Switzerland

Switzerland is one of the co-founders of the Eurovision Song Contest. Not only was the first edition of the contest (1956) held on Swiss soil (Lugano), but the country also won this first contest – with Lys Assia and her song Refrain.

Lys Assia often returned to the festival and became responsible for four Swiss entries, just as much as the trio Peter, Sue & Marc in the seventies and eighties. But they sang in a different language every time: French, German, English and Italian. Which is not that strange for the Swiss as they have four official languages. French is sung most often and Romansh is the language they have sung in the least.

The Swiss have often sent artists that came from elsewhere. They were most successful with a singer from Canada: superstar Céline Dion, who won in 1988 with Ne partez pas sans moi.

Nowadays Switzerland seems to be struggling more: in the last twelve editions the Swiss only managed to reach the final two times, and at four occasions they even ended last.

(T: Inès Verstraete)

 

Performance

Entries 61
Average Performance 42.2%

Entries

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Gjon's TearsTout l'univers
(Wouter Hardy/Nina Sampermans/Xavier Michel/Gjon Muharremaj)
3rd
432
Gjon's TearsRépondez-moi
(Alizé Oswald/Xavier Michel/Jeroen Swinnen/Gjon Muharremaj)
Luca HänniShe got me
(Laurell Barker/Frazer Mac/Luca Hänni/Jon Hällgren/Lukas Hällgren)
4th
364
ZiBBZStones
(Laurell Barker/Corinne Gfeller/Stefan Gfeller)
13th
86
TimebelleApollo
(Elias Näslin/Alessandra Günthardt/Nicolas Günthardt)
12th
97
RykkaThe last of our kind
(Christina Maria Rieder/Mike James/Jeff Dawson/Warne Livesey)
18th
28
Mélanie RenéTime to shine
(Mélanie René)
17th
4
SebalterHunter of stars
(Sebastiano Paù-Lessi)
13th
64
TakasaYou and me
(Georg Schlunegger/Roman Camenzind/Fred Herrmann)
13th
41
SinplusUnbreakable
(Gabriel Broggini/Ivan Broggini)
11th
45
Anna RossinelliIn love for a while
(David Klein)
25th
19
Michael von der HeideIl pleut de l'or
(Michael von der Heide/Pele Loriano/Heike Kospach/André Grüter)
17th
2
LovebugsThe highest heights
(Adrian Sieber/Thomas Rechberger/Florian Senn/Lovebugs)
14th
15
Paolo MeneguzziEra stupendo
(Pablo Meneguzzo/Vincenzo Incenzo)
13th
47
DJ BoBoVampires are alive
(DJ BoBo)
20th
40
Six4OneIf we all give a little
(Ralph Siegel/Bernd Meinunger)
16th
30
Vanilla NinjaCool vibes
(David Brandes)
8th
128
Piero Esteriore & the MusicStarsCelebrate
(Greg Manning)
22nd
0
Francine JordiDans le jardin de mon âme
(Francine Lehmann)
22nd
15
Jane BogaertLa vita cos'è?
(Bernie Staub/Thomas Marin)
20th
14
GunvorLass Ihn
(Gunvor Guggisberg/Egon Egemann)
25th
0
Barbara BertaDentro di me
(Barbara Berta)
22nd
5
Kathy LeanderMon cœur l'aime
(Soren Mounir)
16th
22
DuilioSto pregando
(Giuseppe Scaramello)
19th
15
Annie CottonMoi, tout simplement
(Christophe Duc/Jean-Jacques Egli)
3rd
148
Daisy AuvrayMister Music Man
(Gordon Dent)
15th
32
Sandra SimóCanzone per te
(Renato Mascetti)
5th
118
Egon EgemannMusik klingt in die Welt hinaus
(Cornelia Lackner)
11th
51
FurbazViver senza tei
(Marie Louise Werth)
13th
47
Céline DionNe partez pas sans moi
(Nella Martinetti/Atilla Şereftuğ)
1st
137
Carole RichMoitié, moitié
(Jean-Jacques Egli)
17th
26
Daniela SimmonsPas pour moi
(Atilla Şereftuğ/Nella Martinetti)
2nd
140
Mariella Farré & Pino GaspariniPiano, piano
(Anita Kerr/Trudi Müller-Bosshard)
12th
39
Rainy DayWelche Farbe hat der Sonnenschein
(Günther Loose)
16th
30
Mariella FarréIo così non ci sto
(Thomas Gonzenbach/Remo Kessler/Nella Martinetti)
15th
28
Arlette ZolaAmour on t'aime
(Alain Morisod/Pierre Alain)
3rd
97
Peter, Sue & MarcIo senza tei
(Peter Reber/Nella Martinetti)
4th
121
PaolaCinéma
(Peter Reber/Véronique Müller)
4th
104
Peter, Sue & Marc & Pfuri, Gorps & KniriTrödler und Co.
(Peter Reber)
10th
60
Carole VinciVivre
(Alain Morisod/Pierre Alain)
9th
65
Pepe Lienhard BandSwiss Lady
(Peter Reber)
6th
71
Peter, Sue & MarcDjambo, djambo
(Peter Reber)
4th
91
Simone DrexelMikado
(Simone Drexel)
6th
77
Piera MartellMein Ruf nach dir
(Pepe Ederer)
14th
3
Patrick JuvetJe vais me marier, Marie
(Patrick Juvet/Pierre Delanoë)
12th
79
Véronique MüllerC'est la chanson de mon amour
(Véronique Müller/Catherine Desage)
8th
88
Peter, Sue & MarcLes illusions de nos vingt ans
(Peter Reber/Maurice Tézé)
12th
78
Henri DèsRetour
(Henri Dès)
4th
8
Paola del MedicoBonjour, bonjour
(Henry Mayer/Jack Stark)
5th
13
Gianni MascoloGuardando il sole
(Aldo D'Addario/Sanzio Chiesa)
13th
2
GéraldineQuel cœur vas-tu briser?
(Daneil Faure/Gérard Gray)
17th
0
Madeleine PascalNe vois-tu pas?
(Pierre Brenner/Roland Schweizer)
6th
12
YovannaNon, à jamais sans toi
(Bob Calfati/Jean Charles)
8th
8
Anita TraversiI miei pensieri
(Giovanni Pelli/Sanzio Chiesa)
13th
0
Esther OfarimT'en va pas
(Géo Voumard/Émile Gardaz)
2nd
40
Jean PhilippeLe retour
(Géo Voumard/Émile Gardaz)
10th
2
Franca di RienzoNous aurons demain
(Géo Voumard/Émile Gardaz)
3rd
16
Anita TraversiCielo e terra
(Mario Robbiani)
8th
5
Christa WilliamsIrgendwoher
(Lothar Löffler)
4th
14
Lys AssiaGiorgio
(Paul Burkhard/Fridolin Tschudi)
2nd
24
Lys AssiaL'enfant que j'étais
(Géo Voumard/Emile Gardaz)
8th
5
Beide liedjes: Lys Assia1: Das alte Karussell - 2: Refrain (winnaar)
(1: Georg Betz-Stahl/Fernando Paggi - 2: Géo Voumard/Emile Gardaz)
1st

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