"Eurovision" - a contest known worldwide. It is the brightest event in the spring. Participating countries begin to prepare for it in advance: some organize competitions among performers within their own country, others are guided by the popularity of artists.
The choice of some participants sometimes scares, and sometimes makes them depressed, on the threshold of many, according to many, the collapse of morality on Earth. For example, in 2014, the list of Eurovision winners was added with the name of Conchita Wust.
Eurovision yesterday, today, tomorrow. Transformation of competition
In the first year of its existence, “Eurovision” was unifying and amusing. Tired of wartime, people wanted a little rest from the vanity of everyday life.
Now “Eurovision” is quite a shocking competition, which is often accused of bias, politicization, and sometimes immorality. However, despite the change of direction, Eurovision is getting brighter and more qualitative from year to year. It is important to note that the competition has outgrown the previously designated framework - singing competitions among representatives of the adult contingent. This is evidenced by the list of Eurovision winners in history.
Since 2003, the Junior Eurovision Song Contest has been held. It is an analogue of an adult with the only difference: an age limit of up to 15 years. Already 12 names have been entered in the list of winners of Junior Eurovision. Its main difference from the adult counterpart is the presence of an annually changing slogan (the only year in which it was absent is 2010).
Eurovision winners of all years. List of the first 10 years of existence
In 2016, the Eurovision music contest turns 60 years old, so it will not be superfluous to trace its history at least briefly. First of all, Eurovision winners of all years should be inscribed in his chronicle. The list will include the nominees who took the Grand Prix:
- 1956. Country in which the competition was held: Switzerland, the city of Lugano. Winner: Lis Assia. Composition: Refrain. Winning country: Switzerland.
- 1957. Country in which the competition was held: Germany, the city of Frankfurt am Main. Winner: Corrie Brocken. Composition: Net Als Toen. Country: Netherlands.
- 1958. Venue: The Netherlands, the city of Hilversum. Winner: Andre Claves. Composition: Dors Mon Amour. France.
- 1959. France, the city of Cannes. Winner: Teddy Scholten. Composition: Een Beetje. Country: Netherlands.
- 1960. Venue: United Kingdom. Winner: Jacqueline Boyer. Composition: Tom Pillibi. France.
- 1961. France, the city of Cannes. Winner: Jean-Claude Pascal. Composition: Nous les amoureux. Country: Luxembourg.
- 1962. Location: Luxembourg. Winner: Isabelle Obre. Composition: Un premier amour. France.
- 1963. Great Britain. Winner: Greta and Jürgen Ingmanna. Composition: Dansevise. Country: Denmark.
- 1964. Venue: Denmark, Copenhagen. Winner: Gilola Cincvetti. Composition: Non ho l’eta. Italy.
- 1965. Italy, the city of Naples. Winner: Frans Gall with the song Poupée de cire, poupée de son. Country: Luxembourg.
The second decade of the existence of Eurovision. Winners
- 1966. Location: Luxembourg. Winner: Udo Jurgens. Composition: Merci Cheri. Country: Austria.
- 1967. Austria, the city of Vienna. Winner: Sandy Shaw. Composition: Puppet On A String. Country: United Kingdom.
- 1968. Venue: United Kingdom, City of London. Winner: Massiel. Composition: La La La. Spain.
- 1969. Venue: Spain, the city of Madrid. For the first time in the history of Eurovision Grand Prix was awarded to four nominees at once:
- Artist: Lenny Kyur. Composition: De troubadour. Country: Netherlands.
- Artist: Frida Boccara. Composition: Un Jour, Un Enfant. Country: France.
- Artist: Lulu. Composition: Boom bang a bang. Country: United Kingdom.
- Artist: Salome (Maria Rosa Marco). Composition: Vivo cantando. Country: Spain.
- 1970. Netherlands, the city of Amsterdam (determined by drawing lots). Winner: Dana. Composition: All kinds of everything. Country: Ireland.
- 1971. Venue: Ireland, the city of Dublin. Winner: Severin. Composition: Un banc, un arbre, une rue. Monaco.
- 1972. Scotland, city of Edinburgh. Winner: Vicky Leandros. Composition: Apres toi. Country: Luxembourg.
- 1973. Location: Luxembourg. Winner: Anna-Maria David. Composition: Tu te reconnaitras. Luxembourg.
- 1974. UK, the city of Brighton. Winner: Abba group. Composition: Waterloo. Country: Sweden.
- 1975. Venue: Stockholm, Sweden. Winner: Tich-In group. Composition: Ding-A-Dong. Netherlands.
The third decade of the existence of "Eurovision"
- 1976. Venue: The Netherlands, the city of The Hague. Winner: Brotherhood Of Men with the song Save Your Kisses For Me. Country: United Kingdom.
