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Every past winner of the song contest, and how many were from the UK

Abba won the Eurovision Song Contest with their hit

In short

  • Music veterans comparable to ABBA, Celine Dion and Bucks Fizz all received a kick begin on Eurovision
  • In 1969 4 acts have been topped winners

The Eurovision Track Contest has launched to the world a lot of strange artists – some extra notable than others.

Music veterans reminiscent of ABBA, Celine Dion and Bucks Fizz have all received their kick begin from Eurovision.

The nation to have claimed the highest title probably the most occasions is Eire with seven wins. Whereas the UK has not gained in over 20 years, it’s got 5 wins beneath its belt from earlier performances.

Right here’s a take a look at each single Eurovision winner.

Abba won the Eurovision Song Contest with their hit 'Waterloo' in 1974 (Photo: Olle Lindeborg/TT News Agency/via REUTERS)Abba gained the Eurovision Track Contest with their hit ‘Waterloo’ in 1974 (Photograph: Olle Lindeborg/TT Information Company/by way of REUTERS)


1956 – Lys Assia

Lys Assia turned the primary ever Eurovision winner after singing ‘Chorus’. On the time, solely seven nations particpated within the competitors; Switzerland, France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, and Luxermbourg.

1957 – Corry Brokken

Corry Brokken triumped for her nation with ‘Internet Als Toen’ (Simply Like Then). This was the primary of 4 wins for the Netherlands.

1958 – André Claveau

André Claveau turned the primary male soloist to win the competitors after singing ‘Dors, Mon Amour’ (Sleep, My Love).

1959 – Teddy Scholten

Teddy Scholten’s win marked the second for the Netherlands within the competitors’s opening 4 years. She sung ‘N Beetje’ (A Little Bit).

1960 – Jacqueline Boyer

Jacqueline Boyer sung the profitable music ‘Tom Pillibi’ and whereas it was carried out in French, she additionally later recorded a model in German.

1961 – Jean-Claude Pascal

Jean-Claude Pascal made a reputation for himself after performing ‘Nous Les Amoureux’ (Us Lovers).

1962 – Isabelle Aubret

Isabelle Aubret’s ‘Un Premier Amour’ (First Love) secured France’s third Eurovision victory. It might not win one other till seven years later.

1963 – Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann

Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann turned the primary duo to win the competitors after performing ‘Dansevise’ (Dance Music).

1964 – Gigliola Cinquetti

Gigliola Cinquetti is likely one of the youngest ever Eurovision winners claiming the title when she was simply 16, paradoxically, with ‘Non Ho L’età’ (I’m Not Previous Sufficient).

1965 – France Gall

France Gail’s ‘Poupée de Cire, Poupée de Son’ (Doll of Wax, Doll of Sawdust) was the primary profitable track that was not thought-about a ballad.

1966 – Udo Jürgens

Udo Jürgens sang ‘Merci, Chérie’ (Thank You, Darling”) to safe the highest spot – a primary for Austria.

Sandie Shaw performed at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1967 (Photo by Larry Ellis/Getty Images)Sandie Shaw carried out on the Eurovision Music Contest in 1967 (Photograph by Larry Ellis/Getty Pictures)

1967 – Sandie Shaw

Sandie Shaw was the UK’s first Eurovision champion after performing ‘Puppet on a String’. The only turned a primary hit within the charts shortly after and remained there for 3 weeks.

1968 – Massiel

Massiel’s ‘La La La’ turned the primary of Spain’s two Eurovision wins, which she later recorded in Spanish, Italian, German and English.

1969 – Frida Boccara, Lennie Kuhr, Lulu and Salomé

France, Netherlands, UK and Spain
The top of the 60s proved a primary for the singing competitors with 4 acts being topped winners – together with the UK’s Lulu.

She, Frida Boccara, Lennie Kuhr and Salomé discovered themselves in tied first place and as no provisions had been put in place within the occasion of a tie-break, they have been named winners.

Lulu sang ‘Growth Bang-a-Bang’ whereas Frida Boccara carried out Un Jour, Un Enfant’ (A Day, A Youngster), Lennie Kuhr ‘De Troubadour’ (The ‘Troubadour’) and Salomé ‘Vivo Cantando’ (I Stay Singing).

1970 – Dana

Dana turned the primary ever Irish Eurovision winner however was not the final. She sang ‘All Sorts of Every part’ which went on to turn into a worldwide hit.

1971 – Séverine

Séverine clinched Monaco’s first Eurovision victory with ‘Un Banc, Un Arbe, Une Rue’ (A Bench, A Tree, A Street). She acquired six full marks of 10 factors (now 12) for her efficiency.

