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Switzerland has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest since 1956, winning the very first edition of the competition. The country has only missed the contest in 1995, 1999, 2001 and 2003 due to poor results in previous years, which according to the rules at the time, meant relegation from the Contest.

Switzerland hosted the very first Eurovision Song Contest and they also won it. Each country entered 2 songs in that debut year. Each entry could be sung by the same or different performers. Lys Assia sang both Swiss songs, the first one was in German, Das Alte Karussell, and the second one in French, Refrain. After some deliberations by the juries, Refrain was declared the winner of the first Eurovision Song Contest in Lugano! Lys Assia, went on to represent Switzerland again in both 1957 and 1958 and more recently entered the national selection for the 2012 contest.

Switzerland won the Eurovision Song Contest again in 1988 with Celine Dion's Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi. Mostly unknown in Europe at that time, Céline gave an outstanding rendition of the song and, after a cliffhanger voting sequence, she won the Contest for Switzerland, just one point ahead of the United Kingdom. Céline went on to become one of the biggest female artists in the world.

Participation history

Event Contestant Song Place
Turin 2022
Boys Do Cry
Semi-Final
9th - 118 points
Grand Final
17th - 78 points
Rotterdam 2021
Tout l'Univers
Semi-Final
1st - 291 points
Grand Final
3rd - 432 points
Rotterdam 2020
Répondez-moi
Tel Aviv 2019
She Got Me
Semi-Final
4th - 232 points
Grand Final
4th - 364 points
Lisbon 2018
Stones
Semi-Final
13th - 86 points
Kyiv 2017
Apollo
Semi-Final
12th - 97 points
Stockholm 2016
The Last Of Our Kind
Semi-Final
18th - 28 points
Vienna 2015
Time To Shine
Semi-Final
17th - 4 points
Copenhagen 2014
Hunter Of Stars
Semi-Final
4th - 92 points
Grand Final
13th - 64 points
Malmö 2013
You And Me
Semi-Final
13th - 41 points
Baku 2012
Unbreakable
Semi-Final
11th - 45 points
Düsseldorf 2011
In Love For A While
Semi-Final
10th - 55 points
Grand Final
25th - 19 points
Oslo 2010
Il Pleut de L'Or
Semi-Final
17th - 2 points
Moscow 2009
The Highest Heights
Semi-Final
14th - 15 points
Belgrade 2008
Era Stupendo
Semi-Final
13th - 47 points
Helsinki 2007
Vampires Are Alive
Semi-Final
20th - 40 points
Athens 2006
If We All Give A Little
Grand Final
16th - 30 points
Kyiv 2005
Cool Vibes
Semi-Final
8th - 114 points
Grand Final
8th - 128 points
Istanbul 2004
Celebrate
Semi-Final
22nd - 0 points
Tallinn 2002
Dans Le Jardin De Mon Âme
Grand Final
22nd - 15 points
Stockholm 2000
La Vita Cos'è?
Grand Final
20th - 14 points
Birmingham 1998
Lass Ihn
Grand Final
25th - 0 points
Dublin 1997
Dentro Di Me
Grand Final
22nd - 5 points
Oslo 1996
Mon Coeur L'aime
Grand Final
16th - 22 points
Dublin 1994
Sto Pregando
Grand Final
19th - 15 points
Millstreet 1993
Moi, Tout Simplement
Grand Final
3rd - 148 points
Malmö 1992
Mister Music Man
Grand Final
15th - 32 points
Rome 1991
Canzone Per Te
Grand Final
5th - 118 points
Zagreb 1990
Musik Klingt In Die Welt Hinaus
Grand Final
11th - 51 points
Lausanne 1989
Viver Senza Tei
Grand Final
13th - 47 points
Dublin 1988
Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi
Grand Final
1st - 137 points
Brussels 1987
Moitié Moitié
Grand Final
17th - 26 points
Bergen 1986
Pas Pour Moi
Grand Final
2nd - 140 points
Gothenburg 1985
Piano Piano
Grand Final
12th - 39 points
Luxembourg 1984
Welche Farbe Hat Der Sonnenschein
Grand Final
16th - 30 points
Munich 1983
Io Così Non Ci Sto
Grand Final
15th - 28 points
Harrogate 1982
Amour On T'aime
Grand Final
3rd - 97 points
Dublin 1981
Io Senza Tei
Grand Final
4th - 121 points
The Hague 1980
Cinéma
Grand Final
4th - 104 points
Jerusalem 1979
Trödler Und Co.
Grand Final
10th - 60 points
Paris 1978
Vivre
Grand Final
9th - 65 points
London 1977
Swiss Lady
Grand Final
6th - 71 points
The Hague 1976
Djambo, Djambo
Grand Final
4th - 91 points
Stockholm 1975
Mikado
Grand Final
6th - 77 points
Brighton 1974
Mein Ruf Nach Dir
Grand Final
14th - 3 points
Luxembourg 1973
Je Me Vais Marier, Marie
Grand Final
12th - 79 points
Edinburgh 1972
C'est La Chanson De Mon Amour
Grand Final
8th - 88 points
Dublin 1971
Les Illusions De Nos Vingt Ans
Grand Final
12th - 78 points
Amsterdam 1970
Retour
Grand Final
4th - 8 points
Madrid 1969
Bonjour, Bonjour
Grand Final
5th - 13 points
London 1968
Guardando Il Sole
Grand Final
13th - 2 points
Vienna 1967
Quel Coeur Vas-tu Briser?
Grand Final
17th - 0 points
Luxembourg 1966
Ne Vois-tu Pas?
Grand Final
6th - 12 points
Naples 1965
Non à Jamais Sans Toi
Grand Final
8th - 8 points
Copenhagen 1964
I Miei Pensieri
Grand Final
13th - 0 points
London 1963
T'en Va Pas
Grand Final
2nd - 40 points
Luxembourg 1962
Le Retour
Grand Final
10th - 2 points
Cannes 1961
Nous Aurons Demain
Grand Final
3rd - 16 points
London 1960
Cielo E Terra
Grand Final
8th - 5 points
Cannes 1959
Irgendwoher
Grand Final
4th - 14 points
Hilversum 1958
Giorgio
Grand Final
2nd - 24 points
Frankfurt 1957
L'enfant Que J'étais
Grand Final
8th - 5 points
Lugano 1956
Das Alte Karussell
Grand Final
2nd - 0 points
Lugano 1956
Refrain
Grand Final
1st - 0 points