Morocco in the Eurovision Song Contest
|National selection events|
|Best result||18th: 1980|
|Worst result||18th: 1980|
|Morocco's page at Eurovision.tv|
Morocco in the Eurovision Song Contest 1980
The Moroccan broadcaster, Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Télévision (SNRT), made the country's debut in 1980, becoming the first African and Arab country to enter the contest while it exploited the fact that Israel did not participate in the Eurovision Song Contest this year. Their debut entry also marked the first time that Arabic was performed in the contest.
After their poor placing in the contest, SNRT announced that they would be withdrawing from the 1981 contest because of a Royal statement from King Hassan II to never return again, and have never returned since.
A rival Moroccan broadcaster to SNRT, 2M TV, has expressed their intention to join the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Should their application be successful, 2M TV, could potentially return Morocco to the contest.
- Table key
|1980||Samira Bensaïd||Arabic||"Bitaqat Hob" (بطاقة حب)||18||7|
|Did not participate from 1981 to present|
As of 1980, Morocco's voting history is as follows:
- "Commercial channel interested to join Eurovision Song Contest". Oikotimes. 2007-07-12. Archived from the original on 2008-11-20. Retrieved 2008-10-17.
- Kuipers, Michael (2007-07-12). "Morocco to return in the next few years?". ESCToday. Retrieved 2008-09-05.
- "Commercial channel interested to join Eurovision Song Contest". Oikotimes. 2008-08-31. Archived from the original on 2008-09-06. Retrieved 2008-09-06.
- Akhasvil, Sopon (3 June 2014). "With the IBA in peril, Israel may withdraw in 2015". Wiwibloggs.com. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
- Points to and from Morocco eurovisioncovers.co.uk