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Because it is the highest-profile event distributed by the network, the Song Contest itself is often simply called "Eurovision" (especially in the United Kingdom, which transmits fewer Eurovision Network broadcasts than most continental countries).
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.
www.solarnavigator.net /music/eurovision_song_contest.htm   (4923 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest - Table - MSN Encarta
Eurovision Song Contest - Table - MSN Encarta
Started in 1956, this European song contest is held annually in May. The contest is intended to encourage the production of high-quality music through international comparison.
During the live telecast of the European final the winner is chosen by televoting, in which the viewers vote by telephone.
encarta.msn.com /media_701500941/Eurovision_Song_Contest.html   (65 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest 1991 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Eurovision Song Contest 1991 was the 36th Eurovision Song Contest and was held on May 4, 1991 in Rome.
Carola was the winner of this Eurovision with the song, Fångad av en stormvind.
The Contest is regarded as one of the more controversial in history, with the hosts frequently confusing the voting system (despite the fact that it had not changed for several years) in their announcements.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Eurovision_Song_Contest_1991   (321 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 /media/halloffame/eurovision-song-contest.asp   (702 words)

 MaltaMedia: special feature
This year's Song for Europe festival will select the fifteenth song that will represent Malta in the Eurovision song contest that will be held in the Estonian capital, Tallin on the 25th of May.
In 1972 Helen and Joe sang "L-imhabba." This was the last song to be sung in Maltese in the Eurovision Song Contest.
Fabrizio Faniello then performed his "Another Summer Night" at the Eurovision Song Contest in Denmark in May. The song was a favourite with the Danish audience before the night of the Contest.
www.eurovisionmalta.com /2002/sfe-history.shtml   (412 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest Record Book- The show
With the change of rules (one song per country) the year after, but three new countries a number of 10 participating songs was reached in the 1957 contest in Frankfurt, Germany.
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.
eurovision.tummiweb.com /show.html   (1054 words)

 roguem: Eurovision info
Salomé - Vivo Cantando The spanish song in the 1969 Eurovision Contest.
Wig Wam from Norway in Eurovision Song Contest 2005.
The Polish contestant for the Eurovision Song Contest 2006.
roguem.livejournal.com /191926.html   (1700 words)

 Derek Gatherer: Comparison of Eurovision Song Contest Simulation with Actual Results Reveals Shifting Patterns of ...
The voting patterns in the Eurovision Song Contest have attracted attention from various researchers, spawning a small cross-disciplinary field of what might be called 'eurovisiopsephology' incorporating insights from politics, sociology and computer science.
The pioneering study of the contest was carried out by Yair (1995) who used multidimensional social network analysis of the voting over the period 1975-1992, representing the period between the end of the Oil Crisis and the signing of the Treaty of Maastricht.
The contest now operates successfully on two levels, appealing equally to western post-modernists who revel in the very tastelessness and contempt for "serious" pop music that appalled the previous intellectual generation, and also to emerging states rediscovering the pan-European spirit of the contest's founders.
jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk /9/2/1.html   (7277 words)

 America, Meet the Eurovision Song Contest - By Mike Atkinson - Slate Magazine
As each song was announced, a different group leapt to its feet, flags aloft, all but drowning out the opening few bars and sending security staff scuttling to ensure the flags didn't interfere with the cameras' sightlines.
After all that excitement, the first few songs came as something of an anticlimax, since most of the hot favorites were stacked up in the middle of the draw.
Eurovision Song Contest, the boos had reached a crescendo.
www.slate.com /id/2141944/entry/0/?nav=tap3   (1768 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest | Armenian Public Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Inspired by the popular Italian San Remo Festival, the idea for the ESC was born during a meeting in Monaco in 1955 and adopted in Rome shortly after.
The Final of the 50th Eurovision Song Contest was held on Saturday 21 May at the Sports Palace (Palats Sportu) in Kyiv.
The Eurovision Song Contest was broadcast live in over 40 countries.
www.armtv.com /eurovision/eng/?sub=contest   (1971 words)

Daz’s love of Eurovision has endeared us to him, and it makes a refreshing change to see a UK representative being so enthusiastic about the contest after the apathetic competitors we’ve fielded recently, but if he does want to make an impact next year he’s going to have to come up with something completely different.
The dust has barely settled on this year’s Eurovision and already the voices of dissent are starting to make themselves heard – the ones complaining that the whole thing is political, that everybody simply votes for their neighbours and that it’s about time the whole thing was scrapped.
Portugal, for example, have been in the contest since 1964 but are still awaiting that first victory (and in fact they haven’t even troubled the top ten since 1996), and their recent entries have suggested they may even have given up trying to win.
www.eurovisionblog.com   (7908 words)

 The Eurovision Song Contest (1991) (TV)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Trivia: The presenters were the two Italian winners of the Eurovision song contest; Gigliola Cinquetti who won in 1964, and Toto Cutugno who won in 1990.
The problem was that nobody had asked them if they could speak English, as a consequence the entire contest was presented in Italian which was very inappropriate as most viewers were non-Italians and did not understand a word of what they said.
The orchestra should be brought back into the contest.
www.imdb.com /title/tt0313378   (397 words)

