Elenco dei vincitori nell’Eurovision Song Contest (Winners by year – List of Eurovision Song Contest winners)

Left: Ralph Siegel, the winning songwriter in 1982 for Germany and composer of twenty-three other entries between 1974 and 2017. Centre: Rolf Løvland, the winning songwriter in 1985 and 1995 for Norway, with Fionnuala Sherry, winning performer in 1995. Right: Luísa Sobral, winning songwriter in 2017 for Portugal.

Left: Lys Assia, the first Eurovision winner (1956), and Dima Bilan, winner in 2008. Centre: Johnny Logan, the winning artist in 1980, winning artist and composer in 1987 and the winning composer in 1992. Right: Loreen, winner of the 2012 and 2023 editions, celebrating her first victory in Baku.

70 songs written by 143 songwriters have won the Eurovision Song Contest, an international song competition organised annually by the European Broadcasting Union. The contest, which has been broadcast every year since its debut in 1956 (with the exception of 2020), is one of the longest-running television programmes in the world. The contest’s winner has been determined using numerous voting techniques throughout its history; centre to these have been the awarding of points to countries by juries or televoters. The country awarded the most points is declared the winner. The first Eurovision Song Contest was not won on points, but by votes (two per country), and only the winner was announced.

There have been 67 contests, with one winner each year except the tied 1969 contest, which had four. 27 countries have won the contest, with Switzerland winning the first contest in 1956. The countries with the highest number of wins are Ireland and Sweden with seven wins each. Two people have won more than once as a performer: Ireland’s Johnny Logan, who performed “What’s Another Year” in 1980 and “Hold Me Now” in 1987, and Sweden’s Loreen, who performed “Euphoria” in 2012 and “Tattoo” in 2023. Logan is also one of seven songwriters to have written more than one winning entry (“Hold Me Now” in 1987 and “Why Me?” in 1992, performed by Linda Martin), and is the only person to have three Eurovision victories to their credit, as either singer, songwriter or both. The other six songwriters with more than one winning entry to their credit are Willy van Hemert (Netherlands, 1957 and 1959), Yves Dessca (Monaco, 1971 and Luxembourg, 1972), Rolf Løvland (Norway, 1985 and 1995), Brendan Graham (Ireland, 1994 and 1996), and Thomas G:son and Peter Boström (both for Sweden’s entries in 2012 and 2023).

Relatively few winners of the Eurovision Song Contest have gone on to achieve major success in the music industry. The most notable winners who have gone on to become international stars are ABBA, who won the 1974 contest for Sweden with their song “Waterloo”, and Céline Dion, who won the 1988 contest for Switzerland with the song “Ne partez pas sans moi“. More recently, Duncan Laurence, who won the 2019 contest for the Netherlands with “Arcade”, experienced worldwide streaming success with the song as a sleeper hit throughout 2020 and 2021, while Måneskin, winners of the 2021 contest for Italy with “Zitti e buoni“, subsequently achieved worldwide popularity in the months following their victory.

Since 2008, the winner has been awarded an official winner’s trophy of the Eurovision Song Contest. The trophy is a handmade piece of sandblasted glass in the shape of a 1950s microphone. The songwriters and composers of the winning entry receive smaller versions of the trophy. The original design was created by Kjell Engman of Kosta Boda, who specialises in glass art.

Nella lista dei vincitori dell’Eurovision Song Contest si trovano i nomi dei 67 cantanti che hanno almeno una volta vinto una delle edizioni della manifestazione musicale europea più longeva al mondo:

Winners by year.

