A list of people who took part in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1986.

The Contest was hosted by Åse Kleveland at the Grieghallen in Bergen, Norway.

See national final entries for 1986.

Artists who had performed at Eurovision before 1986

NamePrevious appearances
Georges Costa16
Michel Costa15
Dominique Poulain9
Francine Chantereau9
Martine Latorre8
Catherine Bonnevay7
Lennart Sjöholm4
Kari Gjærum4
Jokke Seppälä3
Anita Pajunen2
Patricia Maessen2
Lasse Holm2
Mato Došen1
David Johnson1
Mary Johnson1
Rele Kosunen1
Ivica Bobinec1
Vesna Srećković1
José María Guzmán1
Mary Jamison1
Sima Amiel1
Reuven Gvirtz1
John Hatting1

Writers who had written Eurovisions songs before 1986

NamePrevious songs
Lasse Holm3
Hans Blum3
Nella Martinetti2
Georges Costa1
Frank Dostal1
Rolf Soja1
Alain Garcia1

Artists who performed in 1986

Named artists Named artist Backing artists Backing artist
Austria Die Zeit Ist Einsam
Unidentified   Unidentified  
Writer Peter Janda, Peter Cornelius
Spokesperson  Tilia Herold
Conductor  Richard Oesterreicher
Belgium   List of performers is complete J'aime La Vie[Winning song]
Writer Angelo Crisci, Jean-Paul Furnémont, Rosario Atria
Spokesperson  Jacques Olivier
Conductor  Jo Carlier
Cyprus Tora Zo
Writer Peter Yiannakis, Fivos Gavris
Spokesperson  Anna Partelidou
Conductor  Martyn Ford
Denmark   List of performers is complete Du Er Fuld Af Løgn
Writer John Hatting
Spokesperson  Bent Henius
Conductor  Egil Monn-Iversen
Finland   List of performers is complete Never the End
Writer Kari Kuivalainen
Spokesperson  Solveig Herlin
Conductor  Ossi Runne
France   List of performers is complete Européennes
Writer Georges Costa, Michel Costa
Spokesperson  Patricia Lesieur
Conductor  Jean-Claude Petit
Germany Über Die Brücke Geh'n
Unidentified   Unidentified   Unidentified   Unidentified  
Writer Hans Blum
Spokesperson  Christoph Deumling
Conductor  Hans Blum Writer
Iceland   List of performers is complete Gleðibankinn
Writer Magnús Eiríksson
Spokesperson  Guðrún Skúladóttir
Conductor  Gunnar Þórðarson
Ireland   List of performers is complete You Can Count On Me
Writer Kevin Sheerin
Spokesperson  John Skehan
Conductor  Noel Kelehan
Israel Yavoh Yom
Writer Yoram Zadok, Moti Giladi
Spokesperson  Yitzhak Shim'oni
Conductor  Yoram Zadok Writer
Luxembourg L'amour De Ma Vie
Unidentified   Unidentified  
Writer Rolf Soja, Alain Garcia, Frank Dostal
Spokesperson  Frédérique Ries
Conductor  Rolf Soja Writer
Netherlands   List of performers is complete Alles Heeft Ritme
Writer Peter Schön, Rob Ten Bokum
Spokesperson  Joop van Zijl
Conductor  Harry van Hoof
Norway   List of performers is complete Romeo
Writer Ketil Stokkan
Spokesperson  Nina Matheson
Conductor  Egil Monn-Iversen
Portugal Não Sejas Mau P'ra Mim
Unidentified   Unidentified   Unidentified   Unidentified  
Writer Guilherme Inês, Luís Manuel de Oliveira Fernandes, Zé Da Ponte
Spokesperson  Margarida Andrade
Conductor  Colin Frechter
Spain   List of performers is complete Valentino
Writer José María Guzmán
Spokesperson  Matilde Jarrín
Conductor  Eduardo Leiva
Sweden   List of performers is complete Är Det De' Här Du Kallar Kärlek
Writer Lasse Holm
Spokesperson  Agneta Bolme-Börjefors
Conductor  Anders Berglund
Switzerland Pas Pour Moi
Unidentified   Unidentified   Unidentified  
Writer Atilla Şereftuğ, Nella Martinetti
Spokesperson  Michel Stocker
Conductor  Atilla Şereftuğ Writer
Turkey   List of performers is complete Halley
Writer Melih Kibar, İlhan İrem
Spokesperson  Ümit Tunçağ
Conductor  Melih Kibar Writer
United Kingdom   List of performers is complete Runner In The Night
Writer Brian Wade, Maureen Darbyshire
Spokesperson  Colin Berry
Yugoslavia   List of performers is complete Zeljo Moja
Writer Zrinko Tutić
Spokesperson  Enver Petrovci
Conductor  Nikica Kalogjera
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