|Eurovision Song Contest 1996|
|Final date||18 May 1996|
|Venue||Oslo Spektrum, Oslo, Norway|
|Presenter(s)|| Ingvild Bryn|
|Executive supervisor||Christine Marchal-Ortiz|
|Host broadcaster|| Norway|
Norsk rikskringkasting (NRK)
|Interval act||"Beacon Burning" video and dance act|
|Number of entries||23|
|Returning countries|| Estonia|
|Withdrawing countries|| Denmark|
|Voting system||Each country awarded 12, 10, 8-1 points to their 10 favourite songs|
"The Voice" by Eimear Quinn
|Eurovision Song Contest|
The Eurovision Song Contest 1996 was the 41st Eurovision Song Contest and was held in the Oslo Spektrum in Norway following the country's win the previous year with the song "Nocturnal" performed by Norwegian-Irish duo Secret Garden. It was hosted by A-ha lead singer Morten Harket and Ingvild Bryn.
It was won by the Irish entry "The Voice" performed by Eimear Quinn, which gave the country its record-breaking seventh win and its fourth in five years. As of 2017, this is the last time the country won the Contest.