- 1977. Great Britain, London. Winner: Marie Miriam. Composition: L’oiseau et l’enfant. Country: France.
- 1978. Location: France, Paris. Winner: Izrah Cohen and the Alphabeta Group. Composition: A-Ba-Ni-Bi. Israel.
- 1979. Israel, the city of Jerusalem. Winner: Gali Atari and Milk and Honey. Composition: Hallelujah. Country: Israel.
- 1980. Venue: The Netherlands, the city of The Hague. Winner: Johnnie Logan. Composition: What’s Another Year. Ireland.
- 1981. Ireland, the city of Dublin. Winner: Bucks Fizz. Song: Making Your Mind Up. Country: United Kingdom.
- 1982. Location: Great Britain, Harrogate city. Winner: Nicole and her melodious Ein Bißchen Frieden. Germany
- 1983. Germany, the city of Munich. Winner: Corinne Erme. Composition: Si la vie est cadeau. Country: Luxembourg.
- 1984. Location: Luxembourg. Winner: Herrey’s. Composition: Diggi-Loo, Diggi-Lee. Sweden.
- 1985. Sweden, the city of Gothenburg. Winner: Bobbysocks group, who performed La det swinge. Country: Norway. The broadcast of the air is solely due to the satellites.
The fourth decade of the existence of "Eurovision"
- 1986. Venue: Bergen, Norway. Defeated by Sandra Kim, who performed J’Aime La Vie. Country: Belgium.
- 1987. Belgium, the city of Brussels. The second time the list of Eurovision winners was added to Johnny Logan, who performed Hold Me Now. Country: Ireland.
- 1988 Venue: Ireland, the city of Dublin. Celine Dion won with Ne partez pas sans moi. Switzerland.
- 1989. Switzerland, the city of Lausanne. Winner: Riva. Composition: Rock me. Country: Yugoslavia.
- 1990. Venue: Yugoslavia, Zagreb. Winner: Toto Cutugno. Composition: Insieme: 1992. Country: Italy.
- 1991. Venue: Italy, the city of Rome. Winner: Carola. Composition: Fangad av en stormvind. Country: Sweden.
- 1992 Venue: Sweden, the city of Malmo. Winner: Linda Martin. Johnny Logan's song: Why me? (Ireland).
- 1993. Ireland, the city of Milstreet. Winner: Niam Kavana. Composition: In your eyes. Country: Ireland.
- 1994. Venue: Ireland, Dublin. Winner: Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan. Composition: Rock’n roll kids. Ireland.
- 1995. Ireland, Dublin. Grand Prix: Secret Garden group. Song: Nocturne.
The fifth decade of the existence of "Eurovision"
- 1996. Location: Norway, Oslo. Grand Prix: Imer Quinn. Song: The voice. Country: Ireland.
- 1997. Ireland, Dublin. Grand Prix: Katrina and The Waves. Song: Love shine a light. Country: United Kingdom.
- 1998 Venue: United Kingdom, Birmingham. Grand Prix: Dana International. Song: Diva. Israel.
- 1999 Israel, Jerusalem. Grand Prix: Charlotte Nilson. Song: Take me to your heaven. Country: Sweden.
- 2000th Place: Sweden, Stockholm. Grand Prix: Olsen brothers. Song: Fly on the wings of love. Denmark.
- 2001. Denmark, Copenhagen. Grand Prix: Tanel Padar, Dave Benton & 2XL. Composition: Everybody. Country: Estonia.
- 2002 Location: Estonia, Tallinn. Grand Prix: Marie N. Song: I wanna. Latvia.
- 2003. Latvia, Riga. Grand Prix: Sertab Erner. Composition: Every way That I Can. Country: Turkey.
- 2004. Venue: the country of Turkey, the city of Istanbul. Grand Prix: Ruslana. Composition: Wild Dances. Ukraine
- 2005. Ukraine, Kiev. Winner: Helena Paparizou. Composition: My Number One. Country: Greece.
The sixth decade of the existence of Eurovision
- 2006. Location: Greece, Athens. Grand Prix: Lordi rock band. Hard Rock Hallelujah. Country: Finland.
- 2007. Finland, Helsinki. Winner: Maria Sherifimovich. Song: "Prayer." Country: Serbia.
- 2008. Venue: Serbia, Belgrade. Winner: Dima Bilan. Composition: Believe. Russia.
- 2009 Russia is the capital of Moscow. Winner: Alexander Rybak. Composition: Fairytale. Country: Norway.
- 2010. Location: Norway. The winner of the 55th musical kunkursa: Lena Meyer-Landrutt. Song: Satellite. Germany.
