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The Eurovision Song Contest (French: Concours Eurovision de la Chanson) is an annual competition held among active member countries of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).

Each member country submits a song to be performed on live television and then casts votes for the other countries' songs to determine the most popular song in the competition. The Contest has been broadcast every year since its inauguration in 1956 and is one of the longest-running television programmes in the world. It is also one of the most watched non-sporting events in the world, with audience figures having been quoted in recent years as anything between 100 million and 600 million internationally. Eurovision has also been broadcast outside Europe to such places as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Egypt, India, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, New Zealand, the Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, the United States, Uruguay and Venezuela despite the fact that they do not compete. Since 2000, the Contest has also been broadcast over the Internet, with more than 74,000 people in almost 140 countries having watched the 2006 edition online.

Selected article

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The Eurovision Song Contest 2006 was the fifty-first Eurovision Song Contest, held at the Olympic Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece on the 18 May 2006 (for the semi-final) and 20 May 2006 (for the final). The hosting national broadcaster of the contest was ERT. The Finnish band Lordi won the contest with the song "Hard Rock Hallelujah" with a record 292 points. "Hard Rock Hallelujah" was the first ever hard rock song to win the contest (Eurovision is normally associated with softer pop music and schlager). This was also Finland's first victory in Eurovision after 40 years of participation. The official logo of the contest remained the same from 2004 and 2005 with the country's flag in the heart being changed. The 2006 sub-logo created by the design company Karamela for Greek television was apparently based on the Phaistos Disc which is a popular symbol of ancient Greece. According to ERT, it was "inspired by the wind and the sea, the golden sunlight and the glow of the sand". Following Istanbul's "Under The Same Sky" and Kiev's "Awakening", the slogan for the 2006 show was "Feel The Rhythm". This theme was also the basis for the postcards for the 2006 show, which emphasized Greece's historical significance as well as being a modern tourist destination.

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Todor "Toše" Proeski (Macedonian: Тодор „Тоше" Проески) (January 25, 1981–October 16, 2007) was a famous Macedonian singer who was popular across the entire Balkan area. He is considered a top act of the music scene of Republic of Macedonia. In 2004, MKTV chose Proeski to represent Macedonia at the Eurovision Song Contest 2004 in Istanbul, Turkey, and in February, he performed eight songs, where a jury, televote, and his own opinion chose the song...

Countries in the Eurovision Song Contest

Place your cursor over a country on the map image below and click on it to access that country's Eurovision article. Or alternatively, see the flag icons below the map for a full list of participating countries. The list reflects the participation as of 2018.

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Countries in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

Place your cursor over a country on the map image below and click on it to access that country's Junior Eurovision article. Or alternatively, see the flag icons below the map for a full list of participating countries. The list below reflects the contest in 2016

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Eurovision Song Contest news

Did you know...

...that the 1974 Carnation Revolution in Portugal began when their entry E depois do adeus was broadcast on Portuguese radio?

...that the original concept for the Contest was based on the Italian Sanremo Music Festival?

...that the United Kingdom has finished second in the Contest fifteen times?

...that Malmö Arena in Malmö was chosen ahead of Friends Arena in Stockholm to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2013?

...that Lys Assia won the very first Eurovision Song Contest representing Switzerland?

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Congratulations: 50 Years of the Eurovision Song Contest
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Eurovision Choir of the Year

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Turkvision Song Contest

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Bala Turkvision Song Contest

2015 · 2016 · 2017


Eurovision Dance Contest

2007 · 2008 · Third


Intervision Song Contest

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