Eurovision Song Contest 1956

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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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R/O Country Performer Song Result
1 Netherlands Netherlands Jetty Paerl "De vogels van Holland" Unknown
2 Switzerland Switzerland Lys Assia "Das alte Karussell" Unknown
3 Belgium Belgium Fud Leclerc "Messieurs les noyés de la Seine" Unknown
4 Germany Germany Walter Andreas Schwarz "Im Wartesaal zum großen Glück" Unknown
5 France France Mathé Altéry "Le Temps perdu" Unknown
6 Luxembourg Luxembourg Michèle Arnaud "Ne crois pas" Unknown
7 Italy Italy Franca Raimondi "Aprite le finestre" Unknown
8 Netherlands Netherlands Corry Brokken "Voorgoed voorbij" Unknown
9 Switzerland Switzerland Lys Assia "Refrain" 1st
10 Belgium Belgium Mony Marc "Le Plus beau jour de ma vie" Unknown
11 Germany Germany Freddy Quinn "So geht das jede Nacht" Unknown
12 France France Dany Dauberson "Il est là" Unknown
13 Luxembourg Luxembourg Michèle Arnaud "Les Amants de minuit" Unknown
14 Italy Italy Tonina Torrielli "Amami se vuoi" Unknown