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Eurovision song contest

The Eurovision was first held on May, 24th 1956, becoming one of the longest-running television shows in the world. Held annually held among members of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), it attracts some 600 million viewers from around the world even though only citizens of the member countries may vote for the winning song. Many of the winners have gone on to become world-famous stars, including ABBA, Celine Dion, and Katrina and the Waves.

Eurovision winners

Year Country Song Performer Host city
1956 Switzerland Refrain Lys Assia Lugano
1957 Netherlands Net Als Toen Corry Brokken Frankfurt am Main
1958 France Dors, Mon Amour André Claveau Hilversum
1959 Netherlands Een Beetje Teddy Scholten Cannes
1960 France Tom Pillibi Jacqueline Boyer London
1961 Luxembourg Nous les amoureux Jean-Claude Pascal Cannes
1962 France Un premier amour Isabelle Aubret Luxembourg
1963 Denmark Dansevise Grethe & Jørgen Ingmann London
1964 Italy Non ho l’età (per amarti) Gigliola Cinquetti Copenhagen
1965 Luxembourg Poupée de cire, poupée de son France Gall Naples
1966 Austria Merci Chérie Udo Jürgens Luxembourg
1967 United Kingdom Puppet on a String Sandie Shaw Vienna
1968 Spain La, la, la Massiel London
1969 Spain Vivo Cantando Salomé Madrid
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 Amsterdam
1971 Monaco Un banc, un arbre, une rue Séverine Dublin
1972 Luxembourg Après Toi Vicky Leandros Edinburgh
1973 Luxembourg Tu Te Reconnaîtras Anne-Marie David Luxembourg
1974 Sweden Waterloo ABBA Brighton
1975 Netherlands Ding-A-Dong Teach-In Stockholm
1976 United Kingdom Save Your Kisses for Me Brotherhood of Man The Hague
1977 France L’Oiseau Et L’Enfant Marie Myriam London
1978 Israel A-Ba-Ni-Bi Izhar Cohen & Alphabeta Paris
1979 Israel Hallelujah Gali Atari & Milk and Honey Jerusalem
1980 Ireland What’s Another Year? Johnny Logan The Hague
1981 United Kingdom Making Your Mind Up Bucks Fizz Dublin
1982 Germany Ein Bisschen Frieden Nicole Harrogate
1983 Luxembourg Si la vie est cadeau Corinne Hermès Munich
1984 Sweden Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley Herreys Luxembourg
1985 Norway La det swinge Bobbysocks Gothenburg
1986 Belgium J’aime la vie Sandra Kim Bergen
1987 Ireland Hold Me Now Johnny Logan Brussels
1988 Switzerland Ne partez pas sans moi Céline Dion Dublin
1989 Yugoslavia Rock Me Riva Lausanne
1990 Italy Insieme: 1992 Toto Cutugno Zagreb
1991 Sweden Fångad av en stormvind Carola Rome
1992 Ireland Why Me Linda Martin Malmö
1993 Ireland In Your Eyes Niamh Kavanagh Millstreet
1994 Ireland Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids Paul Harrington & Charlie McGettigan Dublin
1995 Norway Nocturne Secret Garden Dublin
1996 Ireland The Voice Eimear Quinn Oslo
1997 United Kingdom Love Shine a Light Katrina and the Waves Dublin
1998 Israel Diva Dana International Birmingham
1999 Sweden Take Me to Your Heaven Charlotte Nilsson Jerusalem
2000 Denmark Fly on the Wings of Love Olsen Brothers Stockholm
2001 Estonia Everybody Tanel Padar, Dave Benton & 2XL Copenhagen
2002 Latvia I Wanna Marie N Tallinn
2003 Turkey Everyway That I Can Sertab Erener Riga
2004 Ukraine Wild Dances Ruslana Istanbul
2005 Greece My Number One Helena Paparizou Kiev
2006 Finland Hard Rock Hallelujah Lordi Athens
2007 Serbia Molitva Marija Šerifovic Helsinki
2008 Russia Believe Dima Bilan Belgrade
2009 Nowray Fairy Tale Alexander Rybak Moscow

02/06/2010. Category: music. Tags: , .

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