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Switzerland has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest every year since it began, except 1995, 1999, 2001, and 2003. Switzerland hosted the first contest in 1956, and won it themselves. Switzerland has won the contest twice, in 1956 and 1988. A third victory in 1963 could have been possibly had Katie Boyle not recalled the Norwegian for their votes again. In 2007 Switzerland was the hot favourite to win, yet their entry failed to qualify.

Although most of the Swiss representatives are national acts not known outside of the country, many internationally successful artists have represented the country. In 1988 Céline Dion
Celine Dion
Céline Marie Claudette Dion, , , is a Canadian singer. Born to a large family from Charlemagne, Quebec, Dion emerged as a teen star in the French-speaking world after her manager and future husband René Angélil mortgaged his home to finance her first record...

 won the contest for Switzerland, in 1993 Annie Cotton
Annie Cotton
Ann Cotton is a Canadian actress and singer.Cotton played a role in a popular TV series called Watatatow...

 finished third, and in 2005 the girl band Vanilla Ninja
Vanilla Ninja
Vanilla Ninja is a three-piece Estonian girl band which has enjoyed chart success in a number of countries across Europe, especially in Estonia, Germany and Austria....

 finished 8th. Esther Ofarim's 1963 second-place finish helped establish her as an international success.

Despite a fourth consecutive semi-final failure, as well as increasing pressure to withdraw from the Contest SRG SSR has confirmed that they have no current plans to withdraw from the contest, claiming that "the Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest
The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual competition held among active member countries of the European Broadcasting Union .Each member country submits a song to be performed on live television and then casts votes for the other countries' songs to determine the most popular song in the competition...

 costs the broadcaster less than some entertainment shows". However, the country eventually qualified again for the final in the 2011
Eurovision Song Contest 2011
The Eurovision Song Contest 2011 was the 56th annual Eurovision Song Contest and was won by Eldar & Nigar performing "Running Scared" for Azerbaijan. The event took place in the Esprit Arena in Düsseldorf, Germany, following Germany's win in the previous year...

 contest, with only one more point than Malta
Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest
Malta has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest since 1971. At first the island state sent songs in its native language, Maltese, but it failed to rank highly, and withdrew after the 1975 contest. Since its return in 1991, however, it has achieved eight top ten placings in a row, including...

 and Armenia
Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest
Armenia debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006 with the song "Without Your Love" performed by André. Armenia had never entered the competition before, therefore it had to compete in the semi final. André was the first performer of the semi-finals...

.

Absences


Switzerland had been absent from Eurovision four times since their participation began in the first contest. These absences, in 1995
Eurovision Song Contest 1995
The Eurovision Song Contest 1995 was the 40th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 13 May 1995 in the Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. The presenter was Mary Kennedy. This contest broke the chain of victories that Ireland enjoyed in 1992, 1993, and 1994...

, 1999
Eurovision Song Contest 1999
The Eurovision Song Contest 1999 was the 44th Eurovision Song Contest, held on 29 May 1999 in Jerusalem, Israel after Dana International won the contest the previous year in the United Kingdom. The venue for the contest was the International Convention Center...

, 2001
Eurovision Song Contest 2001
The Eurovision Song Contest 2001 was the 46th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 12 May 2001 in the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was the first time in 36 years that Denmark hosted the Eurovision Song Contest, thanks to the Olsen Brothers' win the previous year in Stockholm...

 and 2003
Eurovision Song Contest 2003
The Eurovision Song Contest 2003 was the forty-eighth Eurovision Song Contest, held at the Skonto Hall in Riga, Latvia on 24 May 2003. The hosts were Marie N and Renārs Kaupers. Sertab Erener, the Turkish entrant, won the contest with "Everyway That I Can", scoring 167 points. The winning...

 were caused by poor results in previous contests that relegated Switzerland from the contest.

Contestants







Switzerland has four official languages, French
French language
French is a Romance language spoken as a first language in France, the Romandy region in Switzerland, Wallonia and Brussels in Belgium, Monaco, the regions of Quebec and Acadia in Canada, and by various communities elsewhere. Second-language speakers of French are distributed throughout many parts...

, German
German language
German is a West Germanic language, related to and classified alongside English and Dutch. With an estimated 90 – 98 million native speakers, German is one of the world's major languages and is the most widely-spoken first language in the European Union....

, Italian
Italian language
Italian is a Romance language spoken mainly in Europe: Italy, Switzerland, San Marino, Vatican City, by minorities in Malta, Monaco, Croatia, Slovenia, France, Libya, Eritrea, and Somalia, and by immigrant communities in the Americas and Australia...

, and Romansh. For decades, the song requirements stated that the song had to be performed in a national language, which gave Switzerland leeway as they could perform in any of the four languages. Out of their 51 appearances in the Contest, Switzerland has sent 52 songs, 24 of which were in French, 12 in German, nine in Italian, six in English, and one in Romansh. Both of Switzerland's winning songs have been sung in French.

In the table below, wins are highlighted with a gold background colour, 2nd places with silver, and 3rd places with bronze. Last placements are in red.
Year Artist Title Final Points Semi Points
1956
Eurovision Song Contest 1956
The Eurovision Song Contest 1956 was the first edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, held at the Teatro Kursaal in Lugano, Switzerland on 24 May 1956...

Lys Assia
Lys Assia
Lys Assia born Rosa Mina Schärer on 3 March 1924, Rupperswil, Aargau, Switzerland) is a Swiss singer who won the first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. When Lys Assia was a young girl she was a dancer. In 1940, however, she stood in for a female singer...

"Das alte Karussell
Das Alte Karussell
"Das alte Karussell" was the first Swiss entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1956.It was performed in German by Lys Assia.It is unknown what position the song finished, as only the winning song was announced....

"
10 -
1956
Eurovision Song Contest 1956
The Eurovision Song Contest 1956 was the first edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, held at the Teatro Kursaal in Lugano, Switzerland on 24 May 1956...

Lys Assia
Lys Assia
Lys Assia born Rosa Mina Schärer on 3 March 1924, Rupperswil, Aargau, Switzerland) is a Swiss singer who won the first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. When Lys Assia was a young girl she was a dancer. In 1940, however, she stood in for a female singer...

"Refrain
Refrain (song)
"Refrain" was the winning song of the Eurovision Song Contest 1956, co-written by Émile Gardaz and Géo Voumard, performed by Lys Assia representing Switzerland. It was the first-ever winner of the Contest, but not the first-ever performance by Switzerland...

"
1 -
1957
Eurovision Song Contest 1957
The Eurovision Song Contest 1957 was the 2nd Eurovision Song Contest. Like the first contest, this one was still mainly a radio programme, but there was a noticeable increase in the number of people with televisions....

Lys Assia
Lys Assia
Lys Assia born Rosa Mina Schärer on 3 March 1924, Rupperswil, Aargau, Switzerland) is a Swiss singer who won the first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. When Lys Assia was a young girl she was a dancer. In 1940, however, she stood in for a female singer...

"L'enfant que j'étais
L'enfant que j'étais
"L'enfant que j'étais" was the Swiss entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1957, performed in French by Lys Assia.The song was performed last on the night, following Denmark's Birthe Wilke & Gustav Winckler with "Skibet skal sejle i nat"...

"
8 5
1958
Eurovision Song Contest 1958
The Eurovision Song Contest 1958 was the third Eurovision Song Contest. The convention that the winning country from a year hosted the following year's contest was introduced in this year. France's win was their first. It was the last time to date that the United Kingdom did not enter the contest...

Lys Assia
Lys Assia
Lys Assia born Rosa Mina Schärer on 3 March 1924, Rupperswil, Aargau, Switzerland) is a Swiss singer who won the first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. When Lys Assia was a young girl she was a dancer. In 1940, however, she stood in for a female singer...

"Giorgio
Giorgio (song)
"Giorgio" was the Swiss entrant to the Eurovision Song Contest 1958, held in Hilversum, the Netherlands. It was performed in German and Italian...

"
2 24
1959
Eurovision Song Contest 1959
The Eurovision Song Contest 1959 was the fourth Eurovision Song Contest. It was held in Cannes, following the French victory the previous year....

