The glamorous French Mediterrenean coast skylined the 4th Eurovision Song Contest, which was held in sunny Cannes. 73 minutes live from Cannes. The Eurovision Song Contest of 1959 welcomed the small principality of Monaco. Moreover, the United Kingdom re-entered the contest after one year of absence, and Luxembourg decided not to participate. A new rule was introduced to this fourth Eurovision Song Contest; music experts were not allowed into the national juries any longer, but other than that, the same voting system as in 1957 and 1958 was applied.
The Netherlands won for already the second time in the short history of the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Net Als Toen performed by Teddy Scholten. The lyrics of the song were written by Willy van Hemert, who also wrote the winning song of 1957. The winner was once again outscored by Domenico Modugno though who got yet another world-wide hit with his Italian entry Piove – which is better known under the title Ciao Ciao Bambina.
VOTING GRID: FINAL
|01||France||Jean Philippe||Oui, Oui, Oui, Oui||015||03|
|02||Denmark||Birthe Wilke||Uh-jeg Ville Ønske Jeg Var Dig||012||05|
|04||Monaco||Jacques Pills||Mon Ami Pierrot||001||11|
|05||Netherlands||Teddy Scholten||Een Beetje||021||01|
|06||Germany||Alice and Ellen Kessler||Heut’ Woll’n Wir Tanzen Geh’n||005||08|
|09||Austria||Ferry Graf||Der K. Und K. Kalypso Aus Wien||004||09|
|10||Un. Kingdom||Pearl Carr & Teddy Johnson||Sing Little Birdie||016||02|
|11||Belgium||Bob Benny||Hou Toch Van Mij||009||06|