Take a look at when Edinburgh hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 1972

Eurovision, the much loved song competition, was sadly cancelled this year due to the coronavirus lockdown

Thursday, 14th May 2020, 5:05 pm
Updated Thursday, 14th May 2020, 5:05 pm
This is when Edinburgh hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 1972
This is when Edinburgh hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 1972

However that doesn’t stop us looking back at the competitions that have taken place in the past - including when Edinburgh hosted Eurovision at Usher Hall in 1972. Here are some highlights from the event

Here you can see The New Seekers on the West End of Princes Street, by a sign that points in the direction of the Usher Hall, where the Eurovision song contest took place. The New Seekers were the UK entry in 1972.
Moira Shearer hosted the 1972 contest - she was an internationally renowned British ballet dancer and actress. Shearer is best remembered for her performances in the likes of The Red Shoes (1948) and Peeping Tom (1960).

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The original host for the 1972 Eurovision contest was meant to be Monaco, however they were unable to meet the demands of hosting the event - the BBC stepped in and the contest was staged in Edinburgh instead.
Luxembourg won the 1972 contest, with their song Apres toi, sung in French by Vicky Leandros.
The new seekers sang Beg, Steal or Borrow, and landed the UK in second place.
Each country had two jury members, one aged between 16 and 25, the other between 26 and 55, who awarded between 1 to 5 points each for each performance, excluding their own country's performance.
The interval act for the 1972 contest was performed outside the vast Esplanade of the Great Hall of Edinburgh Castle.
The Irish entry, Sandie Jones, sung Ceol An Ghra in the Irish language, and according to the Eurovision website, it remains until now the only song ever sung in Irish in the history of the song contest.
The Malta entry, Helen and Joseph, came last in 1972 with only 48 points for their song L-imhabba.
Luxemburg racked up a total of 128 points in 1972, securing the win. Next year, winning singer Vicky Leandros would try to enter the song contest again but only came 3rd in the German national final for the contest.