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Lebanon
Flag of Lebanon
Broadcaster LBC Europe
Appearances
Appearances 29 (12 finals)
Debut NVSC #05
Best result 1st: #05
Worst result Last SF: #19, #30
7th PQR: #11
North Vision Ranking of Nations
Rank (#33) 25th
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 twenty-eight 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 twelve finals.

History of Lebanon in Northvision

LBC Europe showed interest on participating in the contest. They confirmed their debut a day after the submissions of the contest had opened. They hosted a national selection called Lebanese Song Festival and ended winning the whole edition in their debut. The Arab nation received mixed fortune in the contest, with being in final 12 times on their 27 attempts, and even failed to qualify in the PQR once, in the 11th edition. To this day (after the 29th edition) Lebanon reached the top 10 five times, on the 5th, 14th, 28th, 29th and 32nd edition. The country went through a total of 5 Pre-Qualifications Rounds, qualifying from 3 of these (on the 20th, 26th & 28th editions).

Contestants

To this day, Lebanon has participated a total of 27 Times, having been represented by Female Soloists 26 out of 27 times. 23 different singers have represented the country, Nicole Saba, Carole Samaha, Myriam Fares & Nelly Makdessy have represented Lebanon twice while Lebanese-born singer MIKA became the first male singer to represent Lebanon in the contest.

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 Second place  Automatically qualified to the final  Withdrawn or disqualified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

Draw history

Lebanon has so far competed in a total of fourty three shows ‒ twenty two semi-finals, eleven 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
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