Eurovision Song Contest 1956

1st edition of the Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest 1956 was the first edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It was held in Lugano, Switzerland. The event was hosted in Italian by Lohengrin Filipello. Seven countries participated, the least out of any Eurovision edition. Each country sent in two songs.

The winner was decided by a group of music experts, two from each country, named the "jury". Each juror voted once for their favourite song. The Luxembourgish jurors were unable to attend so two Swiss people took their place. The winner was Switzerland, with the song "Refrain" by Lys Assia.

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Order Country Performer Song Result
1   Netherlands Jetty Paerl "De vogels van Holland" Unknown
2    Switzerland Lys Assia "Das alte Karussell" Unknown
3   Belgium Fud Leclerc "Messieurs les noyés de la Seine" Unknown
4   Germany Walter Andreas Schwarz "Im Wartesaal zum großen Glück" Unknown
5   France Mathé Altéry "Le Temps perdu" Unknown
6   Luxembourg Michèle Arnaud "Ne crois pas" Unknown
7   Italy Franca Raimondi "Aprite le finestre" Unknown
8   Netherlands Corry Brokken "Voorgoed voorbij" Unknown
9    Switzerland Lys Assia "Refrain" Winner
10   Belgium Mony Marc "Le Plus beau jour de ma vie" Unknown
11   Germany Freddy Quinn "So geht das jede Nacht" Unknown
12   France Dany Dauberson "Il est là" Unknown
13   Luxembourg Michèle Arnaud "Les Amants de minuit" Unknown
14   Italy Tonina Torrielli "Amami se vuoi" Unknown