 Eurovision - All Final and Semifinal results for the Eurovision 2006 in Athens
We are the first posting the Eurovision final results and we want to thank all Eurovision Funs for you support.
We going to open a blog for Eurovision 2007 as many of you kindly requested but the main site you love will remain the same so you can find quick and easy information for the Eurovision Song Contest.
That is how we see it and we hope all of you see the annual Eurovision Song Contest as different cultures in Europe communicate with each other.
www.eurovision-contest.com   (299 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest Helsinki 2007 | Eurovision Square
15/Jan at 03:10 - Voting for the 15 songs selected to battle to be the one that represents Spain at the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest is officially open.
With a monsterous victory, Finland didn't only win the 2006 competition, but was also awarded the organisation of the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place on 10th and 12th May 2007 in the capital Helsinki.
The 51st Eurovision Song Contest took place in Athens, which is the political, cultural and economic capital of Greece.
www.esctoday.com   (616 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Finnish monsters rock Eurovision
European viewers voted for Lordi's song Hard Rock Hallelujah in a show that is normally associated with catchy pop and big ballads.
Carola, from Sweden, who was the bookmakers' favourite before the contest and won in 1991, came fifth.
Why Eurovision was one of the most memorable for years
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/entertainment/4998186.stm   (497 words)

 51st EUROVISION Song Contest 2006 - eurosongonline.com , scenario creative services
Before re-entering the contest and winning with the song ‘Fangad av en stormvind’, Carola had had also taken part in the 1983 Eurovision Song Contest.
Amaya, Jose, Roberto and Carlos take the applause for a song that only came second in the Eurovision Song Contest but was a best-seller in Europe and the US.
This song is said to be the best-selling Eurovision song ever – outselling even ‘Waterloo’ and ‘Eres tu’.
www.eurosongonline.com /2005/oct05/50_show.htm   (2055 words)

 Welcome at eurosong - Eurovision Song Contest 2007 - Helsinki - Finland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Van Beusekom was known as “Mister Song contest” and has been chairman of the National professional jury.
Since 1987 he presented the Dutch TV show during the Eurovision song contest and was very known as the Dutch radio presentation man during the final.
A special landmark was reached this year - the 1,000th Eurovision song, which will by chance, was sung by Ireland, the country that has won by far the most Eurovision titles - seven.
www.eurosong2006.com   (1178 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest and Junior Eurovision Song Contest Page
For all those people who are interested in the Eurovision Song Contest (both adult and junior version), here are the results with songs, artists and score results.
The 50th Anniversary programme from the Forum in Copenhagen, Denmark (the venue of the 2003 Junior Eurovision) was shown on 22 October 2005.
The 2004 Junior Eurovision Song Contest Results and Details hosted in Norway on 20 November 2004.
www.myledbury.co.uk /eurovision   (1010 words)

Because of her popularity in Greece, where she ended up spending more and more time, she was approached to represent the country for a second time in the Eurovision Song Contest 2005.
The song went onto win the final contest (with backing vocals provided by Cypriot former Eurovision-participant Alexandros Panayi), and brought the contest to Greece for 2006 for the first time in the contest's history.
www.solarnavigator.net /music/greece_in_the_eurovision_song_contest.htm   (845 words)

 Eurovision Greece 2005 - ΕRΤ online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Following into the footsteps of Moldova, the first country to announce its entrant for the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Helsinki, Albania also announced its representatives.
Aida and Frederik Ndoci were chosen to represent Albania on the May 10 semi-final with the song "Balada e Gurit", (Stony Ballad in English).
The lyrics of "Balada e Gurit" were written by Ardian Hila and Pandi Laco, the very same people who had written the lyrics of the song Albania sent to the 2005 ESC.
eurovision.ert.gr /en/news.asp   (159 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest:
The doteurovision archive is an ongoing project to bring you details of the previous contests.
The photos and information has been gathered from a variety of sources and thanks are due to everyone who has helped with any of the information featured here
Use the link at the top (for the next contest) or the drop down menu lists at the side to find details of the contest in which you are interested.
www.doteurovision.com /past/default.htm   (86 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest quiz -- free game   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
"This is a quiz devoted to the Eurovision Song Contest between the years of 1980-2001.
Which year did Katrina and the Waves win the contest for the U.K? Which country won the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest?
The contest was held in Ireland in 1993,but whereabouts?
www.funtrivia.com /playquiz.cfm?qid=74145   (183 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest Record Book- Timeline
First time the contest was won by a singer that hadn't performed a song in the contest before (yes, even Lys Assia already had in 1956 as Refrain Refrain was her second song that evening)
First time the contest was held in a sports hall, rather than a concert or conference hall.
Sound recordings of all songs were sent to juries in all countries in advance and voted for.
eurovision.tummiweb.com /firsts.html   (2650 words)

No discussion of the Irish music scene can be complete without reference to the annual Eurovision Song Contest.
The first Eurovision was held in 1956 and although nearly ten years "late" to the party, Ireland has won more Eurovision contests than any other country, including England.
To hear the complete song versions of all the Irish entries into the Eurovision, click here.
www.irish-showbands.com /eurovision.htm   (270 words)

 Eurovision Song Contest Voting
The 2007 Eurovision Song Contest final will be hosted by Finland on 12th May.
This site includes lots of information on Eurovision voting and results 1957-2006, and links to some of the many great Eurovision web pages.
I love the contest and would never dream of missing it
www.songcontestvoting.com /eurovision   (280 words)

 1991 EUROVISION SONG CONTEST   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Famous for Toto's constant "Mr Naef, Mr Naef!", this contest also had a tie for first place.
Unlike 1969, there was a rule to apply, and by 'count-back' Sweden won.
Amina put out her record as "The other winning song".
homepage.ntlworld.com /waterloo/1991.htm   (75 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
When you are tired of all those numbers there is allways our Eurovision maze, get lost in our jungle of eurovision questions and when you are really good you are able to find the right answer.
Some old parts such as the website-tastic have been removed, better parts like the huge Eurovision database are still growing.
It's your own fault, you didn't call for Michelle:) I've always said that the best contest in the last ten years was the contest of 1995.
www.songcontest.nl   (266 words)

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