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Spain first appeared in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1961 in Cannes and came back to every Contest since, becoming the country to participate the most number of times in a row since their debut without skipping an edition.

Spain won the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in 1968 with the song La, La, La and Massiel. Curiously, she wasn’t meant to be performer in Eurovision in London that year. The Catalan singer Joan Manuel Serrat was the original artist choice, but a couple of weeks before the contest he confessed his intentions to sing the song in Catalan instead of Spanish, something that was banned by the Franco-regime in Spain. He was quickly replaced and the young female rising star Massiel was rushed to the Royal Albert Hall where she pipped the UK home entry at the post, Cliff Richard’s Congratulations, by only one point.

Spain became the first country to win the Eurovision Song Contest twice in succession in both 1968 and 1969. Spain hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in the capital Madrid in 1969.

Participation history

Event Contestant Song Place
Liverpool 2023
TBC
Turin 2022
SloMo
Grand Final
3rd - 459 points
Rotterdam 2021
Voy A Quedarme
Grand Final
24th - 6 points
Rotterdam 2020
Universo
Tel Aviv 2019
La Venda
Grand Final
22nd - 54 points
Lisbon 2018
Tu Canción
Grand Final
23rd - 61 points
Kyiv 2017
Do It For Your Lover
Grand Final
26th - 5 points
Stockholm 2016
Say Yay!
Grand Final
22nd - 77 points
Vienna 2015
Amanecer
Grand Final
21st - 15 points
Copenhagen 2014
Dancing in the rain
Grand Final
10th - 74 points
Malmö 2013
Contigo Hasta El Final (With You Until The End)
Grand Final
25th - 8 points
Baku 2012
Quédate Conmigo (Stay With Me)
Grand Final
10th - 97 points
Düsseldorf 2011
Que Me Quiten Lo Bailao - They Can't Take The Fun Away From Me
Grand Final
23rd - 50 points
Oslo 2010
Algo Pequeñito (Something Tiny)
Grand Final
15th - 68 points
Moscow 2009
La Noche Es Para Mí (The Night Is For Me)
Grand Final
24th - 23 points
Belgrade 2008
Baila El Chiki Chiki
Grand Final
16th - 55 points
Helsinki 2007
I Love You Mi Vida
Grand Final
20th - 43 points
Athens 2006
Bloody Mary
Grand Final
21st - 18 points
Kyiv 2005
Brujería
Grand Final
21st - 28 points
Istanbul 2004
Para Llenarme De Ti
Grand Final
10th - 87 points
Riga 2003
Dime
Grand Final
8th - 81 points
Tallinn 2002
Europe's Living A Celebration
Grand Final
7th - 81 points
Copenhagen 2001
Dile Que La Quiero
Grand Final
6th - 76 points
Stockholm 2000
Colgado De Un Sueño
Grand Final
18th - 18 points
Jerusalem 1999
No Quiero Escuchar
Grand Final
23rd - 1 point
Birmingham 1998
¿Qué Voy A Hacer Sin Ti?
Grand Final
16th - 21 points
Dublin 1997
Sin Rencor
Grand Final
6th - 96 points
Oslo 1996
¡Ay, Qué Deseo!
Grand Final
20th - 17 points
Dublin 1995
Vuelve Conmigo
Grand Final
2nd - 119 points
Dublin 1994
Ella No Es Ella
Grand Final
18th - 17 points
Millstreet 1993
Hombres
Grand Final
11th - 58 points
Malmö 1992
Todo Esto Es La Música
Grand Final
14th - 37 points
Rome 1991
Bailar Pegados
Grand Final
4th - 119 points
Zagreb 1990
Bandido
Grand Final
5th - 96 points
Lausanne 1989
Nacida Para Amar
Grand Final
6th - 88 points
Dublin 1988
La Chica Que Yo Quiero (made In Spain)
Grand Final
11th - 58 points
Brussels 1987
No Estás Solo
Grand Final
19th - 10 points
Bergen 1986
Valentino
Grand Final
10th - 51 points
Gothenburg 1985
La Fiesta Terminó
Grand Final
14th - 36 points
Luxembourg 1984
Lady, Lady
Grand Final
3rd - 106 points
Munich 1983
¿quién Maneja Mi Barca?
Grand Final
19th - 0 points
Harrogate 1982
Él
Grand Final
10th - 52 points
Dublin 1981
Y Solo Tú
Grand Final
14th - 38 points
The Hague 1980
Qué Date Esta Noche
Grand Final
12th - 38 points
Jerusalem 1979
Su Canción
Grand Final
2nd - 116 points
Paris 1978
Bailemos Un Vals
Grand Final
9th - 65 points
London 1977
Enseñame A Cantar
Grand Final
9th - 52 points
The Hague 1976
Sobran Las Palabras
Grand Final
16th - 11 points
Stockholm 1975
Tú Volverás
Grand Final
10th - 53 points
Brighton 1974
Canta Y Se Feliz
Grand Final
9th - 10 points
Luxembourg 1973
Eres Tú
Grand Final
2nd - 125 points
Edinburgh 1972
Amanece
Grand Final
10th - 83 points
Dublin 1971
En Un Mundo Nuevo
Grand Final
2nd - 116 points
Amsterdam 1970
Gwendolyne
Grand Final
4th - 8 points
Madrid 1969
Vivo Cantando
Grand Final
1st - 18 points
London 1968
La, La, La...
Grand Final
1st - 29 points
Vienna 1967
Hablemos Del Amor
Grand Final
6th - 9 points
Luxembourg 1966
Yo Soy Aquél
Grand Final
7th - 9 points
Naples 1965
Qué Bueno, Qué Bueno
Grand Final
15th - 0 points
Copenhagen 1964
Caracola
Grand Final
12th - 1 point
London 1963
Algo Prodigioso
Grand Final
12th - 2 points
Luxembourg 1962
Llámame
Grand Final
13th - 0 points
Cannes 1961
Estando Contigo
Grand Final
9th - 8 points