Jacqueline Joubert, born Jacqueline Annette Édith Pierre, was a French television continuity announcer and director. Alongside Arlette Accart, Joubert was one of the first two in-vision continuity announcers when television commenced in France after the Second World War, she was married to the journalist Georges de Caunes, was the mother of Canal+ TV star Antoine de Caunes, the grandmother of actress Emma de Caunes. She had been married to Philippe Lagier. Alongside continuity duties, she presented the 1961 Eurovision Song Contests from Cannes, she began to produce and direct entertainment shows in 1966 before switching to producing children's programming for Antenne 2 between 1970 and 1980 - in the process, devising the popular magazine show Récré A2 and launching the television career of singer and actress Dorothée. She died in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France in 2005, aged 83. Paris Still Sings First Criminal Brigade List of Eurovision Song Contest presenters Evene.fr in French. Jacqueline Joubert on IMDb
André Claveau was a popular singer in France from the 1940s to the 1960s. He won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1958 singing "Dors, mon amour" with music composed by Pierre Delanoë and lyrics by Hubert Giraud. Winning at the age of 46 years and 76 days, Claveau was the oldest winner of the contest until 1990, being the first and only winner prior to 1990 to triumph in their forties. "Dors mon amour" Destiny Has Fun Les Vagabonds du rêve Coeur-sur-Mer No Vacation for Mr. Mayor Le Huitième Art et la Manière Les Surprises d'une nuit de noces Un jour avec vous Rires de Paris Saluti e baci French Cancan Prisonniers de la brousse Media related to André Claveau at Wikimedia Commons André Claveau on IMDb
JW Marriott Cannes
The JW Marriott Cannes is a five star hotel on the Croisette in Cannes. It was built in 1992 as the Noga Hilton by hotel magnate Nessim Gaon, was renamed the Palais Stéphanie in 2007 when it passed from Hilton to Accor, it was renamed again in 2011. It is located between Le Martinez and Le Majestic. In 1993, Steelman Partners designed the casino located in the hotel; the casino was known as Casino Riviera
Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest
Switzerland has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 58 times since making its debut at the first contest in 1956, missing only four contests, in 1995, 1999, 2001 and 2003. Switzerland hosted the first contest in 1956 in Lugano, won it. Switzerland won the contest with the 1989 contest being held in Lausanne. Lys Assia won the first contest in 1956 with the song "Refrain", she returned to place second in 1958. Switzerland would go on to finish second with Esther Ofarim and Daniela Simmons and third with Franca Di Rienzo and Arlette Zola, before winning the contest for the second time in 1988 with Celine Dion and the song "Ne partez pas sans moi". Annie Cotton gave the country its 15th top five result in 1993. Girl band Vanilla Ninja finished eighth in 2005, Switzerland's only top ten result of the 21st century. Sebalter gave the country its second-best result of the century, finishing 13th in 2014. Since the introduction of the semi-final round in 2004, Switzerland has failed to reach the final 11 times.
Switzerland had been absent from Eurovision four times since their participation began in the first contest. These absences, in 1995, 1999, 2001 and 2003 were caused by poor results in previous contests that relegated Switzerland from the contest. Switzerland has four official languages, German and Romansh. For decades, the song requirements stated that the song had to be performed in a national language, which gave Switzerland leeway as they could perform in any of the four languages. Out of their 58 appearances in the Contest, Switzerland has sent 52 songs, 24 of which were in French, 12 in German, 12 in English, 9 in Italian, 1 in Romansh. Both of Switzerland's winning songs have been sung in French. Table key NOTES: a. ^ The full results for the first contest in 1956 are unknown, only the winner was announced. The official Eurovision site lists all the other songs as being placed second. B. If a country had won the previous year, they did not have to compete in the semi-finals the following year.