1972 – Vicky Leandros

Vicky Leandro’s ‘Apres Toi’ (After You) marked Luxembourd’s third competitors win.

1973 – Anne-Marie David

Luxembourg managed to impress the nations the next yr after Anne-Marie David carried out ‘Tu Te Reconnaîtras’ (You’ll Recognise Your self). She was on of the few contestants to return to the competitors in later years.

1974 – ABBA

ABBA, arguably one of the crucial profitable teams of Eurovision, discovered their ft with ‘Waterloo’. The only soared to primary in a number of nations, together with the UK.

1975 – Train-In

‘Ding-a-Dong ‘ by Train-In is the Netherlands’ final triumph thus far.

1976 – Brotherhood of Man

Brotherhood of Man turned the UK’s third win with ‘Save Your Kisses for Me’. The efficiency acquired the utmost 12 factors from seven nations giving the band a 17-lead from the primary runner up.

1977 – Marie Myriam

Maria Myriam’s ‘L’oiseau et l’enfant’ (The Fowl and the Baby) was the ultimate track to be carried out on the competitors night time proving one of the best issues typically come final.

1978 – Izhar Cohen and the Alphabeta

Izhar Cohen and the Alphabeta’s ‘A-Ba-Ni-Bi’ win noticed the competitors being taken out of Europe for the primary time because it’s customary the profitable nation hosts the next yr.

1979 – Gali Atari and Milk and Honey

Gali Atari and Milk and Honey’s ‘Hallelujah’ is taken into account a contest basic by some.

1980 – Eire

Johnny Logan
Eire’s Johnny Logan entered – and gained – Eurovision not as soon as however twice. ‘What’s One other Yr’ marked the primary win and went on to grow to be a UK primary.

1981 – Bucks Fizz

Bucks Fizz bagged the third triumph for the UK with their efficiency of ‘Makin Your Thoughts Up’. It was the band’s debut single, having shaped simply months earlier.

'Makin Your Mind Up' became an instant hit after Bucks Fizz won (Photo: PA Wire)‘Makin Your Thoughts Up’ turned an immediate hit after Bucks Fizz gained (Photograph: PA Wire)

1982 – Nicole

Nicole sang ‘Ein Bißchen Frieden’ (A Little Peace) to safe Germany’s first Eurovision, and managed the success with a document margin on the time of 61.

1983 – Corinne Hermès

Corinne Hermès ‘Si la Vie est Cadeau’ (If Like is a Present) was the fifth and final win for Luxembourg up to now.

1984 – Herreys

Herreys had huge boots to fill following Sweden’s success story. ‘Diggi-Lavatory Diggi-Ley’ impressed Eurovision followers and managed to succeed in quantity two within the Swedish charts.

1985 – Boddysocks!

Norway’s first victory was secured by group Boddysocks! with ‘La Det Swinge’ (Let it Swing) and managed to edge in charts throughout Europe.

1986 – Sandra Kim

Sandra Kim gained Belgium’s first and solely title with ‘J’aime la Vie’ (I Love Life).

1987 – Johnny Logan

Johnny Logan introduced again the title for his second – and Eire’s third – time with ‘Maintain Me Now’.

1988 – Céline Dion

The long-lasting Céline Dion stole the present with “Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi (Don’t Depart With out Me) and used the success to launch her worldwide profession.

Celine Dion represented France at the Eurovision Song Contest (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)Celine Dion represented Switzerland on the Eurovision Music Contest (Photograph by Ethan Miller/Getty Photographs)

1989 – Riva

Riva’s ‘Rock Me’ was the final winner of the 80s and was the primary and final time ‘Yugoslavia’ competed.

1990 – Toto Cutugno

Italy’s second triumph got here from Toto Cutugno who sang ‘Insieme: 1992’ (Collectively: 1992).

1991 – Carola

Sweden scored prime marks but once more because of Carola with ‘Fångad av en Stormvind’ (Captured by a Storm Wind) – though the profitable margin was the smallest since 1969.

1992 – Linda Martin

Linda Martin secured yet one more win, and the primary in a string, to return. She carried out ‘Why Me?’ which was composed by two-time winner Johnny Logan.

1993 – Niamh Kavanagh

Niamh Kavanagh continued Eire’s profitable streak profitable with ballad ‘In Your Eyes’.

1994 – Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan

Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan made it three in a row for Eire with ‘Rock ‘n’ Roll Youngsters’ and was the primary yr a male duo had gained.

1995 – Secret Backyard

‘Nocturne’ by Secret Backyard was the second win for Norway and for composer Rolf Løvland – who labored withg Norway’s earlier winners.

