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Monaco
Monaco
Member station TMC
Appearances
Appearances 24
First appearance 1959
Last appearance 2006
Best result 1st: 1971
Worst result Last: 1959, 1966
External links
Monaco's page at Eurovision.tv
Lise Darly at Kiev (2005)

Monaco first participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 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. It remains the only winning country never to have hosted it.

Monaco withdrew from the contest in 1980, not returning until 2004 after a 24-year absence. Their first entry after their hiatus, "Notre Planète" by Maryon failed to pass to the final. After two more years with poor results Télé Monte Carlo (TMC), the Monegasque broadcaster, withdrew after 2006 contest, saying that regional voting patterns in the contest have effectively given Monaco no chance of qualifying to the final.[1][2]

TMC, however, broadcast the 2007 contest, opening the way for a participation in the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, however TMC decided against it.[3][4]

TMC had announced that it is possible that Monaco may 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 measured implemented to the contest this year.[5] Despite this, Monaco was not present in Moscow for the 2009 contest.[6] The EBU however have announced that they will work harder to bring Monaco back to the Contest in 2010, alongside other former participants. A recent announcement from TMC, however, stated that Monaco will not return for the 2010 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest due to lack of financial support for the country's participation.

Contents

Contestants

Year Artist Title Final Points Semi Points
1959 Jacques Pills "Mon ami Pierrot" 11 1
1960 François Deguelt "Ce soir-là" 3 15
1961 Colette Deréal "Allons, allons les enfants" 10 6
1962 François Deguelt "Dis rien" 2 13
1963 Françoise Hardy "L'amour s'en va" 5 25
1964 Romuald "Où sont-elles passées" 3 15
1965 Marjorie Noël "Va dire à l'amour" 9 7
1966 Téréza "Bien plus fort" 17 0
1967 Minouche Barelli "Boum-Badaboum" 5 10
1968 Line & Willy "À chacun sa chanson" 7 8
1969 Jean Jacques "Maman, Maman" 6 11
1970 Dominique Dussault "Marlène" 8 5
1971 Séverine "Un banc, un arbre, une rue" 1 128
1972 Peter McLane & Anne-Marie Godart "Comme on s'aime" 16 65
1973 Marie "Un train qui part" 8 85
1974 Romuald "Celui qui reste et celui qui s'en va" 4 14
1975 Sophie "Une chanson c'est une lettre" 13 22
1976 Mary Christy "Toi, la musique et moi" 3 93
1977 Michèle Torr "Une petite française" 4 96
1978 Caline & Olivier Toussaint "Les jardins de Monaco" 4 107
1979 Laurent Vaguener "Notre vie c'est la musique" 16 12
2004 Maryon "Notre planète" X X 19 10
2005 Lise Darly "Tout de moi" X X 24 22
2006 Séverine Ferrer "La Coco-Dance" X X 21 14

Voting history (1975 - 2006)

Monaco has given the most points to...

Rank Country Points
1  France 53
2  United Kingdom 42
3  Germany 32
4  Israel 31
5  Greece 27
=  Switzerland 27

Monaco has received the most points from...

Rank Country Points
1  France 45
2  Italy 33
3  United Kingdom 24
4  Germany 23
5  Sweden 22

NOTE: The totals in the above tables include only points awarded in Eurovision finals, and not the semi-finals since 2004.

References

  1. ^ Kasapoglou, Yiorgos (2006-12-12). "Monaco withdraws". ESCToday. http://www.esctoday.com/news/read/6987. Retrieved 2006-12-12.  
  2. ^ Viniker, Barry (2006-12-14). "Monaco - it's not the money!". ESCToday. http://www.esctoday.com/news/read/7007. Retrieved 2006-12-14.  
  3. ^ Kuipers, Michael (2006-12-26). "Monaco to show Eurovision 2007". ESCToday. http://www.esctoday.com/news/read/7102. Retrieved 2006-12-26.  
  4. ^ Floras, Stella (2007-12-06). "Monaco will not return in 2008". ESCToday. http://www.esctoday.com/news/read/9801. Retrieved 2007-12-06.  
  5. ^ Kuipers, Michael (2008-11-19). "Monaco back in Moscow?". ESCToday. http://www.esctoday.com/news/read/12539. Retrieved 2008-11-19.  
  6. ^ Konstantopoulos, Fotis (2008-11-27). "San Marino & Monaco out?". Oikotimes. http://www.oikotimes.com/v2/index.php?file=articles&id=4439. Retrieved 2008-11-27.  

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