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  Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision is the television network supervised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), and was established in the early 1950s to serve two functions: to share the costs of programming with international interest between the broadcasting services of member nations, and to promote cultural appreciation and identification throughout western Europe.
The Eurovision Song Contest is a long, live Saturday evening showcase of pop music talent that typically ranges from the indescribably bad, through the insufferably indifferent, to a few catchy little numbers.
In estimating the significance of the Eurovision Song Contest, perhaps less attention should be given to its bloated festivity or the derivative nature of the contenders' music.
www.museum.tv /archives/etv/E/htmlE/eurovisionso/eurovisionso.htm   (1015 words)

  
 Kids.Net.Au - Encyclopedia > Eurovision Song Contest 1956
The Eurovision Song Contest 1956 was the first Eurovision and was held in Lugano[?], Switzerland, on Thursday, May 24th 1956.
With Lohengrin Fihpello[?] as the presenter, the contest was won by Lys Assia who represented Switzerland, with her song Refrain.
This first contest was mainly a radio program, though there were cameras in the studio for the benefit of the few Europeans who had television.
www.kids.net.au /encyclopedia-wiki/eu/Eurovision_Song_Contest_1956   (313 words)

  
 Eurovision Song Contest 1956 Information
The Eurovision Song Contest 1956 was the first Eurovision.
The BBC's Festival of British Popular Song, which had been intended to choose the United Kingdom entry, was in the end not held until after the Eurovision contest.
No video of this contest is known to survive, however there is an audio recording that does exist.
www.bookrags.com /Eurovision_Song_Contest_1956   (446 words)

  
 The Eurovision Song Contest - Nostalgia Central
This became the Eurovision Song Contest, the first of which was held in Lugano, Switzerland, and was relayed to less than ten nations.
The Eurovision Song Contest showcases pop music talent that typically ranges from the indescribably bad, through the insufferably indifferent, to a few catchy little numbers.
The Eurovision Song Contest is designed to be a grand affair, with expensive sets, full orchestra accompaniment, and a "special night out" atmosphere.
www.nostalgiacentral.com /tv/variety/eurovision.htm   (485 words)

  
 As A Dodo: The Eurovision Song Contest 1956-2007
As A Dodo regrets to inform its readers that the following obituary for the much-loved Eurovision song contest was compiled for us by our popular music correspondent, who has now been invited to make use of the pearl-handled revolver we gave her or, even worse, apply to be Britain's entry in next year's competition.
The Eurovision Song Contest has met its Waterloo, warbling its last “boom-bang-a-le-boop-boop “ and fielding its final trans-gendered contestant dolled up in the kind of spangly costume not seen since Space 1999, after tactical voting saw Serbia snatch victory from more deserving musical talent...
In its early years, winners of the Eurovision Song Contest were guaranteed to go on to even greater success as mature, ground-breaking songwriters and performers.
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 Eurovision Song Contest 1956 - Definition, explanation
The Eurovision Song Contest 1956 was the first Eurovision and was held on May 24, 1956, in Lugano.
With Lohengrin Filipello as the presenter, the contest was won by Lys Assia who represented Switzerland, with her song "Refrain".
OGAE Germany e.V. und viel Hintergrundwissen zu den einzelnen Contests seit 1956 sowie den deutschen Vorentscheiden.
www.calsky.com /lexikon/en/txt/e/eu/eurovision_song_contest_1956.php   (456 words)

  
 The Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest (May 12th, 8 PM on BBC-1) put on by the European Broadcasting Union live from Copenhagen.
Each country submits one song and a jury (one year it was cab drivers) who then deliver their votes after the presentation of the songs from each of their home countries.
The rather jokey reputation the contest has is due to some of the mindless and instantly forgettable songs which have won in some years.
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  Eurovision Song Contest 1956 - Free net encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This first contest was mainly a radio program, though there were cameras in the studio for the benefit of the few Europeans who had television.
This, combined with the fact that juries were allowed to vote for any song including those of their own country, perhaps explains the success of the Swiss entry.
The interval act was whistling by the Joyeux Rossignols, it had to be extended due to a delay in the voting procedure.
www.netipedia.com /index.php/ESC_1956   (393 words)

  
  1957
The venue chosen for the 1957 Eurovision Song Contest was the Grosser Sendesaal des Hessisches Rundfunk (above), a television studio at the headquarters of the regional broadcaster that was responsible for staging the contest.
The set for the 1957 Eurovision song contest may be very simple by today's elaborate standards, but when you consider the show was staged is a television studio, German television made very good use of the space available, incorporating a staircase which the performers and conductors descended before they performed their entries.
The songs in competition were generally quite dated, even by 1950s standards and following the victory of a ballad in the first contest a year earlier, almost all the entries were slow ballads depending on dramatic vocal performances to make an impact with the jurors who were watching the show all over Europe.
www.keithm.utvinternet.ie /1957.htm   (2370 words)

