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 victory for the Dutch until 2019.

Participants

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

Trivia

  • 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.
  • Greece withdrew from this edition in protest of the Turkish invasion of Cyprus the previous year. These two countries would alternate participations until 1978.

Videos

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