Lys Assia
Background Information
Origin Rupperswil, Aargau, Switzerland
Birthdate 3 March 1924
Deathdate 24 March 2018
Age 94
Eurovision Song Contest 1956
Country Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Song "Das alte Karussell" / "Refrain"
Position 2nd / 1st
Points N/A
Eurovision Song Contest 1957
Country Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Song "L'enfant que j'étais"
Position 8th
Points 5
Eurovision Song Contest 1958
Country Flag of Switzerland Switzerland
Song "Giorgio"
Position 2nd
Points 24
Lys Assia (born Rosa Mina Schärer) was a Swiss singer who represented her home country in three consecutive Contests, from 1956 to 1958 and is best known for being the very first winner of the competition with the song "Refrain".

She made further unsuccessful attempts to represent her home country for the 2011 and 2012 Contests but attended the latter as a guest of honor. Three years later, she attended the 60th anniversary concert in London as a guest of honor where she she sat on a throne and was presented with a tiara.

She died on 24 March 2018 at the age of 94, just three weeks after marking her birthday.

Eurovision Song Contest 1956
"Refrain" • "De vogels van Holland" • "Das alte Karussell" • "Messieurs les noyés de la Seine" • "Im Wartesaal zum großen Glück" • "Le temps perdu" • "Ne crois pas" • "Aprite le finestre" • "Voorgoed voorbij" • "Le plus beau jour de ma vie" • "So geht das jede Nacht" • "Il est là" • "Les amants de minuit" • "Amami se vuoi"
Lys AssiaJetty PaerlFud LeclercWalter Andreas SchwarzMathé AltéryMichèle ArnaudFranca RaimondiCorry BrokkenMony MarcFreddy QuinnDany DaubersonTonina Torrielli