7º Eurovision Song Contest
Un Premier Amour (Isabelle Aubret) - France
The 7th Eurovision Song Contest was held on the 18th March 1962 at Villa Louvigny, the headquarters of the Compagnie Luxembourgeoise de Télédiffusion, in Luxembourg. For the first and only time the contest was held on a Sunday. France won this edition with the song "Un Premier Amour" sung by Isabelle Aubret. France's win was the third and it was the first country to win the contest three times.
Once again there was a change in the voting system with each country having 10 jury members who would award their favourite three songs 3, 2 and 1 point in order. All those points would be added up and the top three songs of each country would be then awarded 3, 2 and 1 points. This was intended to shorten the voting time but as a result it ended with 4 countries -Austria, Belgium, the Nederlands and Spain- having the questionable honor to be the first ever to score "null points". 16 countries took place in 1962 the same as the previous year. There were no debuting, returning or withdrawing countries. Monaco was second and Luxembourg third. Five countries sung their song in French.
See you in London for the 8th Eurovision Song Contest in 1963