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Monaco joined the Eurovision Song Contest in 1959. The city-state won the contest in 1971 but did not host the event the following year. It remains the only microstate to have ever won the Eurovision Song Contest.

Despite finishing last with its first ever entry in 1959, Monaco went on to have a successful history in the Eurovision Song Contest. Monaco finished in the top three during the 1960s on three occasions and was only outside of the top ten once.
Following Monaco's victory in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1971, the contest was held in Edinburgh, Scotland. Monaco continued to have a number of top five placings before withdrawing after the 1979 competition.
Following the introduction of the Semi-Finals in 2004, Monaco returned to Eurovision but after failing to qualify for three contests running, the country withdrew and has not participated in the Eurovision Song Contest since 2006.

The basics

Full country name
Principality of Monaco
Capital
Monaco

Facts

First participation
1959 (Jacques Pills)
Hosts
None
Event
Represented by
Song
Points
Rank
Cannes 1959Jacques PillsMon Ami Pierrot111
London 1960François DegueltCe Soir-là153
Cannes 1961Colette DeréalAllons, Allons Les Enfants610
Luxembourg 1962François DegueltDis Rien132
London 1963Françoise HardyL'amour S'en Va255
Copenhagen 1964RomualdOù Sont-elles Passées?153
Naples 1965Marjorie NoëlVa Dire à L'amour79
Luxembourg 1966TerezaBien Plus Fort17
Vienna 1967Minouche BarelliBoum-badaboum105
London 1968Line and WillyA Chacun Sa Chanson87
Madrid 1969Jean-JacquesMaman, Maman116
Amsterdam 1970Dominique DussaultMarlène58
Dublin 1971SéverineUn Banc, Un Arbre, Une Rue1281
Edinburgh 1972Anne-Marie Godart and Peter MacLaneComme On S'aime6516
Luxembourg 1973MarieUn Train Qui Part858
Brighton 1974RomualdCelui Qui Reste Et Celui Qui S'en Va144
Stockholm 1975SophieUne Chanson C'est Une Lettre2213
The Hague 1976Mary ChristyToi, La Musique Et Moi933
London 1977Michèle TorrUne Petite Française964
Paris 1978Caline and Olivier ToussaintLes Jardins De Monaco1074
Jerusalem 1979Laurent VaguenerNotre Vie, C'est La Musique1216
Istanbul 2004MaryonNotre Planète
Semi-Final1019
Kyiv 2005Lise DarlyTout De Moi
Semi-Final2224
Athens 2006Séverine FerrerLa Coco-dance
Semi-Final1421

Monaco joined the Eurovision Song Contest in 1959. The city-state won the contest in 1971 but did not host the event the following year. It remains the only microstate to have ever won the Eurovision Song Contest.

Despite finishing last with its first ever entry in 1959, Monaco went on to have a successful history in the Eurovision Song Contest. Monaco finished in the top three during the 1960s on three occasions and was only outside of the top ten once.
Following Monaco's victory in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1971, the contest was held in Edinburgh, Scotland. Monaco continued to have a number of top five placings before withdrawing after the 1979 competition.
Following the introduction of the Semi-Finals in 2004, Monaco returned to Eurovision but after failing to qualify for three contests running, the country withdrew and has not participated in the Eurovision Song Contest since 2006.

The basics

Full country name
Principality of Monaco
Capital
Monaco

Facts

First participation
1959 (Jacques Pills)
Hosts
None
Event
Represented by
Song
Points
Rank
Cannes 1959Jacques PillsMon Ami Pierrot111
London 1960François DegueltCe Soir-là153
Cannes 1961Colette DeréalAllons, Allons Les Enfants610
Luxembourg 1962François DegueltDis Rien132
London 1963Françoise HardyL'amour S'en Va255
Copenhagen 1964RomualdOù Sont-elles Passées?153
Naples 1965Marjorie NoëlVa Dire à L'amour79
Luxembourg 1966TerezaBien Plus Fort17
Vienna 1967Minouche BarelliBoum-badaboum105
London 1968Line and WillyA Chacun Sa Chanson87
Madrid 1969Jean-JacquesMaman, Maman116
Amsterdam 1970Dominique DussaultMarlène58
Dublin 1971SéverineUn Banc, Un Arbre, Une Rue1281
Edinburgh 1972Anne-Marie Godart and Peter MacLaneComme On S'aime6516
Luxembourg 1973MarieUn Train Qui Part858
Brighton 1974RomualdCelui Qui Reste Et Celui Qui S'en Va144
Stockholm 1975SophieUne Chanson C'est Une Lettre2213
The Hague 1976Mary ChristyToi, La Musique Et Moi933
London 1977Michèle TorrUne Petite Française964
Paris 1978Caline and Olivier ToussaintLes Jardins De Monaco1074
Jerusalem 1979Laurent VaguenerNotre Vie, C'est La Musique1216
Istanbul 2004MaryonNotre Planète
Semi-Final1019
Kyiv 2005Lise DarlyTout De Moi
Semi-Final2224
Athens 2006Séverine FerrerLa Coco-dance
Semi-Final1421

The basics

Full country name
Principality of Monaco
Capital
Monaco

Facts

First participation
1959 (Jacques Pills)
Hosts
None

Monaco joined the Eurovision Song Contest in 1959. The city-state won the contest in 1971 but did not host the event the following year. It remains the only microstate to have ever won the Eurovision Song Contest.

Despite finishing last with its first ever entry in 1959, Monaco went on to have a successful history in the Eurovision Song Contest. Monaco finished in the top three during the 1960s on three occasions and was only outside of the top ten once.
Following Monaco's victory in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1971, the contest was held in Edinburgh, Scotland. Monaco continued to have a number of top five placings before withdrawing after the 1979 competition.
Following the introduction of the Semi-Finals in 2004, Monaco returned to Eurovision but after failing to qualify for three contests running, the country withdrew and has not participated in the Eurovision Song Contest since 2006.
Event
Represented by
Song
Points
Rank
Cannes 1959Jacques PillsMon Ami Pierrot111
London 1960François DegueltCe Soir-là153
Cannes 1961Colette DeréalAllons, Allons Les Enfants610
Luxembourg 1962François DegueltDis Rien132
London 1963Françoise HardyL'amour S'en Va255
Copenhagen 1964RomualdOù Sont-elles Passées?153
Naples 1965Marjorie NoëlVa Dire à L'amour79
Luxembourg 1966TerezaBien Plus Fort17
Vienna 1967Minouche BarelliBoum-badaboum105
London 1968Line and WillyA Chacun Sa Chanson87
Madrid 1969Jean-JacquesMaman, Maman116
Amsterdam 1970Dominique DussaultMarlène58
Dublin 1971SéverineUn Banc, Un Arbre, Une Rue1281
Edinburgh 1972Anne-Marie Godart and Peter MacLaneComme On S'aime6516
Luxembourg 1973MarieUn Train Qui Part858
Brighton 1974RomualdCelui Qui Reste Et Celui Qui S'en Va144
Stockholm 1975SophieUne Chanson C'est Une Lettre2213
The Hague 1976Mary ChristyToi, La Musique Et Moi933
London 1977Michèle TorrUne Petite Française964
Paris 1978Caline and Olivier ToussaintLes Jardins De Monaco1074
Jerusalem 1979Laurent VaguenerNotre Vie, C'est La Musique1216
Istanbul 2004MaryonNotre Planète
Semi-Final1019
Kyiv 2005Lise DarlyTout De Moi
Semi-Final2224
Athens 2006Séverine FerrerLa Coco-dance
Semi-Final1421