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 2013 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 2013 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
Winning Eurovision beards: From ABBA to Conchita
If there was something that everyone had a reaction to at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest,...Read more3 weeks ago
Recalling Lena's win with Satellite in 2010
It was on today's date in 2010 that Germany achieved their second win in Europe's Favourite Tv Show...Read more29 May at 01:11
Remember the three way thriller of 2003?
It was on today's date in 2003 that Turkey achieved their first, and only win so far, in Europe's...Read more24 May at 01:03
Recalling Ireland's record seventh win in 1996
It was on today's date in 1996 that Ireland achieved a record breaking seventh win in Europe's...Read more18 May at 01:01
The 2014 trophy for tonight's winner
Every year the winning artist and the composer(s) in the Eurovision Song Contest receive a trophy to...Read more10 May at 11:00
Every vote matters: Two countries 3 points away from Final
Last night's Semi-Final has turned out to be one of the closest ever in terms of qualification for...Read more7 May at 16:56
New book out about Eurovision in the 1970s
Following on from the critically acclaimed first volume in this series of books charting the history...Read more5 May at 11:00
Recalling the last win by Luxembourg in 1983
It was on today's date in 1983 that the 28th edition of Europe's Favourite Tv Show took place in...Read more23 Apr at 01:01
An update on the EBU archive project
As the Eurovision Song Contest heads towards its diamond jubilee edition in 2015, it is worth...Read more22 Apr at 13:14
40 years since ABBA won with Waterloo
It was 40 years ago today, on the 6th April, 1974 that the Swedish group ABBA won the Grand Prix of...Read more6 Apr at 13:16
Seeking out more about the 1972 contest?
On today's date in 1972, the Eurovision Song Contest took place for the first and only time in...Read more25 Mar at 02:22
Recalling the Copenhagen contest of 50 years ago
Many visitors to this site will recall the last time Copenhagen staged the Eurovision Song Contest...Read more21 Mar at 01:11
Looking back to just like it was in 1957
While fans today have still about two months to wait for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest - back in...Read more3 Mar at 02:22
Eurovision in Concert with the rhythm of Frizzle Sizzle
Dutch girl band Frizzle Sizzle will make a one-off comeback this year at Eurovision in Concert; the...Read more31 Jan at 00:16
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 2013 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 2013 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 2013 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 2013 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 2013 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 2013 at 15:00