Eurovision Song Contest 1964

Eurovision Song Contest 1964
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Dates
Final21 March 1964
Host
VenueTivolis Koncertsal
Copenhagen, Denmark
Presenter(s)Lotte Wæver
ConductorKai Mortensen
Directed byPoul Leth Sørensen
Executive supervisorMiroslav Vilček
Host broadcasterDanmarks Radio (DR)
Interval actBallet-harlequinade
Participants
Number of entries16
Debuting countries Portugal
Returning countriesNone
Withdrawing countries Sweden
Vote
Voting systemTen-member juries awarded points (5, 3 and 1) to their three favourite songs.
Nul points
Winning song Italy
"Non ho l'età"

The Eurovision Song Contest 1964 was the 9th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, following Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann's win at the 1963 contest in London, United Kingdom with the song "Dansevise". It was the first time the contest took place in Denmark - also marking the first time a Nordic country hosted the event. The contest was held at Tivolis Koncertsal on Saturday 21 March 1964, and was hosted by Lotte Wæver.

Sixteen countries participated in the contest. The number of participants therefore remained the same, as the previous three editions. Portugal made its début, while Sweden withdrew.

The winner was Italy with the song "Non ho l'età", performed by Gigliola Cinquetti, written by Nicola Salerno and composed by Mario Panzeri. This was Italy's first victory in the contest.At the age of 16 years and 92 days, Gigliola Cinquetti became the youngest winner of the contest yet; a record she held until 1986[1].

Location

Tivolis Koncertsal, Copenhagen - host venue of the 1964 contest.

The host venue for the contest was Tivolis Koncertsal (Tivoli Concert Hall) in Denmark's capital city Copenhagen, which lies within Denmark's famous amusement park and pleasure garden Tivoli Gardens. The park, alluding by its name to the Jardin de Tivoli that existed in Paris, was opened on 15 August 1843, and is the second oldest amusement park in the world, after Dyrehavsbakken in nearby Klampenborg.[2]

Other Languages
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Конкурс песьні Эўрабачаньне-1964
български: Евровизия 1964
bosanski: Eurosong 1964.
Bahasa Indonesia: Kontes Lagu Eurovision 1964
македонски: Евровизија 1964
slovenščina: Pesem Evrovizije 1964
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Eurosong 1964.