What country has waited the longest to win the Eurovision Song Contest?

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MUSIC QUESTION #5319

What country has waited the longest to win the Eurovision Song Contest?

Finland

Explanation

Finland won its first ESC victory in 2006 with the song "Hard Rock Hallelujah" performed by the heavy metal band "Lordi". Finland had to wait 45 years for this first victory. The band members were wearing monster masks and were later on accused by religious groups of being satanists.

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