ESC 1956 – The Participants

ESC 1956 – The Participants

7 countries took part in the 1956 Eurovision Song Contest.

Each country entered two songs in this inaugural edition of the competition, meaning there were 14 entries in all.

The 1st Eurovision Song Contest was held at the Teatro Kursaal in Lugano, Switzerland, on 24 May 1956.

List of participants

Country Artist / Title
1. Netherlands Jetty Paerl – De vogels van Holland
2. Switzerland Lys Assia – Das alte Karusell
3. Belgium Fud Leclerc – Messieurs les noyés de la Seine
4. Germany Walter Andreas Schwarz – Im Wartesaal zum großen Glück
5. France Mathé Altéry – Le temps perdu
6. Luxembourg Michèle Arnaud – Ne crois pas
7. Italy Franca Raimondi – Aprite le finestre
8. Netherlands Corry Brokken – Voorgoed voorbij
9. Switzerland Lys Assia – Refrain
10. Belgium Mony Marc – Le plus beau jour de ma vie
11. Germany Freddy Quinn – So geht das jede Nacht
12. France Dany Dauberson – Il est là
13. Luxembourg Michèle Arnaud – Les amants de minuit
14. Italy Tonina Torrielli – Amami se vuoi