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Switzerland
Switzerland
Appearances 58 (48 finals)
First appearance 1956
Best result 1st: 1956, 1988
Worst result Last: 1964, 1967, 1974, 1998, 2004 (SF), 2010 (SF), 2011, 2015 (SF), 2016 (SF)
Nul Points: 1964, 1967, 1998, 2004 (SF)

Switzerland was one of the seven countries competing in the very first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956 and the country has competed in 58 Contests to date.

It has won the Contest twice: the very first edition in 1956 and in 1988 with the latter victory provided by Canadian singer Celine Dion, who would go on to become one of the biggest-selling artists of all-time.  The entry also beat the United Kingdom's entry by a single point in one of the closest finishes in the Contest's history.

They did not compete in 1999, 2001 and 2003 and since the semi finals were introduced in 2004, the country has failed to reach the final ten times. In the 21st century it has only reached the Top 10 once when the girlband Vanilla Ninja finished in 8th place in 2005.


Participants

Year Performer(s) Song Language Translation Final Points Semi Points
1956 Lys Assia "Das alte Karussell" German The old carousel 10 N/A No semi-finals
Lys Assia "Refrain" French - 1 N/A
1957 Lys Assia "L'enfant que j'étais" French The child that I was 8 5
1958 Lys Assia "Giorgio" German, Italian - 2 24
1959 Christa Williams "Irgendwoher" German From somewhere 4 14
1960 Anita Traversi "Cielo e terra" Italian Heaven and earth 8 5
1961 Franca Di Rienzo "Nous aurons demain" French We'll Have Tomorrow 3 16
1962 Jean Philippe "Le retour" The return 10 2
1963 Esther Ofarim "T'en va pas" Don't Go 2 40
1964 Anita Traversi "I miei pensieri" Italian My thoughts 13 0
1965 Yovanna "Non, à jamais sans toi" French No, forever without you 8 8
1966 Madeleine Pascal "Ne vois-tu pas?" Don't you see? 6 12
1967 Géraldine "Quel cœur vas-tu briser?" Which heart are you going to break? 17 0
1968 Gianni Mascolo "Guardando il sole" Italian Looking into the sun 13 2
1969 Paola del Medico "Bonjour, Bonjour" German, French Good day, Good day 5 13
1970 Henri Dès "Retour" French Return 4 8
1971 Peter, Sue and Marc "Les illusions de nos vingt ans" The illusions of our twenties 12 78
1972 Véronique Müller "C'est la chanson de mon amour" 8 88
1973 Patrick Juvet "Je vais me marier, Marie" 12 79
1974 Piera Martell "Mein Ruf nach Dir" German 14 3
1975 Simone Drexel "Mikado" 6 77
1976 Peter, Sue and Marc "Djambo, Djambo" English - 4 91
1977 Pepe Lienhard Band "Swiss Lady" German - 6 71
1978 Carole Vinci "Vivre" French 9 65
1979 Peter, Sue and Marc + Pfuri, Gorps and Kniri "Trödler und Co" German 10 60
1980 Paola "Cinéma" French 4 104
1981 Peter, Sue and Marc "Io senza te" Italian 4 121
1982 Arlette Zola "Amour on t'aime" French 3 97
1983 Mariella Farré "Io così non ci sto" Italian 15 28
1984 Rainy Day "Welche Farbe hat der Sonnenschein?" German 16 30
1985 Mariella Farré and Pino Gasparini "Piano, piano" 12 39
1986 Daniela Simmons "Pas pour moi" French 2 140
1987 Carol Rich "Moitié, moitié" 17 26
1988 Céline Dion "Ne partez pas sans moi" 1 137
1989 Furbaz "Viver senza tei" Romansh 13 47
1990 Egon Egemann "Musik klingt in die Welt hinaus" German 11 51
1991 Sandra Simó "Canzone per te" Italian 5 118
1992 Daisy Auvray "Mister Music Man" French - 15 32
1993 Annie Cotton "Moi, tout simplement" 3 148 Kvalifikacija za Millstreet
1994 Duilio "Sto pregando" Italian 19 15 No semi-finals
1995 Did not participate
1996 Kathy Leander "Mon cœur l'aime" French 16 22 8 67
1997 Barbara Berta "Dentro di me" Italian 22 5 No semi-finals
1998 Gunvor "Lass ihn" German 25 0
1999 Did not participate
2000 Jane Bogaert "La vita cos'è?" Italian 20 14
2001 Did not participate
2002 Francine Jordi "Dans le jardin de mon âme" French 22 15
2003 Did not participate
2004 Piero and the MusicStars "Celebrate" English - Failed to qualify 22 0
2005 Vanilla Ninja "Cool Vibes" - 8 128 8 114
2006 six4one "If We All Give a Little" - 16 30 Top 11 Previous Year
2007 DJ BoBo "Vampires Are Alive" - Failed to qualify 20 40
2008 Paolo Meneguzzi "Era stupendo" Italian 13 47
2009 Lovebugs "The Highest Heights" English - 14 15
2010 Michael von der Heide "Il pleut de l'or" French 17 2
2011 Anna Rossinelli "In Love for a While" English - 25 19 10 55
2012 Sinplus "Unbreakable" - Failed to qualify 11 45
2013 Takasa "You and Me" - 13 41
2014 Sebalter "Hunter of Stars" - 13 64 4 92
2015 Mélanie René "Time to Shine" - Failed to qualify 17 4
2016 Rykka "The Last of Our Kind" - 18 28
2017 Timebelle "Apollo" - 12 97
2018 Zibbz "Stones" - 13 86
2019


Voting history

Eurovision Song Contest
Winning Songs
RefrainNet als toenDors, mon amourEen beetjeTom PillibiNous les amoureuxUn premier amourDanseviseNon ho l'etàPoupée de cire, poupée de sonMerci, chériePuppet on a StringLa, La, LaBoom Bang-a-BangVivo cantandoUn jour, un enfantDe troubadourAll Kinds of EverythingUn banc, un arbre, une rueAprès toiTu te reconnaîtrasWaterlooDing-a-DongSave Your Kisses For MeL'oiseau et l'enfantA-Ba-Ni-BiHallelujahWhat's Another YearMaking Your Mind UpEin bißchen FriedenSi la vie est cadeauDiggiloo DiggileyLa det swingeJ'aime la vieHold Me NowNe partez pas sans moiRock MeInsieme: 1992Fångad av en stormvindWhy Me?In Your EyesRock 'n' Roll KidsNocturneThe VoiceLove Shine a LightDivaTake Me To Your HeavenFly on the Wings of LoveEverybodyI WannaEvery Way That I CanWild DancesMy Number OneHard Rock HallelujahMolitvaBelieveFairytaleSatelliteRunning ScaredEuphoriaOnly TeardropsRise Like a PhoenixHeroes1944Amar pelos doisToy
Contests
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