dječak je tužan Croatian Your boy is sad 14 68
17 Flag of Finland Finland Markku Aro & Koivistolaiset Tie uuteen päivään Finnish A way to a new day 8 84
18 Norway Norway Hanne Krogh Lykken er Norwegian Happiness is 17 65