Eurovision Song Contest 1968 was the 13th Eurovision Song Contest. The contest was won by the Spanis Station 1968 is the institution it was the first time that European viewers (outside UK) attended the competition in color. The BBC broadcast the next day the second time Eurovision color and to viewers in the UK. The Katie Boyle, cool and comfortable, presented for the third time the competition in front of an enthusiastic and ekdilotiko public. The same 17 countries attended the 1967 and 1968 in London. Big and undisputed favorites of 1968 the British CLIFF RICHARD with the song "CONGRATULATIONS". O Cliff Richard was already well known not only in the UK but across Europe. The public reaction when took the stage to interpret the British contribution, not described. The voting system remained the same as in 1967. The vote was the most exciting in the history of Eurovision, and the prize was literally the point, with Spain finally wins the big favorite UK, for just one degree!
The first victory of Spain won the competition with a scenario of film HITCHKOCK! The MASSIEL mobilized in the last minute by the Spanish TV to interpret "LA LA LA" got an unexpected victory since it was played up in the betting. The original performer of "LA LA LA", the Catalan JUAN MANUEL SERRAT wanted to sing the Catalan dialect, but was forbidden by the dictator FRANCO, who then ruled Spain. The "CONGRATULATIONS" became a global success despite the fact that it won the award.