Christa Williams
Christa Williams
Christa Williams is a German pop singer most popular in the late 1950s and early 1960s....

"Irgendwoher
Irgendwoher
"Irgendwoher" was the Swiss entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 1959, composed by Lothar Löffler and performed in German by Christa Williams...

"
4 14
1960
Eurovision Song Contest 1960
The Eurovision Song Contest 1960 was the fifth in the series, and was held on 29 March 1960 in London. France's win this year was their second in the contest....

Anita Traversi
Anita Traversi
Anita Traversi was a Swiss singer, best known for her participation in the Eurovision Song Contests of 1960 and 1964.-Early career :...

"Cielo e terra
Cielo e terra
"Cielo e terra" was the Swiss entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 1960, composed by Mario Robbiani and performed in Italian by Anita Traversi....

"
8 5
1961
Eurovision Song Contest 1961
The Eurovision Song Contest 1961 was the sixth Eurovision Song Contest. A total of sixteen countries took part in the Contest, including the three debuting countries: Finland, Spain, and Yugoslavia. It was held on 18 March 1961 and was the first to take place on a Saturday night, a tradition that...

Franca Di Rienzo
Franca di Rienzo
-Eurovision Song Contest 1961:In 1961, Di Rienzo represented Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1961 with the song "Nous aurons demain" . Di Rienzo finished in third place receiving 16 points.-After Eurovision:...

"Nous aurons demain
Nous aurons demain
"Nous aurons demain" was the Swiss entrant to the Eurovision Song Contest 1961, held in Cannes, France, and was performed in French.The song was performed by Franca di Rienzo, and was composed by Géo Voumard and Émile Gardaz....

"
3 16
1962
Eurovision Song Contest 1962
The Eurovision Song Contest 1962 was the seventh in the series. France's win was their third and marked the first time a country had won three contests. Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, and Spain all scored "null points" for the first time....

Jean Philippe "Le retour
Le retour
"Le retour" was the Swiss entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 1962, composed by Mario Robbiani and performed in French by Jean Philippe, who had previously represented France in 1959 with "Oui, oui, oui, oui"....

"
10 2
1963
Eurovision Song Contest 1963
The Eurovision Song Contest 1963 was the 8th Eurovision Song Contest. France had won the contest in 1962 but were incapable of hosting in 1963, as was their right, due to financial shortcomings. As was the case in 1960 - and as would become a tradition when smaller broadcasters could not afford to...

Esther Ofarim "T'en va pas
T'en va pas (Esther Ofarim song)
"T'en va pas" was the Swiss entrant to the Eurovision Song Contest 1963. It was sung in French by Esther Ofarim.The song performed tenth on the night...

"
2 40
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...

Anita Traversi
Anita Traversi
Anita Traversi was a Swiss singer, best known for her participation in the Eurovision Song Contests of 1960 and 1964.-Early career :...

"I miei pensieri
I miei pensieri
"I miei pensieri" is a song by Anita Traversi, performed in Italian, which represented Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1964...

"
13 0
1965
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...

Yovanna
Yovanna
Yovanna is a Greek singer and writer, known for her participation on behalf of Switzerland in the 1965 Eurovision Song Contest....

"Non, à jamais sans toi
Non, à jamais sans toi
"Non, à jamais sans toi" is a song by Yovanna, stage name of Ioanna Fassou Kalpaxi, performed in French. The song represented Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest 1965....

"
8 8
1966
Eurovision Song Contest 1966
The Eurovision Song Contest 1966 was the 11th edition and was held on 5 March 1966 in Luxembourg, Luxembourg. The rule stating that a country could only sing in any of its national languages was originally created in this year. This was possibly created due to the 1965 Swedish entry, "Absent...

Madeleine Pascal "Ne vois-tu pas?" 6 12
1967
Eurovision Song Contest 1967
The Eurovision Song Contest 1967 was the twelfth Eurovision Song Contest. The presenter became confused whilst the voting was taking place, and declared the United Kingdom's entry to be the winner before the last country, Ireland, had announced its votes...

Géraldine
Geraldine
The feminine form of the first name Gerald. Famous women named Geraldine include:*Geraldine Ferraro, United States congresswoman and 1984 Vice Presidential candidate*Geraldine Chaplin, actress*Geraldine Fitzgerald, actress*Geraldine Page, actress...

"Quel coeur vas-tu briser?" 17 0
1968
Eurovision Song Contest 1968
The Eurovision Song Contest 1968 was the 13th Eurovision Song Contest. The contest was won by the Spanish song "La, la, la", performed by Massiel....

Gianni Mascolo
Gianni Mascolo
Gianni Mascolo is an Italian singer, best known for his participation on behalf of Switzerland in the 1968 Eurovision Song Contest....

"Guardando il sole
Guardando il sole
"Guardando il sole" was the Swiss entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1968, performed in Italian by Gianni Mascolo....

"
13 2
1969
Eurovision Song Contest 1969
The Eurovision Song Contest 1969 was the 14th in the series. It was the first time that the contest resulted in a tie for first place, with four countries each gaining 18 votes. Since there was at the time no rule to cover such an eventuality, all four countries were declared joint winners...

Paola del Medico
Paola del Medico
Paola Felix-del Medico is a Swiss singer.Born in Saint-Gall, she has sung in German, mainly, and in French. She represented Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1969 with the entry "Bonjour, Bonjour", finishing in fifth place....

"Bonjour, Bonjour
Bonjour, Bonjour
"Bonjour, Bonjour" was the Swiss entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1969, performed in German by Paola del Medico.The song is a ballad with Paola del Medico describing how the days are when she and her lover are together and her lover loves her: "The sky laughs like my heart, when you love me...

"
5 13
1970
Eurovision Song Contest 1970
The Eurovision Song Contest 1970 was the 15th Eurovision Song Contest, held on 21 March 1970 at the RAI Congrescentrum in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The Amsterdam contest is regarded as one of the most significant in Eurovision history for a number of reasons....

Henri Des
Henri Dès
Henri Dès is a French language children's singer and songwriter immensely popular in European Francophone countries. In 1970, he released his first album, Retour...

"Retour
Retour
"Retour" was the Swiss entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1970, performed in French by Henri Dès. Dès has released this song in another languages:* "Mädchen gibt es überall" * "Return" * "A mi regreso"...

"
4 8
1971
Eurovision Song Contest 1971
The Eurovision Song Contest 1971 was the sixteenth Eurovision Song Contest and the first held in Dublin, Ireland. The new voting system that was introduced in this Eurovision did have one big problem: some juries gave fewer points out than others...

Peter, Sue and Marc
Peter, Sue and Marc
Peter, Sue and Marc were a Swiss music group from Bern. The members were Peter Reber , Sue Schell , and Marc Dietrich...

"Les illusions de nos vingt ans
Les illusions de nos vingt ans
"Les illusions de nos vingt ans" is a song by Peter, Sue and Marc sung in French that represented Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest 1971 in Dublin, Ireland...

"
12 78
1972
Eurovision Song Contest 1972
The Eurovision Song Contest 1972 was the 17th edition series. Monaco was unable to host this year's Eurovision as they were unable to provide the resources. They approached French TV, who agreed to produce the contest, but only if the contest was staged in France and not the planned Monte Carlo...

Veronique Mueller "C'est la chanson de mon amour
C'est la chanson de mon amour
"C'est la chanson de mon amour" was the Swiss entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1972, performed in French by Véronique Müller....

"
8 88
1973
Eurovision Song Contest 1973
The Eurovision Song Contest 1973 was the eighteenth Eurovision Song Contest and was held in Luxembourg. The language rule forcing countries to enter songs sung in any of their national languages was dropped, so performers from some countries sang in English....

Patrick Juvet
Patrick Juvet
Patrick Juvet is a former model turned singer-songwriter, who had a string of hit records in France...

"Je vais me marier, Marie
Je vais me marier, Marie
"Je vais me marier, Marie" was the Swiss entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1973, performed in French by Patrick Juvet....

