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The Eurovision Song Contest 1976 was the twenty-first edition held on 3 April 1976 at the Congresgebouw in The Hague, The Netherlands following Teach-In's victory in Stockholm the previous year.  It was hosted by 1957 winner Corry Brokken, who became the first former contestant to act as presenter - she had come out of retirement at the request of the producer to host the show.

The winner was the United Kingdom, who recorded their third victory with the song Save Your Kisses for Me by Brotherhood of Man. It was the second year in a row that the first song in the running order had gone on to win the contest. Also, with over 80% of the total vote received, it remains the most successful song under the current scoring system.

Participants

Draw Country Artist Song Language Translation Place Points
01 Flag of the United Kingdom United Kingdom Brotherhood of Man Save Your Kisses For Me English -- 1 164
02 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Peter, Sue & Marc Djambo, Djambo Jumbo, Jumbo 4 91
03 Flag of Germany Germany Les Humphries Singers Sing Sang Song German, English -- 15 12
04 Flag of Israel Israel Chocolate Menta Mastik Emor Shalom Hebrew Say hello 6 77
05 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Jürgen Marcus Chansons pour ceux qui s'aiment French Songs for those who love each other 14 17
06 Flag of Belgium Belgium Pierre Raspat Judy et Cie Judy and Company 8 68
07 Flag of Ireland Ireland Red Hurley When English -- 10 54
08 Flag of the Netherlands The Netherlands Sandra Reemer The Party's Over -- 9 56
09 Norway Norway Anne-Karine Strøm Mata Hari -- 18 7
10 Flag of Greece Greece Mariza Koch Panaghia Mou, Panaghia Mou Greek My Homeland, My Homeland 13 20
11 Flag of Finland Finland Fredi & The Friends Pump Pump English -- 11 44
12 Flag of Spain Spain Braulio Sobran las palabras Spanish Words are unnecessary 16 11
13 Flag of Italy Italy Al Bano & Romina Power We'll Live It All Again English, Italian -- 7 69
14 Flag of Austria Austria Waterloo & Robinson My Little World English -- 5 80
15 Flag of Portugal Portugal Carlos do Carmo Uma Flor de Verde Pinho Portuguese A green pine flower 12 24
16 Flag of Monaco Monaco Mary Christy Toi, la musique et moi French You, the music and me 3 93
17 France France Catherine Ferry Un, Deux, Trois One, Two, Three 2 147
18 Flag of SFR Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Ambasadori Ne mogu skriti svoju bol Bosnian I can't hide my pain 17 10

Trivia

  • Sweden withdrew because they thought the contest was too commercial. SVT also didn't want to host the contest again quite soon.
  • Most countries decided to perform in English to attempt to achieve a better placing.
  • The Congresgebouw would also host the 1980 contest, complete with a moving stage design. Video footage from the opening of this contest was re-used for the opening of the 1980 contest as well.
  • Waterloo & Robinson of Austria performed 157 claps in their song - a Eurovision record.

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