From 1964 until now, SV, the best result had was a 6th place. It's rather unreal to finally take home the prize - almost unbelievable after all this time.
Here's a bit of trivia: the lyrics and music were created by the singer's sister, who is also a singer. So, a win for the family too.
The sceptic in me suspects some general concensus was reached it was high time we hosted and paid for the next one.
edit: edited for cleanliness...