"
12 79
1974
Eurovision Song Contest 1974
The Eurovision Song Contest 1974 was the 19th Eurovision Song Contest. It was held in the seaside resort of Brighton on the south coast of the United Kingdom...

Piera Martell
Piera Martell
Piera Martell is a Swiss singer, best known for her participation in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest.In 1974, Martell took part in the Swiss Eurovision selection with the song "Mein Ruf nach dir" , which won the competition and went forward to the 19th Eurovision Song Contest, held in Brighton,...

"Mein Ruf nach dir
Mein Ruf nach dir
"Mein Ruf nach dir" is a song by Piera Martell that represented Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest 1974. The song was composed by Pepe Ederer....

"
14 3
1975
Eurovision Song Contest 1975
The Eurovision Song Contest 1975 was the 20th edition of the contest hosted by SR and held in Stockholm, Sweden. The arena for the event was the newly built Stockholm International Fairs in Älvsjö in southern Stockholm. ABBA's victory in Brighton the previous year gave Sweden the right to host the...

Simone Drexel "Mikado
Mikado (song)
"Mikado" was the Swiss entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1975, performed in German by Simone Drexel.The song is about the game Mikado. At the close of voting, it had received 77 points, placing 6th in a field of 19....

"
6 77
1976
Eurovision Song Contest 1976
The Eurovision Song Contest 1976, the 21st in the series, was held in The Hague, Netherlands, on 3 April 1976. With Corry Brokken as the presenter – the first time a previous winner of the contest had played hostess – the contest was won by Brotherhood of Man, representing the United...

Peter, Sue and Marc
Peter, Sue and Marc
Peter, Sue and Marc were a Swiss music group from Bern. The members were Peter Reber , Sue Schell , and Marc Dietrich...

"Djambo, Djambo
Djambo, Djambo
"Djambo, Djambo" is a song by Peter, Sue and Marc that represented Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1976, composed by Peter Reber. It is one of only seven Swiss entries in the contest to be sung in English...

"
4 91
1977
Eurovision Song Contest 1977
The Eurovision Song Contest 1977 was the 22nd edition series, and was held on 7 May 1977 in London. With Angela Rippon as the presenter, the contest was won by Marie Myriam who represented France, with her song "L'oiseau et l'enfant" . This was France's fifth victory, a record, which was equalled...

Pepe Lienhard Band
Pepe Lienhard
Pepe Lienhard, is a Swiss bandleader and musician.- Life :Already in school, Lienhard had begun a band with the name "The College Stompers". In university, he studied law, but broke off his studies in 1969 and founded a professional sextet with which he released numerous albums...

"Swiss Lady
Swiss Lady
"Swiss Lady" was the Swiss entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1977, performed in German by Pepe Lienhard Band. It remains the only Swiss entry to have reached no. 1 on the official Swiss Single Chart....

"
6 71
1978
Eurovision Song Contest 1978
The Eurovision Song Contest 1978 was the 23rd of its kind, and was held on 22 April 1978 in Paris. With Denise Fabre and Léon Zitrone as the presenters - the first time more than one presenter hosted the contest - the contest was won by Izhar Cohen & the Alphabeta who represented Israel, with their...

Carole Vinci "Vivre
Vivre (Carole Vinci song)
"Vivre" is a song by Carole Vinci that represented Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest 1978, composed by Alain Morisod and written by Pierre Alain....

"
9 65
1979
Eurovision Song Contest 1979
The Eurovision Song Contest 1979 was the 24th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 31 March 1979 in Jerusalem, Israel. The presenters were Daniel Pe'er and Yardena Arazi, and the event was staged at the International Convention Center. Representing Israel, Gali Atari and Milk and Honey were the...

Peter, Sue, Marc
Peter, Sue and Marc
Peter, Sue and Marc were a Swiss music group from Bern. The members were Peter Reber , Sue Schell , and Marc Dietrich...

, Pfuri, Gorps and Kniri
"Trödler und Co
Trödler und Co
"Trödler und Co" was the Swiss entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 1979, performed by Peter, Sue, Marc, Pfuri, Gorps and Kniri. The song was written by Peter Reber of Peter, Sue and Marc in the German language...

"
10 60
1980
Eurovision Song Contest 1980
The Eurovision Song Contest 1980 was the 25th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 19 April 1980 in The Hague. The presenter was Marlous Fluitsma, although each song was introduced by a presenter from the nation represented...

Paola
Paola del Medico
Paola Felix-del Medico is a Swiss singer.Born in Saint-Gall, she has sung in German, mainly, and in French. She represented Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1969 with the entry "Bonjour, Bonjour", finishing in fifth place....

"Cinéma
Cinéma (song)
"Cinéma" was the Swiss entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1980, performed in French by Paola del Medico.The song recollects the childhood of the singer, when she loved the cinema, the lights and the heroes of the cinema .The song was performed 9th on the night, following Sweden's Tomas Ledin...

"
4 104
1981
Eurovision Song Contest 1981
The Eurovision Song Contest 1981 was the 26th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 4 April 1981 at the Simmonscourt Pavilion of the Royal Dublin Society in Dublin. The presenter was Doireann Ní Bhriain...

Peter, Sue and Marc
Peter, Sue and Marc
Peter, Sue and Marc were a Swiss music group from Bern. The members were Peter Reber , Sue Schell , and Marc Dietrich...

"Io senza te
Io senza te
"Io senza te" is a song by Peter, Sue and Marc, performed in Italian, that represented Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1981....

"
4 121
1982
Eurovision Song Contest 1982
The Eurovision Song Contest 1982 was the 27th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 24 April 1982 in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom. The presenter was Jan Leeming. The opening of the contest showed a map of Europe, with the translation "Where is Harrogate?" popping up on-screen from...

Arlette Zola
Arlette Zola
Arlette Zola is a singer who represented Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1982. She was born Arlette Jaquet in the city of Fribourg on 29 April 1949. Her song, "Amour on t'aime", was an upbeat number in the style of the UK 1968 entry "Congratulations". Zola was placed third behind Germany...

"Amour on t'aime
Amour on t'aime
"Amour on t'aime" is the song which represented Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 1982, staged in Harrogate, United Kingdom. It was performed by Arlette Zola and sung in French....

"
3 97
1983
Eurovision Song Contest 1983
The Eurovision Song Contest 1983, the 28th in the series, was held in Munich, then West Germany, on 23 April 1983. The presenter was Marlene Charell. Corinne Hermes was the winner of this Eurovision with the song, "Si la vie est cadeau". This was Luxembourg's fifth victory in the contest which...

Mariella Farré
Mariella Farré
Mariella Farré is a Swiss singer of Italian descent, best known for her participation in the Eurovision Song Contests of 1983 and 1985....

"Io così non ci sto
Io così non ci sto
"Io così non ci sto" , was the Swiss entry in Eurovision Song Contest 1983 performed in Italian by Mariella Farré.At the Eurovision Song Contest 1983 in Munich in the former West Germany the song finished 15th and has received 28 points...

"
15 28
1984
Eurovision Song Contest 1984
The Eurovision Song Contest 1984 was the 29th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 5 May 1984 in Luxembourg. The presenter was Désirée Nosbusch. Nosbusch, only 19 years old at the time, hosted the show in a lax manner, which was quite unusual for this show back then...

Rainy Day "Welche Farbe hat der Sonnenschein?
Welche Farbe hat der Sonnenschein?
"Welche Farbe hat der Sonnenschein?" was the Swiss entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1984, performed in German by Rainy Day....

"
16 30
1985
Eurovision Song Contest 1985
The Eurovision Song Contest 1985 was the 30th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 4 May 1985 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The presenter was Lill Lindfors, and Norwegian duo Bobbysocks! was the winner of this Eurovision with the song "La det swinge"....

Mariella Farré
Mariella Farré
Mariella Farré is a Swiss singer of Italian descent, best known for her participation in the Eurovision Song Contests of 1983 and 1985....

 and Pino Gasparini
"Piano, Piano
Piano, Piano
"Piano, Piano" was the Swiss entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1985, performed in German by Mariella Farré & Pino Gasparini...