Winners of the Eurovision Song Contest
Year Country Song Artist Songwriter(s)
1956  Switzerland Refrain Lys Assia
  • Géo Voumard
  • Émile Gardaz
1957  Netherlands Net als toen Corry Brokken
  • Guus Jansen
  • Willy van Hemert
1958  France Dors, mon amour André Claveau
  • Hubert Giraud
  • Pierre Delanoë
1959  Netherlands Een beetje Teddy Scholten
  • Dick Schallies
  • Willy van Hemert
1960  France “Tom Pillibi” Jacqueline Boyer
  • André Popp
  • Pierre Cour
1961  Luxembourg Nous les amoureux Jean-Claude Pascal
  • Jacques Datin
  • Maurice Vidalin
1962  France Un premier amour Isabelle Aubret
  • Claude-Henri Vic
  • Roland Valade
1963  Denmark Dansevise Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann
  • Otto Francker
  • Sejr Volmer-Sørensen
1964  Italy Non ho l’età Gigliola Cinquetti
  • Nicola Salerno
  • Mario Panzeri
1965  Luxembourg Poupée de cire, poupée de son France Gall Serge Gainsbourg
1966  Austria Merci, Chérie Udo Jürgens
  • Udo Jürgens
  • Thomas Hörbiger
1967  United Kingdom “Puppet on a String” Sandie Shaw
  • Bill Martin
  • Phil Coulter
1968  Spain “La La La” Massiel
  • Manuel de la Calva
  • Ramón Arcusa (Dúo Dinámico)
1969  Spain Vivo cantando Salomé
  • María José de Cerato
  • Aniano Alcalde
 United Kingdom “Boom Bang-a-Bang” Lulu
  • Alan Moorhouse
  • Peter Warne
 Netherlands De troubadour Lenny Kuhr
  • David Hartsema
  • Lenny Kuhr
 France Un jour, un enfant Frida Boccara
  • Émile Stern
  • Eddy Marnay
1970  Ireland “All Kinds of Everything” Dana
  • Derry Lindsay
  • Jackie Smith
1971  Monaco Un banc, un arbre, une rue Séverine
  • Jean-Pierre Bourtayre
  • Yves Dessca
1972  Luxembourg Après toi Vicky Leandros
  • Leo Leandros
  • Klaus Munr
  • Yves Dessca
1973  Luxembourg Tu te reconnaîtras Anne-Marie David
  • Claude Morgan
  • Vline Buggy
1974  Sweden “Waterloo” ABBA
  • Benny Andersson
  • Björn Ulvaeus
  • Stig Anderson
1975  Netherlands “Ding-a-dong” Teach-In
  • Dick Bakker
  • Will Luiking
  • Eddy Ouwens
1976  United Kingdom “Save Your Kisses for Me” Brotherhood of Man
  • Tony Hiller
  • Lee Sheriden
  • Martin Lee
1977  France L’Oiseau et l’Enfant Marie Myriam
  • Jean-Paul Cara
  • Joe Gracy
1978  Israel “A-Ba-Ni-Bi” (א-ב-ני-בי) Izhar Cohen and the Alphabeta
  • Nurit Hirsh
  • Ehud Manor
1979  Israel Hallelujah” (הללויה) Milk and Honey
  • Kobi Oshrat
  • Shimrit Orr
1980  Ireland “What’s Another Year” Johnny Logan Shay Healy
1981  United Kingdom “Making Your Mind Up” Bucks Fizz
  • Andy Hill
  • John Danter
1982  Germany Ein bißchen Frieden Nicole
  • Ralph Siegel
  • Bernd Meinunger
1983  Luxembourg Si la vie est cadeau Corinne Hermès
  • Jean-Pierre Millers
  • Alain Garcia
1984  Sweden “Diggi-Loo Diggi-Ley” Herreys
  • Torgny Söderberg
  • Britt Lindeborg
1985  Norway La det swinge Bobbysocks! Rolf Løvland
1986  Belgium J’aime la vie Sandra Kim
  • Jean-Paul Furnémont
  • Angelo Crisci
  • Rosario Marino Atria
1987  Ireland “Hold Me Now” Johnny Logan Johnny Logan
