The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the longest running television shows in the world. It was on the 24th of May, 1956, that Europe saw the first ever Eurovision Song Contest. After 56 runnings, the contest is one of the most typical European traditions and without doubt, Europe's favorite TV show! In 2005, the Eurovision Song Contest celebrated its 50th anniversary by picking the best entry to date. READ MORE »

The history of the Eurovision Song Contest

Already for 56 years, the Eurovision Song Contest is Europe's favorite TV show. After more than five decades featuring some 1,100 songs, the contest has become a modern classic, strongly embedded into Europe's collective mind.


Countries & winners

Name First participation Times participated Victories
Flag of Republika e Shqipërisë Albania 11 0
Flag of Principat d'Andorra Andorra 6 0
Flag of Hayastani Hanrapetut’yun Armenia 8 0
Flag of Republik Österreich Austria 48 2
Flag of Azərbaycan Respublikası Azerbaijan 7 1
Flag of Byelarus Belarus 11 0
Flag of Koninkrijk België/Royaume de Belgique/Königreich Belgien Belgium 56 1
Flag of Bosna i Hercegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina 18 0
Flag of Republika Bulgariya Bulgaria 9 0
Flag of Republika Hrvatska Croatia 21 0
Flag of Κυπριακή Δημοκρατία (Kypriakī́ Dīmokratía) Cyprus 31 0
Flag of Česká republika Czech Republic 3 0
Flag of Kongeriget Danmark Denmark 43 3
Flag of Eesti Vabariik Estonia 20 1
Flag of Poranešna Jugoslovenska Republika Makedonija F.Y.R. Macedonia 14 0
Flag of Suomen tasavalta/Republiken Finland Finland 48 1
Flag of République française France 58 5
Flag of Sakartvelo Georgia 7 0
Flag of Bundesrepublik Deutschland Germany 59 2
Flag of Ελληνική Δημοκρατία (Ellīnikī́ Dīmokratía) Greece 35 1
Flag of Magyar Köztársaság Hungary 12 0
Flag of Lýðveldið Ísland Iceland 27 0
Flag of Éire Ireland 48 7
Flag of Medīnat Yisrā'el Israel 37 3
Flag of Repubblica Italiana Italy 41 2
Flag of Latvijas Republika Latvia 15 1
Flag of Lietuvos Respublika Lithuania 15 0
Flag of Groussherzogtum Lëtzebuerg Luxembourg 37 5
Flag of Repubblika ta' Malta Malta 27 0
Flag of Republica Moldova Moldova 10 0
Flag of Principauté de Monaco Monaco 24 1
Flag of Crna Gora Montenegro 6 0
Flag of Al-Mamlaka al-Maghribiyya Morocco 1 0
Flag of Kongeriket Norge Norway 53 3
Flag of Rzeczpospolita Polska Poland 17 0
Flag of República Portuguesa Portugal 47 0
Flag of România Romania 16 0
Flag of Rossiyskaya Federatsiya Russia 18 1
Flag of Serenissima Repubblica di San Marino San Marino 5 0
Flag of Republika Srbija Serbia 7 1
Flag of Državna zajednica Srbija i Crna Gora Serbia & Montenegro 3 0
Flag of Slovenská republika Slovakia 7 0
Flag of Republika Slovenija Slovenia 20 0
Flag of Reino de España Spain 55 2
Flag of Konungariket Sverige Sweden 54 5
Flag of Confoederatio Helvetica Switzerland 55 2
Flag of Koninkrijk der Nederlanden The Netherlands 55 4
Flag of Türkiye Cumhuriyeti Turkey 34 1
Flag of Ukrayina Ukraine 12 1
Flag of United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United Kingdom 58 5
Flag of Socijalistička Federativna Republika Jugoslavija Yugoslavia 27 1

Host Cities on map

Check out where the previous Eurovision Song Contests have taken place and click for more details!

  • Latest Host City is in Purple
  • Cities in blue have hosted the Eurovision Song Contest
  • Cities in yellow have hosted the Eurovision Song Contest twice
  • Cities in red have hosted the Eurovision Song Contest more than two times

Winners on map

Check out all the countries that have won the Eurovision Song Contest. Click on the place marks for more information on the winners.

  • Latest winner has a TV icon
  • Countries in blue have won the Eurovision Song Contest 1 time
  • Countries in yellow have won the Eurovision Song Contest up to 3 times
  • Countries in red have won the Eurovision Song Contest more than three times

View Eurovision Song Contest Winners of all times in a larger map