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SWITZERLAND – Takasa – You And Me

Switzerland has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest since its beginning in 1956, the year that also marks the country’s first win with Lys Assia and Refrain. A second win came in 1988 with Celine Dion  (Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi) who started her world career shortly after. Over the …

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CYPRUS – Despina Olympiou – An Me Thimase

Cyprus is one of the countries that haven’t won the Eurovision Song Contest yet. The best result to date was a fifth place they achieved on three occasions: in 1982 with Anna Vissi (Mono I Agapi), 1997 with Hara & Andreas Constantinou (Mana Mou), and 2004 with Lisa Andreas (Stronger …

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ARMENIA – Dorians – Lonely Planet

Armenia debuted at the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest and sends its 7th entry this year. Except for the last entry, Boom Boom, performed by Emmy in 2011, the other five entries all finished in the top ten, with a fourth place for Siruhos’s 2008 song Qélé Qélé as the best …

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FRANCE – Amandine Bourgeois – L’Enfer Et Moi

France was one of the seven nations competing in the very first Eurovision Song Contest in 1956. Since their debut, the country has only missed two contests. The first victories came early on, in 1958, 1960 and 1962. In 1969, France was one of the four countries that tied on …

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IRELAND – Ryan Dolan – Only Love Survives

Ireland has one of the best balance sheets in the Eurovision Song Contest history. Apart from its record seven victories, the country gained four second places, one third place, and nineteen top ten placings to date. Over the past decade, Ireland has sent mostly uptempo songs to the Contest, and …

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BULGARIA – Elitsa Todorova & Stoyan Yankoulov – Samo Shampioni

Elitsa Todorova and Stoyan Yankoulov represented Bulgaria for the first time in 2007, when they finished an excellent fifth place with the song Voda (Water), it’s the country’s best result to date. This year, Bulgarian broadcaster BNT invited the duo directly to write songs for a national selection. Samo Shampioni …

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