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Countries that have Won the Most Eurovisions

Name the countries that have won the Eurovision song contest at least three times.
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Wins
Most Recent
Country
7
2023
Sweden
1996
Ireland
5
2019
Netherlands
1997
United Kingdom
1983
Luxembourg
1977
France
Wins
Most Recent
Country
4
2018
Israel
3
2024
Switzerland
2022
Ukraine
2021
Italy
2013
Denmark
2009
Norway
101 Recent Comments
+10
Level 55
Dec 26, 2016
All I really know about Eurovision is that it helped launch ABBA onto the international scene. Still, I'm quite positive that Israel is not part of Europe.
+27
Level 46
Dec 26, 2016
All countries that are a part of the EBU (European Broadcasting Union) can compete in Eurovision. Israel is not part of Europe, but they are part of EBU and can therefore compete in Eurovision (just like other countries such as Cyprus, Azerbaijan and Georgia etc). Even Australia have competed despite not being part of Europe or EBU.
+10
Level 40
Dec 28, 2016
Australia was invited as a guest entrant.
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Level 46
Dec 28, 2016
And Australia will participate again next year (2017). So it seems like Australia is going to be more than a one-off guest entrant in Eurovision..
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Level 81
Aug 13, 2018
I think it's time to invite Zambia.
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Level 60
Mar 8, 2021
You mean Zimbabwe?
+14
Level 82
Jun 21, 2021
Why would they mean Zimbabwe?
+4
Level 53
Jul 17, 2022
Why not?
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Level 58
May 27, 2018
They have launched Celine Dion too. She have won in 1988 representing Switzerland
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Level 82
Dec 26, 2016
Named every single country in Europe. And Cyprus. And Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. And Turkey. And Canada and Australia just in case. uhh...... Israel? wtf.
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Level 60
Dec 26, 2016
Jews like to perform I guess :P
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Level 75
Dec 26, 2016
I did the same thing. Sorry, but I never heard of Eurovision.
+2
Level 83
Sep 15, 2020
You are lucky .It had some credibility up to the early 90s but now its just awful.
+3
Level 77
Jul 14, 2021
pinkysbrain, what gave you the impression that it ever had any credibility?
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Level 41
Mar 23, 2019
You need research XD
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Level 82
Jun 22, 2021
I saw the documentary with Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams so this time I was prepared.
+11
Level 80
Dec 27, 2016
In 1988 Celine Dion won for Switzerland -- and she's Canadian!
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Level 53
May 26, 2017
Coincidence that Scandinavia (minus Finland and Iceland) have won quite a few Eurovisions
+8
Level 84
Jun 2, 2017
Well, Scandinavia provided the Eurovision prototypical song ("Waterloo" by ABBA), so they kinda know how to win this contest.

Fun sidenote, the least "Waterloo"-esque song to win the Eurovision also came from Scandinavia: "Hard Rock Hallelujah!" by Lordi, Finland's only victory.

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Level 83
Aug 1, 2017
Finland isn't in Scandinavia .
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Level 56
Jul 17, 2022
In the early years the Eurovision audiences used to laugh a lot at how much Norway, Denmark and Sweden would vote for each other. Especially in 1963, the first Scandi win, where Norway actually seemed to change its votes round to ensure that Denmark won. They've never stopped doing it, of course.
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Level 41
Mar 23, 2019
Norway, Sweden and Denmark are Scandinavian. Not Iceland and Finland.
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Level 72
Jun 21, 2021
As neighbours, they generally vote highly for each other. It is now more of a political contest than a song contest
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Level 26
Apr 15, 2018
Luxem...what?
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Level 34
May 12, 2018
Luxembourg. It is a country in between France, Belgium, and Germany.
+5
Level 65
May 13, 2018
Israel now counts 4 wins
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Level ∞
May 14, 2018
Updated
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Level 62
Jan 21, 2019
The world laughs at the USA because they have Trump. The world laughs at Europe because they have Eurovision.

The event is a joke. These days Australia is a participator as well. Yes, you read that right: Australia.

