ESC 1996 – The Participants

ESC 1996 – The Participants

23 countries took part in the Eurovision Song Contest 1996 in Oslo.

The event was preceded by a unique audio-only qualification round held “behind closed doors”, from which the entries of Hungary, Germany, Denmark, Macedonia, Russia, Israel and Romania failed to qualify for the grand final. Meanwhile, Lithuania could have returned from relegation but instead chose to stay away.

The 41st Eurovision Song Contest was held in Oslo, Norway, on 18 May 1996.

List of participants

Country Artist / Title
1. Turkey Şebnem Paker – Besinçi mevsim
2. United Kingdom Gina G – Ooh Aah… Just A Little Bit
3. Spain Antonio Carbonell – ¡Ay, qué deseo!
4. Portugal Lúcia Moniz – O meu coração não tem cor
5. Cyprus Constantinos – Mono gia mas
6. Malta Miriam Christine – In A Woman’s Heart
7. Croatia Maja Blagdan – Sveta ljubav
8. Austria George Nussbaumer – Weil’s dr guat got
9. Switzerland Kathy Leander – Mon cœur l’aime
10. Greece Marianna Efstratiou – Emis forame to himona anixiatika
11. Estonia Ivo Linna & Maarja-Liis Ilus – Kaelakee hääl
12. Norway Elisabeth Andreasson – I evighet
13. France Dan Ar Braz et l’Héritage des Celtes – Diwanit bugale
14. Slovenia Regina – Dan najlepših sanj
15. The Netherlands Maxine & Franklin Brown – De eerste keer
16. Belgium Lisa del Bo – Liefde is een kaartspel
17. Ireland Eimear Quinn – The Voice
18. Finland Jasmine – Niin kaunis on taivas
19. Iceland Anna Mjöll – Sjúbídú
20. Poland Kasia Kowalska – Chce znac swój grzech
21. Bosnia & Herzegovina Amila Glamočak – Za našu ljubav
22. Slovakia Marcel Palonder – Kým nás mᚹ
23. Sweden One More Time – Den vilda