1996 – Eimear Quinn

Eire reclaimed its crown with Eimear Quinn’s ‘The Voice’ marking 4 wins with 5 years.

1997 – Katrina & The Waves

Katrina & The Waves turned the UK’s fifth and final-to-date with ‘Love Shine a Mild’. The efficiency was awarded the utmost factors by 10 nations totalling at 227 of a attainable 288.

1998 – Dana Worldwide

Dana’s ‘Diva’ was the profitable music of 1998 and of the final so far that was in a language aside from English.

Dana International at the Eurovision Song Contest (Photo: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)Dana Worldwide on the Eurovision Music Contest (Photograph: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun)

1999 – Charlotte Nilsson

‘Take Me To Your Heaven’ by Charlotte Nillson added yet one more win to Sweden’s steadily rising successes, and was carried out in English because the requirement to carry out within the nationwide language had been eliminated.

2000 – Olsen Brothers

Kicking of the noughties was the Olsen Brothers with ‘Fly on the Wings of Love’. Regardless of not being anticipated to attain extremely due to it’s conventional theme and ages of performers, the group did Denmark proud.

2001 – Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL

Estonia’s solely champions Tanel Padar and Dave Benton had a serving to hand from hip-hop duo 2XL to win the nation’s solely Eurovision.

2002 – Marie N

Marie N made a reputation for himself after performing ‘I Wanna’.

2003 – Sertab Erener

‘Everyway That I Can’ is the profitable track from Sertab Erener and was the primary win for Turkey because it started parkating within the competiion in 1975.

2004 – Ruslana

Russia’s first victory got here from Ruslana with ‘Wild Dances’ which was used as a part of the soundtrack Grand Theft Auto IV in 2008.

2005 – Helena Paparizou

Helena Paparizou took the primary spot for her nation for the primary time with ‘My Quantity One’.

2006 – Lordi

Lordi was the primary heavy metallic band to win the Eurovision with ‘Exhausting Rock Hallelujah’.

2007 – Marija Šerifović

In what was Serbia’s debut within the competitors, Marija Šerifović managed to return house a champion after her efficiency of ‘Molitva’ (Prayer).

2008 – Dima Bilan

Simply 4 years after Russia’s first victory, Dima Bilan did it for the nation once more with ‘Consider’ throughout which Russian Olympic gold medalist determine skater Evgeni Plushenko took to the ice as a part of the efficiency.

2009 – Alexander Rybak

Alexander was awarded a whopping 387 out of a attainable 492 factors for ‘Fairytale’.

2010 – Lena

Lena gained the utmost 12 factors 9 occasions and acquired factors from all however 5 nations for ‘Satellite tv for pc’.

2011 – Ell & Nikki

Pop duo Ell & Nikki’s ‘Operating Scared’ gained nations over in 2011. The singers truly took half within the nationwide choice as separate artists, nevertheless when hopefuls have been whittled right down to the ultimate 5, they have been put collectively.

2012 – Loreen

Loreen secured yet one more victory for Sweden with membership basic ‘Euphoria’. It acquired acclaim from critics and was licensed 10 occasions Platinum.

2013 – Emmelie de Forest

Eurovision showcased one other anthem when Emmelie de Forest carried out ‘Solely Teardrops’. The music is among the most downloaded Eurovision track within the UK.

2014 – Conchita Wurst

‘Rise Like a Phoenix’ was the profitable music from Conchita Wurst who turned a a worldwide figurehead within the LGBT group after the victory.

Conchita Wurst broke boundaries (Photo: DIETER NAGL/AFP/Getty Images)Conchita Wurst broke boundaries (Photograph: DIETER NAGL/AFP/Getty Photographs)

2015 – Måns Zelmerlöw


Zelmerlöw carried out ‘Heroes’ and scored 288 factors, giving him the very best rating of the night time. The music went on be the third-highest-scoring track within the historical past of the competition.

2016 – Jamala


Music ‘1944’ was thought to have been centred on the deportation of the Crimean Tatars, with Jamala dedicating the efficiency to her great-grandmother. Nevertheless  it confronted some accusations of being politicised nevertheless the European Broadcasting Union confirmed it had not breached any guidelines.

2017 – Salvador Sobral


Salvador Sobral earned Portugal its first ever victory because it joined the competitors in 1964. ‘Amar Pelos Dois’ (Love For Each).

2018 – Netta


‘Toy’ by Netta gained with with 529 factors reached the highest of the charts in Israel. It marked the fourth win for the nation who’s internet hosting this yr’s Eurovision.