Monaco in the Eurovision Song Contest

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For Monaco's most recent participation, see Monaco in the Eurovision Song Contest 2006.
Monaco
Monaco
Member station TMC
Appearances
Appearances 24 (21 finals)
First appearance 1959
Last appearance 2006
Best result 1st: 1971
Worst result Last: 1959, 1966
External links
Monaco's page at Eurovision.tv
Marjorie Noël performing "Va dire à l'amour" in Naples

Monaco participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 24 times since its debut in 1959. The country's first and only win in the contest came in 1971, when Séverine performed "Un banc, un arbre, une rue". In 1972, Monaco was expected to host the contest, but declined.

Monaco finished last at its first contest in 1959, before achieving three top three results in the 1960s. Two of these were achieved by François Deguelt, who finished third in 1960 and second in 1962. Romuald also finished third in 1964. Severine's victory in 1971 was the first of five top four results in eight years. The others were achieved by Romauld, who returned to place fourth in 1974, Mary Christy who was third in 1976, Michèle Torr was fourth in 1977 and Caline & Olivier Toussaint were fourth in 1978. After participating in 1979, Monaco would be absent from the contest for 25 years.

Monaco returned to the contest for three years from 2004-2006, but failed to qualify from the semi-finals The Monegasque broadcaster, then withdrew from the contest, saying that regional voting patterns in the contest have effectively given Monaco no chance of qualifying for the final.[1][2]

Absence[edit]

Monaco was absent from the contest between 1980 and 2004, before returning for three years from 2004-2006, but Maryon (2004), Lise Darly (2005) and Séverine Ferrer (2006), all failed to progress from the semi-finals. TMC, broadcast the 2007 contest, opening the way for participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, however TMC decided against it.[3][4]

TMC had announced that it was possible that Monaco would return to the contest in 2009 after a two-year absence, after talks with the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), the organiser of the contest, as well as new voting measures implemented in the contest in that year.[5] Despite this, Monaco was not present in Moscow for the 2009 contest.[6] The EBU however announced that they would work harder to bring Monaco back to the Contest in 2010, alongside other former participants. TMC, however, stated that Monaco would not return for the 2012 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest due to lack of financial support for the country's participation.

Contestants[edit]

Table key
  Winner
  Second place
  Third place
  Last place
Year Artist Language Title Final Points Semi Points
1959 Jacques Pills French "Mon ami Pierrot" 11 1 No Semi-Finals
1960 François Deguelt French "Ce soir-là" 3 15
1961 Colette Deréal French "Allons, allons les enfants" 10 6
1962 François Deguelt French "Dis rien" 2 13
1963 Françoise Hardy French "L'amour s'en va" 5 25
1964 Romuald French "Où sont-elles passées" 3 15
1965 Marjorie Noël French "Va dire à l'amour" 9 7
1966 Téréza French "Bien plus fort" 17 0
1967 Minouche Barelli French "Boum-Badaboum" 5 10
1968 Line & Willy French "À chacun sa chanson" 7 8
1969 Jean Jacques French "Maman, Maman" 6 11
1970 Dominique Dussault French, English, German "Marlène" 8 5
1971 Séverine French "Un banc, un arbre, une rue" 1 128
1972 Peter McLane & Anne-Marie Godart French "Comme on s'aime" 16 65
1973 Marie French "Un train qui part" 8 85
1974 Romuald French "Celui qui reste et celui qui s'en va" 4 14
1975 Sophie French "Une chanson c'est une lettre" 13 22
1976 Mary Christy French "Toi, la musique et moi" 3 93
1977 Michèle Torr French "Une petite française" 4 96
1978 Caline & Olivier Toussaint French "Les jardins de Monaco" 4 107
1979 Laurent Vaguener French "Notre vie c'est la musique" 16 12
Did not participate between 1980 to 2003
2004 Maryon French "Notre planète" Failed to qualify 20 10
2005 Lise Darly French "Tout de moi" Failed to qualify 24 22
2006 Séverine Ferrer French, Tahitian "La Coco-Dance" Failed to qualify 21 14
Did not participate from 2007 to 2015
  • XX on Finals denotes an unsuccessful attempt to qualify to the final.

Voting history[edit]

Between 1959 and 2006, Monaco's voting history was as follows:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kasapoglou, Yiorgos (2006-12-12). "Monaco withdraws". ESCToday. Retrieved 2006-12-12. 
  2. ^ Viniker, Barry (2006-12-14). "Monaco - it's not the money!". ESCToday. Retrieved 2006-12-14. 
  3. ^ Kuipers, Michael (2006-12-26). "Monaco to show Eurovision 2007". ESCToday. Retrieved 2006-12-26. 
  4. ^ Floras, Stella (2007-12-06). "Monaco will not return in 2008". ESCToday. Retrieved 2007-12-06. 
  5. ^ Kuipers, Michael (2008-11-19). "Monaco back in Moscow?". ESCToday. Retrieved 2008-11-19. 
  6. ^ Konstantopoulos, Fotis (2008-11-27). "San Marino & Monaco out?". Oikotimes. Retrieved 2008-11-27. 

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