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How to select a winner

Eurovision has already known 55 previous winners. Year by year, every country hopes to be the one that reaches the number one spot. That's what they select the song for. But how? Let's have a look at how previous winners were selected in their own country!

Switzerland, 1956: Lys Assia with "Refrain"

It was all new. Eurovision was never held before, so the seven participating countries could only guess for the right way to select a winner.
Lys Assia became the very first winner, for Switzerland.

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