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Eurovision Song Contest 1956
1956 logo
Theme N/A
Final date 24 May 1956
Venue Teatro Kursaal, Lugano, Switzerland
Presenter(s) Lohengrin Filipello
Conductor Fernando Paggi
Executive supervisor Rolf Liebermann
Host broadcaster Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Radiotelevisione svizzera di lingua italiana (RTSI)
Interval act Les Joyeux Rossignols & Les Trois Ménestrels
Number of entries 6
Debuting countries Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
France France
Flag of the Netherlands.svg The Netherlands
Flag of Italy Italy
Flag of Belgium Belgium
Flag of Luxembourg Luxembourg
Voting system Each country had 2 jury member who each had two votes, only the winner was announced.
Nul points N/A
Winner Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
"Refrain" by Lys Assia
Eurovision Song Contest
◄N/A Wiki Eurovision Heart (Infobox).svg 1957►

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.


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