Today we celebrate 51th anniversary of Eurovision 1964, Gigliola CinquettiÔÇÖs and Italy’s first victory…In 1964 Eurovision held in Copenhagen/Denmark after victory of Grethe & J├Şrgen IngmannÔÇŽTivolis Koncertsal in Copenhagen hosted event and it was presented by Lotte W├Žver. 16 countries participated the contest.


– Portugal made its d├ębut in the contest, however they became the first country to score nul points on their d├ębut

-Germany, Switzerland, and Yugoslavia also scored nul points for the first time

-The Netherlands became the first country to send a singer of non-European ancestry, Anneke Gr├Ânloh was of Indonesian descent

-The Spanish group Los TNT was the first group of three or more participants of the history of the ESC

About Gigliola Cinquetti:

Gigliola Cinquetti was 16 years old in 1964 and she sang “Non ho l’et├á” (“I’m Not Old Enough”) in Copenhagen. That was Italy’s first victory. After that she became an international success. In 1974 she came back Eurovision with her song “S├Č” and became 2nd with 18 points. In 1991 she came back again contest as a presenter with 1990’s winner Toto Cutugno.

Her performance in Eurovision 1964:


Source: wikipedia