France won Eurovision 1977 with the song: L'oiseau et l'enfant, singer was Marie Myriam Eurovision song contest1977. Yugoslavia continuously participated in the competition since 1961, abstained for reasons unknown. Tunisia will be the first Arab and African country would take part in the competition but withdrew its involvement after the draw of the series in appearance because of the involvement of Israel. Sweden came back after its absence in 1976. BBC had planned to contest the April 2, but a strike by technicians from the station moved the date to May 7.