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Level 82
Jun 21, 2021
I'd rather be laughed at for having a fun, campy musical event that brings a continent (and more) together for a light hearted evening's entertainment, than for having elected [insert epithet here].
+25
Level 65
Jun 21, 2021
What an odd comment! Totally agree with you kitsims
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Level 48
Feb 20, 2019
USA is banned from this because we would win every year! USA! USA!
+22
Level 62
Jun 15, 2020
I hope you're joking
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Level 56
Jan 26, 2024
It obviously is
+1
Level 71
Jun 21, 2021
I don't think American music is absolutely terrible. And at any rate, I've heard they're setting up a Eurovision-style song contest in the States pretty soon (either this year or next year).
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Level 31
Dec 8, 2021
The funny thing is, I seriously doubt they would. Current fans absolutely hate the idea of the US at Eurovision and besides big names don't always perform well. For example Norway's Alexander Rybak is super well known in the community his song 'Fairytale' is super popular, his second 'That's how you write a song' attempt not so much. I would even dare to say hated on. USA would likely end low just like the UK.
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Level 63
May 15, 2024
:D :D :D :D :D :D

Oh my God, you made my day!

You are not banned. Become a member of the European Broadcasting Union, then you can join.

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Level 67
Apr 7, 2019
Only just found out we Dutch have won it 4 times....had a real WTF moment, my general perception of Dutch musical culture (especially the stuff in Dutch) is trash. Appearantly we are not as incompetent as I thought.
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Level 74
May 19, 2019
One added last night ;)
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Level 58
Jun 21, 2021
One of my favourite songs is sung in Dutch. Too bad the song was originally written by an Austrian and the version I love is sung by an Australian. :)

(Geef mij je angst by Mirusia)

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Level 65
May 23, 2019
Another year, another update needed.
+3
Level ∞
May 24, 2019
Updated for Netherlands 2019
+10
Level 42
May 21, 2021
What's another year?
+17
Level 46
Dec 18, 2020
I'm a simple ESC fan. I see Eurovision, I click.
+8
Level 78
May 22, 2021
Italy needs to be on here for 3 wins now.
+2
Level 58
May 24, 2021
Please Update!
+5
Level 86
May 26, 2021
Congrats on Israel doing so well. I hope we'll see Peru or Angola on this list soon.
+3
Level 71
May 27, 2021
12 wins for Scandinavia...
+3
Level 58
Jun 1, 2021
Fun fact, Scandinavian countries won 5 out of 10 times during 2006-2015. How impressive!
+9
Level 77
Jun 6, 2022
Nordic, not Scandinavian, Finland that won in 2006 is not a Scandinavian country
+2
Level 64
May 27, 2021
I am listining to eurovision on YT right now LOL!
+1
Level 89
May 27, 2021
Is it a factor that bands in larger countries will just seek out a recording contract and smaller countries compete for "the best"?
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Level 63
May 27, 2021
Israel? So random country to be in the Eurovision lol
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Level 66
Jun 8, 2021
Israel aren't toooooo well liked by their nearest neighbours... and they are part of the European broadcasting society (or something similar for that). Besides, we let Australia in so it may as well be come one come all!
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Level 70
Jun 21, 2021
Crazy because that whole region just seems so super friendly. You never hear anything about them.
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Level 72
Jul 6, 2022
They also play in Uefa football competitions rather than Asian ones, mainly I believe because most of their neighbours refused to play them
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Level 83
May 14, 2024
It's not random, EBU includes broadcasters from Europe and Mediterranean, they're all eligible to participate (Morocco did in the past)
+1
Level 59
Jun 21, 2021
I got all of them after about half a minute. I am not proud of that at all.
+3
Level 55
Jun 23, 2021
I didn't know Israel was in Europe
+8
Level 31
Dec 8, 2021
It's not. It is however in the European Broadcasting Union, which is one of the requirements to participate. The only one not following this rule is Australia, but they depend on invites.
+2
Level 63
Aug 30, 2021
Ja Ja Ding Dong
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Level 47
May 15, 2022
Ukraine should be added now that they won the 2022 edition, they have 3 titles now.
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Level 37
May 22, 2022
Well now Ukraine got their 3rd win, update this :)
+4
Level 63
Jun 1, 2022
Time to add Ukraine after their win this May!
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Level 93
Jun 7, 2022
I haven't watched for several years now but I saw 2022 and immediately guessed Ukraine, given recent politics.
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Level 65
Jun 6, 2022
Fun fact eurovision wins this who is political correct not this who actually good sings
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Level 43
May 13, 2024
explains Ukraine winning
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Level 78
Jun 7, 2022
There is a similar, albeit smaller, contest run by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (a similar organisation to the EBU) featuring entrants from countries around Asia and the Pacific.
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Level 58
Jun 7, 2022
Why Israel has golden background lol
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Level 83
Jun 9, 2022
It's in the notes; they're the only non-European country on the list.
+7
Level 58
Jun 10, 2022
So the countries have ever participated in Eurovision history that is non-Europeans are:

Asia: Turkey, Israel, Cyprus, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia

Africa: Morocco

Oceania: Australia

+6
Level 82
May 13, 2024
Turkey indisputably has significant territory in Europe.
+3
Level 75
May 15, 2024
3%
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Level 50
May 15, 2024
Maybe because it's the only imaginary country on the list
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Level 61
Jul 17, 2022
For me the shocking thing is that the UK is in this list 😂.

