Up to and including the 2019 competition, how many countries have won the Eurovision Song Contest?
The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual international song competition, with participants representing primarily European countries. Each participating country submits an original song to be performed on live television and radio, then casts votes for the other countries' songs to determine the winner. At least 50 countries are eligible to compete as of 2019; since 2015, Australia has been allowed as a guest entrant.
As of 2019, there have been 27 different countries that have won the Eurovision Song Contest. Ireland holds the record for the highest number of wins, having won the contest seven times. Sweden is second with six wins. France, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom are joint third with five wins each. Israel holds four victories. Denmark and Norway have both won thrice, six countries have won twice, while 12 countries have won once. A further 24 countries have participated, but have yet to win.