Welcome to a new series of articles we will be running every Wednesday across the summer – #WinnersWednesday. Every week, we will look back at three winners from Eurovision Song Contest past.
In 1956, the 1st Eurovision Song Contest took place in the Teatro Kursaal, Lugano. Lys Assia took part for Switzerland, becoming their first entry to win for her country. During the debut Contest, the voting from the juries remained secret, therefore we will never know who became runners-up.
Video: YouTube/Ismail Uzunoglu
In 1980, the 25th Eurovision Song Contest took place in the Nederlands Congresgebouw, The Hague. Johnny Logan took part for Ireland, becoming their second entry to win for his country. Johnny Logan finished with a 15 point margin over his nearest competitor, Katja Ebstein from Germany.
Video: YouTube/Frederic Courtois
In 2017, the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest took place in the International Exhibition Centre, Kyiv. Salvador Sobral took part for Portugal, becoming their first entry to win for his country. Salvador Sobral finished with a 143 point margin over his nearest competitor, Kristian Kostov from Bulgaria.
Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovision Ireland