Top 10 Most Famous Eurovision ContestantsEurovision is a contest that has been going on since 1956, and there have been some surprisingly famous contestants, some were already famous, some became famous later and some even went after their best musical era. These might surprise people.
The Top Ten
A very famous example, the swedish band won in 1974 with "Waterloo". They then went on to be very popular around the world and have many hits. - Martinglez
I definitely think she was bigger than ABBA given how she was so big in both singles and albums. Also I think it's ironic how the most famous Eurovision winner was not actually from Europe.
One of the most surprising examples, the canadian singer represented Switzerland when she was younger, in 1988. She sang "Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi" and actually won that year.
A recent example, in 2013 she decided to represent the UK. She had an amazing career in the 80's ("It's A Heartache", "Holding Out For A Hero", "Total Eclipse Of The Heart"...) she actually got a low placing with "Believe In Me", 23rd. - Martinglez
A young Olivia Newton-John represented the UK far before "Grease" in 1974, she sang "Long Live Love" and got a good 4th place. As a fun fact, she competed against ABBA, definitely a year with popular artists. - Martinglez
Oh wow I had heard of the top 2 but I did not realize that the others had been in Eurovision. Yes Julio Iglesias is definitely one of the most famous I think he might also be the most famous Spanish language music act or do you think someone else? - Powell
One of the most famous Spanish singers internationally, he represented the country in 1970 with "Gwendolyne" and got a good 4th place. He was then even more popular. - Martinglez
A very popular artist in the 60's (Cliff Richard & The Shadows), 70's and 80's, he actually represented the UK twice. He got 2nd for "Congratulations" in 1968 and 3rd for "Power To All Our Friends" in 1973. - Martinglez
The famous late 90's-early 2000's duet ("All The Things She Said", "All About Us"...) represented Russia in 2003 with "Ne Ver Ne Boysia Ne Prosi" which got a pretty good 3rd place. - Martinglez
Known specially for "Walking On Sunshine", the band won in 1997 with "Love Shine A Light" for the UK, their last victory in the contest thus far. - Martinglez
Baccara, known for hits such as "Yes Sir, I Can Boogie" and "Sorry, I'm A Lady", represented Luxembourg in 1978 with "Parlez-Vous Français". They got a 7th placing and kept on being succesful. - Martinglez
One of the most recent examples, Engelbert represented the UK in 2012 with the ballad "Love Will Set You Free" which actually got a pretty low placing, 25th. He was very succesful internationally in the 70's, specially with songs like "Release Me". - Martinglez