"
12 39
1986
Eurovision Song Contest 1986
The Eurovision Song Contest 1986 was the 31st Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 3 May 1986 in the Grieg Hall in Bergen, Norway. It was the first occasion on which Norway played host to the contest...

Daniela Simmons "Pas pour moi
Pas pour moi
"Pas pour moi" was the Swiss entrant to the Eurovision Song Contest 1986 in Bergen, Norway. It was sung by Daniela Simmons and performed in French....

"
2 140
1987
Eurovision Song Contest 1987
The Eurovision Song Contest 1987 was the 32nd Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 9 May 1987 in Brussels, Belgium after Sandra Kim's win the previous year. The presenter was Viktor Lazlo. Johnny Logan was the winner for Ireland with the song "Hold Me Now"...

Carol Rich
Carol Rich
Carol Rich is a Swiss singer, best known for her participation in the 1987 Eurovision Song Contest....

"Moitié, moitié
Moitié, moitié
"Moitié, moitié" was the Swiss entrant to the Eurovision Song Contest 1987, held in Brussels, Belgium, and was performed in French.The song was performed by Carol Rich and composed by Jean-Jacques Egli....

"
17 26
1988
Eurovision Song Contest 1988
The Eurovision Song Contest 1988 was the 33rd Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 30 April 1988 in Dublin. The presenters were Pat Kenny and Michelle Rocca...

Céline Dion
Celine Dion
Céline Marie Claudette Dion, , , is a Canadian singer. Born to a large family from Charlemagne, Quebec, Dion emerged as a teen star in the French-speaking world after her manager and future husband René Angélil mortgaged his home to finance her first record...

"Ne partez pas sans moi
Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi
"Ne partez pas sans moi" is the Swiss winning entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1988, performed by Céline Dion. It was released as a single in Europe on May 6, 1988...

"
1 137
1989
Eurovision Song Contest 1989
The Eurovision Song Contest 1989 was the 34th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 6 May 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Switzerland gained the hosting rights after Celine Dion's victory in Dublin the previous year. The presenters were Lolita Morena and Jacques Deschenaux. Riva was the winner of...

Furbaz
Furbaz
Furbaz are a Swiss vocal group consisting of members Marie Louise Werth, Giusep Quinter, Ursin Defuns and Gion Defuns, who perform mainly in the Romansh language. The group was formed in 1983 in Disentis, Graubünden, remaining active until the early 1990s. They then reunited in 2004, and continue...

"Viver senza tei
Viver senza tei
"Viver senza tei" was the Swiss entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 1989.After Celine Dion's win the previous year, Switzerland were the host country for the Eurovision Song Contest 1989, held in Lausanne. Furbaz sang "Viver senza tei" for Switzerland in the Romansh language, the first time the...

"
13 47
1990
Eurovision Song Contest 1990
The Eurovision Song Contest 1990, the 35th in the series, was held in Zagreb, Yugoslavia on 5 May 1990. The presenters were Helga Vlahović Brnobić and Oliver Mlakar. Toto Cutugno was the winner of this contest with the song "Insieme: 1992"...

Egon Egemann
Egon Egemann
Egon Egemann, born as Egon Lackner studied classical violin and Jazz at Graz Music Academy in Austria. He settled in Switzerland following studies in Boston, USA and founded the Egon Family Orchestra...

"Musik klingt in die Welt hinaus
Musik klingt in die Welt hinaus
"Musik klingt in die Welt hinaus" was the Swiss entrant to the Eurovision Song Contest 1990, composed by Cornelia Lackner and performed by Egon Egemann in German....

"
11 51
1991
Eurovision Song Contest 1991
The Eurovision Song Contest 1991 was the 36th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 4 May 1991 in Rome. Due to the Gulf War and mounting tensions in Yugoslavia, RAI decided to move the contest from Sanremo to Rome, which was perceived to be more secure....

Sandra Simó
Sandra Studer
Sandra Simo was the Swiss singer at the Eurovision Song Contest 1991.She was placed fifth in Rome with the song Canzone per te. She is now a major Swiss television personality, under her real name Sandra Studer. Simo had previously appeared in the 1990 Swiss Eurovision heat with the song "Lo so"...

"Canzone per te
Canzone per te
"Canzone per te" was the Swiss entrant to the Eurovision Song Contest 1991, sung in Italian by Sandra Simó. The song was composed by Renato Mascetti....

"
5 118
1992
Eurovision Song Contest 1992
The Eurovision Song Contest 1992 was the 37th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 9 May 1992 in Malmö, Sweden. The presenters were Lydia Cappolicchio and Harald Treutiger. Linda Martin, representing Ireland, was the winner of this Eurovision with the song Why Me?. The song was written by Johnny...

Daisy Auvray "Mister Music Man
Mister Music Man
"Mister Music Man" was the first runner up in the Swiss preselection to the Eurovision Song Contest 1992 and when the song "Soleil, soleil" performed by Géraldine Olivier was disqualified "Mister Music Man" was selected to represent Switzerland instead...

"
15 32
1993
Eurovision Song Contest 1993
The Eurovision Song Contest 1993 was the 38th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 15 May 1993 in Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland. The presenter was Fionnuala Sweeney. Niamh Kavanagh was the winner of this Eurovision for Ireland with the song, "In Your Eyes"...

Annie Cotton
Annie Cotton
Ann Cotton is a Canadian actress and singer.Cotton played a role in a popular TV series called Watatatow...

"Moi, tout simplement
Moi, tout simplement
"Moi, tout simplement" was the Swiss representative at the Eurovision Song Contest 1993 in Millstreet, Ireland. It was sung by Canadian singer Annie Cotton and was performed in French....

"
3 148
1994
Eurovision Song Contest 1994
The Eurovision Song Contest 1994 was the 39th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 30 April 1994 in the Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. The presenters were Cynthia Ní Mhurchú and Gerry Ryan. The pair hosted the evening in French, English and Irish...

Duilio
Duilio
Duilio is an Italian language Swiss singer, best known for his participation in the 1994 Eurovision Song Contest....

"Sto pregando
Sto pregando
"Sto pregando" was the Swiss entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 1994, held in Dublin, Ireland.Sung in Italian, it was performed by Lorenzo di Cicco under the stage-name "Duilio", and was composed by Giuseppe Scaramello....

"
19 15
1996
Eurovision Song Contest 1996
The Eurovision Song Contest 1996 was the 41st Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 18 May 1996 in Oslo Spektrum in Oslo, Norway. The presenters were Ingvild Bryn and Morten Harket. Harket, lead singer of a-ha, opened the show with a performance of his single "Heaven's Not For Saints". Eimear...

Kathy Leander
Kathy Leander
Kathy Leander is a Swiss singer.She was born in the village of Alle in the Canton of Jura, Switzerland, on May 24, 1963 as Catherine Meyer. From the age of thirteen, she sang in the choir at her home village church and performed at several local events....

"Mon coeur l'aime
Mon coeur l'aime
"Mon cœur l'aime" was the Swiss entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 1996, sung in French by Kathy Leander. The song was written and composed by Soren Mounir....

"
16 22
1997
Eurovision Song Contest 1997
The Eurovision Song Contest 1997, was the 42nd Eurovision Song Contest and it was held at the Point Theatre Dublin, Ireland, on 3 May 1997. Boyzone member Ronan Keating and Carrie Crowley were the presenters of the show....

Barbara Berta "Dentro di me
Dentro di me
"Dentro di me" was the Swiss entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 1997, composed and sung by Barbara Berta in Italian.The song was performed 7th on the night of the contest "Dentro di me" ("Inside of me") was the Swiss entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 1997, composed and sung by Barbara Berta...

"
23 5
1998
Eurovision Song Contest 1998
The Eurovision Song Contest 1998 was the 43rd Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 9 May 1998 at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, United Kingdom. The presenters were Terry Wogan and Ulrika Jonsson...

Gunvor
Gunvor Guggisberg
Gunvor Guggisberg , known professionally simply as Gunvor, is a Swiss singer and dancer. She is from Berne and owes her name to her Swedish grandfather....