In addition from 2004-2007, the top ten countries who were not members of the big four did not have to compete in the semi-finals the following year. If, for example and France placed inside the top ten, the countries who placed 11th and 12th were advanced to the following year's grand final along with the rest of the top ten countries; as of 2018, Switzerland's voting history is as follows: Over the years Switzerland has broadcast the Eurovision Song Contest on three television stations, SRF, RTS and RSI. All conductors are Swiss except those marked with a flag. NotesAnita Kerr changed her nationality to Swiss in 1970. Atilla Şereftuğ holds dual citizenship since 1985. Bela Balint changed his nationality to Swiss. Rui dos Reis holds dual citizenship since 2010. Prior to 1999, the Swiss entry was performed without orchestral accompaniment in 1987 and 1998. Table key Switzerland in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest – Junior version of the Eurovision Song Contest. Switzerland in the Eurovision Dance Contest – Dance version of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Switzerland in the Eurovision Young Dancers – A competition organised by the EBU for younger dancers aged between 16 and 21. Switzerland in the Eurovision Young Musicians – A competition organised by the EBU for musicians aged 18 years and younger. Points to and from Switzerland eurovisioncovers.co.uk
Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest
Austria has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 51 times since its debut in 1957. The country has won twice, in 1966 and 2014, holds the record for the longest gap between wins, with 48 years between victories; the contest is broadcast in Austria by ORF. Vienna was the host city on both of the occasions that the contest was held in Austria, in 1967 and 2015. Having finished sixth at the 1964 contest and fourth in 1965, Udo Jurgens won at his third attempt in 1966 with the song "Merci Chérie"; this was Austria's only top three result of the 20th century. Austria won again in 2014, with Conchita Wurst and "Rise Like a Phoenix". Austria has finished last in the contest final seven times and finished last in the semifinal in 2012. Cesár Sampson achieved Austria's eighth top five result and second-best result of the 21st century at the 2018 contest, finishing third with the song "Nobody But You". Austria finished last at its first attempt in the contest in 1957, before Liane Augustin gave the country the first of its eight top five results in 1958, with fifth.
Having finished sixth in 1964 and fourth in 1965, Udo Jürgens won the contest at his third attempt in 1966. This would be Austria's only top three result of 20th century; the country's best result over the next 46 years would be fifth place, which it achieved with Milestones in 1972, Waterloo & Robinson in 1976 and Thomas Forstner in 1989. Austria has finished last in the final a total of seven times, in 1957, 1961, 1962, 1979, 1984, 1988, 1991; the country finished last in the semi-final in 2012. Austria's best result of the 1990s was four tenth-place finishes, in 1990, 1992, 1996 and 1999. Austria's best result of the 2000s was Alf Poier's sixth-place in 2003, Austria's best placement since 1989. After a three-year absence, ORF announced on 28 July 2010 that Austria would return to the contest in 2011, where the country reached the final for the first time since 2004, finishing 18th. Austria achieved its second victory in the contest at the 2014 contest, with Conchita Wurst winning with 290 points.
In a complete reversal of fortunes in 2015, following a tie-break rule Austria was placed 26th and scored nul points along with Germany, they became the first countries since the United Kingdom in 2003 to score nul points at the final. Because of this, Austria became the first host country to receive nul points. Austria has qualified for the final every year since, finishing 13th in 2016 and 16th in 2017. Austria's third Top 3 result came in 2018, with "Nobody but You" by Cesár Sampson finishing third in Lisbon, the country's third-best result in the history of the contest. Austria has opted out of participation in several Contests; the first of these was the 1969 Contest, staged in Madrid. As Spain was ruled at that time by Francisco Franco, Austria chose to boycott the Contest. Contest historian John Kennedy O'Connor points out, that Austria had given Spain two points in the previous event and since Spain only won by one point, the political protest was disingenuous; the following year, Austria was again absent.
This was due to the unprecedented result in 1969 in which four songs tied for first place, a result which prompted several other countries to opt out as well. From 1973 to 1975, Austria stayed away as well; the exact reason for this is unclear, however the scoring system in use at one of these Contests - allowing all entrants a guaranteed number of points - may have been a factor. The country was ineligible to compete in 1998 and 2001, as it had not achieved sufficiently high placings in the five previous years. Prior to the 2006 contest, Austria announced that they would not enter a performer in protest at their poor results in previous years, arguing that the musical talent of the performers was no longer the determining factor in Contest success, they came second to last in the semi-final. National broadcaster ORF cited the 2007 result, as well as declining interest in the Contest among Austrian viewers, as the reason Austria would not return to the contest in 2008. ORF programme director Wolfgang Lorenz hinted that Austria may withdraw from the contest indefinitely, stating "ORF has no desire to send more talent out of Austria to a competition where they have no chances...
