Eurovision Song Contest
The Eurovision Song Contest is a song contest run by the European Broadcasting Union that started in 1956. Different singers representing countries in Europe compete every year.
Famous past winners include ABBA (representing their native Sweden in 1974), Céline Dion (though Canadian, she represented Switzerland) in 1988, Lordi (Finland, 2006), Loreen (Sweden, 2012) and Conchita Wurst (Austria, 2014).
One of Eurovision's most famous moments was in 1990 when Spain's entry suffered a technical fault at the start of the song but it was soon performed without any further problems.
The latest winner of the Eurovision Song Contest is Duncan Laurence of the Netherlands, achieving his country's fifth win of the contest (and first in 44 years) in Tel Aviv, Israel, in 2019, with his song "Arcade".
The Eurovision Song Contest 2020 was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is the first time the contest was cancelled.
List of winners[change | change source]
Junior winners[change | change source]
|2003||Croatia||Ti si moja prva ljubav||Dino Jelusić||JESC 2003|
|2004||Spain||Antes muerta que sencilla||María Isabel||JESC 2004|
|2005||Belarus||My vmeste (Мы вместе)||Ksenia Sitnik||JESC 2005|
|2006||Russia||Vesenniy Jazz (Весенний джаз)||The Tolmachevy Twins||JESC 2006|
|2007||Belarus||S druz'yami (С друзьями)||Alexey Zhigalkovich||JESC 2007|
|2009||The Netherlands||Click Clack||Ralf Mackenbach||JESC 2009|
|2010||Armenia||Mama (Մամա)||Vladimir Arzumanyan||JESC 2010|
|2011||Georgia||Candy Music||CANDY||JESC 2011|
|2012||Ukraine||Nebo (Небо)||Anastasiya Petryk||JESC 2012|
|2013||Malta||The Start||Gaia Cauchi||JESC 2013|
|2014||Italy||Tu primo grande amore||Vincenzo Cantiello||JESC 2014|
|2015||Malta||Not my soul||Destiny Chukunyere||JESC 2015|
|2016||Georgia||Mzeo (მზეო)||Mariam Mamadashvili||JESC 2016|
|2017||Russia||Wings||Polina Bogusevich||JESC 2017|
|2018||Poland||Anyone I Want To Be||Roksana Wegiel||JESC 2018|
Notes[change | change source]
- ^ In 1969 four countries were joint winners as there was no rule for a tie.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Eurovision.tv - the official website of the Eurovision Song Contest
- JuniorEurovision.tv - the official website of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
- ebu.ch - the official website of the European Broadcasting Union
- The Official Eurovision Shop - Selection of Eurovision items
- The Eurovision History - National Finals & Eurovision Entries