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The United Kingdom jury in 1963
in BBC Television Centre
Studio TC5


Transmission Date:Saturday 23rd March 1963
Host Broadcaster:British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Time:21.00-22.35
Venue:BBC Television Centre
London
United Kingdom
(Two studios: TC4 Performers: TC3 Scoreboard & Audience)

Presenter:

Catherine (Katie) Boyle
Musical Director:Eric Robinson
Orchestra:The Eric Robinson Orchestra
Orchestra Leader:David McCallum
Interval Act:Ola & Barbro

Producer:

Harry Carlisle
Director:Yvonne Littlewood
Designer:George Djurkovic
Art direction:Richard Levin

BBC TV Commentary:

David Jacobs
BBC Radio Commentary:The Contest was not broadcast on radio in the United Kingdom

Voting:

Twenty members in each country's jury, awarding 5 points to the song gaining the highest number of votes, 4 points for second, then 3, 2 and 1 point for the song in fifth place.

Winning Song:

Dansevise

Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann
Denmark
42 points
Composed by Otto Francker & Sejr Volmer-Sorensen

United Kingdom Entry:

Say Wonderful Things

Ronnie Carroll
United Kingdom
28 points (4th place)
Composed by Philip Green & Norman Newell

  • A recording of the Eurovision Song Contest 1963 with BBC commentary exists in the BBC archives.
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Songs

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CountrySongComposer(s)Performer(s)ConductorPointsPosition
1United KingdomSay Wonderful ThingsPhilip Green & Norman NewellRonnie CarrollEric Robinson284
2NetherlandsEen SpeeldoosPieter GoemansAnnie PalmenEric Robinson013
3GermanyMarcelCharly NiessenHeidi BrühlWilly Berking59
4AustriaVielleicht Geschieht Ein WunderPeter Wehle & Erwin HalletzCarmella CorrenErwin Halletz167
5NorwaySolhervDag KristoffersenAnita ThallaugOivind Bergh013
6ItalyUno Per TutteAlberto Testa, Giulio Rapetti & Tony RenisEmilio PericoliGigi Cicchellero373
7FinlandMuistojeni LauluBorje SundgrenLaila HalmeGeorge De Godzinsky013
8DenmarkDanseviseOtto Francker & Sejr Volmer-SorensenGrethe & Jørgen IngmannKai Mortensen421
9YugoslaviaBrodoviMarjo NardelliVice VukovMiljenko Prohaska311
10SwitzerlandT'en Va PasEmile Gardaz & Geo VoumardEster OfarimEric Robinson402
11FranceElle était Si JolieAlain BarrièreAlain BarrièreFranck Pourcel255
12SpainAlgo ProdigiosoCamilo Murillo Janero & Fernando Garcia MorcilloJosé GuardiolaRafael De Ibarbia Serra212
13SwedenEn Gång I StockholmBeppe Wolgers & Bobbie EricssonMonica ZetterlundWilliam Lind013
14BelgiumWaarom?Wim Brabants & Hans FlowerJacques RaymondFrancis Bay410
15MonacoL'Amour S'En VaFrancoise HardyFrançoise HardyRaymond Lefevre255
16LuxembourgA Force De PrierPierre Delanoe & Raymond BernardNana MouskouriEric Robinson138

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Scoreboard

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CountryUKNLDDEUAUTNORITAFINDNKYUGCHEFRAESPSWEBELMCOLUXPointsPosition
1United Kingdom (UK)353333521284
2Netherlands (NLD)013
3Germany (DEU)2359
4Austria (AUT)441232167
5Norway (NOR)013
6Italy (ITA)21325453354373
7Finland (FIN)013
8Denmark (DNK)35234253555421
9Yugoslavia (YUG)12311
10Switzerland (CHE)54515441443402
11France (FRA)4124541121255
12Spain (ESP)2212
13Sweden (SWE)013
14Belgium (BEL)4410
15Monaco (MCO)1251311542255
16Luxembourg (LUX)311224138

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Winning Song

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Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann at The Eurovision Song Contest 1963

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United Kingdom Entry

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Ronnie Carroll at The Eurovision Song Contest 1963

  • Say Wonderful Things reached No. 6 in the UK charts.
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