The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the longest running television shows in the world. It was on the 24th of May, 1956, that Europe saw the first ever Eurovision Song Contest. After 56 runnings, the contest is one of the most typical European traditions and without doubt, Europe's favorite TV show! In 2005, the Eurovision Song Contest celebrated its 50th anniversary by picking the best entry to date. READ MORE »
The history of the Eurovision Song Contest
Already for 56 years, the Eurovision Song Contest is Europe's favorite TV show. After more than five decades featuring some 1,100 songs, the contest has become a modern classic, strongly embedded into Europe's collective mind.
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Winners after the contest
We have ten more finalists!
Tonight in the second two hour show of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, broadcast live from...Read more16 May at 22:56
We have our first ten finalists!
Tonight in the first two hour show of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, broadcasted LIVE from...Read more14 May at 22:55
Second Semi-Final: Reactions from the ten winners
A short while ago, ten countries emerged victorious as qualifiers from the Second Semi-Final of...Read more25 May 2012 at 00:02
First Semi-Final: Reactions from the ten winners
Moments after the First Semi-Final had ended, Eurovision.tv went backstage to capture the emotions...Read more23 May 2012 at 00:06
Winners of the 2000s - What happened to them?
For the last in our series of articles about previous winners, we look at the 2000s where many new...Read more9 Nov 2011 at 21:56
Winners of the 1990s - What happened to them?
In the latest of our series of articles about past winners, we now take a look into what happened to...Read more29 Sep 2011 at 00:16
Winners of the 1980s - What happened to them?
You've seen the winners of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s where we went from black and white to colour,...Read more14 Sep 2011 at 14:34
Winners of the 1970s - What happened to them?
We've looked at the winners of the 50s and 60s to see what happened to them and now we take a peek...Read more18 Aug 2011 at 23:06
Winners of the 1960s - What happened to them?
In the second of a series of articles we take a look at the winners from the 1960s and what happened...Read more23 Jul 2011 at 20:45
Winners of the 1950s - What happened to them?
As the first in a series of articles, we will take a brief delve into the archives and look at the...Read more12 Jul 2011 at 23:13
Lulu song 'March' to be screened in Edinburgh
It’s not often that we feature an article related to a past national selection on Eurovision.tv,...Read more13 Nov at 06:30
B&W Hallerne - From industrial stronghold to Eurovision venue
Two halls from the 1960s and 15,000 square metres in size have been selected as the venue for the...Read more3 Sep at 10:55
Recalling the 50th anniversary of the 1963 contest
At the end of this month, the BBC will close the doors of its TV Centre for the last time, marking...Read more23 Mar at 01:00
Recalling Sweden's first staging of the contest in 1975
As we look forward to the staging of the 58th edition of Europe's Favourite TV Show in Sweden in May...Read more22 Mar at 01:00
Former winners together in Athens
There are many benefits that come with being a winner in Europe's Favourite TV Show, apart from the...Read more20 Feb at 22:36
ABBA's Björn Ulvaeus: Loreen's 'a really good artist'
"A really good song and a really good artist." says Björn Ulvaeus, the legendary song writer and a...Read more9 Feb at 15:00
1986: Belgium's greatest year
In the latest of our journeys back in to the history of Europe's Favourite TV Show, we focus on...Read more6 Nov 2012 at 20:05
Dima Bilan to win MTV Worldwide Act award?
The Russian pop star and 2009 Eurovision Song Contest winner Dima Bilan has been nominated to...Read more31 Oct 2012 at 10:10
Ireland's Eurovision winners on tour
This week sees the launch of an exciting and memorable music tour. ‘Best Of Eurovision’ Ireland...Read more9 Oct 2012 at 13:31
Belarus: Koldun worked his magic in 2007
In the latest chapter of our look back in to the history books of Europe's Favourite TV Show, we...Read more1 Oct 2012 at 21:09
Azerbaijan: Major success since 2008 debut
The next country who's Eurovision Song Contest history we explore, is that of this year's host...Read more6 Sep 2012 at 21:52
1966: Austria's finest hour
Today we take a look back at Austria's participation in Europe's Favourite TV Show. Although they...Read more25 Aug 2012 at 00:30
A short but successful Armenian history
The next country we visit in our look back at the history of Europe's Favourite TV Show is Armenia....Read more5 Aug 2012 at 13:21
A look back at Andorra
Continuing our look at the history of each participating country in the Eurovision Song Contest, we...Read more25 Jul 2012 at 21:16
All about Albania
Over the coming months, Eurovision.tv will be delving back in to the history of Europe's Favourite...Read more14 Jul 2012 at 18:32
Deepest ever look of UK Eurovision history?
A brand new book about the United Kingdom in the Europe's Favourite TV Show is published today, and...Read more30 Jun 2012 at 00:20
Dima Bilan goes opera
Russian superstar and the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest winner, Dima Bilan has once again made a...Read more20 Jun 2012 at 12:58
Something cool: Junior 2010 with toys
We have known for a while that the Junior Eurovision Song Contest has amazing fans but just some...Read more5 Jun 2012 at 12:28
Rona Nishliu wins the Barbara Dex Award
This year's Barbara Dex Award has been won by the Albanian singer Rona Nishliu. Her blue and black...Read more3 Jun 2012 at 22:21
13 years ago today: Sweden wins the contest
Sweden winning the Eurovision Song Contest, is a headline that has being going around the world in...Read more29 May 2012 at 01:00