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Transmission Date:Saturday 6th April 1974
Host Broadcaster:British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Time:21.30-23.19
Venue:The Dome
Brighton
United Kingdom

Presenter:

Katie Boyle
Musical Director:Ronnie Hazlehurst
Interval Act:The Wombles

Executive Producer:

Bill Cotton
Producer:Michael Hurll
Designer:John Burrowes
Lighting:Tommy Thomas
Sound:Chris Holcombe

BBC One TV Commentary:

David Vine
BBC Radio Commentary:Terry Wogan
(BBC Radio 1 & BBC Radio 2)
United Kingdom Spokesperson:Colin-Ward Lewis

Voting:

Ten jury members from each country, each of whom awarded 1 point to their favourite song

Winning Song:

Waterloo

ABBA
Sweden
24 points
Composed by Stikkan Anderson, Benny Andersson & Björn Ulvaeus

United Kingdom Entry:

Long Live Love

Olivia Newton-John
United Kingdom
14 points (4th place)
Composed by Valerie Avon & Harold Spiro

  • The Eurovision Song Contest 1974 remains incomplete in the BBC archives. Not all the voting exists as broadcast on BBC One, although copies exist from other countries' broadcasts.
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Songs

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CountrySongComposer(s)Performer(s)ConductorPointsPosition
1FnlandÄla Mene Pois (Keep Me Warm)Hector & Eero KoivistoinenCaritaOssi Runne413
2United KingdomLong Live LoveValerie Avon & Harold SpiroOlivia Newton-JohnNick Ingman144
3SpainCanta Y Se FelizPedro Pubill Calaf (Peret)PeretRafael Ibarbia109
4NorwayThe First Day Of LovePhilip Kruse & Frode ThingnaesAnne-Karine Ström & the Bendik SingersFrode Thingnaes314
5GreeceKrassi, Thalassa Ke T'Agouri MouPythagoras & Yorgos KatsorasMarinellaYorgos Katsaros711
6IsraelNatati La KhaiaiDani Sanderson & Alon OleartchickPoogyYonathan Rechter117
7YugoslaviaGeneracija 42Kornelije KovacKorniZvonimir Skerl612
8SwedenWaterlooStikkan Anderson, Benny Andersson & Bjorn UlvaesABBASven-Olof Walldoff241
9LuxembourgBye, Bye, I Love YouMichael Kunze, Humbert Ibach & Ralph SiegelIreen SheerCharles Blackwell144
10MonacoCelui Qui Reste Et Celui Qui S'En VaMichel Jourdan & Jean Pierre BourtayreRomualdRaymond Donnez144
11BelgiumFleur De LibertéFrank F Gerald & Jacques HustinJacques HustinPierre Chiffre109
12NetherlandsI See A StarHans Van Hemert & Gerrit Den BraberMouth & MacNealHarry Van Hoof153
13IrelandCross Your HeartPaul LyttleTina ReynoldsColman Pearce117
14GermanyDie SommermelodieKurt Feltz & Werner ScharfenbergerCindy & BertWerner Scharfenberger314
15SwitzerlandMein Ruf Nach DirPepe EdererPiera MartellPepe Ederer314
16PortugalE Depois Do AdeusJose Niza & Jose CalvarioPaulo De CarvalhoJose Calvario314
17ItalySiMario Panzeri, Daniele Pace, Pilat & Carrado ContiGigliola CinquettiGianfranco Monaldi182

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Scoreboard

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CountryFINUKESPNORGRCISRYUGSWELUXMCOBELNLDIRLDEUCHEPRTITAPointsPosition
1Finland (FIN)211413
2United Kingdom (UK)14112113144
3Spain (ESP)121213109
4Norway (NOR)111314
5Greece (GRC)142711
6Israel (ISR)212213117
7Yugoslavia (YUG)11112612
8Sweden (SWE)51221121315241
9Luxembourg (LUX)2111211212144
10Monaco (MCO)2111211212144
11Belgium (BEL)325109
12Netherlands (NLD)1113211131153
13Ireland (IRL)2121221117
14Germany (DEU)111314
15Switzerland (CHE)111314
16Portugal (PRT)12314
17Italy (ITA)211511241182

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Winning Song

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ABBA at The Eurovision Song Contest 1974

  • Waterloo reached No. 1 in the UK charts.
  • The second place song from Italy - Si - was released in English as Go and reached No. 8 in the UK charts, while the third placed song from the Netherlands - I See A Star - also reached No. 8 in the UK charts.
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United Kingdom Entry

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Olivia Newton-John at The Eurovision Song Contest 1974

  • Long Live Love reached No. 11 in the UK charts.
  • Olivia Newton-John also recorded a German version of the song, also titled Long Live Love.
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