"Lass' ihn
Lass' ihn
"Lass' ihn" , was the Swiss entry at the Eurovision Song Contest 1998 in Birmingham, United Kingdom.The song was sung by Gunvor, who wore a sleeveless, glittering dark red dress for her Eurovision appearance...

"
25 0
2000
Eurovision Song Contest 2000
The Eurovision Song Contest 2000 was the 45th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 13 May 2000 at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden, following Charlotte Nilsson's victory in Jerusalem the previous year. It was the first time since 1996 that the contest was held on mainland Europe. The...

Jane Bogaert "La vita cos'è?" 20 14
2002
Eurovision Song Contest 2002
The Eurovision Song Contest 2002 was the 47th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It took place on 25 May 2002 at the Saku Suurhall Arena in Tallinn, Estonia....

Francine Jordi
Francine Jordi
Francine Jordi is a Swiss pop singer.As a young child she was already singing songs for the Japanese tourists in Interlaken. With this musical background she won the German Grand Prix der Volksmusik in 1998 with the song Das Feuer der Sehnsucht...

"Dans le jardin de mon âme
Dans Le Jardin De Mon Ame
"Dans le jardin de mon âme" was the Swiss entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2002. It was performed in French by Francine Jordi, who also composed the song....

"
22 15
2004
Eurovision Song Contest 2004
The Eurovision Song Contest 2004, was the 49th Contest and it was held in the Abdi İpekçi Arena in Istanbul, Turkey. This was the first occasion in which the contest was held in Turkey after they had won the competition in 2003 with Sertab Erener singing "Everyway That I Can"...

Piero and the MusicStars "Celebrate" X X 22 0
2005
Eurovision Song Contest 2005
The Eurovision Song Contest 2005 was the 50th Eurovision Song Contest, which was held at the Palace of Sports, Kiev, Ukraine. The winner was Greece's My Number One, written by Christos Dantis and Natalia Germanou and performed by Swedish-born Greek singer Elena Paparizou, who scored 230 points,...

Vanilla Ninja
Vanilla Ninja
Vanilla Ninja is a three-piece Estonian girl band which has enjoyed chart success in a number of countries across Europe, especially in Estonia, Germany and Austria....

"Cool Vibes
Cool Vibes
"Cool Vibes" was the Swiss entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2005, sung by Estonian girl band Vanilla Ninja. The song was composed by David Brandes and "Jane Tempest" , and was written by Bernd Meinunger, under the pseudonym "John O'Flynn"....

"
8 128 8 114
2006
Eurovision Song Contest 2006
The Eurovision Song Contest 2006 was the 51st Eurovision Song Contest, held at the Olympic Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece on 18 May and 20 May 2006 . The hosting national broadcaster of the contest was Ellinikí Radiofonía Tileórasi . The Finnish band Lordi won the contest with the song "Hard Rock...

six4one
Six4one
six4one is a six-piece musical group formed in November 2005 for the sole purpose of representing Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2006. The group is made up of six individuals who were chosen at a casting session, which took place from November 25-27 2005...

"If We All Give a Little
If We All Give a Little
"If We All Give A Little" was the Swiss entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2006, sung by Six4one. The song was written by Ralph Siegel and Bernd Meinunger....

"
16 30 X X
2007
Eurovision Song Contest 2007
The Eurovision Song Contest 2007 was the 52nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It was won by first-time appearance as an independent country Serbia and was held at the Hartwall Areena in Helsinki, Finland from 10 May to 12 May. The host broadcaster was YLE.Finland earned the right to host...

DJ BoBo
DJ Bobo
Peter René Cipiriano Baumann , better known as DJ BoBo, is a Swiss singer, songwriter, dancer and music producer. He has sold 14 million records worldwide and has released 10 studio albums as well as a few compilation albums which have included his previous hits in a reworked format...

"Vampires Are Alive
Vampires Are Alive
"Vampires Are Alive" was a Swiss entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2007 that was held in Helsinki 2007, performed by DJ BoBo. Since Switzerland's entry in 2006, "If We All Give A Little", didn't reach the top ten, Vampires Are Alive was entered in the semi-final of the Contest on 10 May...

"
X X 20 40
2008
Eurovision Song Contest 2008
The Eurovision Song Contest 2008 was the 53rd edition of the Contest. It was hosted in Belgrade, Serbia after Marija Šerifović won the 2007 Contest in Helsinki, Finland. This year was the first contest to have two semi-finals which were held on 20 and 22 May, and the final held on 24 May 2008...

Paolo Meneguzzi
Paolo Meneguzzi
Paolo Meneguzzi is an Swiss Italian singer. He is the son of Loredana Pacchiani and Gomez Meneguzzo.-Biography:...

"Era stupendo
Era stupendo
"Era stupendo" is a song by Paolo Meneguzzi which was chosen to represent Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, to be held in Belgrade. The song was publicly unveiled as the Swiss entry on 13 January 2008 at the Swiss Music Awards. The song is a soft rock ballad in Italian. It is...

"
X X 13 47
2009
Eurovision Song Contest 2009
The Eurovision Song Contest 2009 was the 54th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest and was hosted by Russia after their win in 2008. It took place between 12 and 16 May 2009 at the Olympic Indoor Arena in Moscow, Russia....

Lovebugs
Lovebugs (band)
The Lovebugs are a Swiss Britpop inspired band from Basel, Switzerland founded in 1992.They are one of Switzerland's most successful bands with three number one albums in the Swiss charts...

"The Highest Heights
The Highest Heights
"The Highest Heights" is a song by the Lovebugs and was the Swiss entry to the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, held in Moscow, Russia.The song competed in the first semi-final on 12 May 2009 but failed to reach the final on 16 May.-Charts:-Year-end charts:...

"
X X 14 15
2010
Eurovision Song Contest 2010
The Eurovision Song Contest 2010 was the 55th annual Eurovision Song Contest, broadcast from the Telenor Arena in Bærum, Greater Oslo, Norway. It was the third time Norway had hosted the contest, having previously done so in 1986 and 1996. The 2010 winner was Germany with Lena singing "Satellite",...

Michael von der Heide
Michael von der Heide
Michael von der Heide is a Swiss musician, singer and actor.- Eurovision Song Contest 1999 :In 1999, Von der Heide participated in the German national final with the song "Bye Bye Bar", eventually finishing fifth, and did not go on to represent Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest...

"Il pleut de l'or
Il pleut de l'or
"Il pleut de l'or" is a song sung by Michael von der Heide and composed by the singer, Pele Lorriano and Heike Kospach. It represented Switzerland at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Oslo, Norway...

"
X X 17 2
2011
Eurovision Song Contest 2011
The Eurovision Song Contest 2011 was the 56th annual Eurovision Song Contest and was won by Eldar & Nigar performing "Running Scared" for Azerbaijan. The event took place in the Esprit Arena in Düsseldorf, Germany, following Germany's win in the previous year...

Anna Rossinelli
Anna Rossinelli
Anna Rossinelli is a Swiss singer-songwriter. Rossinelli sings as a part of a pop-soul trio band, which performs under her name.- Eurovision Song Contest :...

"In Love for a While
In Love for a While
-Credits and personnel:*Lead vocals – Anna Rossinelli*Bass – Georg Dillier *Electric Guitar – Manuel Meisel -Chart performance:-External links:*...

"
25 19 10 55
2012
Eurovision Song Contest 2012
The Eurovision Song Contest 2012 will be the 57th annual Eurovision Song Contest. It will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, following Azerbaijan's win in the 2011 Contest with Ell & Nikki's song "Running Scared". The two semi-finals will be held on 22 May and 24 May 2012, with the final on 26 May 2012,...


Voting history (1975-2011)


Switzerland has given the most points to...
Rank Country Points
1 156
2 140
3 139
4 133
5 122


Switzerland has received the most points from...
Rank Country Points
1 122
2 99
3 98
= 98
4 90
5 88


NOTE: The totals in the above tables include only points awarded in Eurovision finals, and not the semi-finals since 2004.

