What is the Eurovision Song Contest? Why I love it. And The last Ten Years of winners
Updated: Feb 19
Who will take the win for 2019?
Why I Love Eurovision Time
First of all let me say, finally it is here! Because tonight, I will be tuning into The Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The host city is the stunning Tel Aviv. Another year has passed us by. And it is time for Eurovision again, a night of fantastic cheesy tunes you either love or hate. A time for different cultures to come together and celebrate the diversity of Europe. Furthermore I have watched the Eurovision for as long as I can Remember. Always with my Gran and Aunt. And I have always loved it.
It is just so extravagant, with fancy costumes to drop dead gorgeous dresses. And of course it is one of the only place you will ever find that amount of the best cheesy tunes under one roof. But I have to admit my absolute favourite from the past was Lordi. Winning in 2006, they burst onto stage to represent Finland and WOW they were absolutely brilliant. And just so different from the rest. Which is what I guess made them stand out even more.
Obviously I always route for the UK it is my home country, and I would love to see them do well again. The last time the UK won was 1997 when Katrina and the waves sang Love Shine a Light. But I always enjoy everyone’s efforts and look forward to seeing the talented entries every year. Also Join me on social media and let me know who gets your vote tonight
What is the Eurovision Song Contest?
The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual competition held among active members of the European Broadcasting Union, in which participating countries each submit a song to be performed on live television. They then proceed to cast scores for the other countries’ songs, in order to find the most popular song in the competition. You can’t vote for your own country. The points are added up and those who are at the top of the leaderboard win.
The Contest has been broadcast every year since its inauguration in 1956, after Europe was recovering from war it was seen as a way to bring those countries together. 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. It is a way for those countries to come together, have some fun and have some spectacular performances.
I even know people who hold Eurovision parties!
Over the last ten years alone there have been so many great winners. Let me refresh your memory :
Lastly I can’t say who was the most memorable for me and then not post a video. So here are Lordi from 2006.
Also probably my husbands favourite too. Because 2006 was a great year for us. Hence the birth of our first child.