Non Ho L'Età
"Non ho l'età" was the winning song in the Eurovision Song Contest 1964
Eurovision Song Contest 1964
The Eurovision Song Contest 1964 was the ninth Eurovision Song Contest. It was held in Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark after the Danish victory the previous year. Sweden did not participate because of a boycott by singers. They did however broadcast it...

, held in Copenhagen
Copenhagen is the capital and largest city of Denmark, with an urban population of 1,199,224 and a metropolitan population of 1,930,260 . With the completion of the transnational Øresund Bridge in 2000, Copenhagen has become the centre of the increasingly integrating Øresund Region...

. It was performed in Italian
Italian language
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 by Gigliola Cinquetti
Gigliola Cinquetti
Gigliola Cinquetti is an Italian singer, TV presenter and journalist.-Biography:At the age of 16 she won the Sanremo Music Festival in 1964 singing "Non ho l'età" , with music composed by Nicola Salerno and lyrics by Mario Panzeri...

 representing Italy
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. Like all previous Italian Eurovision entries, the song had also won that year's San Remo Music Festival. Cinquetti was sixteen years old at the time, making her the second youngest Eurovision winner in history after Belgium
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's Sandra Kim
Sandra Kim
Sandra Caldarone , better known as Sandra Kim, is a Belgian singer of Italian descent who won the Eurovision Song Contest 1986 held in Bergen, Norway, on 3 May 1986....

 who claimed she was fifteen when she won the contest with "J'aime la vie
J'Aime La Vie
"J'aime la vie" was the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 1986, performed for Belgium by Sandra Kim. Belgium had finished the 1985 Contest in last place, and thus achieved the rare turnaround from last to first in the space of one year...

" in Bergen
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 in 1986 - although it was later revealed that Kim, in fact, was only thirteen.

The song was performed twelfth on the night, following Portugal
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's António Calvário
Antonio Calvário
António Calvário da Paz is a famous Portuguese singer/artist from the late 1950s and 1960s. He represented Portugal in the 1964 Eurovision Song Contest, in Denmark, with the song "Oração" ....

 with "Oração
"Oração" was the Portuguese entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1964, performed in Portuguese by António Calvário. This was Portugal's debut entry in the contest, and consequently the first time the Portuguese language had been used....

" and preceding Yugoslavia
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's Sabahudin Kurt
Sabahudin Kurt
Sabahudin Kurt is a Bosnian singer who representated the former Yugoslavia in the Eurovision Song Contest 1964 with the entry "Život je sklopio krug". He finished 13th with the dreaded nul points....

 with "Život je sklopio krug
Život je sklopio krug
"Život je sklopio krug" "Život je sklopio krug" "Život je sklopio krug" (English translation "Life has come full circle" was the Yugoslavian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1964, performed in Bosnian by Sabahudin Kurt....

". By the close of voting, it had received 49 points, placing it first in a field of 16.

"Non ho l'età" became a considerable commercial success for Cinquetti, both in Italy, the rest of Continental Europe, Scandinavia and throughout the world; she also recorded the song in English ("This is My Prayer"), Spanish ("No Tengo Edad"), French ("Je suis à toi"), German ("Luna nel blu") and Japanese ("Yumemiru Omoi") and the song has since also been covered by a wide range of artists in other languages.

The song was succeeded as Contest winner in 1965 by France Gall
France Gall
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 singing "Poupée de cire, poupée de son
Poupée de cire, poupée de son
"Poupée de cire, poupée de son" was the winning entry in the Eurovision Song Contest of 1965. It was performed in French by French singer France Gall, representing Luxembourg....

" for Luxembourg
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It was succeeded as Italian representative
Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest
Italy participated in the Eurovision Song Contest frequently from 1956 to 1997. It was one of only seven countries that competed at the very first contest...

 at the 1965 Contest
Eurovision Song Contest 1965
The Eurovision Song Contest 1965 was the 10th in the series. Luxembourg's win was their second. Belgium, Finland, Germany, and Spain each scored "null points" for the second time. The 1965 contest marked the debut of Ireland, a country which later went on to dominate the competition. This was also...

 by Bobby Solo
Bobby Solo
Bobby Solo is an Italian singer and musician.Solo was born in Rome.In 1964, he participated in the Sanremo Music Festival with the song "Una lacrima sul viso" , but he was disqualified for singing with playback which was contrary to the festival regulations. The song, however, became a global hit...

 with "Se piangi, se ridi
Se Piangi, Se Ridi
"Se piangi, se ridi" was the Italian entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1965, performed in Italian by Bobby Solo....


Cinquetti returned to Eurovision in 1974, when she finished second with "
Sì (song)
"Sì" is the name of the Italian entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 1974, which finished second behind the Swedish entry "Waterloo" sung by ABBA.-Background:...

" after ABBA
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's "Waterloo" and in 1991 she co-hosted the contest with Toto Cutugno
Toto Cutugno
Salvatore "Toto" Cutugno is an Italian pop singer-songwriter and musician.-Biography:Toto Cutugno was born in Fosdinovo, Tuscany, to a Sicilian father and a Tuscan mother. Shortly after his birth the family moved to La Spezia ....

 when it was held in Rome
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