Participating Countries, A-F

Albania

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ESC Albania Flag (Logo: Public Domain)

Debut Entry: 2004, “The Image of You” — Anjeza Shahini (7th Place)
Best Finish: 2012, “Suus” — Rona Nishliu (5th Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “Fairytale” — Eneda Tarifa (16SF)

Appearances: 13
Finals: 7
Wins: 0
Nul Points: 0

Albania in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Andorra

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Debut Entry: 2004, “Jugarem a estimar-nos” — Marta Roure (18SF)
Best Finish: 2007, “Salvem el món” — Anonymous (12SF)
Latest Entry: 2009, “La teva decisió (Get a Life)” — Susanne Georgi (15SF)

Appearances: 6
Finals: 0
Wins: 0
Nul Points: 0

Andorra in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Armenia

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ESC Armenia Flag (Logo: Jlechuga86)

Debut Entry: 2006, “Without Your Love” — André (8th Place)
Best Finish: 2014, “Not Alone” — Aram MP3 (4th Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “LoveWave” — Iveta Mukuchyan (7th Place)

Appearances: 10
Finals: 9
Wins: 0
Nul Points: 0

Armenia in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Australia

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Debut Entry: 2015, “Tonight Again” — Guy Sebastian (5th Place)
Best Finish: 2016, “Sound of Silence” — Dami Im (2nd Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “Sound of Silence” — Dami Im (2nd Place)

Appearances: 2
Finals: 21
Wins: 0
Nul Points: 0

Australia in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Austria

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Debut Entry: 1957, “Wohin, kleines Pony?” — Bob Martin (10th Place)
Latest Win: 2014, “Rise Like a Phoenix” — Conchita Wurst (1st Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “Loin d’ici” — ZOË (13th Place)

Appearances: 49
Finals: 45
Wins: 2 (1966, 2014)
Nul Points: 4 (1962, 1988, 1991, 2015)

Austria in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Azerbaijan

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Debut Entry: 2008, “Day After Day” — Elnur and Samir (8th Place)
Latest Win: 2011, “Running Scared” — Eli and Nikki (1st Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “Miracle” — Samra (17th Place)

Appearances: 9
Finals: 9
Wins: 1 (2011)
Nul Points: 0

Azerbaijan in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Belarus

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Debut Entry: 2004, “My Galileo” — Aleksandra and Konstantin (19SF)
Best Finish: 2007, “Work Your Magic” — Koldun (6th Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “Help You Fly” — IVAN (12SF)

Appearances: 13
Finals: 4
Wins: 0
Nul Points: 0

Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Belgium

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Debut Entry: 1956, “Messieurs les noyés de la Seine” — Fud Leclerc (?th Place) and “Le plus beau jour de ma vie” — Mony Marc (?th Place)2
Latest Win: 1986, “J’aime la Vie,” — Sandra Kim (1st Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “What’s the Pressure” — Laura Tesoro (10th Place)

Appearances: 58
Finals: 50
Wins: 1 (1986)
Nul Points: 2 (1962, 1965)

Belgium in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Bosnia and Herzegovina

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Debut Entry: 1993, “Sva bol svijeta” — Fazla (16th Place)3
Best Finish: 2006, “Lejla” — Hari Mata Hari (3rd Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “Ljubav Je” — Dalal & Deen feat. Ana Rucner and Jala (11SF)

Appearances: 19
Finals: 18
Wins: 0
Nul Points: 0

Bosnia and Herzegovina in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Bulgaria

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Debut Entry: 2005, “Lorraine” — Kaffe (19SF)
Best Finish: 2016, “If Love Was a Crime” — Poli Genova (4th Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “If Love Was a Crime” — Poli Genova (4th Place)

Appearances: 10
Finals: 2
Wins: 0
Nul Points: 0

Bulgaria in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Croatia

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Debut Entry: 1993, “Don’t Ever Cry” — Put (15th Place)
Best Finish: 1999, “Marija Magdalena” — Doris Dragović (4th Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “Lighthouse” — Nina Kraljić (23rd Place)

Appearances: 22
Finals: 17
Wins: 0
Nul Points: 0

Croatia in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Cyprus

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Debut Entry: 1981, “Monika” — Island (6th Place)
Best Finish: 2004, “Stronger Every Minute” — Lisa Andreas (5th Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “Alter Ego” — Minus One (21st Place)

Appearances: 33
Finals: 27
Wins: 0
Nul Points: 0

Cyprus in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Czech Republic

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Debut Entry: 2007, “Malá dáma” — Kabát (28SF)
Best Finish: 2016, “I Stand” — Gabriela Gunčíková (25th Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “I Stand” — Gabriela Gunčíková (25th Place)

Appearances: 5
Finals: 1
Wins: 0
Nul Points: 1 (2009)

Czech Republic in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Denmark

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Debut Entry: 1957, “Skibet skal sejle i nat” — Birthe Wilke and Gustav Winckler (3rd Place)
Latest Win: 2013, “Only Teardrops” — Emmelie de Forest (1st Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “Soldiers of Love” — Lighthouse X (17SF)

Appearances: 45
Finals: 41
Wins: 3 (1963, 2000, 2013)
Nul Points: 0

Denmark in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Estonia

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Debut Entry: 1994, “Nagu merelaine” — Silvi Vrait (24th Place)4
Latest Win: 2001, “Everybody” — Tanel Padar/Dave Benton/2XL (1st Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “Play” — Jüri Pootsmann (18SF)5

Appearances: 22
Finals: 14
Wins: 1 (2001)
Nul Points: 0

Estonia in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Finland

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Debut Entry: 1961, “Valoa ikkunassa” — Laila Kinnunen (10th Place)
Latest Win: 2006, “Hard Rock Hallelujah” — Lordi (1st Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “Sing It Away” — Sandhja (15SF)

Appearances: 50
Finals: 44
Wins: 1
Nul Points: 0 (1963, 1965, 1982)

Finland in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


France

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Debut Entry: 1956, “Il est là” — Dany Dauberson (?th Place) and “Le temps perdu” — Mathé Altéry (?th Place)6
Latest Win: 1977, “L’oiseau et l’enfant” — Marie Myriam (1st Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “J’ai cherché” — Amir (6th Place)

Appearances: 59
Finals: 597
Wins: 5 (1958, 1960, 1962, 1969, 1977)
Nul Points: 0

France in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


  1. Australia was automatically pre-qualified for the Grand Final in 2015.  
  2. During the inaugural contest, each country presented two songs, and full results were never published. Only the position of the winning song, from Switzerland, is known.  
  3. Prior to the 1993 contest, Bosnia and Herzegovina participated as part of Yugoslavia.  
  4. Estonia attempted to participate in 1993, but did not make it out of a special qualification round for former Eastern bloc countries.  
  5. Dead last place.  
  6. During the inaugural contest, each country presented two songs, and full results were never published. Only the position of the winning song, from Switzerland, is known.  
  7. As a “Big Five” major sponsor of the contest, France automatically qualifies for the Grand Final each year.