Eurovision Song Contest Winners

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The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual competition hosted by the members of the European Broadcasting Union, which spans most of Europe. The contest has been held every year since 1965, making it one of the longest-running television programs in the world. Many people think of Carrie Underwood and American Idol as the premier singing competition on television, but if it wasn’t for Eurovision Song Contest, the foundation wouldn’t have been there for future singing competitions. The next time you buy Celine Dion tickets, don’t forget where she got her start, the Eurovision Song Contest. Below are all the winners in the history of this treasured competition.

Year Host City Winner Winning Country
1956 Lugano Lys Assia Switzerland
1957 Frankfurt Correy Brokken Netherlands
1958 Hilversum Andre Claveau France
1959 Cannes Teddy Scholten Netherlands
1960 London Jacqueline Boyer France
1961 Cannes Jean-Claude Pascal Luxemburg
1962 Luxemburg Isabelle Aubert France
1963 London Grethe and Jorgen Ingmann Denmark
1964 Copenhagen Gigliola Cinquetti Italy
1965 Naples France Gall Luxemburg
1966 Luxemburg Udo Jurgens Austria
1967 Vienna Sandi Shaw United Kingdom
1968 London Massiel Spain
1969 Madrid Salome, Lulu, Lenny Kuhr, Frida Boccara Spain, United Kingdom, Netherlands, France
1970 Amsterdam Dana Ireland
1971 Dublin Severine Monaco
1972 Edinburgh Vicky Leandros Luxemburg
1973 Luxemburg Anna-Marie David Luxemburg
1974 Brighton ABBA Sweden
1975 Stockholm Teach-In Netherlands
1976 The Hague Brotherhood of Man United Kingdom
1977 London Marie Myriam France
1978 Paris Izhar Cohen and the Alphabeta Israel
1979 Jerusalem Gali Atari and Milk and Honey Israel
1980 The Hague Johnny Logan Ireland
1981 Dublin Bucks Fizz United Kingdom
1982 Harrogate Nicole Germany
1983 Munich Corinne Hermes Luxemburg
1984 Luxemburg Herreys Sweden
1985 Gothenburg Bobbysocks! Norway
1986 Bergen Sandra Kim Belgium
1987 Brussels Johnny Logan Ireland
1988 Dublin Celine Dion Switzerland
1989 Lausanne Riva Yugoslavia
1990 Zagreb Tuto Cutugno Italy
1991 Rome Carola Sweden
1992 Malmo Linda Martin Ireland
1993 Millstreet Niamh Kavanagh Ireland
1994 Dublin Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan Ireland
1995 Dublin Secret Garden Norway
1996 Oslo Eimear Quinn Ireland
1997 Dublin Katrina and the Waves United Kingdom
1998 Birmingham Dana International Israel
1999 Jerusalem Charlotte Nilsson Sweden
2000 Stockholm Olsen Brothers Denmark
2001 Copenhagen Tanel Padar, Dave Benton, 2XL Estonia
2002 Talliinn Marie N Latvia
2003 Riga Sertab Erener Turkey
2004 Istanbul Rustana Ukraine
2005 Klev Helena Paparizou Greece
2006 Athens Lordi Finland
2007 Helsinki Marija Serfovic Serbia
2008 Belgrade Dima Bilan Russia
2009 Moscow Alexander Rybak Norway
2010 Oslo Lena Germany
2011 Dusseldorf Eli & Nikki Azerbaijan
2012 Baku Loreen Sweden
2013 Malmo Emmelie de Forest Denmark
2014 Copenhagen Conchita Wurst Austria
2015 Vienna Mans Zelmerlow Sweden
2016 Stockholm Jamala Ukraine