- 2011 Venue: Dusseldorf, Germany. Winner: Ell & Nikki. Composition: Running Scared. Azerbaijan.
- 2012. Where took place: Azerbaijan, Baku. Winner: Lorin. Composition: Euphoria. Country: Sweden.
The list of winners of the first semifinal of "Eurovision" was headed by an interesting group from Russia "Buranovsky grandmothers" with the song Party for Everybody.
- 2013 Venue: Sweden, Malmo. The list of Eurovision winners is filled up with Ammili de Forest. Song: Only Teardrops. Denmark.
- 2014. Where was held: Denmark. Winner: Conchita Wurst. Composition: Rise Like A Phoenix. Austria.
- 2015. Country in which the 60th Anniversary International Competition is held: Austria. Winner: Mons Zelmerlev. Composition: Heroes. Country: Sweden.
Ireland is a record-breaker country
The researchers of the competition note that Ireland is more often than others in the list of Eurovision winners. The country has already been participating on its territory 7 times.
- 1970. The victory went to Irish singer Dane, who performed the song All kinds of everything. It was the first, but not the last, conquered Grand Prix of Irish singers at the Eurovision Song Contest.
- 1980. Victory won Johnny Logan with the song What’s Another Year.
- 1987. Victory went to Johnny Logan, who performed the song Hold Me Now. Johnny was the first to double the list of Eurovision winners. In the entire history of this honor awarded a few.
- 1992. The victory went to performer Linde Martin, who performed with the composition of Johnny Logan “Why me?”. In addition to Linda's victory, Ireland became the first country to have an artist who won the Eurovision Grand Prix three times.
- 1993. Niam Kavan won the Grand Prix with In your eyes.
- 1994 became a landmark for Ireland. Thanks to Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan with the song Rock’n roll kids, Ireland hosted Eurovision contestants for three years in a row.
- 1996 - the seventh and for the last time Ireland and its nominees took the Grand Prix at Eurovision. Record set Names Quinn, sang the voice.
8 Domenico Modugno
Three times he participated in Eurovision Domenico Modugno, taking 3, 6 and 17 places. His first song "Nel blu dipinto di blu" is one of the most popular Italian songs of the 20th century. Domenico Modugno four times became the winner of a music contest in San Remo, starred in movies and television shows. In the 1970s he moved to the classical repertoire, and in the late 1980s he began to be involved in politics.
7 johnny logan
This Irish musician participated in the competition twice and won both times. Moreover, the song he wrote for Linda Martin in 1992 also brought the victory to Ireland. Logan recorded 19 albums, led his own transfer to the BBC. He was more than once recognized as the best Irish singer, and the songs of the musician occupied the first places in the national music charts.
6 Toto Cutugno
This Italian, dearly loved by our mothers and grandmothers, participated in the contest at the zenith of glory. Toto Cutugno started not as a singer, but as a composer. His songs were in the repertoire of Adriano Celentano, Joe Dassin, Mireille Mathieu and Dalida. At the start of his stage career, he was a member of the Albatros group and only then began to perform solo. His song "L'Italiano" was only the fourth in the competition in San Remo, 1983, but remains a popular hit to this day.
5 Secret Garden
Not often instrumental music wins at Eurovision, but Secret Garden is the exception. Victory at Eurovision has ensured the success of their first album “Songs from a Secret Garden”. It has sold nearly a million copies worldwide. In Norway and Korea, the album became platinum, gold in Ireland, Hong Kong and New Zealand.
4 Lara Fabian
One of the most famous French-speaking singers of the world represented Luxembourg at the 1988 competition, competing with Celine Dion. Now Lara Fabian is the idol of millions of fans around the world and it’s not easy to get tickets to her concerts. Her songs ("Je t'aime" and "Adagio") are sung at a variety of music competitions and festivals, in an effort to demonstrate her vocal skills.
3 Julio Iglesias
The status of the best-selling hispanic artist deservedly belongs to Julio Iglesias: he has 300 million records sold, about 80 albums recorded in 14 world languages, cooperation with Placido Domingo, Sting, Frank Sinatra and many others. All of this could not be: young Julio dreamed of becoming a goalkeeper in the football club "Real Madrid" and showed great promise. However, when he was 19, a car accident occurred, Iglesias spent two years almost in a semi-paralyzed state. It was this misfortune that gave impetus to his singing career.
2 Celine Dion
The victory at Eurovision helped Celine Dion to become one of the most popular female singers in the world. It should be noted and the famous soundtrack to the movie "Titanic". The song topped the charts around the world, becoming the most recognizable song Dion, and also receiving an Oscar and Golden Globe as the best song for the film.