Other European countries generally hate us (and did long before brexit!) and give us ‘nil point’. Although we did get second place this year so miracles do happen….

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Level 56
Jul 17, 2022
We used to do quite well, bafflingly as we would often send in the most entire rubbish. The UK is way out ahead in the rankings of second-place finishes, 16 I think, with the next closest being on something like 5.

For my money I'm not sure there's a single year that we've sent in the best song. Possibly 2002. Possibly. Hmm

+1
Level 60
Jul 17, 2022
1967! Puppet on a string. The rest were pretty much all dirges that year and Sandie Shaw got more than twice as many votes as the song that came second (Ireland of course!)
+3
Level 82
May 13, 2024
I genuinely thought Sam Ryder's entry in 2022 was the best song entered.

What I find amazing is that British people are completely convinced that we always do terribly at Eurovision because Europe hates us. When actually we have a decent overall record. We've been less successful in recent years, but all countries have ups and downs - look at Ireland for instance.

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Level 69
Jul 17, 2022
Sad to see Ukraine being the only eastern European country on here. And two of them were pity wins!
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Level 82
Jul 19, 2022
Unbelievable, considering how Eastern Europeans have clearly mastered the art of music and performance art as evinced here, to the extent that their live performances seem to be broadcast from far into the future. Take that, Elvis, Lennon, and Bono...
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Level 76
Jul 19, 2022
Eastern Europe has some great music, but sure, let's cherry-pick some crappy music video and make a sarcastic blanket statement implying they all suck.
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Level 82
Jul 22, 2022
You're as sharp as always.
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Level 71
May 15, 2023
Well, the Eastern European countries haven't been part of Eurovision as long as most western countries..
+1
Level 83
May 14, 2024
And once they joined there are way more countries participating than before
+3
Level 45
Jul 27, 2022
Ukraine is going to pass both Ireland and Sweden with it's political victories.
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Level 52
Aug 27, 2022
This quiz gives way to much time, you can just type every european country in the allotted time
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Level 41
Nov 4, 2022
1st try and no knowledge of euro-vision, but missed only ireland
+3
Level 52
Nov 14, 2022
Ukraine will be number one in a few years the way this world is.
+6
Level 37
May 13, 2023
Needs to be updated now, Sweden with 7 wins
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Level 26
Oct 12, 2023
Sad they don’t have more Eurovision quizzes, it’s my favourite thing followed by geography :( Also, Sweden should be updated, they now have 7 wins with Loreen (my favourite song is tattoo now:)
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Level 77
May 12, 2024
I gotta say… I liked Rim Tim Tagi Dim way more than Nemo’s song. His reminds me of a 21 Pilots song. I guess Baby Lasagna reminds me of a Three Days Grace song. 🤔
+5
Level 82
May 13, 2024
I loved Nemo's song but what really sold it for me was their performance - it was electric. It was my pick to win and I was so happy it did.

Croatia was a really strong entry too of course!

+1
Level 55
May 16, 2024
Yes. For the third year running, the best song finished second, which is, i suppose, an improvement.

What went very wrong this year was the semi-final qualifying. Denmark should have waltzed through, and it is hard to see just how Australia and Poland got eliminated.

And, of course, the biggest cheer of all three nights came with the (slightly) unexpected appearance of Kaarija performing a slightly shortened version of his cha cha song. that is a euro classic that will be remembered long after this years winner.

+1
Level 65
May 13, 2024
Full marks for The Robbster.
+6
Level 62
May 13, 2024
The Netherlands should have been 6 this weekend, but was robbed by Eurovision and the EBU!
+2
Level 83
May 14, 2024
Unlikely, probably Croatia
+1
Level 63
May 15, 2024
The Netherlands got about 58 jury points, they NEVER would have won this. You can check on eurovision.tv.
+1
Level 62
May 15, 2024
They never received jury points, because they were disqualified
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Level 71
May 15, 2024
Some person on reddit calculated the jury points the Netherlands would have received, since the complete placements of the juries are public (the Netherlands hadn't been officially disqualified at the time of the jury show).
+7
Level 63
May 13, 2024
#Joostice #FreeJoostKlein
+1
Level 63
May 15, 2024
Free Joost Klein? Is he in jail or what? Get your facts straight!
+1
Level 53
May 15, 2024
Forgot France...