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The Best Eurovision Song Contest Winners, Ranked

Updated July 17, 2019 42.0k votes 1.7k voters 7.7k views64 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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  • 1
    770
    386

    ABBA

    Synthpop, Disco

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

  • 2
    765
    439

    Loreen

    Pop music, Dance music

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

  • 3
    468
    262

    Duncan Laurence

    Rock, Pop

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

  • 4
    567
    331

    Sertab Erener

    Pop music, Turkish pop music

    Winner: 2003
    Country: Turkey
    Song: "Everyway That I Can"
    Points: 167
    Won By Margin of: 2

  • 5
    444
    250

    Secret Garden

    New Age music, Neoclassical New Age music

    Winner: 1995
    Country: Norway
    Song: "Nocturne"
    Points: 148
    Won By Margin of: 29

  • 6
    489
    298

    Elena Paparizou

    Laïko, Pop-folk

    Winner: 2005
    Country: Greece
    Song: "My Number One"
    Points: 230
    Won By Margin of: 38

  • 7
    463
    284

    Anne Marie David

    Ballad, Pop music

    Winner: 1973
    Country: Luxembourg
    Song: "Tu te reconnaîtras"
    Points: 129
    Won By Margin of: 4

  • 8
    399
    243

    Brotherhood of Man

    Blue-eyed soul, Pop music

    Winner: 1976
    Country: United Kingdom
    Song: "Save Your Kisses for Me"
    Points: 164
    Won By Margin of: 17

  • 9
    489
    319

    Ruslana

    Pop music, Rock music

    Winner: 2004
    Country: Ukraine
    Song: "Wild Dances"
    Points: 280
    Won By Margin of: 17

  • 10
    571
    385

    Lena Meyer-Landrut

    Indie pop, Indie

    Winner: 2010
    Country: Germany
    Song: "Satellite"
    Points: 246
    Won By Margin of: 76

  • 11
    502
    337

    Celine Dion

    Adult contemporary music, Pop music

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

  • 12

    Winner: 1964
    Country: Italy
    Song: "Non ho l'età"
    Points: 49
    Won By Margin of: 32

  • 13
    532
    365

    Winner: 2007
    Country: Serbia
    Song: "Molitva" (Молитва)
    Points: 268
    Won By Margin of: 33

  • 14
    398
    262

    Vicky Leandros

    Ballad, Pop music

    Winner: 1972
    Country: Luxembourg
    Song: "Après toi"
    Points: 128
    Won By Margin of: 14

  • 15
    575
    398

    Alexander Rybak

    Indie pop, Adult contemporary music

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

  • 16
    582
    404

    Lordi

    Horror punk, Glam metal

    Winner: 2006
    Country: Finland
    Song: "Hard Rock Hallelujah"
    Points: 292
    Won By Margin of: 44

  • 17
    535
    384

    Emmelie de Forest

    Pop music, Folk music

    Winner: 2013
    Country: Denmark
    Song: "Only Teardrops"
    Points: 281
    Won By Margin of: 47

  • 18
    362
    247

    Katrina and the Waves

    New Wave, Pop music

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

  • 19

    Winner: 2014
    Country: Austria
    Song: "Rise Like A Phoenix"
    Points: 290
    Won By Margin of: 52

  • 20
    564
    432

    Winner: 2015
    Country: Sweden
    Song: "Heroes"
    Points: 365
    Won By Margin of: 62

  • 21
    482
    364

    Dana International

    Pop music, World music

    Winner: 1998
    Country: Israel
    Song: "Diva" (דיווה)
    Points: 172
    Won By Margin of: 6

  • 22
    455
    345

    Johnny Logan

    Pop music, Folk music

    Winner: 1980 and 1987
    Country: Ireland
    Song: "What's Another Year" (1980) and "Hold Me Now" (1987)
    Points: 143 (1980) and 172 (1987)
    Won By Margin of: 15 (1980) and 31 (1987)

  • 23
    409
    318

    France Gall

    Pop music, Yé-yé

    Winner: 1965
    Country: Luxembourg
    Song: "Poupée de cire, poupée de son"
    Points: 32
    Won By Margin of: 6

  • 24
    336
    255

    Bucks Fizz

    Pop music, Dream pop

    Winner: 1981
    Country: United Kingdom
    Song: "Making Your Mind Up"
    Points: 136
    Won By Margin of: 4

  • 25
    296
    221

    Teddy Scholten

    Pop music, Folk music

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