The Eurovision Song Contest 1975 was the 20th edition and was held in Stockholm, Sweden on 22 March 1975 by way of ABBA's win in Brighton the previous year.  It was hosted by Karin Falck.

This contest marked several firsts: the debut of Turkey, as well as the first time in the contest's history that the first song in the running order would go on to win (a feat that would be accomplished two more times). Most notably, the 1975 contest introduced the 12-point voting system which is still being used today.

The Netherlands won the contest for the fourth time thanks to the group Teach-In with their song Ding-a-Dong. It remained the last known victory for the Dutch until 2019.


Draw Country Artist Song Language Translation Place Points
01 IconThe Netherlands The Netherlands Teach-In Ding-a-Dong English -- 1 152
02 IconIreland Ireland The Swarbriggs That's What Friends Are For English -- 9 81
03 IconFrance France Nicole Rieu Et bonjour à toi l'artiste French And hello to you, the artist 4 91
04 IconGermany Germany Joy Fleming Ein Lied kann eine Brücke sein German A song can build a bridge 17 15
05 IconLuxembourg Luxembourg Geraldine Toi French You 5 84
06 IconNorway Norway Ellen Nikolaysen Touch My Life (With Summer) English -- 18 11
07 IconSwitzerland Switzerland Simone Drexel Mikado German -- 6 77
08 IconYugoslavia Yugoslavia Pepel in Kri Dan ljubezni Slovene A day of love 13 22
09 IconUnited Kingdom United Kingdom The Shadows Let Me Be The One English -- 2 138
10 IconMalta Malta Renato Singing This Song English -- 12 32
11 IconBelgium Belgium Ann Christy Gelukkig zijn Dutch, English Being happy 15 17
12 IconIsrael Israel Shlomo Artzi At Va'Ani Hebrew You and me 11 40
13 IconTurkey Turkey Semiha Yankı Seninle Bir Dakika Turkish One minute with you 19 3
14 IconMonaco Monaco Sophie Une chanson c'est une lettre French A song is a letter 13 22
15 IconFinland Finland Pihasoittajat Old Man Fiddle Finnish -- 7 74
16 IconPortugal Portugal Duarte Mendes Madrugada Portuguese Dawn 16 16
17 IconSpain Spain Sergio y Estíbaliz Tú volverás Spanish You'll return 10 53
18 IconSweden Sweden Lasse Berghagen Jennie, Jennie English -- 8 72
19 IconItaly Italy Wess & Dori Ghezzi Era Italian It was 3 115


  • 1975 marked the first usage of the 12, 10, 8-1 points system which has been used in every contest since.  The first ever 12 points was given to Luxembourg by the Netherlands (points were awarded to countries in the order that they performed).
  • The Dolls, who were the backing artists for The Nova in 1973, provided backing support for those countries that didn't provide their own.
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