Since introducing the semi-finals in 2004


Switzerland has given the most points to...
Rank Country Points
1 67
2 66
3 65
4 60
5 46
46
6 40
7 39
8 34
9 25
10 24

Since introducing the semi-finals in 2004


Switzerland has received the most points to...
Rank Country Points
1 35
2 21
3 17
4 16
5 14
14
14
14

NOTE: The tables with points from 2004 include points awarded in both finals and semi-finals where the highest point from the final/semi-final is picked.

Televoting Trends


Since the introduction of televoting and the semi-finals at the 2004 contest, Switzerland has frequently awarded relatively high marks to Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Albania, Turkey, Portugal, Macedonia, Croatia, Greece, Spain, Italy and Germany; countries with large diasporas in Switzerland:
  • 2004 : Serbia and Montenegro - 12 points; Germany - 10 points; Turkey - 8 points; Albania - 7 points; Spain - 6 points; Bosnia and Herzegovina - 5 points; Greece - 4 points; Croatia - 3 points; Macedonia - 1 point;
  • 2005 : Serbia and Montenegro - 12 points; Albania - 10 points; Croatia - 8 points; Greece - 7 points; Turkey - 6 points; Bosnia and Herzegovina - 5 points; Spain - 4 points; Macedonia - 2 points;
  • 2006 : Bosnia and Herzegovina - 12 points; Turkey - 10 points; Germany - 7 points; Croatia - 6 points; Greece - 5 points; Macedonia - 4 points;
  • 2007 : Serbia - 12 points; Turkey - 10 points; Bosnia and Herzegovina - 8 points; Germany - 7 points; Macedonia - 6 points; Spain - 5 points; Greece - 4 points;
  • 2008 : Serbia - 12 points; Portugal - 10 points; Albania - 8 points; Bosnia and Herzegovina - 7 points; Turkey - 6 points; Greece - 5 points; Spain - 4 points; Croatia - 3 points; Germany - 2 points;
  • 2009 : Turkey - 12 points; Albania - 10 points; Portugal - 8 points; Bosnia and Herzegovina - 7 points; Spain - 6 points; Greece - 5 points; Croatia - 4 points;
  • 2010 : Germany - 12 points; Serbia - 10 points; Albania - 8 points; Portugal - 5 points; Turkey - 3 point;
  • 2011 : Bosnia and Herzegovina - 12 points; Germany - 8 points; Serbia - 6 points; Italy - 4 points; Spain - 3 point; Greece - 2 points;

(since 2009, votes have been decided by a combination of 50% televoting results and 50% national jury, but the splits were revealed for 2009 so the televoting results for 2009 is written.)

Hostings

Year Location Venue Presenter
1956
Eurovision Song Contest 1956
The Eurovision Song Contest 1956 was the first edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, held at the Teatro Kursaal in Lugano, Switzerland on 24 May 1956...

  Lugano
Lugano
Lugano is a city of inhabitants in the city proper and a total of over 145,000 people in the agglomeration/city region, in the south of Switzerland, in the Italian-speaking canton of Ticino, which borders Italy...

Teatro Kursaal
Teatro Kursaal
Teatro Kursaal is a theatre in Lugano, Switzerland. In 1956, it hosted the very first Eurovision Song Contest. It is one of only two Swiss venues ever to host the contest.-References:...

Lohengrin Filipello
Lohengrin Filipello
Lohengrin Filipello was a Swiss television presenter.In 1956 Filipello had the honour of hosting the First Eurovision Song Contest staged in Lugano, Switzerland, as noted in The Eurovision Song Contest — The Official History by author and historian John Kennedy O'Connor, Filipello was the...

1989
Eurovision Song Contest 1989
The Eurovision Song Contest 1989 was the 34th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 6 May 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Switzerland gained the hosting rights after Celine Dion's victory in Dublin the previous year. The presenters were Lolita Morena and Jacques Deschenaux. Riva was the winner of...

  Lausanne
Lausanne
Lausanne is a city in Romandy, the French-speaking part of Switzerland, and is the capital of the canton of Vaud. The seat of the district of Lausanne, the city is situated on the shores of Lake Geneva . It faces the French town of Évian-les-Bains, with the Jura mountains to its north-west...

Palais de Beaulieu
Palais de Beaulieu
The Palais de Beaulieu is a convention centre in the Lausanne, Switzerland.- Past events :*Prix de Lausanne*First International Congress on World Evangelization*Eurovision Song Contest 1989- External links :...

Lolita Morena
Lolita Morena
Lolita Laure Morena is a Swiss model, actress and television hostess.-Miss Switzerland:She was a student in archaeology when she won the Miss Switzerland pageant in 1982. She went on to represent her country at Miss World 1982 and Miss Universe 1983...

 and Jacques Deschenaux
Jacques Deschenaux
Jacques Deschenaux is a Swiss journalist and television personality.He has worked for many years with the sports programming at the French branch of Swiss television. Among his journalistic works is a biography about Swiss racing driver Jo Siffert. In 1989 he co-hosted the Eurovision Song Contest...


Commentators


Over the years Switzerland has broadcasted the Eurovision Song Contest on three television stations, SF DRS (German language), TSR
TSR
The Three-letter abbreviation TSR has a variety of meanings, depending on context:-Science and technology:* Terminate and Stay Resident, utility programs used in MS-DOS* Thermo Sulfate Reduction, relevant to the Kraft process...

 (French language) and TSI
TSI
-Science, technology and engineering:*Thyroid Stimulating Immunoglobulin*Time-Slot Interchange, a technique used to switch networks*Total Solar Irradiance, the total energy output of the sun*Trophic state index...

 (Italian language).
Year(s) German commentators
1958
Eurovision Song Contest 1958
The Eurovision Song Contest 1958 was the third Eurovision Song Contest. The convention that the winning country from a year hosted the following year's contest was introduced in this year. France's win was their first. It was the last time to date that the United Kingdom did not enter the contest...

-1983
Eurovision Song Contest 1983
The Eurovision Song Contest 1983, the 28th in the series, was held in Munich, then West Germany, on 23 April 1983. The presenter was Marlene Charell. Corinne Hermes was the winner of this Eurovision with the song, "Si la vie est cadeau". This was Luxembourg's fifth victory in the contest which...

Theodor Haller
1984
Eurovision Song Contest 1984
The Eurovision Song Contest 1984 was the 29th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 5 May 1984 in Luxembourg. The presenter was Désirée Nosbusch. Nosbusch, only 19 years old at the time, hosted the show in a lax manner, which was quite unusual for this show back then...

-1991
Eurovision Song Contest 1991
The Eurovision Song Contest 1991 was the 36th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 4 May 1991 in Rome. Due to the Gulf War and mounting tensions in Yugoslavia, RAI decided to move the contest from Sanremo to Rome, which was perceived to be more secure....

Bernard Thurnheer
1992
Eurovision Song Contest 1992
The Eurovision Song Contest 1992 was the 37th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 9 May 1992 in Malmö, Sweden. The presenters were Lydia Cappolicchio and Harald Treutiger. Linda Martin, representing Ireland, was the winner of this Eurovision with the song Why Me?. The song was written by Johnny...

Mariano Tschuor
1993
Eurovision Song Contest 1993
The Eurovision Song Contest 1993 was the 38th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 15 May 1993 in Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland. The presenter was Fionnuala Sweeney. Niamh Kavanagh was the winner of this Eurovision for Ireland with the song, "In Your Eyes"...

-1994
Eurovision Song Contest 1994
The Eurovision Song Contest 1994 was the 39th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 30 April 1994 in the Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. The presenters were Cynthia Ní Mhurchú and Gerry Ryan. The pair hosted the evening in French, English and Irish...

Bernard Thurnheer
1995
Eurovision Song Contest 1995
The Eurovision Song Contest 1995 was the 40th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 13 May 1995 in the Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. The presenter was Mary Kennedy. This contest broke the chain of victories that Ireland enjoyed in 1992, 1993, and 1994...

Heinz Margot
1996
Eurovision Song Contest 1996
The Eurovision Song Contest 1996 was the 41st Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 18 May 1996 in Oslo Spektrum in Oslo, Norway. The presenters were Ingvild Bryn and Morten Harket. Harket, lead singer of a-ha, opened the show with a performance of his single "Heaven's Not For Saints". Eimear...