  
 Eurovision Song Contest - MSN Encarta
Eurovision Song Contest, annual competition broadcast on television across Europe to choose the best pop song from single entries put forward by each participating country (now numbering more than 20).
The contest was devised by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU, a consortium of state-owned broadcasting companies) in 1956, and was designed to exploit the new potential for linking television broadcasts across Europe for live transmissions, the broadcasting centres being connected at that time by permanent landlines.
Successful Eurovision music, shaped by its need to appeal across a wide range of national musical cultures, has always had its own character, little touched by the various stylistic strands of mainstream Anglo-American rock that have been the dominant force in popular music over the second half of the 20th century.
uk.encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_781538828/Eurovision_Song_Contest.html   (384 words)

  
 BCZ Encyclopedia - Eurovision Song Contest 1956   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Eurovision Song Contest 1956 was the first Eurovision and was held in Lugano, Switzerland, on Thursday, May 24th 1956.
With Lohengrin Fihpello as the presenter, the contest was won by Lys Assia who represented Switzerland, with her song Refrain.
This first contest was mainly a radio program, though there were cameras in the studio for the benefit of the few Europeans who had television.
encyclopedia.bcz.com /en/Eurovision_Song_Contest_1956   (269 words)

  
 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual competition held between active member countries of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), in which participating countries each submit a song to be performed on live television; then proceed to cast votes for the other countries' songs, in order to find the most popular song in the competition.
Countries may select their songs by any means they wish: whether it be an internal decision made by the participating broadcaster, or a public contest which allows the country's public to televote between several songs.
Due to the fact that the songs are playing to such a diverse international audience with diverse musical tastes, and that countries want to be able to appeal to as many people as possible to gain votes, the majority of the songs historically have been middle-of-the-road pop.
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 Eurovision_Song_Contest_1956
Mai 1956 Austragungsland Schweiz Austragungsort Lugano, Teatro Kursaal Moderation Lohengrin Filipello Teilnehmende Lander 7 Abstimmungsregel Wettbewerbsjury mit 2 Mitgliedern aus jedem Land Der 1.
Mai 1956 in Lugano in der Schweiz statt.
Durch den Abend fuhrte Monsieur Lohengrin Filipello; es war dies die bisher einzige mannliche Solomoderation des Wettbewerbs, der im Ubrigen ohne Saalpublikum stattfand.
www.inhrenachrichten.de /nachrichten/Wikipedia.org/2005/03/09/Eurovision_Song_Contest_1956.html   (280 words)

  
 Eurovision Song Contest   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Eurovision song contest of the Eurovision song contest is an international music competition which is organized since 1956 yearly.
On the occasion of the 50-th Eurovision song of contest an art exhibit found in Kiev for the first time also under the title "We, the people of Eurovision..." instead of.
Of the Eurovision song contest produced in the course of his history meanwhile reaching round several decades numerous songs which became international success and sometimes Evergreens.
www.slotsch.de /english/html/eurovision_song_contest.html   (1167 words)

  
 Eurovision Song Contest Record Book- The show
The first contest in 1956 was presented by a man only, Lohengrin Filipello, but in the years that followed it was always a woman only.
The 1961 contest was the first one to take place on a Saturday, but in 1962 for once it was held on a Sunday again.
Except for the first contest, held on 24 May, until 1977 the ESC was usually held in March, sometimes in April.
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 2007 Eurovision Song Contest
Other Eurovision winners of the past include ABBA (Sweden) and Celine Dion (Switzerland) who have used the contest as a solid launching pad to international stardom.
Eurovision Song Contest - The official English language site featuring the latest news, participant list, artist profiles, pictures, fully archived 2005 and 2006 presentations plus a comprehensive history of the contest dating back to 1956.
Eurovision Winner - How to Win the Eurovision Song Contest - Complete instructions including what sex you should be (female, pretty), voice range (strong, with falsetto notes), song type (upbeat, in English).
www.chiff.com /pop-culture/eurovision-song-contest.htm   (426 words)

  
 Eurovision Song Contest Serbia 2008 | Eurovision Song Contest 1956 participants
The UK missed the contest because the BBC was too late with the national selection.
Voting: Each country had two jurors who gave each song (including the songs of their own country) a mark between 1 and 10 points.
The song with the most points was declared the winner.
www.esctoday.com /annual/1956/participants.php   (283 words)