They were the first representatives of continental Europe to win the first places in the charts of all the leading English-speaking countries (USA, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand). He is one of the most successful bands in the history of popular music and the most successful of those created in Scandinavia: the recordings of the group worldwide have sold over 350 million copies. Quartet singles took first place in the world charts from the mid-1970s (Waterloo) to the early 1980s (One of Us), and compilation albums were headed by world charts in the 2000s. They remained in the playlists of radio stations, and their albums continue to be sold to this day.
10 Alexander Rybak (Norway)
He graduated from the Musical Academy "Barratt Due" in Oslo in violin. In 2006, he won the Kjempesjansen competition for young talents. Passing the Norwegian national selection of Eurovision-2009 with the song Fairytale, received 700,000 spectator votes. At the Eurovision Song Contest 2009, held in Moscow (Russia), scored 387 points and won.
9 Lena Meyer-Landrut (Germany)
In 2010 she graduated from IGS Roderbruch Hannover. Having passed the national qualifying round, Lena with the song “Satellite” presented her country at Eurovision 2010, held in Oslo (Norway). Having scored 246 points, she became the winner of the 55th Eurovision Song Contest 2010.
8 Ell & Nikki (Azerbaijan)
Eldar Gasimov (stage pseudonym Ell) and Nigar Jamal (stage pseudonym Nikki) fought against each other in the Eurovision-2011 national qualifying round, but scored the same number of points. The jury decided to combine them and create a duet «Ell & Nikki». The performance with the song “Running Scared” at Eurovision 2011, held in Düsseldorf (Germany), brought the duet 221 points and a victory.
7 Lorin (Sweden)
Lorin in 2004 participated in the "Idol". In 2011 she took part in “Melodifestivalen” with the song “My heart is refusing me” and in 2012 with the song “Euphoria”. In 2012 she presented her country at Eurovision 2012, held in Baku (Azerbaijan). With the song "Euphoria" scored 372 points, among which 18 countries gave a rating of 12 points, and won.
6 Emmily de Forest (Denmark)
In 2011, Emmily began studying at the Complete Vocal Institute (Copenhagen). In January 2013, she passed the national qualifying competition "Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2013", after which she presented her country in Malmo (Sweden) at Eurovision-2013 with the song "Only Teardrops". Emmily number won deservedly, gaining 281 points.
5 Conchita Wurst (Austria)
Thomas Neuwirth (known by the female alter-ego Conchita Wust) is an Austrian pop singer acting as a bearded Hispanic woman. The Austrian national broadcaster ORF, without holding a national qualifying competition, sent Conchita to represent their country at Eurovision 2014, held in Copenhagen (Denmark). This caused a lot of protests and disputes over the participation of the travesty-artist in the international competition. Despite this, Conchita Wurst, speaking with the song “Rise Like a Phoenix”, scored 290 points (having received the maximum 12 points from 13 countries at once) and won the contest.
4 Mons Selmerlev (Sweden)
Swedish pop singer who participated in the show "Idol-2005" (took 5th place) and in "Melodifestivalen-2007" (took the 3rd place). In 2015, with the song "Heroes" again took part in "Melodifestivalen" and this time won, which gave him the right to represent his country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015, held in Vienna (Austria). With 365 points, Mons took 1st place.
3 Jamala (Ukraine)
She graduated from the Kiev National Music Academy. Tchaikovsky (class of operatic vocals). However, later I became interested in jazz and soul, which determined her further career. In 2016, she won the national qualifying competition with the song “1944”, dedicated to the tragic events related to the deportation of the Crimean Tatar people. Speaking with this song at Eurovision 2016, held in Stockholm (Sweden), Jamala scored 534 points and won.
2 Salvador Sobral (Portugal)
Portuguese singer, whose music is presented in the genres of alternative rock, soul, jazz. For the sake of the prestigious music school “Taller of Musics” (Barcelona), he quit his studies at the Lisbon Institute of Applied Psychology. В 2017 г. с песней «Amar pelos dois» выиграл национальный отбор «Festival da Cancao» и представил свою страну на «Евровидении-2017» в Киеве (Украина). Сальвадор победил, получив 758 баллов, что является рекордом за всю историю конкурса.
1 Нетта Барзилай (Израиль)
Окончив музыкальное училище, она выступала в ансамбле военно-морского флота ЦАХАЛ. Победив в пятом сезоне шоу «А-Кохав А-Ба Ле Эйровизйон», получила возможность представлять свою страну на «Евровидении-2018» в Лиссабоне (Португалия). Выступив с песней «Toy», Нетта одержала победу.
Победа на «Евровидении» для многих исполнителей становится отправной точкой их творческой карьеры, давая возможность ощутить вкус популярности.