A list of people who took part in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961.

The Contest was hosted by Jacqueline Joubert at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, France.

See national final entries for 1961.

Artists who had performed at Eurovision before 1961

NamePrevious appearances
Bob Benny1
Nora Brockstedt1

Writers who had written Eurovisions songs before 1961

NamePrevious songs
Hubert Giraud3
Émile Gardaz2
Géo Voumard2
Dick Schallies2
Pierre Delanoë1
Hans Flower1

Artists who performed in 1961

Named artists Named artist Backing artists Backing artist
Austria   List of performers is complete Sehnsucht
Writer Leopold Andrejewitsch
Spokesperson  Emil Kollpacher
Conductor  Franck Pourcel
Belgium   List of performers is complete September, Gouden Roos
Writer Hans Flower, Wim Brabants
Spokesperson  Ward Bogaert
Conductor  Francis Bay
Denmark   List of performers is complete Angelique
Writer Aksel V. Rasmussen
Spokesperson  Ole Mortensen
Conductor  Kai Mortensen
Finland   List of performers is complete Valoa Ikkunassa
Writer Eino Hurme, Sauvo Puhtila
Spokesperson  Poppe Berg
Conductor  George de Godzinsky
France   List of performers is complete Printemps (avril Carillonne)
Writer Francis Baxter, Guy Favereau
Spokesperson  Armand Lanoux
Conductor  Franck Pourcel
Germany   List of performers is complete Einmal Sehen Wir Uns Wieder
Writer Rudolf Maluck, Ernst Bader
Spokesperson  Heinz Schenk
Conductor  Franck Pourcel
Italy   List of performers is complete Al Di Là
Writer Carlo Donida, Mogol
Spokesperson  Enzo Tortora
Conductor  Gianfranco Intra
Luxembourg   List of performers is complete Nous Les Amoureux[Winning song]
Writer Jacques Datin, Maurice Vidalin
Conductor  Léo Chauliac
Monaco   List of performers is complete Allons, Allons Les Enfants
Writer Hubert Giraud, Pierre Delanoë
Conductor  Raymond Lefèvre
Netherlands   List of performers is complete Wat Een Dag
Writer Dick Schallies, Pieter Goemans
Spokesperson  Siebe van der Zee
Conductor  Dolf van der Linden
Norway   List of performers is complete Sommer I Palma
Writer Jan Wølner, Egil Hagen
Spokesperson  Mette Janson
Conductor  Øivind Bergh
Spain   List of performers is complete Estando Contigo
Writer Augusto Algueró, Antonio Guijarro
Spokesperson  Diego Ramírez Pastor
Conductor  Rafael Ferrer
Sweden   List of performers is complete April, April
Writer Bobbie Ericsson, Bo Eneby
Spokesperson  Roland Eiworth
Conductor  William Lind
Switzerland   List of performers is complete Nous Aurons Demain
Writer Géo Voumard, Émile Gardaz
Spokesperson  Boris Acquadro
Conductor  Fernando Paggi
United Kingdom   List of performers is complete Are You Sure?
Writer Bob Allison, John Allison
Spokesperson  Michael Aspel
Conductor  Harry Robinson
Yugoslavia   List of performers is complete Neke Davne Zvezde
Writer Jože Privšek, Miroslav Antić
Spokesperson  Saša Novak
Conductor  Jože Privšek Writer
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