The Eurovision Song Contest 1969 was the 14th in the series. Four countries won the contest, the first time ever a tie-break situation had occurred. However, there was no rule at the time to cover such an eventuality, so all four countries were declared joint winners. There was a tie-breaker at the 1991 Contest in Rome, where France and Sweden tied for first, in which there was a tie-breaking rule of having more 10s and 12s, which Sweden won.

France's win was their fourth. France became the first country to win the contest four times. The Netherlands' win was their third. Spain and the United Kingdom each won for the second time. And it was the first time that any country (Spain, in this case) had a winning ESC entry two years in a row.

It was also the year that three of the much later to be Big Five had won in the same year.


Draw Country Artist Song Language Translation Place Points
01 Flag of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Ivan & 4M Pozdrav svijetu Croatian Greetings to the world 13 5
02 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Romuald Catherine French -- 11 7
03 Flag of Spain Spain Salomé Vivo Cantando Spanish I live singing 1 18
04 Flag of Monaco Monaco Jean Jacques Maman, Maman French Mother, mother 6 11
05 Flag of Ireland Ireland Muriel Day The Wages of Love English -- 7 10
06 Flag of Italy Italy Iva Zanicchi Due grosse lacrime bianche Italian Two big white tears 13 5
07 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom Lulu Boom Bang-a-Bang English -- 1 18
08 Flag of The Netherlands The Netherlands Lenny Kuhr De Troubadour Dutch The troubadour 1 18
09 Flag of Sweden Sweden Tommy Körberg Judy, min vän Swedish Judy, my friend 9 8
10 Flag of Belgium Belgium Louis Neefs Jennifer Jennings Dutch -- 7 10
11 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Paola del Medico Bonjour, Bonjour German Hello, hello 5 13
12 Flag of Norway Norway Kirsti Sparboe Oj, oj, oj, så glad jeg skal bli Norwegian Wow, wow, wow how happy I'll be 16 1
13 Flag of Germany Germany Siw Malmkvist Primaballerina German -- 9 8
14 Flag of France France Frida Boccara Un jour, un enfant French One day, one child 1 18
15 Flag of Portugal Portugal Simone de Oliveira Desfolhada portuguesa Portuguese Portuguese Husking 15 4
16 Flag of Finland Finland Jarkko & Laura Kuin silloin ennen Finnish Like in those times 12 6