  
 EUROVISION SONG CONTEST
Bizarrely, the UK's song was chosen after the date of the international final but the EBU adopted the idea of contacting the international juries by telephone and this was introduced in 1957 and used until 1993.
Even though the Junior Eurovision Song Contest was approved by the EBU, it hasn't been very successful, and has generally had unsatisfactory audience ratings, particularly in the United Kingdom, where from 2004 it was only shown on digital channel ITV2.
In 2006 the format of the Eurovision Song Contest was sold to an American Broadcaster in order to compete with American Idol in the ratings.
www.solarnavigator.net /music/eurovision_song_contest.htm   (4923 words)

  
 EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 1956 : Encyclopedia Entry
The Eurovision Song Contest 1956 was the first Eurovision.
The BBC's Festival of British Popular Song, which had been intended to choose the United Kingdom entry, was in the end not held until after the Eurovision contest.
The voting system at this Contest allowed juries to vote for any competing song, including those of their own country.
www.bibleocean.com /OmniDefinition/Eurovision_Song_Contest_1956   (442 words)

  
 Eurovision Song Contest. The History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
At the same time, nevertheless, tickets on Eurovision Song Contest are always ordered for months beforehand, and ratings of show are included, that during a final concert TV turn on almost in each house.
First of all, Eurovision Song Contest is the delightful representation, uniting music, a vocal, beautiful suits, light show and creative imagination of a team of designers.
In that case, certainly, Eurovision Song Contest is a competition for authors and executors of songs.
www.eurosong.ru /euro/escE.htm   (440 words)

  
 BBC - Eurovision Song Contest - History
Eurovision is actually the name given to the Europe-wide TV distribution network run by the European Broadcasting Union.
The Eurovision Song Contest was first staged in Switzerland in 1956.
And because there are more countries than slots available at the song contest, there's an elimination procedure, based around how well you've done over the last few years.
www.bbc.co.uk /radio2/eurovision/2003/history   (344 words)

  
 Eurovision Greece 2007 - History
The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual event organized by Europe's Public Television Channels, aiming to promote the most popular new song.
In reality, Eurovision is the name of the European Broadcasting Union's (EBU) European distribution network, which was founded in the mid '50s and continues to provide news and sports material within and beyond the borders of the continent.
Today, 51 years later, Eurovision continues to supply material throughout Europe, - and many more countries - however, the only programme that is commonly linked to Eurovision is the song contest.
eurovision.ert.gr /en/history.asp   (531 words)

  
 Eurovision - History
The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual competition in the performance of music for countries that are members of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and is a world-class TV production.
Should more than 26 countries apply for the contest, preference is given to those that have participated most often in the preceding five years.
The Eurovision Song Contest is, furthermore, the longest-running and possibly most visible manifestation of the cooperation between YLE and the EBU/Eurovision.
www.yle.fi /eurovision/main.php?id=668   (410 words)

  
 Hall of Fame / The Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision is unique, a festival of music by performers from an ever-increasing number of nations, allowing the public to select “a song for Europe”;.
Eurovision took place for the first time in Lugano, Switzerland in 1956, and was inspired by the popular San Remo Festival.
An estimated 100 million people tuned into the Eurovision Song Contest at The NIA, Birmingham but to stage the three hour extravaganza, broadcast live to 36 countries, the BBC actually took up residence for two weeks, using every available space in the arena.
www.necgroup.co.uk /visitor/halloffame/eurovision-song-contest.asp   (702 words)

  
 ::::: EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2006 on STAR RADIO ::::: Listen Online to all the Eurovision songs on STAR RADIO
The Eurovision Song Contest, which has a great tradition and heritage going back to 1956, is one of the very few truly pan-European television programmes.
Her song for the Eurovision is "Alvedansen" which she describes as a "majestic folksong with lots of use of violins." She has co-written both the music and the lyrics with her production team from 'Sounds Familiar' in Bergen.
She is representing once again Sweden at the Eurovsion song contest with the song “Invincible”, she was followed closely by the talented new group "Bodies without organs" (a hit group on Star Radio since several months now) who failed the win againt Carola.
www.star-radio.net /eurovision.htm   (3041 words)

  
 swissinfo - Swiss look east for Eurovision success
Vanilla Ninja are not the first foreigners to represent Switzerland at the Eurovision song contest.
In 1988 Canadian CĂ©line Dion won the contest for Switzerland, although she was completely unknown in the country.
Dion is one of a handful of singers to have used the Eurovision as a springboard to international fame.
www.swissinfo.org /eng/In_depth/detail/Swiss_look_east_for_Eurovision_success.html?siteSect=107&sid=5332475&cKey=1100337277000   (549 words)

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