Everything You Need To Know About Eurovision This Year
Since it began in 1956, the Eurovision Song Contest has continued to be Europe’s favorite television show. Also the world’s longest running television program, the contest was created by the European Broadcasting Union when the idea was for an international contest in which each country was represented by their own public broadcasters; but at the same time, they were participate in one simultaneously televised television show was created. (Think of it similar to the Olympics. Each country has their own reporters and airs their broadcasting of the event on their respective stations.) Prepare yourself for this May’s events by keeping up to date with what’s to come.
The show will consist of 3 live shows.
The two 2015 Semi-Finals will air May 19 and May 21, and the Grand Finale will air May 23. However, to optimize ticket sales, Eurovision has also created additional jury and family show options. To purchase now, check out Oeticket.com.
Although multiple languages are performed, songs in English are most likely to win.
Over the years, over 25 of the winning songs were in English; while other leading song languages have included: French (14 wins), Dutch (3), and Hebrew (3).
The most successful winner of the Eurovision Song Contest was the Swedish pop band ABBA.
The group won in 1974 and continued on to be a phenomenal success.
Sweden maybe out of the race.
After having to withdraw their original video due to copyright infringement, Sweden will have a tough time bringing it back.
Based on the best at Oddschecker.com, Sweden, Italy, and Estonia are the favorites to win.
Australia and Finland finish out the top five choices.
The current performance positions have been decided.
During the First Semi-Final, the running order will go: Moldova, Armenia, Belgium, The Netherlands, Finland, Greece, Estonia, FYR Macedonia, Serbia, Hungary, Belarus, Russia, Denmark, Albania, Romania, and Georgia rounding out the lineup; while the Second Semi-Final will perform in the following order: Ireland, San Marino, Montenegro, Malta, Norway, Portugal, Czech Republic, Israel, Latvia, Azerbaijan, Iceland, Sweden, Switzerland, Cyprus, Slovenia, and Poland. Although most of the performers for the Grand Finale will be determined by the Semi-Final qualifiers, seven countries have already received finalist status. Those finalists will perform in the following order: Australia, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the United Kingdom.
To keep up with the latest news for Eurovision 2015, check out the Eurovision Song Contest website.