Lebanon
Flag of Lebanon.svg
Broadcaster LBC Europe
Appearances
Appearances 30 (14 finals)
Debut NVSC #05
Best result 1st: #05
Worst result Last SF: #19, #30
7th PQR: #11
North Vision Ranking of Nations
Rank (#35) 12th
Highest ranking 9th
Lowest ranking 51st

Lebanon debuted in the fifth edition of the North Vision Song Contest and has since participated a total of thirty times, only missing the twenty-third edition due to a Head of Delegation change. The Lebanese broadcaster, Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation Europe, has been responsible for the selection of of the Lebanese entry since the country's debut.

The country's best result was achieved on its debut in the fifth edition, when Nicole Saba won the contest with her song "Hafdal Ahlam". To date, the country has participated in fourteen finals.

History of Lebanon in Northvision

Having shown high levels of interest in debuting the contest, Lebanon made its debut at the fifth edition and hosted a national selection called Lebanese Song Festival. Nicole Saba was the winner, with her song "Hafdal Ahlam" going on to win the entire contest in Aarhus.

In general, the Arab nation has seen mixed fortunes in the contest, having participated in fourteen finals out of its thirty participations, and having had to compete in the Pre-Qualification Round five times, qualifying from it three times. A delegation change in the twenty-fourth edition brought the country back to the final and to its (at the time) best result since Myriam Fares' second place in the fourteenth edition, as well as three top ten placements (two of which were consecutive) in the ten editions for which this delegation was in charge.

Contestants

To date, Lebanon has participated a total of twenty-nine times, twenty-eight of which were with female soloists representing the country. Nicole Saba, Carole Samaha, Myriam Fares and Nelly Makdessy have all represented Lebanon more than once, while Mika became the first male singer to represent the nation in the contest in the thirty-second edition.

Table key
 Winner  Last place  Did not qualify to the semi-finals
 Second place  Automatically qualified to the final  Withdrawn or disqualified
 Third place  Did not qualify to the final  Did not compete
Edn. Host city Artist Song Final Points Semi Points
#05 Flag of Denmark.png Aarhus Nicole Saba "Hafdal Ahlam" 1 173 1 133
#06 Flag of Lebanon.png Beirut Brigitte Yaghi "Alby W Omry" 24 51
Reigning Champion
#07 Flag of United Kingdom.png Liverpool Aline Lahoud "Quand Tout S'enfuit" 21 89 9 65
#08 Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.png Sarajevo Therése Neaimé "Sold to Perfection"
Failed to qualify
11 66
#09 Flag of Norway.png Oslo Haifa Wehbe "MJK (Heartbeats Remix)" 11 57
#10 Flag of Norway.png Bergen Carole Samaha "Wahshani Baladi" 19 27
#11 Flag of Ukraine.png Lviv Diana Haddad "La Fiesta" Failed to qualify (7th, 55pts)
#12 Flag of Denmark.png Herning Helly Luv "Risk It All" 13 116 9 75
#13 Flag of Israel.png Tel Aviv Amar "Ma3 Nafsi"
Failed to qualify
15 56
#14 Flag of Kazakhstan.png Astana Myriam Fares "Nifsi Aoulhalak" 2 189 4 105
#15 Flag of Denmark.png Copenhagen Carole Samaha "Sahranine" 20 79
'Big 6' member
#16 Flag of Israel.png Jerusalem Myriam Fares "Aman"
Failed to qualify
12 53
#17 Flag of Switzerland.png Zürich Lea Makhoul "Give Me Sunlight" 15 35
#18 Flag of Belgium.png Brussels Hiba Tawaji "Comme un symbole" 15 32
#19 Flag of Italy.png Italy Yara "Khallouni Maou" 21 15
#20 Flag of Albania.png Tirana Rawanne "Leh" 24 123 10 130
#21 Flag of Czech Republic.png Prague Nicole Saba "Mesh Wa't El Kalam"
Failed to qualify
13 119
#22 Flag of Bulgaria.png Sofia Carolina K "Goza La Vida" 18 61
#23 Flag of Sweden.png Stockholm Did not compete
#24 Flag of Austria.png Vienna Nelly Makdessy "Kunt Atmanna" 17 184 5 175
#25 Flag of Morocco.png Casablanca Xriss "Black Dress"
Failed to qualify
15 90
#26 Flag of Netherlands.png Rotterdam Nina Abdel Malak "Eza hajarta" 14 220 9 159
#27 Flag of Ukraine.png Odessa Nelly Makdessy "Hala Hala"
Failed to qualify
19 58
#28 Flag of Switzerland.png Bern Mayssa Karaa "Call Me a Stranger" 8 264 2 222
#29 Flag of Ireland.png Dublin Shirin "22" 9 262 9 156
#30 Flag of Sweden.png Malmö Blu Fiefer "Jukebox"
Failed to qualify
20 32
#31 Flag of Norway.png Lillehammer Hanine "Salma" Failed to qualify (6th, 93pts)
#32 Flag of Luxembourg.png Luxem. City Mika "Dear Jealousy" 9 290 5 169
#33 Flag of Georgia.png Batumi Pascale Machaalani "Bkhaf i3sha2ak"
Failed to qualify
11 104
#34 Flag of Slovakia.png Bratislava Azure Ryder "Stronger" 10 246 4 178
#35 Flag of Russia.png Saint Petersburg Dana Hourani "Enti Ana" 15 200 10 152

Draw history

Lebanon has so far competed in a total of forty-five shows - twenty-six semi-finals, fourteen finals and five Pre-Qualification Rounds.

Edn. Entry Final SF1 SF2 PQR
#05 "Hafdal Ahlam" 11 13 N/A
#06 "Alby W Omry" 20 Big 5
#07 "Quand Tout S'enfuit" 01 17
#08 "Sold to Perfection" NQ 11
#09 "MJK (Heartbeats Remix)" NQ 16 N/A
#10 "Wahshani Baladi" NQ 06
#11 "La Fiesta" Failed to qualify 06
#12 "Risk It All" 21 07
#13 "Ma3 Nafsi" NQ 09
#14 "Nifsi Aoulhalak" 22 05
#15 "Sahranine" 15 Big 5 N/A
#16 "Aman" NQ 02
#17 "Give Me Sunlight" NQ 16
#18 "Comme un symbole" NQ 14
#19 "Khallouni Maou" NQ 15
#20 "Leh" 24 15 08
#21 "Mesh Wa't El Kalam" NQ 18
#22 "Goza La Vida" NQ 19 N/A
#23 Did not compete
#24 "Kunt Atmanna" 05 03
#25 "Black Dress" NQ 16 N/A
#26 "Eza hajarta" 16 13 09
#27 "Hala Hala" NQ 16
#28 "Call Me a Stranger" 10 04 07
#29 "22" 09 12
#30 "Jukebox" NQ 19
#31 "Salma" Failed to qualify 02
#32 "Dear Jealousy" 11 11
#33 "Bkhaf i3sha2ak" NQ 09
#34 "Stronger" 12 05
#35 "Enti Ana" 15 18
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