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Morocco

Morocco

Morocco entered the Eurovision Song Contest for the first, and so far only, time at the Eurovision Song Contest 1980 with the song "Bitaqat Hob", performed by Samira Bensaïd in the Arabic language.

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. Their debut entry also marked the first time that Arabic was performed in the contest.

Their song for the contest was "Bitaqat Hob", performed by famous Moroccan singer Samira Bensaïd. The song only received 7 points, all from Italy, and she placed 18th, ahead of only Finland.

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