Should the situation change, we'll be happy to take part again". Despite withdrawing, the final of the 2008 contest was screened on ORF. In 2008, the EBU introduced two semi-finals to the contest, hoping that spreading countries out by random draw would prevent the kind of bloc voting that had warded Austria off. Additionally, they reintroduced juries to determine 50% of each country's result in 2009. However, Edgar Böhm, director of entertainment for ORF, said that the semi-final format "still incorporates a mix of countries who will be politically favoured in the voting process" and "that, unless a clear guideline as to how the semifinals are organised is made by the EBU, Austria will not be taking part in Moscow 2009". ORF decided not to participate in the 2009 contest, but did broadcast the final as in 2008; the EBU announced that they would work harder to bring Austria back to the contest in 2010, along with former participants Monaco and Italy. It was, confirmed that Austria would not participate in the 2010 Contest in Bærum.
In July 2010, the chairman of ORF, Alexander Wrabetz, stated that Austria would return for the 2011 contest, due to it being held in its neighbour Germany. In 2011, Austria reached the final for the first time since 2004. Table key NOTES: 1. ^ Specifically Styrian, a Southern Bavarian dialect spoken in Styria. 2. ^ Specifically Mühlviertler
Eurovision Song Contest 1960
The Eurovision Song Contest 1960 was the fifth edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in London, United Kingdom and was held at the Royal Festival Hall on Tuesday 29 March 1960; the show was hosted by Catherine Boyle. Following Teddy Scholten's win for the Netherlands at the 1959 contest in Cannes, France with the song "Een beetje", the Netherlands Television Foundation declined to host another contest so soon after staging the event in 1958; the honour of hosting the contest therefore passed to the United Kingdom, which had come second in 1959. Thirteen countries participated in the contest. Norway made their début, Luxembourg returned after their absence from the previous edition; the winner was France with the song "Tom Pillibi", performed by Jacqueline Boyer, written by Pierre Cour, composed by André Popp. This was France's second victory in the contest, following their win in 1958, their fourth consecutive top three placing. At the age of 18 years and 341 days, Jacqueline Boyer became the first teenager and the youngest artist yet to win the contest.
As of August 2018, this is the earliest Eurovision Song Contest where the winning performer is still living. The 1960 Eurovision Song Contest was hosted in London; this is the first edition held in the host country's capital city. The Royal Festival Hall, the venue for the 1960 contest, is a 2,900-seat concert and talks venue within Southbank Centre in London, it is situated on the South Bank of the River Thames, not far from Hungerford Bridge. The result was a win for France, however Germany and the UK led in the early stages of voting; the UK came second with 25 points, four more points than the winning song in 1959, Monaco came third on 15 points making up for their disappointing début result the year before. Interest in the contest started to grow across Europe, with the number of participating nations increasing to 13 this year. Norway made its debut with one of their leading jazz singers. Luxembourg returned to the contest after a one-year break with a song in native Luxembourgish language.
The Netherlands was mistakenly announced as Holland. The conductors of the orchestra for each country's performance were: United Kingdom - Eric Robinson Sweden - Thore Ehrling Luxembourg - Eric Robinson Denmark - Kai Mortensen Belgium - Henri Segers Norway - Øivind Bergh Austria - Robert Stolz Monaco - Raymond Lefèvre Switzerland - Cédric Dumont Netherlands - Dolf van der Linden Germany - Franz Josef Breuer Italy - Cinico Angelini France - Franck Pourcel The contest saw the return of one artist who had participated in its previous editions, with Belgium's representative Fud Leclerc, who represented the country in 1956 and 1958; each country had 10 jury members. The table below shows the order in which votes were cast during the 1960 contest along with the spokesperson, responsible for announcing the votes for their respective country; each national broadcaster sent a commentator to the contest, in order to provide coverage of the contest in their own native language. Details of the commentators and the broadcasting station for which they represented are included in the table below.
^ Although the song was performed in Norwegian, the title and sentence in the lyrics "Voi Voi" is in Northern Sami. Official website