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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 two song in that debut year of 1956. 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. Celine Dion went on to become one of the biggest selling female artists in the world.

Participation history

Lys Assia
Refrain
winner
Final
1st
Lys Assia
Das Alte Karussell
Final
2nd
Lys Assia
L'enfant Que J'étais
Final
5 points 8th
Lys Assia
Giorgio
Final
24 points 2nd
Christa Williams
Irgendwoher
Final
14 points 4th
Anita Traversi
Cielo E Terra
Final
5 points 8th
Franca di Rienzo
Nous Aurons Demain
Final
16 points 3rd
Jean Philippe
Le Retour
Final
2 points 10th
Esther Ofarim
T'en Va Pas
Final
40 points 2nd
Anita Traversi
I Miei Pensieri
Final
13th
Yovanna
Non à Jamais Sans Toi
Final
8 points 8th
Madeleine Pascal
Ne Vois-tu Pas?
Final
12 points 6th
Géraldine
Quel Coeur Vas-tu Briser?
Final
17th
Gianni Mascolo
Guardando Il Sole
Final
2 points 13th
Paola del Medico
Bonjour, Bonjour
Final
13 points 5th
Henri Dès
Retour
Final
8 points 4th
Peter, Sue and Marc
Les Illusions De Nos Vingt Ans
Final
78 points 12th
Véronique Müller
C'est La Chanson De Mon Amour
Final
88 points 8th
Patrick Juvet
Je Me Vais Marier, Marie
Final
79 points 12th
Piera Martell
Mein Ruf Nach Dir
Final
3 points 14th
Simone Drexel
Mikado
Final
77 points 6th
Peter, Sue and Marc
Djambo, Djambo
Final
91 points 4th
Pepe Lienhard Band
Swiss Lady
Final
71 points 6th
Carole Vinci
Vivre
Final
65 points 9th
Paola
Cinéma
Final
104 points 4th
Peter, Sue and Marc
Io Senza Tei
Final
121 points 4th
Arlette Zola
Amour On T'aime
Final
97 points 3rd
Mariella Farré
Io Così Non Ci Sto
Final
28 points 15th
Rainy Day
Welche Farbe Hat Der Sonnenschein
Final
30 points 16th
Daniela Simons
Pas Pour Moi
Final
140 points 2nd
Carole Rich
Moitié Moitié
Final
26 points 17th
Céline Dion
Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi
winner
Final
137 points 1st
Furbaz
Viver Senza Tei
Final
47 points 13th
Egon Egemann
Musik Klingt In Die Welt Hinaus
Final
51 points 11th
Sandra Simò
Canzone Per Te
Final
118 points 5th
Daisy Auvray
Mister Music Man
Final
32 points 15th
Annie Cotton
Moi, Tout Simplement
Final
148 points 3rd
Duilio
Sto Pregando
Final
15 points 19th
Cathy Leander
Mon Coeur L'aime
Final
22 points 16th
Barbara Berta
Dentro Di Me
Final
5 points 22nd
Gunvor
Lass Ihn
Final
25th
Jane Bogaert
La Vita Cos'è?
Final
14 points 20th
Francine Jordi
Dans Le Jardin De Mon Âme
Final
15 points 22nd
Vanilla Ninja
Cool Vibes
qualifier
Semi-Final
114 points 8th
Grand Final
128 points 8th
Six4One
If We All Give A Little
Grand Final
30 points 16th
DJ BoBo
Vampires Are Alive
Semi-Final
40 points 20th
Paolo Meneguzzi
Era Stupendo
Second Semi-Final
47 points 13th
Lovebugs
The Highest Heights
First Semi-Final
15 points 14th
Michael von der Heide
Il Pleut de L'Or
Second Semi-Final
2 points 17th
Anna Rossinelli
In Love For A While
qualifier
First Semi-Final
55 points 10th
Grand Final
19 points 25th
Sinplus
Unbreakable
First Semi-Final
45 points 11th
Takasa
You And Me
Second Semi-Final
41 points 13th
Sebalter
Hunter Of Stars
qualifier
Second Semi-Final
92 points 4th
Grand Final
64 points 13th
Mélanie René
Time To Shine
Second Semi-Final
4 points 17th
Rykka
The Last Of Our Kind
Second Semi-Final
28 points 18th
Timebelle
Apollo
Second Semi-Final
97 points 12th
ZiBBZ
Stones
First Semi-Final
86 points 13th
Luca Hänni
She Got Me
qualifier
Second Semi-Final
232 points 4th
Grand Final
364 points 4th

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