The Eurovision Song Contest 1972 was the 17th edition held on 25 March 1972. Monaco was unable to host the contest due to the inability to meet the demands of the EBU and turned to the BBC for help. There were rumours afterwards that the country was too poor to host. It was held at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh, Scotland and presented by actress Moira Shearer. Séverine, the previous year's winning artist, was in attendance.

The contest was won by Luxembourg with the song Après Toi performed by Vicky Leandros, who previously finished in 4th place in 1967 with L'amour est bleu which instantly became an international hit and a Eurovision classic, as did the second placing song of 1972, Beg, Steal or Borrow by The New Seekers, who also went on to be famous around Europe.


Draw Country Artist Song Language Translation Place Points
01 Flag of Germany Germany Mary Roos Nur die Liebe läßt uns leben German Only love lets us live 3 107
02 Flag of France France Betty Mars Comé-comédie French Come-Comedy 11 81
03 Flag of Ireland Ireland Sandie Jones Ceol an Ghrá Irish The music of love 15 72
04 Flag of Spain Spain Jaime Morey Amanece Spanish It's dawning 10 83
05 Flag of United Kingdom United Kingdom The New Seekers Beg, Steal or Borrow English -- 2 114
06 Flag of Norway Norway Grethe Kausland & Benny Borg Småting Norwegian Little things 14 73
07 Flag of Portugal Portugal Carlos Mendes A festa da vida Portuguese The party of life 7 90
08 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Véronique Müller C'est la chanson de mon amour French It's the song of my love 8 88
09 Flag of Malta Malta Helen & Joseph L'Imhabba Maltese Love 18 48
10 Flag of Finland Finland Päivi Paunu & Kim Floor Muistathan Finnish Do you remember 12 78
11 Flag of Austria Austria Milestones Falter im Wind German Butterfly in the wind 5 100
12 Flag of Italy Italy Nicola di Bari I giorni dell'arcobaleno Italian Rainbow days 6 92
13 Flag of Yugoslavia Yugoslavia Tereza Kesovija Musika i ti Croatian Music and you 9 87
14 Flag of Sweden Sweden Family Four Härliga sommardag Swedish Lovely summer's day 13 75
15 Flag of Monaco Monaco Anne-Marie Godart & Peter MacLane Comme on s'aime French How we love each other 16 65
16 Flag of Belgium Belgium Serge & Christine Ghisoland À la folie ou pas du tout Passionately or not at all 17 55
17 Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg Vicky Leandros Après Toi After You 1 128
18 Flag of The Netherlands The Netherlands Sandra & Andres Als het om de liefde gaat Dutch When it's all about love 4 106