|Eurovision Song Contest 1956|
|Final date||24 May 1956|
|Venue||Teatro Kursaal, Lugano, Switzerland|
|Executive supervisor||Rolf Liebermann|
|Host broadcaster|| Switzerland|
Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana (RTSI)
|Interval act||Les Joyeux Rossignols & Les Trois Ménestrels|
|Number of entries||6|
|Debuting countries|| Switzerland|
|Voting system||Each country had 2 jury member who each had two votes, only the winner was announced.|
"Refrain" by Lys Assia
|Eurovision Song Contest|
The Eurovision Song Contest 1956 (in French "Grand Prix Eurovision de la Chanson Européenne") was the very first edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. Only 6 countries took part to this edition: Switzerland, France, The Netherlands, Italy, Belgium and Luxembourg.
It was held in Lugano, Switzerland, with the host nation also winning thanks to Lys Assia and her song "Refrain" ("Chorus" in French).The countries had to present 2 songs instead of one nowadays. The voting procedure was secret,so we cannot know the scores. There is no video of the full show, only audio versions.