The very first winner of the Eurovision Song Contest, Lys Assia
The very first winner of the Eurovision Song Contest, Lys Assia Photo: EBU

Happy anniversary Eurovision and Lys Assia!

It's 61 years to the day that the very first Eurovision Song Contest took place in Lugano, Switzerland. Lys Assia won the competition and she has supported Eurovision ever since. At 93 Lys has not ruled out a return to the contest. Follow Lys on Twitter and find out more about 1956 right here on Eurovision.tv!

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