The 1957 Eurovision Song Contest was held in Frankfurt am Main, Germany after Switzerland declined to host the contest for a second time.
The Eurovision Song Contest of 1957 was hosted by the Hessischer Rundfunk on behalf of Deutsches Fernsehen ARD. This year, Austria, Denmark and the United Kingdom entered the contest for the first time, joining the other seven participating countries from the previous year. Despite the fact that an increasing number of Europeans had got access to television, the contest was still mainly a radio programme.
As a change to the contest the year before, duos were allowed into the competition with the first being the Danish entry by Birthe Wilke and Gustav Winckler. The couple gave viewers the longest on-stage kiss in the history of the contest to date, but it was not enough to win and they ended third.
VOTING GRID: FINAL
|02||Luxembourg||Danièle Dupré||Tant De Peine||008||04|
|03||Un. Kingdom||Patricia Bredin||All||006||07|
|04||Italy||Nunzio Gallo||Corde Della Mia Chitarra||007||06|
|05||Austria||Bob Martin||Wohin, Kleines Pony||003||10|
|06||Netherlands||Corry Brokken||Net Als Toen||031||01|
|07||Germany||Margot Hielscher||Telefon, Telefon||008||04|
|08||France||Paule Desjardins||La Belle Amour||017||02|
|09||Denmark||Birthe Wilke and Gustav Winckler||Skibet Skal Sejle I Nat||010||03|
|10||Switzerland||Lys Assia||L’enfant Que J’étais||005||08|