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Lys Assia

Lys Assia (2009)
Background information
Birth name Rosa Mina Schärer
Born 3 March 1926 (1926-03-03) (age 84)
Origin Aargau, Switzerland
Occupations Singer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1942 - present

Lys Assia (born 3 March 1926, Rupperswil, Aargau, Switzerland) is a Swiss singer.

Born as Rosa Mina Schärer, when she was a young girl she was a dancer. In 1940, however, she stood in for a female singer. People who heard her singing liked it, so she changed from dancing to singing.

In 1956 she was the winner of the very first Eurovision Song Contest, in which she sang for Switzerland. She had also been in the German national final of that year (see: Germany in the Eurovision Song Contest 1956); she returned to the contest again for Switzerland in 1957 and 1958.


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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Winner of the Eurovision Song Contest
Succeeded by
Corry Brokken
with "Net als toen"
Preceded by
Debut entry
Switzerland in the Eurovision Song Contest
with "Das alte Karussell" and
with "L'enfant que j'étais",
with "Giorgio"
Succeeded by
Christa Williams
with "Irgendwoher"

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