Morocco
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Morocco

Full name
Kingdom of Morocco
Capital
Rabat
Participations
1
First participation
1980 (Samira Bensaïd)
Victories
None
Hosts
Never hosted
Broadcasters
RTM

Morocco participated in the Eurovision Song Contest for the one and only time in 1980.

The north African country's sole entry in the Eurovision Song Contest was performed in Arabic, the first time that the language had been heard on the Eurovision stage. Morocco's entry, Bitaqat Hub (Love Card), was an unusual one for the Eurovision Song Contest coming at a time when Arabic and Middle Eastern influences, that had later come to be seen in Turkish entries for example, were far from the norm.

Morocco's one and only Eurovision entrant, Samira Said, went on to have a huge career in the Arabic music scene and still performs today. Over the course of her career Samira has released more than 30 albums and unofficial reports claim that her record sales top 50 million, showing that a lack of achievement in the Eurovision Song Contest does not necessarily preclude international success.

Samira Bensaïd

Bitakat Hob

Participation history

Samira Bensaïd
Bitakat Hob
Final
7 points 18th

Updates about 🇲🇦 Morocco

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3 years ago

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