Sandra Studer
Sandra Studer
Sandra Simo was the Swiss singer at the Eurovision Song Contest 1991.She was placed fifth in Rome with the song Canzone per te. She is now a major Swiss television personality, under her real name Sandra Studer. Simo had previously appeared in the 1990 Swiss Eurovision heat with the song "Lo so"...

1997
Eurovision Song Contest 1997
The Eurovision Song Contest 1997, was the 42nd Eurovision Song Contest and it was held at the Point Theatre Dublin, Ireland, on 3 May 1997. Boyzone member Ronan Keating and Carrie Crowley were the presenters of the show....

-1998
Eurovision Song Contest 1998
The Eurovision Song Contest 1998 was the 43rd Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 9 May 1998 at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, United Kingdom. The presenters were Terry Wogan and Ulrika Jonsson...

Roman Kilchsperger
Heinz Margot
1999
Eurovision Song Contest 1999
The Eurovision Song Contest 1999 was the 44th Eurovision Song Contest, held on 29 May 1999 in Jerusalem, Israel after Dana International won the contest the previous year in the United Kingdom. The venue for the contest was the International Convention Center...

-2002
Eurovision Song Contest 2002
The Eurovision Song Contest 2002 was the 47th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It took place on 25 May 2002 at the Saku Suurhall Arena in Tallinn, Estonia....

Sandra Studer
2003
Eurovision Song Contest 2003
The Eurovision Song Contest 2003 was the forty-eighth Eurovision Song Contest, held at the Skonto Hall in Riga, Latvia on 24 May 2003. The hosts were Marie N and Renārs Kaupers. Sertab Erener, the Turkish entrant, won the contest with "Everyway That I Can", scoring 167 points. The winning...

Roman Kilchsperger
2004
Eurovision Song Contest 2004
The Eurovision Song Contest 2004, was the 49th Contest and it was held in the Abdi İpekçi Arena in Istanbul, Turkey. This was the first occasion in which the contest was held in Turkey after they had won the competition in 2003 with Sertab Erener singing "Everyway That I Can"...

-2006
Eurovision Song Contest 2006
The Eurovision Song Contest 2006 was the 51st Eurovision Song Contest, held at the Olympic Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece on 18 May and 20 May 2006 . The hosting national broadcaster of the contest was Ellinikí Radiofonía Tileórasi . The Finnish band Lordi won the contest with the song "Hard Rock...

Sandra Studer
2007
Eurovision Song Contest 2007
The Eurovision Song Contest 2007 was the 52nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It was won by first-time appearance as an independent country Serbia and was held at the Hartwall Areena in Helsinki, Finland from 10 May to 12 May. The host broadcaster was YLE.Finland earned the right to host...

Bernard Thurnheer
2008
Eurovision Song Contest 2008
The Eurovision Song Contest 2008 was the 53rd edition of the Contest. It was hosted in Belgrade, Serbia after Marija Šerifović won the 2007 Contest in Helsinki, Finland. This year was the first contest to have two semi-finals which were held on 20 and 22 May, and the final held on 24 May 2008...

-current
Sven Epiney
Sven Epiney
Sven Epiney is a famous Swiss television host TV-moderator, radio moderator and editor, who works for SF DRS and DRS3 Television channels in Switzerland. He speaks German, French, English and Italian. He was the Swiss commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and...



Year(s) French commentators
1956
Eurovision Song Contest 1956
The Eurovision Song Contest 1956 was the first edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, held at the Teatro Kursaal in Lugano, Switzerland on 24 May 1956...

-1983
Eurovision Song Contest 1983
The Eurovision Song Contest 1983, the 28th in the series, was held in Munich, then West Germany, on 23 April 1983. The presenter was Marlene Charell. Corinne Hermes was the winner of this Eurovision with the song, "Si la vie est cadeau". This was Luxembourg's fifth victory in the contest which...

Georges Hardy
1984
Eurovision Song Contest 1984
The Eurovision Song Contest 1984 was the 29th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 5 May 1984 in Luxembourg. The presenter was Désirée Nosbusch. Nosbusch, only 19 years old at the time, hosted the show in a lax manner, which was quite unusual for this show back then...

-1988
Eurovision Song Contest 1988
The Eurovision Song Contest 1988 was the 33rd Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 30 April 1988 in Dublin. The presenters were Pat Kenny and Michelle Rocca...

Serge Moisson
1989
Eurovision Song Contest 1989
The Eurovision Song Contest 1989 was the 34th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 6 May 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Switzerland gained the hosting rights after Celine Dion's victory in Dublin the previous year. The presenters were Lolita Morena and Jacques Deschenaux. Riva was the winner of...

-1989
Eurovision Song Contest 1989
The Eurovision Song Contest 1989 was the 34th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 6 May 1989 in Lausanne, Switzerland. Switzerland gained the hosting rights after Celine Dion's victory in Dublin the previous year. The presenters were Lolita Morena and Jacques Deschenaux. Riva was the winner of...

???
???
日本橋 may refer to:*Nihonbashi, a business district of Chūō, Tokyo, Japan, surrounding a famous bridge of the same name*Nipponbashi, a shopping district of Naniwa Ward, Osaka, Japan...

1990
Eurovision Song Contest 1990
The Eurovision Song Contest 1990, the 35th in the series, was held in Zagreb, Yugoslavia on 5 May 1990. The presenters were Helga Vlahović Brnobić and Oliver Mlakar. Toto Cutugno was the winner of this contest with the song "Insieme: 1992"...

-1991
Eurovision Song Contest 1991
The Eurovision Song Contest 1991 was the 36th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 4 May 1991 in Rome. Due to the Gulf War and mounting tensions in Yugoslavia, RAI decided to move the contest from Sanremo to Rome, which was perceived to be more secure....

Lolita Morena
Lolita Morena
Lolita Laure Morena is a Swiss model, actress and television hostess.-Miss Switzerland:She was a student in archaeology when she won the Miss Switzerland pageant in 1982. She went on to represent her country at Miss World 1982 and Miss Universe 1983...

1992
Eurovision Song Contest 1992
The Eurovision Song Contest 1992 was the 37th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 9 May 1992 in Malmö, Sweden. The presenters were Lydia Cappolicchio and Harald Treutiger. Linda Martin, representing Ireland, was the winner of this Eurovision with the song Why Me?. The song was written by Johnny...

Ivan Frésard
1993
Eurovision Song Contest 1993
The Eurovision Song Contest 1993 was the 38th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 15 May 1993 in Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland. The presenter was Fionnuala Sweeney. Niamh Kavanagh was the winner of this Eurovision for Ireland with the song, "In Your Eyes"...

-1995
Eurovision Song Contest 1995
The Eurovision Song Contest 1995 was the 40th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 13 May 1995 in the Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. The presenter was Mary Kennedy. This contest broke the chain of victories that Ireland enjoyed in 1992, 1993, and 1994...

Jean-Marc Richard
1996
Eurovision Song Contest 1996
The Eurovision Song Contest 1996 was the 41st Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 18 May 1996 in Oslo Spektrum in Oslo, Norway. The presenters were Ingvild Bryn and Morten Harket. Harket, lead singer of a-ha, opened the show with a performance of his single "Heaven's Not For Saints". Eimear...

-1997
Eurovision Song Contest 1997
The Eurovision Song Contest 1997, was the 42nd Eurovision Song Contest and it was held at the Point Theatre Dublin, Ireland, on 3 May 1997. Boyzone member Ronan Keating and Carrie Crowley were the presenters of the show....

Pierre Grandjean
1998
Eurovision Song Contest 1998
The Eurovision Song Contest 1998 was the 43rd Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 9 May 1998 at the National Indoor Arena in Birmingham, United Kingdom. The presenters were Terry Wogan and Ulrika Jonsson...

-2001
Eurovision Song Contest 2001
The Eurovision Song Contest 2001 was the 46th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 12 May 2001 in the Parken Stadium in Copenhagen, Denmark. It was the first time in 36 years that Denmark hosted the Eurovision Song Contest, thanks to the Olsen Brothers' win the previous year in Stockholm...

