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No. of Entries
27/64
Avg. score
46.3%
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Country
Yugoslavia

Yugoslavia was the first non-Western country to participate in the Song Contest in 1961. This was part of the 'third way' politics of Tito, the then ruler: Yugoslavia was communist, but maintained relations with both the East and the West. Until 1992 - when Yugoslavia had collapsed after years of Balkan Wars - the country organized a national preliminary round in which the various republics that made up Yugoslavia participated. The Yugoslavian entries performed eleven times in Croatian, six times in Serbian, four times in Bosnian, four times in Slovenian and twice in Montenegrin. The Macedonians never saw their language represented, nor did the inhabitants of the provinces of Kosovo and Vojvodina.

From 1977 to 1980, the country temporarily withdrew because of poor results, but the broadcaster received so many requests to reverse the decision that it continued its participation. In 1983 Daniel Popovic finished fourth but scored a huge European summer hit with his Džuli. In 1989 followed the first and only Yugoslavian victory, with Rock me from the group Riva. The following year, the festival was organised in Zagreb, an edition that is still known as one of the most chaotic ever, with problems with the scoring system and a backing track that didn't start.

After 1993 the former Yugoslav republics began to participate in the contest independently, although Serbia and Montenegro participated for a while as Serbia-Montenegro. Kosovo’s participation is still awaited.

(T: Dominic Manley)

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Entries

Edition
Artist – Title
Result – Points

Malmö 1992

Extra Nena – Ljubim te pesmama
#13 44
Lyrics
Extra Nena – Ljubim te pesmama
#13
Result
44
Points

Rome 1991

Baby Doll – Brazil
#21 1
Lyrics
Baby Doll – Brazil
#21
Result
1
Points

Zagreb 1990

Tajči – Hajde da ludujemo
#7 81
Lyrics
Tajči – Hajde da ludujemo
#7
Result
81
Points

Lausanne 1989

Riva – Rock me
#1 137
Lyrics
Riva – Rock me
#1
Result
137
Points

Dublin 1988

Srebrna Krila – Mangup
#6 87
Lyrics
Srebrna Krila – Mangup
#6
Result
87
Points

Brussels 1987

Novi Fosili – Ja sam za ples
#4 92
Lyrics
Novi Fosili – Ja sam za ples
#4
Result
92
Points

Bergen 1986

Doris Dragović – Željo moja
#11 49
Lyrics
Doris Dragović – Željo moja
#11
Result
49
Points

Luxembourg 1984

Vlado & Isolda – Ciao, amore
#18 26
Lyrics
Vlado & Isolda – Ciao, amore
#18
Result
26
Points

Munich 1983

Danijel – Džuli
#4 125
Lyrics
Danijel – Džuli
#4
Result
125
Points

Harrogate 1982

Aska – Halo, halo
#14 21
Lyrics
Aska – Halo, halo
#14
Result
21
Points

Dublin 1981

Seid Memić Vajta – Lejla
#15 35
Lyrics
Seid Memić Vajta – Lejla
#15
Result
35
Points

The Hague 1976

Ambasadori – Ne mogu skriti svoju bol
#17 10
Lyrics
Ambasadori – Ne mogu skriti svoju bol
#17
Result
10
Points

Stockholm 1975

Pepel In Kri – Dan ljubezni
#13 22
Lyrics
Pepel In Kri – Dan ljubezni
#13
Result
22
Points

Brighton 1974

Korni – Generacija '42
#12 6
Lyrics
Korni – Generacija '42
#12
Result
6
Points

Luxembourg 1973

Zdravko Čolić – Gori vatra
#15 65
Lyrics
Zdravko Čolić – Gori vatra
#15
Result
65
Points

Edinburgh 1972

Tereza – Muzika i ti
#9 87
Lyrics
Tereza – Muzika i ti
#9
Result
87
Points

Dublin 1971

Krunoslav Slabinac – Tvoj dječak je tužan
#14 68
Lyrics
Krunoslav Slabinac – Tvoj dječak je tužan
#14
Result
68
Points

Amsterdam 1970

Eva Sršen – Pridi, dala ti bom cvet
#11 4
Lyrics
Eva Sršen – Pridi, dala ti bom cvet
#11
Result
4
Points

Madrid 1969

Ivan & 4M – Pozdrav svijetu
#13 5
Lyrics
Ivan & 4M – Pozdrav svijetu
#13
Result
5
Points

London 1968

Luciano Kapurso & Hamo Hajdarhodžić – Jedan dan
#7 8
Lyrics
Luciano Kapurso & Hamo Hajdarhodžić – Jedan dan
#7
Result
8
Points

Vienna 1967

Lado Leskovar – Vse rože sveta
#8 7
Lyrics
Lado Leskovar – Vse rože sveta
#8
Result
7
Points

Luxembourg 1966

Berta Ambrož – Bres bezed
#7 9
Lyrics
Berta Ambrož – Bres bezed
#7
Result
9
Points

Napels 1965

Vice Vukov – Čežnja
#12 2
Lyrics
Vice Vukov – Čežnja
#12
Result
2
Points

Copenhagen 1964

Sabahudin Kurt – Život je sklopio krug
#13 0
Lyrics
Sabahudin Kurt – Život je sklopio krug
#13
Result
0
Points

London 1963

Vice Vukov – Brodovi
#11 3
Lyrics
Vice Vukov – Brodovi
#11
Result
3
Points

Luxembourg 1962

Lola Novaković – Ne pali svetlo u sumrak
#4 10
Lyrics
Lola Novaković – Ne pali svetlo u sumrak
#4
Result
10
Points

Cannes 1961

Ljiljana Petrović – Neke davne zvezde
#8 9
Lyrics
Ljiljana Petrović – Neke davne zvezde
#8
Result
9
Points

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