The Eurovision Song Contest 1956 was the first edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It was held in Lugano, Switzerland. The event was hosted in Italian by Lohengrin Filipello. Seven countries participated, the least out of any Eurovision edition. Each country sent in two songs and they were judged in secret by a panel of experts called "the jury".
The points of each country were not revealed, with only the winner being announced at the end. There were fourteen jury members who each got one vote.
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|1||Netherlands||Jetty Paerl||"De vogels van Holland"||Unknown|
|2||Switzerland||Lys Assia||"Das alte Karussell"||Unknown|
|3||Belgium||Fud Leclerc||"Messieurs les noyés de la Seine"||Unknown|
|4||Germany||Walter Andreas Schwarz||"Im Wartesaal zum großen Glück"||Unknown|
|5||France||Mathé Altéry||"Le Temps perdu"||Unknown|
|6||Luxembourg||Michèle Arnaud||"Ne crois pas"||Unknown|
|7||Italy||Franca Raimondi||"Aprite le finestre"||Unknown|
|8||Netherlands||Corry Brokken||"Voorgoed voorbij"||Unknown|
|10||Belgium||Mony Marc||"Le Plus beau jour de ma vie"||Unknown|
|11||Germany||Freddy Quinn||"So geht das jede Nacht"||Unknown|
|12||France||Dany Dauberson||"Il est là"||Unknown|
|13||Luxembourg||Michèle Arnaud||"Les Amants de minuit"||Unknown|
|14||Italy||Tonina Torrielli||"Amami se vuoi"||Unknown|