The Best Eurovision Song Contest Winners, Ranked

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Winners of the Eurovision Song Contest compete to represent their country over Eurovision week's live shows. Competitors have to both come out on top with public televoting and from a professional jury. The level of talent each contestant brings is always impressive, but who are the best winners of Eurovision? Help decide below!

With contestants ranging from solo artists to musical groups, the competition is fierce and expansive as musical artists compete for the honor of representing their country, and then against musicians from other countries. Countries themselves have to qualify for participation, based on how active they were in previous Eurovision voting. Even though many Eurovision Song Contest winners don't go on to become lasting household names, both ABBA and Celine Dion got their start at Eurovision.

Just like the original viewers who gave these musical artists their win, it's now your chance to vote up the best Eurovision winners.

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  • Loreen
    Pop music, Dance music, Trance music
    1,018 votes
    • Albums: Heal, Crying Out Your Name, Requiem Solution, Euphoria (Remixes), Euphoria

    Winner: 2012
    Country: Sweden
    Song: "Euphoria"
    Points: 372
    Won By Margin of: 113

  • ABBA
    Synthpop, Disco, Pop music
    974 votes
    • Albums: Voyage, Fernando, Arrival, Thank You for the Music, Voulez-Vous

    Winner: 1974
    Country: Sweden
    Song: "Waterloo"
    Points: 24
    Won By Margin of: 6

  • Alexander Rybak
    Indie pop, Adult contemporary music, Pop music
    824 votes
    • Albums: Christmas Tales, Visa vid vindens ängar, No Boundaries, Fairytales, Roll With the Wind

    Winner: 2009
    Country: Norway
    Song: "Fairytale"
    Points: 387
    Won By Margin of: 169

  • Celine Dion
    Adult contemporary music, Pop music, Rock music
    723 votes
    • Albums: Falling into You, These Are Special Times, Miracle, Loved Me Back to Life, Céline Dion chante Noël

    Winner: 1988
    Country: Switzerland
    Song: "Ne partez pas sans moi"
    Points: 137
    Won By Margin of: 1

  • Katrina and the Waves

    Katrina and the Waves

    New Wave, Pop music, Rock music
    532 votes
    • Albums: Walking on Sunshine, Waves, Walking on Sunshine, Katrina and the Waves, Walking on Sunshine: The Greatest Hits Of

    Winner: 1997
    Country: United Kingdom
    Song: "Love Shine a Light"
    Points: 227
    Won By Margin of: 70

  • Duncan Laurence

    Duncan Laurence

    Rock, Pop
    689 votes
    • Albums: Arcade

    Winner: 2019
    Country: Netherlands
    Song: "Arcade"
    Points: 492
    Won By Margin of: 27