1988  Switzerland Ne partez pas sans moi Céline Dion
  • Nella Martinetti
  • Atilla Şereftuğ
1989  Yugoslavia “Rock Me” Riva
  • Rajko Dujmić
  • Stevo Cvikić
1990  Italy Insieme: 1992 Toto Cutugno Toto Cutugno
1991  Sweden Fångad av en stormvind Carola Stephan Berg
1992  Ireland “Why Me?” Linda Martin Johnny Logan
1993  Ireland “In Your Eyes” Niamh Kavanagh Jimmy Walsh
1994  Ireland “Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids” Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan Brendan Graham
1995  Norway Nocturne Secret Garden
  • Rolf Løvland
  • Petter Skavlan
1996  Ireland “The Voice” Eimear Quinn Brendan Graham
1997  United Kingdom “Love Shine a Light” Katrina and the Waves Kimberley Rew
1998  Israel “Diva” (דיווה) Dana International
  • Svika Pick
  • Yoav Ginai
1999  Sweden “Take Me to Your Heaven” Charlotte Nilsson
  • Lars Diedricson
  • Marcos Ubeda
2000  Denmark “Fly on the Wings of Love” Olsen Brothers Jørgen Olsen
2001  Estonia “Everybody” Tanel Padar, Dave Benton and 2XL
  • Ivar Must
  • Maian-Anna Kärmas
2002  Latvia “I Wanna” Marie N
  • Marija Naumova
  • Marats Samauskis
2003  Turkey “Everyway That I Can” Sertab Erener
  • Demir Demirkan
  • Sertab Erener
2004  Ukraine “Wild Dances” Ruslana
  • Ruslana Lyzhychko
  • Alexandr Ksenofontov
2005  Greece “My Number One” Helena Paparizou
  • Manos Psaltakis
  • Christos Dantis
  • Natalia Germanou
2006  Finland “Hard Rock Hallelujah” Lordi Mr Lordi
2007  Serbia Molitva” (Молитва) Marija Šerifović
  • Vladimir Graić
  • Saša Milošević Mare
2008  Russia “Believe” Dima Bilan
  • Jim Beanz
  • Dima Bilan
2009  Norway “Fairytale” Alexander Rybak Alexander Rybak
2010  Germany “Satellite” Lena
  • Julie Frost
  • John Gordon
2011  Azerbaijan “Running Scared” Ell and Nikki
  • Stefan Örn
  • Sandra Bjurman
  • Iain James Farquharson
2012  Sweden “Euphoria” Loreen
  • Thomas G:son
  • Peter Boström
2013  Denmark “Only Teardrops” Emmelie de Forest
  • Lise Cabble
  • Julia Fabrin Jakobsen
  • Thomas Stengaard
2014  Austria “Rise Like a Phoenix” Conchita Wurst
  • Charlie Mason
  • Joey Patulka
  • Ali Zuckowski
  • Julian Maas
2015  Sweden “Heroes” Måns Zelmerlöw
  • Anton Hård af Segerstad
  • Joy Deb
  • Linnea Deb
2016  Ukraine “1944” Jamala Jamala
2017  Portugal Amar pelos dois Salvador Sobral Luísa Sobral
2018  Israel “Toy” Netta
  • Doron Medalie
  • Stav Beger
2019  Netherlands “Arcade” Duncan Laurence
  • Duncan Laurence
  • Joel Sjöö
  • Wouter Hardy
  • Will Knox
2020 Contest cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
2021  Italy Zitti e buoni Måneskin
  • Damiano David
  • Ethan Torchio
  • Thomas Raggi
  • Victoria De Angelis
2022  Ukraine “Stefania” (Стефанія) Kalush Orchestra
  • Ihor Didenchuk
  • Ivan Klymenko
  • Oleh Psiuk
  • Tymofii Muzychuk
  • Vitalii Duzhyk
2023  Sweden “Tattoo” Loreen
  • Jimmy “Joker” Thörnfeldt
  • Jimmy Jansson
  • Lorine Talhaoui
  • Moa Carlebecker
  • Peter Boström
  • Thomas G:son