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.


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