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The Best Eurovision Song Contest Winners, Ranked

Updated May 24, 2021 42.9k votes 1.9k voters 8.6k views65 items

List RulesVote up the best Eurovision Song Contest winners

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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  • 26

    Teddy Scholten

    Pop music, Folk music
    302
    221

    Winner: 1959
    Country: Netherlands
    Song: "Wild Dances"
    Points: 21
    Won By Margin of: 5

  • 27
    340
    264

    Winner: 1982
    Country: Germany
    Song: "Ein bißchen Frieden"
    Points: 161
    Won By Margin of: 61

  • 28

    Lulu

    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music
    317
    249

    AlbumsTo Sir With Love, Heaven and Earth and the Stars, Lulu's Album, Together, Something to Shout About

    Winner: 1969
    Country: United Kingdom
    Song: "Boom Bang-a-Bang"
    Points: 18
    Won By Margin of: N/A, no runner up

  • 29

    Carola Häggkvist

    Pop music, Schlager music
    362
    291

    AlbumsJulefrid med Carola, My Show, På egna ben, Främling, Runaway

    Winner: 1991
    Country: Sweden
    Song: "Fångad av en stormvind"
    Points: 146
    Won By Margin of: 0

  • 30
    312
    252

    AlbumsCollection, The Hits, Our Songs

    Winner: 1975
    Country: Netherlands
    Song: "Ding-a-dong"
    Points: 152
    Won By Margin of: 14

  • 31

    Charlotte Nilsson

    Disco, Pop music
    324
    263

    AlbumsHero, Charlotte, Gone Too Long, Rimfrostjul, The Girl

    Winner: 1999
    Country: Sweden
    Song: "Take Me to Your Heaven"
    Points: 163
    Won By Margin of: 17

  • 32
    345
    285

    Winner: 1956
    Country: Switzerland
    Song: "Refrain"
    Points: Not announced
    Won By Margin of: Not announced

  • 33

    Séverine

    296
    245

    Winner: 1971
    Country: Monaco
    Song: "Un banc, un arbre, une rue"
    Points: 128
    Won By Margin of: 12

  • 34

    Niamh Kavanagh

    Pop music
    315
    270

    AlbumsFlying Blind, In Your Eyes

    Winner: 1993
    Country: Ireland
    Song: "In Your Eyes"
    Points: 187
    Won By Margin of: 23

  • 35

    Frida Boccara

    Chanson, French pop
    276
    246

    AlbumsExpression, Un jour, un enfant

    Winner: 1969
    Country: France
    Song: "Un jour, un enfant"
    Points: 18
    Won By Margin of: N/A, no runner-up

  • 36

    Olson Brothers

    300
    270

    Winner: 2000
    Country: Denmark
    Song: "Fly on the Wings of Love"
    Points: 2195
    Won By Margin of: 40

  • 37

    Winner: 1979
    Country: Israel
    Song: "Hallelujah" (הללויה)
    Points: 125
    Won By Margin of: 9

  • 38

    Udo Jürgens

    Pop music, Schlager music
    263
    240

    AlbumsBest Of, Lieder, die im Schatten stehen, Volume 1, Lieder

    Winner: 1966
    Country: Austria
    Song: "Merci, Chérie"
    Points: 31
    Won By Margin of: 15

  • 39

    Corinne Hermès

    266
    247

    Winner: 1983
    Country: Luxembourg
    Song: "Si la vie est cadeau"
    Points: 136
    Won By Margin of: 4

  • 40

    Winner: 1961
    Country: Luxembourg
    Song: "Nous les amoureux"
    Points: 31
    Won By Margin of: 7

  • 41

    Winner: 1977
    Country: France
    Song: "L'oiseau et l'enfant"
    Points: 136
    Won By Margin of: 15

  • 42

    Lenny Kuhr

    263
    264

    Winner: 1969
    Country: Netherlands
    Song: "De troubadour"
    Points: 18
    Won By Margin of: N/A, no runner up

  • 43

    Salomé

    267
    269

    Winner: 1969
    Country: Spain
    Song: "Vivo cantando"
    Points: 18
    Won By Margin of: N/A, no runner-up

  • 44

    Riva

    Pop music
    264
    274

    Winner: 1989
    Country: Yugoslavia
    Song: "Rock Me"
    Points: 137
    Won By Margin of: 7

  • 45

    Eimear Quinn

    Celtic music
    255
    272

    AlbumsThe Voice, Winter, Fire and Snow

    Winner: 1996
    Country: Ireland
    Song: "The Voice"
    Points: 162
    Won By Margin of: 48

  • 46

    Izhar Cohen & The Alphabeta

    260
    295

    Winner: 1978
    Country: Israel
    Song: "A-Ba-Ni-Bi" (א-ב-ני-בי)
    Points: 157
    Won By Margin of: 32

  • 47

    Sandie Shaw

    Pop music
    263
    303

    AlbumsMe, Hello Angel, Puppet on a String, Are You Ready to Be Heartbroken / Steven (You Don't Eat Meat), (There's) Always Something There to Remind Me / Don't You Know

    Winner: 1967
    Country: United Kingdom
    Song: "Wild Dances"
    Points: 47
    Won By Margin of: 25

  • 48

    Sandra Kim

    253
    293

    Winner: 1986
    Country: Belgium
    Song: "J'aime la vie"
    Points: 176
    Won By Margin of: 36

  • 49

    Salvador Sobral

    Alternative, soul
    343
    411

    Winner: 2017
    Country: Portugal
    Song: "Amar pelos dois"
    Points: 758
    Won By Margin of: 143

  • 50

    Winner: 1962
    Country: France
    Song: "Un premier amour"
    Points: 26
    Won By Margin of: 13