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Summary Article: Eurovision Song Contest
from The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia with Atlas and Weather Guide

First staged in Switzerland in 1956, the event is now transmitted in over 40 countries. Eurovision is actually the name given to the Europe-wide TV distribution network run by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

Year Song Artist Country
1956 ‘Refrain’ Lys Assia Switzerland
1957 ‘Net Als Toen’ Corry Brokken Netherlands
1958 ‘Dors Mon Amour’ Andre Claveau France
1959 ‘Een Beetje’ Teddy Scholten Netherlands
1960 ‘Tom Pillibi’ Jacqueline Boyer France
1961 ‘Nous Les Amoureux’ Jean-Claude Pascal Luxembourg
1962 ‘Un Premier Amour’ Isabelle Aubret France
1963 ‘Dansevise’ Grethe and Jorgen Ingmann Denmark
1964 ‘No Ho L'Eta’ Gigliola Cinquetti Italy
1965 ‘Poupee De Cire, Poupee De Son’ France Gall Luxembourg
1966 ‘Merci Cherie’ Udo Jurgens Austria
1967 ‘Puppet On A String’ Sandie Shaw United Kingdom
1968 ‘La La La’ Massiel Spain
1969 ‘Vivo Cantando’ Salome Spain
‘Boom Bang-A-Bang’ Lulu United Kingdom
‘De Troubadour’ Lennie Kuhr Netherlands
‘Un Jour, Un Enfant’ Frida Boccara France
1970 ‘All Kinds Of Everything’ Dana Ireland
1971 ‘Un Banc, Un Arbre, Une Rue’ Severine Monaco
1972 ‘Apres Toi’ Vicky Leandros Luxembourg
1973 ‘Tu Te Reconnaitras’ Anne-Marie David Luxembourg
1974 ‘Waterloo’ Abba Sweden
1975 ‘Ding Dinge Dong’ Teach-In Netherlands
1976 ‘Save Your Kisses For Me’ Brotherhood of Man United Kingdom
1977 ‘L'Oiseau Et L'Enfant’ Marie Myriam France
1978 ‘A Ba Ni Bi’ Yizhar Cohen and Alphabeta Israel
1979 ‘Hallelujah’ Milk and Honey Israel
1980 ‘What's Another Year’ Johnny Logan Ireland
1981 ‘Making Your Mind Up’ Bucks Fizz United Kingdom
1982 ‘Ein Bisschen Frieden’ Nicole Germany
1983 ‘Si La Vie Est Cadeau’ Corinne Hermes Luxembourg
1984 ‘Diggi Loo-Diggi Ley’ Herreys Sweden
1985 ‘La Det Swinge’ Bobbysocks Norway
1986 ‘J'Aime La Vie’ Sandra Kim Belgium
1987 ‘Hold Me Now’ Johnny Logan Ireland
1988 ‘Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi’ Céline Dion Switzerland
1989 ‘Rock Me’ Riva Yugoslavia
1990 ‘Insieme: 1992’ Toto Cutugno Italy
1991 ‘Fångad Av En Stormvind’ Carola Sweden
1992 ‘Why Me?’ Linda Martin Ireland
1993 ‘In Your Eyes’ Niamh Kavanagh Ireland
1994 ‘Rock 'n' Roll Kids’ Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan Ireland
1995 ‘Nocturne’ Secret Garden Norway
1996 ‘The Voice’ Eimear Quinn Ireland
1997 ‘Love Shine a Light’ Katrina and the Waves United Kingdom
1998 ‘Diva’ Dana International Israel
1999 ‘Take Me to Your Heaven’ Charlotte Nilsson Sweden
2000 ‘Fly on the Wings of Love’ Joergen and Niels Olsen Denmark
2001 ‘Everybody’ Tanel Padar and Dave Benton Estonia
2002 ‘I Wanna’ Marie Latvia
2003 ‘Every Way That I Can’ Sertab Erener Turkey
2004 ‘Wild Dances’ Ruslana Lyzhichko Ukraine
2005 ‘My Number One’ Helena Greece
2006 ‘Hard Rock Hallelujah’ Lordi Finland
2007 ‘Molitva’ Marija Serifovic Serbia
2008 ‘Believe’ Dima Bilan Russia
2009 ‘Fairytale’ Alexander Rybak Norway
2010 ‘Satellite’ Lena Germany
2011 ‘Running Scared’ Eli & Nikki Azerbaijan
2012 ‘Euphoria’ Loreen Sweden
2013 ‘Only Teardrops’ Emmelie de Forest Denmark
2014 ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’ Conchita Wurst Austria
2015 ‘Heroes’ Måns Zelmerlöw Sweden
2016 ‘1944’ Jamala Ukraine
2017 ‘Amar Pelos Dois’ Salvador Sobral Portugal

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