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Eurovision Song Contest

annual song competition held among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union

The Eurovision Song Contest is a song contest run by the European Broadcasting Union that started in 1956. Different singers representing countries in Europe compete every year.

Famous past winners include ABBA (representing their native Sweden in 1974), Céline Dion (though Canadian, she represented Switzerland) in 1988, Lordi (Finland, 2006), Loreen (Sweden, 2012) and Conchita Wurst (Austria, 2014).

One of Eurovision's most famous moments was in 1990 when Spain's entry suffered a technical fault at the start of the song but it was soon performed without any further problems.

The latest winner of the Eurovision Song Contest is Duncan Laurence of the Netherlands, achieving his country's fifth win of the contest (and first in 44 years) in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 2019, with his song "Arcade".

The country that had to wait the longest from its first participation to achieve a win was Portugal, which won with the song Amar pelos dois by Salvador Sobral in Kiev, Ukraine, in 2017.

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List of winnersEdit

Year Country Song Performer Article
1956    Switzerland Refrain Lys Assia ESC 1956
1957   Netherlands Net Als Toen Corry Brokken ESC 1957
1958   France Dors, Mon Amour André Claveau ESC 1958
1959   Netherlands Een Beetje Teddy Scholten ESC 1959
1960   France Tom Pillibi Jacqueline Boyer ESC 1960
1961   Luxembourg Nous les amoureux Jean-Claude Pascal ESC 1961
1962   France Un premier amour Isabelle Aubret ESC 1962
1963   Denmark Dansevise Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann ESC 1963
1964   Italy Non ho l'età (per amarti) Gigliola Cinquetti ESC 1964
1965   Luxembourg Poupée de cire, poupée de son France Gall ESC 1965
1966   Austria Merci Chérie Udo Jürgens ESC 1966
1967   United Kingdom Puppet On A String Sandie Shaw ESC 1967
1968   Spain La, la, la Massiel ESC 1968
1969[1]   Spain Vivo Cantando Salomé ESC 1969
  United Kingdom Boom Bang-a-Bang Lulu
  Netherlands De Troubadour Lennie Kuhr
  France Un jour, un enfant Frida Boccara
1970   Ireland All Kinds Of Everything Dana ESC 1970
1971   Monaco Un banc, un arbre, une rue Séverine ESC 1971
1972   Luxembourg Après Toi Vicky Leandros ESC 1972
1973   Luxembourg Tu Te Reconnaîtras Anne-Marie David ESC 1973
1974   Sweden Waterloo ABBA ESC 1974
1975   Netherlands Ding-A-Dong Teach-In ESC 1975
1976   United Kingdom Save Your Kisses For Me Brotherhood of Man ESC 1976
1977   France L'Oiseau Et L'Enfant Marie Myriam ESC 1977
1978   Israel A-Ba-Ni-Bi Izhar Cohen & Alphabeta ESC 1978
1979   Israel Hallelujah Gali Atari & Milk and Honey ESC 1979
1980   Ireland What's Another Year? Johnny Logan ESC 1980
1981   United Kingdom Making Your Mind Up Bucks Fizz ESC 1981
1982   Germany Ein Bisschen Frieden Nicole ESC 1982
1983   Luxembourg Si la vie est cadeau Corinne Hermès ESC 1983
1984   Sweden Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley Herreys ESC 1984
1985   Norway La det swinge Bobbysocks ESC 1985
1986   Belgium J'aime la vie Sandra Kim ESC 1986
1987   Ireland Hold Me Now Johnny Logan ESC 1987
1988    Switzerland Ne partez pas sans moi Céline Dion ESC 1988
1989   Yugoslavia Rock Me Riva ESC 1989
1990   Italy Insieme: 1992 Toto Cutugno ESC 1990
1991   Sweden Fångad av en stormvind Carola ESC 1991
1992   Ireland Why Me Linda Martin ESC 1992
1993   Ireland In Your Eyes Niamh Kavanagh ESC 1993
1994   Ireland Rock 'n' Roll Kids Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan ESC 1994
1995   Norway Nocturne Secret Garden ESC 1995
1996   Ireland The Voice Eimear Quinn ESC 1996
1997   United Kingdom Love Shine A Light Katrina and the Waves ESC 1997
1998   Israel Diva Dana International ESC 1998
1999   Sweden Take Me to Your Heaven Charlotte Nilsson ESC 1999
2000   Denmark Fly On The Wings Of Love Olsen Brothers ESC 2000
2001   Estonia Everybody Tanel Padar, Dave Benton & 2XL ESC 2001
2002   Latvia I Wanna Marie N ESC 2002
2003   Turkey Everyway That I Can Sertab Erener ESC 2003
2004   Ukraine Wild Dances Ruslana ESC 2004
2005   Greece My Number One Elena Paparizou ESC 2005
2006   Finland Hard Rock Hallelujah Lordi ESC 2006
2007   Serbia Molitva Marija Šerifović ESC 2007
2008   Russia Believe Dima Bilan ESC 2008
2009   Norway Fairytale Alexander Rybak ESC 2009
2010   Germany Satellite Lena Meyer-Landrut ESC 2010
2011   Azerbaijan Running Scared Ell and Nikki ESC 2011
2012   Sweden Euphoria Loreen ESC 2012
2013   Denmark Only Teardrops Emmelie de Forest ESC 2013
2014   Austria Rise Like a Phoenix Conchita Wurst ESC 2014
2015   Sweden Heroes Måns Zelmerlöw ESC 2015
2016   Ukraine 1944 Jamala ESC 2016
2017   Portugal Amar pelos dois Salvador Sobral ESC 2017
2018   Israel Toy Netta Barzilai ESC 2018
2019   Netherlands Arcade Duncan Laurence ESC 2019

Junior winnersEdit

Year Country Song Performer Article
2003   Croatia Ti si moja prva ljubav Dino Jelusić JESC 2003
2004   Spain Antes muerta que sencilla María Isabel JESC 2004
2005   Belarus My vmeste (Мы вместе) Ksenia Sitnik JESC 2005
2006   Russia Vesenniy Jazz (Весенний джаз) The Tolmachevy Twins JESC 2006
2007   Belarus S druz'yami (С друзьями) Alexey Zhigalkovich JESC 2007
2008   Georgia Bzz.. Bzikebi JESC 2008
2009   The Netherlands Click Clack Ralf Mackenbach JESC 2009
2010   Armenia Mama (Մամա) Vladimir Arzumanyan JESC 2010
2011   Georgia Candy Music CANDY JESC 2011
2012   Ukraine Nebo (Небо) Anastasiya Petryk JESC 2012
2013   Malta The Start Gaia Cauchi JESC 2013
2014   Italy Tu primo grande amore Vincenzo Cantiello JESC 2014
2015   Malta Not my soul Destiny Chukunyere JESC 2015
2016   Georgia Mzeo (მზეო) Mariam Mamadashvili JESC 2016
2017   Russia Wings Polina Bogusevich JESC 2017
2018   Poland Anyone I Want To Be Roksana Wegiel JESC 2018

NotesEdit

  1. ^ In 1969 four countries were joint winners as there was no rule for a tie.

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