Jean-Marc Richard
2002
Eurovision Song Contest 2002
The Eurovision Song Contest 2002 was the 47th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It took place on 25 May 2002 at the Saku Suurhall Arena in Tallinn, Estonia....

Phil Mundwiller
2003
Eurovision Song Contest 2003
The Eurovision Song Contest 2003 was the forty-eighth Eurovision Song Contest, held at the Skonto Hall in Riga, Latvia on 24 May 2003. The hosts were Marie N and Renārs Kaupers. Sertab Erener, the Turkish entrant, won the contest with "Everyway That I Can", scoring 167 points. The winning...

-2004
Eurovision Song Contest 2004
The Eurovision Song Contest 2004, was the 49th Contest and it was held in the Abdi İpekçi Arena in Istanbul, Turkey. This was the first occasion in which the contest was held in Turkey after they had won the competition in 2003 with Sertab Erener singing "Everyway That I Can"...

Jean-Marc Richard
2005
Eurovision Song Contest 2005
The Eurovision Song Contest 2005 was the 50th Eurovision Song Contest, which was held at the Palace of Sports, Kiev, Ukraine. The winner was Greece's My Number One, written by Christos Dantis and Natalia Germanou and performed by Swedish-born Greek singer Elena Paparizou, who scored 230 points,...

Jean-Marc Richard
Marie-Thérèse Porchet
2006
Eurovision Song Contest 2006
The Eurovision Song Contest 2006 was the 51st Eurovision Song Contest, held at the Olympic Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece on 18 May and 20 May 2006 . The hosting national broadcaster of the contest was Ellinikí Radiofonía Tileórasi . The Finnish band Lordi won the contest with the song "Hard Rock...

Jean-Marc Richard
Alain Morisod
2007
Eurovision Song Contest 2007
The Eurovision Song Contest 2007 was the 52nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It was won by first-time appearance as an independent country Serbia and was held at the Hartwall Areena in Helsinki, Finland from 10 May to 12 May. The host broadcaster was YLE.Finland earned the right to host...

Jean-Marc Richard
Henri Dès
Henri Dès
Henri Dès is a French language children's singer and songwriter immensely popular in European Francophone countries. In 1970, he released his first album, Retour...

2008
Eurovision Song Contest 2008
The Eurovision Song Contest 2008 was the 53rd edition of the Contest. It was hosted in Belgrade, Serbia after Marija Šerifović won the 2007 Contest in Helsinki, Finland. This year was the first contest to have two semi-finals which were held on 20 and 22 May, and the final held on 24 May 2008...

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Jean-Marc Richard
Nicolas Tanner


Year(s) Italian commentators
1962
Eurovision Song Contest 1962
The Eurovision Song Contest 1962 was the seventh in the series. France's win was their third and marked the first time a country had won three contests. Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, and Spain all scored "null points" for the first time....

-1990
Eurovision Song Contest 1990
The Eurovision Song Contest 1990, the 35th in the series, was held in Zagreb, Yugoslavia on 5 May 1990. The presenters were Helga Vlahović Brnobić and Oliver Mlakar. Toto Cutugno was the winner of this contest with the song "Insieme: 1992"...

Giovanni Bertini
1991
Eurovision Song Contest 1991
The Eurovision Song Contest 1991 was the 36th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 4 May 1991 in Rome. Due to the Gulf War and mounting tensions in Yugoslavia, RAI decided to move the contest from Sanremo to Rome, which was perceived to be more secure....

-1993
Eurovision Song Contest 1993
The Eurovision Song Contest 1993 was the 38th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 15 May 1993 in Millstreet, County Cork, Ireland. The presenter was Fionnuala Sweeney. Niamh Kavanagh was the winner of this Eurovision for Ireland with the song, "In Your Eyes"...

Emanuela Gaggini
1994
Eurovision Song Contest 1994
The Eurovision Song Contest 1994 was the 39th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 30 April 1994 in the Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. The presenters were Cynthia Ní Mhurchú and Gerry Ryan. The pair hosted the evening in French, English and Irish...

Wilma Gilardi
1995
Eurovision Song Contest 1995
The Eurovision Song Contest 1995 was the 40th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 13 May 1995 in the Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland. The presenter was Mary Kennedy. This contest broke the chain of victories that Ireland enjoyed in 1992, 1993, and 1994...

Joanne Holder
1996
Eurovision Song Contest 1996
The Eurovision Song Contest 1996 was the 41st Eurovision Song Contest and was held on 18 May 1996 in Oslo Spektrum in Oslo, Norway. The presenters were Ingvild Bryn and Morten Harket. Harket, lead singer of a-ha, opened the show with a performance of his single "Heaven's Not For Saints". Eimear...

Giovanni Bertini
1997
Eurovision Song Contest 1997
The Eurovision Song Contest 1997, was the 42nd Eurovision Song Contest and it was held at the Point Theatre Dublin, Ireland, on 3 May 1997. Boyzone member Ronan Keating and Carrie Crowley were the presenters of the show....

-2002
Eurovision Song Contest 2002
The Eurovision Song Contest 2002 was the 47th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It took place on 25 May 2002 at the Saku Suurhall Arena in Tallinn, Estonia....

Jonathan Tedesco
2003
Eurovision Song Contest 2003
The Eurovision Song Contest 2003 was the forty-eighth Eurovision Song Contest, held at the Skonto Hall in Riga, Latvia on 24 May 2003. The hosts were Marie N and Renārs Kaupers. Sertab Erener, the Turkish entrant, won the contest with "Everyway That I Can", scoring 167 points. The winning...

Daniele Rauseo
2004
Eurovision Song Contest 2004
The Eurovision Song Contest 2004, was the 49th Contest and it was held in the Abdi İpekçi Arena in Istanbul, Turkey. This was the first occasion in which the contest was held in Turkey after they had won the competition in 2003 with Sertab Erener singing "Everyway That I Can"...

Claudio Lazzarino
Daniele Rauseo
2005
Eurovision Song Contest 2005
The Eurovision Song Contest 2005 was the 50th Eurovision Song Contest, which was held at the Palace of Sports, Kiev, Ukraine. The winner was Greece's My Number One, written by Christos Dantis and Natalia Germanou and performed by Swedish-born Greek singer Elena Paparizou, who scored 230 points,...

Daniele Rauseo
2006
Eurovision Song Contest 2006
The Eurovision Song Contest 2006 was the 51st Eurovision Song Contest, held at the Olympic Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece on 18 May and 20 May 2006 . The hosting national broadcaster of the contest was Ellinikí Radiofonía Tileórasi . The Finnish band Lordi won the contest with the song "Hard Rock...

-2007
Eurovision Song Contest 2007
The Eurovision Song Contest 2007 was the 52nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It was won by first-time appearance as an independent country Serbia and was held at the Hartwall Areena in Helsinki, Finland from 10 May to 12 May. The host broadcaster was YLE.Finland earned the right to host...

Sandy Altermatt
Claudio Lazzarino
2008
Eurovision Song Contest 2008
The Eurovision Song Contest 2008 was the 53rd edition of the Contest. It was hosted in Belgrade, Serbia after Marija Šerifović won the 2007 Contest in Helsinki, Finland. This year was the first contest to have two semi-finals which were held on 20 and 22 May, and the final held on 24 May 2008...

-2010
Eurovision Song Contest 2010
The Eurovision Song Contest 2010 was the 55th annual Eurovision Song Contest, broadcast from the Telenor Arena in Bærum, Greater Oslo, Norway. It was the third time Norway had hosted the contest, having previously done so in 1986 and 1996. The 2010 winner was Germany with Lena singing "Satellite",...

Sandy Altermatt
2011
Eurovision Song Contest 2011
The Eurovision Song Contest 2011 was the 56th annual Eurovision Song Contest and was won by Eldar & Nigar performing "Running Scared" for Azerbaijan. The event took place in the Esprit Arena in Düsseldorf, Germany, following Germany's win in the previous year...

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Jonathan Tedesco


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