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2013-08-27 (Tuesday)

Anette: How many times have the Eurovision countries participated and what year did they enter the competition? When was the last time they participated and how many times have they won? There are a lot of interesting questions regarding the Eurovision Song Contest and fortunately it’s easy to find answers to most of them. Below you find some relevant statistics and as an extra bonus, the names of the countries that participated in this year’s competition in Malmö are in bold:

How many times have they participated in the Eurovision Song Contest?

56 – 57 times:
57 times Germany 1956-2013 2 victories
56 times: France 1956-2013 5 victories
56 times: The United Kingdom 1957-2013 5 victories
51 – 55 times:
55 times: Belgium 1956-2013 1 victory
54 times: The Netherlands 1956-2013 4 victories
54 times: Switzerland 1956-2013 2 victories
53 times: Sweden 1958-2013 5 victories
53 times: Spain 1961-2013 2 victories
52 times: Norway 1960-2013 3 victories
46 – 50 times:
47 times: Finland 1961-2013 1 victory
47 times: Ireland 1965-2013 7 victories
46 times: Austria 1957-2013 1 victory
46 times: Portugal 1964-2012 0 victories
41 – 45 times:
42 times: Denmark 1957-2013 3 victories
36 – 40 times:
39 times: Italy 1956-2013 2 victories
37 times: Luxembourg 1956-1993 5 victories
36 times: Israel 1973-2013 3 victories
31 – 35 times:
34 times: Greece 1974-2013 1 victory
34 times: Turkey 1975-2012 1 victory
31 times: Cyprus 1981-2013 0 victories
26 – 30 times:
27 times: Yugoslavia 1961-1992 1 victory
26 times: Malta 1971-2013 0 victories
26 times: Iceland 1986-2013 0 victories
21 – 25 times:
24 times: Monaco 1959-2006 1 victory
21 times: Croatia 1993-2013 0 victories
16 – 20 times:
19 times: Slovenia 1993-2013 0 victories
19 times: Estonia 1994-2013 1 victory
18 times: Bosnia & Herzegovina 1993-2012 0 victories
17 times: Russia 1994-2013 1 victory
16 times: Poland 1994-2011 0 victories
11 – 15 times:
15 times: Romania 1994-2013 0 victories
14 times: Lithuania 1994-2013 0 victories
14 times: Latvia 2000-2013 1 victory
13 times: F.Y.R. Macedonia 1998-2013 0 victories
11 times: Hungary 1994-2013 0 victories
11 times: Ukraine 2003-2013 1 victory
10 times: Albania 2004-2013 0 victories
10 times: Belarus 2004-2013 0 victories
6 – 10 times:
9 times: Bulgaria 2005-2013 0 victories
9 times: Moldova 2005-2013 0 victories
7 times: Slovakia 1994-2012 0 victories
7 times: Armenia 2006-2013 0 victories
7 times: Serbia 2007-2013 1 victory
6 times: Andorra 2004-2009 0 victories
6 times: Georgia 2007-2013 0 victories
6 times: Azerbaijan 2008-2013 1 victory
1 – 5 times:
5 times: Montenegro 2007-2013 0 victories
4 times: San Marino 2008-2013 0 victories
3 times*: Serbia & Montenegro 2004-2006 0 victories
3 times: The Czech Republic 2007-2009 0 victories
1 time: Morocco 1980 0 victories

Anette: When it comes to Serbia & Montenegro, I guess a clarification is in order: They withdrew their entry in 2006 but they still voted, so you could say that they have participated three times but only competed twice.