Fandom

Eurovision Song Contest Wiki

Switzerland

2,053pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Comments0 Share


Switzerland is one of the founding seven nations of the Eurovision Song Contest, having staged and participated in the very first contest in 1956 in Lugano which was won by Lys Assia.  The country has participated in every contest except 1995, 1999, 2001 and 2003 (all due to relegation).

After a qualification in 2011, they had not been able to qualify a song for the final until 2014, when Sebalter brought the Swiss their best finish in the final since 2005 and its best ever placing in the semi-finals (4th). 

Although most of the Swiss representatives are national acts not known outside of the country, many internationally successful artists have represented the country. In 1988, Canadian Celine Dion won the contest for Switzerland, in 1993 Annie Cotton (also Canadian) finished third, and in 2005 the Estonian girl band Vanilla Ninja finished 8th in both the semi and the final. Esther Ofarim's 1963 second-place finish helped establish her as an international success.

Participants

Year Artist Song Language Place Points Semi Points
1956 Lys Assia Refrain French 1 N/A No Semi Finals
Das alte Karussell German 2
1957 L'enfant que j'étais French 8 5
1958 Giorgio Italian, German 2 24
1959 Christa Williams Irgendwoher German 4 14
1960 Anita Traversi Cielo e terra Italian 8 5
1961 Franca di Rienzo Nous avons demain French 3 16
1962 Jean Philippe Le retour 10 2
1963 Esther Ofarim T'en vas pas 2 40
1964 Anita Traversi I miei pensieri Italian 13 0
1965 Yovanna Non, à jamais sans toi French 8 8
1966 Madeleine Pascal Ne vois-tu pas? 6 12
1967 Géraldine Quel cœur vas-tu briser? 17 0
1968 Gianni Mascolo Guardando il sole Italian 12 2
1969 Paola del Medico Bonjour, Bonjour French 5 13
1970 Henri Dès Retour 4 8
1971 Peter, Sue & Marc Les illusions de nos vingt ans 12 78
1972 Véronique Muller C'est la chanson de mon amour 8 88
1973 Patrick Juvet Je vais me marier, Marie 12 79
1974 Piera Martell Mein Ruf nach dir German 14 3
1975 Simone Drexel Mikado 6 77
1976 Peter, Sue & Marc Djambo, Djambo English 4 91
1977 Pepe Linehard Band Swiss Lady French 6 71
1978 Carol Vinci Vivre 9 65
1979 Peter, Sue & Marc ft. Pfuri, Gorps & Kniri Trödler und Co German 10 60
1980 Paola del Medico Cinéma French 4 104
1981 Peter, Sue & Marc Io senza te Italian 4 121
1982 Arlette Zola Amour, on t'aime French 3 97
1983 Mariella Farré Io così non ci sto Italian 15 28
1984 Rainy Day Welche Farbe hat der Sonnenschein German 16 30
1985 Mariella Farré & Pino Gasparini Piano, Piano Italian 12 39
1986 Daniela Simons Pas pour moi French 2 140
1987 Carol Rich Moitié-Moitié 17 24
1988 Celine Dion Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi 1 137
1989 Furbaz Viver Senza Tei Romansh 13 47
1990 Egon Egemann Musik klingt in die Welt hinaus German 11 51
1991 Sandra Simo Canzone per te Italian 5 118
1992 Daisy Auvray Mr. Music Man French 15 32
1993 Annie Cotton Moi, tout simplement 3 148
1994 Duilio Sto pregando Italian 19 15
1995 Relegation from Participating
1996 Kathy Leander Mon cœur l'aime French 16 22 8 67
1997 Barbara Berta Dentro di me Italian 23 5 No Semi Finals
1998 Gunvor Lass' ihn German 25 0
1999 Relegation from Participating
2000 Jane Bogaert La vita cos'è? Italian 20 14 No Semi Final
2001 Relegation from Participating
2002 Francine Jordi Dans le jardin de mon âme French 22 15 No Semi Final
2003 Relegation from Participating
2004 Piero and the MusicStars Celebrate English -- -- 22 0
2005 Vanilla Ninja Cool Vibes 8 128 8 114
2006 six4one If We All Give A Little 16 30 Top 10 in 2005
2007 DJ BoBo Vampires Are Alive -- -- 20 40
2008 Paolo Meneguzzi Era stupendo Italian -- -- 13 47
2009 Lovebugs The Highest Heights English -- -- 14 15
2010 Michael von der Heide Il pleut de l'or French -- -- 17 2
2011 Anna Rossinelli In Love for a While English 25 19 10 55
2012 Sinplus Unbreakable -- -- 11 45
2013 Takasa You and Me -- -- 13 41
2014 Sebalter Hunter of Stars 13 64 4 92
2015 Mélanie René Time to Shine -- -- 17 4
2016 Rykka The Last of Our Kind -- -- 18 28
2017 Timebelle Apollo -- -- 12 97

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.