Participating Countries, G-M

Georgia

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Debut Entry: 2007, “Visionary Dream” — Sopho Khalvashi (12th Place)
Best Finish: 2011, “One More Day” — Eldrine (9th Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “Midnight Gold” — Nika Kocharov and Young Georgian Lolitaz (20th Place)

Appearances: 9
Finals: 7
Wins: 0
Nul Points: 0

Georgia in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Germany

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Debut Entry: 1956, “Im Wartesaal zum großen Glück” — Walter Andreas Schwarz (?th Place) and “So geht das jede Nacht” — Freddy Quinn (?th Place)1
Latest Win: 2010, “Satellite” — Lena (1st Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “Ghost” — Jamie-Lee (26th Place)

Appearances: 60
Finals: 602
Wins: 2 (1982, 2010)
Nul Points: 3 (1964, 1965, 2015)

Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Greece

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Debut Entry: 1974, “Krasi, thalassa kai t’agori mou” (Κρασί, θάλασσα και τ’ αγόρι μου) — Marinella (11th Place)
Latest Win: 2005, “My Number One” — Helena Paparizou (1st Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “Utopian Land” — Argo (16SF)

Appearances: 37
Finals: 36
Wins: 1 (2005)
Nul Points: 0

Greece in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Hungary

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Debut Entry: 1994, “Kinek mondjam el vétkeimet?” — Friderika Bayer (4th Place)3
Best Finish: 1994, “Kinek mondjam el vétkeimet?” — Friderika Bayer (4th Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “Pioneer” — Freddie (19th Place)

Appearances: 14
Finals: 12
Wins: 0
Nul Points: 0

Hungary in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Iceland

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Debut Entry: 1986, “Gleðibankinn” — ICY (16th Place)
Best Finish: 2009, “Is It True?” — Yohanna (2nd Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “Hear Them Calling” — Greta Salóme (14SF)

Appearances: 29
Finals: 24
Wins: 0
Nul Points: 1 (1989)

Iceland in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Ireland

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Debut Entry: 1965, “Walking the Streets in the Rain” — Butch Moore (6th Place)
Latest Win: 1996, “The Voice” — Eimear Quinn (1st Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “Sunlight” — Nicky Byrne (15SF)

Appearances: 50
Finals: 44
Wins: 7 (1970, 1980, 1987, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996)
Nul Points: 0

Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Israel

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Debut Entry: 1973, “Ey Sham” (אי שם) — Ilanit (4th Place)
Latest Win: 1998, “Diva” (דיווה) — Dana International (1st Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “Made of Stars” — Hovi Star (14th Place)

Appearances: 39
Finals: 33
Wins: 3 (1978, 1979, 1998)
Nul Points: 0

Israel in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Italy

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Debut Entry: 1956, “Aprite le finestre” — Franca Raimondi (?th Place) and “Amami se vuoi” — Tonina Torielli (?th Place)4
Latest Win: 1990, “Insieme: 1992” — Toto Cutugno (1st Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “No Degree of Separation” — Francesca Michielin (16th Place)

Appearances: 42
Finals: 425
Wins: 2 (1964, 1990)
Nul Points: 1 (1966)

Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Latvia

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Debut Entry: 2000, “My Star” — Brainstorm (3rd Place)
Latest Win: 2002, “I Wanna” — Marie N (1st Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “Heartbeat” — Justs (15th Place)

Appearances: 17
Finals: 10
Wins: 1 (2002)
Nul Points: 0

Latvia in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Lithuania

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Debut Entry: 1994, “Lopšinė mylimai” — Ovidijus Vyšniauskas (25th Place)
Best Finish: 2006, “We Are the Winners” — LT United (6th Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “I’ve Been Waiting for This Night” — Donny Montell (9th Place)

Appearances: 17
Finals: 12
Wins: 0
Nul Points: 1 (1994)

Lithuania in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Luxembourg

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Debut Entry: 1956, “Ne crois pas” — Michèle Arnaud (?th Place) and “Les amants de minuit” — Michèle Arnaud (?th Place)6
Latest Win: 1983, “Si la vie est cadeau” — Corinne Hermès (1st Place)
Latest Entry: 1993, “Donne-moi une chance” — Modern Times (20th Place)

Appearances: 37
Finals: 377
Wins: 5 (1961, 1965, 1972, 1973, 1983)
Nul Points: 1 (1970)

Luxembourg in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Macedonia (Former Yugoslav Republic of)

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Debut Entry: 1996, “Samo ti” (Само ти) — Kaliopi (26SF)
Best Finish: 2006, “Ninanajna” (Нинанајна) — Elena Risteska (12th Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “Dona” — Kaliopi (11SF)

Appearances: 17
Finals: 8
Wins: 0
Nul Points: 0

FYR Macedonia in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Malta

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Debut Entry: 1971, “Marija l-Maltija” — Joe Grech (18th Place)
Best Finish: 2005, “Angel” — Chiara (2nd Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “Walk On Water” — Ira Losco (12th Place)

Appearances: 29
Finals: 24
Wins: 0
Nul Points: 0

Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Moldova

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Debut Entry: 2005, “Bunica Bate Toba” — Zdob şi Zdub (6th Place)
Best Finish: 2005, “Bunica Bate Toba” — Zdob şi Zdub (6th Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “Falling Stars” — Lidia Isac (17SF)

Appearances: 12
Finals: 8
Wins: 0
Nul Points: 0

Moldova in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Monaco

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Debut Entry: 1959, “Mon ami Pierrot” — Jacque Pills (11th Place)
Latest Win: 1971, “Un banc, un arbre, une rue” — Séverine (1st Place)
Latest Entry: 2006, “La Coco-Dance” — Séverine Ferrer (21SF)

Appearances: 24
Finals: 21
Wins: 1 (1971)
Nul Points: 1 (1966)

Monaco in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Montenegro

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Debut Entry: 2007, “‘Ajde, kroči” (‘Ајде, крочи) — Stevan Faddy (22SF)
Best Finish: 2015, “Adio” — Knez (13th Place)
Latest Entry: 2016, “The Real Thing” — Highway (13SF)

Appearances: 8
Finals: 2
Wins: 0
Nul Points: 0

Montenegro in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


Morocco

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Debut Entry: 1980, “Bitaqat Hob” (بطاقة حب) — Samira Bensaïd (18th Place)
Best Finish: 1980, “Bitaqat Hob” (بطاقة حب) — Samira Bensaïd (18th Place)
Latest Entry: 1980, “Bitaqat Hob” (بطاقة حب) — Samira Bensaïd (18th Place)

Appearances: 1
Finals: 1
Wins: 0
Nul Points: 0

Morocco in the Eurovision Song Contest (Wikipedia)


 

  1. 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.  
  2. As a “Big Five” major sponsor of the contest, Germany automatically qualifies for the Grand Final each year.  
  3. Hungary attempted to participate in 1993, but did not make it out of a special qualification round for former Eastern bloc countries.  
  4. 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.  
  5. As a “Big Five” major sponsor of the contest, Italy automatically qualifies for the Grand Final each year.  
  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. Luxembourg has not competed in the contest since semifinals began, in 2004.