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So many languages have participated in the Eurovision Song Contest Tengaged and here is a list of the languages which were used at least once in the contest since the the first edition including songs from the semi-finals, finals and the pre-semifinal rounds.

There is no restriction regarding the language which a song is sung. Any language is allowed for any country. A lot of different languages have been heard throughout the history of the contest. However, most of the songs were performed in English. Also, the winning songs of the contest are mostly in English with only seven songs being performed in other language than English: "Quédate Conmigo", ESCT1 winner for Spain; "Andalouse", ESCT7 winner for France; "Orome", ESCT8 winner for Bulgaria; "Ase Me", ESCT9 winner for Greece; "Rey de Corazones", ESCT10 winner for Andorra; "L'Amore Esiste", ESCT16 winner for San Marino, "Pruži Mi Ruku", ESCT30 winner for Croatia.

List of languages

By first appearance

The table below lists all the languages that appeared in the contest in order of their first appearance.

Order Language 1st
app.
Country First performer First song
1 English #01 Flag of Iceland Iceland Lea Michelle "Cannon Ball"
2 Portuguese #01 Flag of Portugal Portugal Suzy "Eu Quero Ser Tua"
3 Greek #01 Flag of Greece Greece Helena Paparizou "Treli Kardia"
4 Polish #01 Flag of Poland Poland Donatan & Cleo "My Słowianie"
5 Styrian (German dialect) #01 Flag of Austria Austria Alf Poier "Weil der Mensch Zählt"
6 Spanish #01 Flag of Spain Spain Pastora Soler "Quédate Conmigo"
7 Italian #01 Flag of Italy Italy Emma "La Mia Città"
8 Russian #02 Flag of Russia Russia Katya Bazhenova "Spasibo Tebe Leto"
9 French #03 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Dana Gio "S'il Nous Plaït"
10 German #03 Flag of Germany Germany Rammstein "Sonne"
11 Bulgarian #04 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Maria "Ako Byah Zamenima"
12 Albania #04 Flag of Albania Albania Silvia Gunbardhi "Te Ka Lali Shpirt"
13 Hungarian #05 Flag of Hungary Hungary Kati Wolf, Gigi Radics ft.
Szonja Oroszlán
"A Szív Dala"
14 Hebrew #05 Flag of Israel Israel Etti Bitton "אתי אולי תאמר"
15 Ukrainian #06 Flag of Ukraine Ukraine Zlata Ognevich "Kukushka"
16 Macedonian #06 Flag of Macedonia Macedonia Next Time "Svetot vo Race"
17 Slovenian #06 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Klemen Slakonja "Zadžuskaj"
18 Azeri #06 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Farid Mammadov "Adıma layıq"
19 Turkish #07 Flag of Turkey Turkey Murat Boz "Püf"
20 Croatian #07 Flag of Slovenia Slovenia Severina & Učiteljice "Generale"
21 Czech #07 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Gabriela Gunčíková "Černý Anděl"
22 Romanian #07 Flag of Moldova Moldova Elena ft. Glance "Ecou"
23 Armenian #07 Flag of Armenia Armenia Lilit Hovhannisyam "De El Mi"
24 Danish #07 Flag of Denmark Denmark Bjørnskov "Venner For Evigt"
25 Elvish #08 Flag of Bulgaria Bulgaria Oonagh "Oromë"
26 Serbian #08 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina Milica Todorović "Tri Čaše"
27 Bosnian #09 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia & Herzegovina Emina Jahović "Nesanica"
28 Dutch #10 Flag of Morocco Morocco Fabiënne Bergmans ft.
Brahim Fouradi
"Hou Me Vast"
29 Faroese #10 Flag of Finland Finland Xperiment "Lívsmynd"
30 Estonian #11 Flag of Estonia Estonia Luisa Värk "Palun Pöördu Tagasi"
31 Finnish #11 Flag of Finland Finland Siru "Mustelmat"
32 Lithuanian #11 Flag of Lithuania Lithuania Karina Krysko-Skambiné "Jausmų Labirinte"
33 Arabic #16 Flag of Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Seyran "Habibi"
34 Norwegian #16 Flag of Belarus Belarus Katastrofe ft. Alexander Rybak "Typisk Norsk"
35 Kurdish #16 Flag of Finland Finland Helly Luv "Revolution"
36 Swedish #18 Flag of Sweden Sweden Jon Henrik Fjällgren "Jag Är Fri"
37 Icelandic #18 Flag of Iceland Iceland Alda "Rauða Nótt"
38 Slovak #19 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia Katarina Knechtová "Isabel"
39 Latvian #20 Flag of Latvia Latvia Musiqq "Dari Kā Es"
40 Belarusian #24 Flag of Belarus Belarus Uzari "Mora"
41 Catalan #25 Flag of Andorra Andorra Els Catarres "La Porta del Cel"
42 Georgian #25 Flag of Georgia Georgia Sofia Nizharadze "Mapatie (Sorry)"
43 Japanese #26 Flag of Norway Norway Julie Bergan "Arigato"
44 Maltese #30 Flag of Malta Malta The Travellers "Ħafi Paċi Kuluri"
45 Swiss German #30 Flag of Switzerland Switzerland Lo & Leduc "Für Ingwer und Ewig"
46 Irish #30 Flag of Ireland Ireland Walking On Cars "Carr Os Mo Chomhair"
47 Montenegrin #30 Flag of Montenegro Montenegro Vanja Radovanović "Prvi Pik"

By total of appearances

The table below lists all the forty-seven languages that have appeared at least once in the contest. The English language is the language that appears the most with a total of 775 appearances, with a large margin ahead the second most used language, Spanish which has a total of 71 appearances.

Apps. Language
775 English
73 Spanish
60 French
54 Italian
45 Russian
34 Greek
Serbian
25 Bulgarian
22 Romanian
21 Croatian
20 German
17 Armenian
15 Albanian
14 Turkish
13 Polish
12 Macedonian
9 Czech
Hebrew
Hungarian
Portuguese
8 Arabic
Finnish
6 Azeri
Slovenian
5 Lithuanian
4 Icelandic
Latvian
Ukrainian
3 Dutch
Elvish
Estonian
Slovak
2 Belarussian
Bosnian
Catalan
Danish
Faroese
Georgian
Norwegian
Swedish
1 Irish
Japanese
Kurdish
Maltese
Montenegrin
Styrian
Swiss German

See also