The extraordinary crap-tacular spectacle that is the 2016 Eurovision song contest happens this weekend, and you should make plans now to witness the mother of all music events. I promise you will see and hear things that will startle and amaze.
- Although Eurovision launched Abba, they’ve been wildly far off the mark since.
- England will never win.
There are literally millions of options for drinking games here people… get on it.
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 all those years, 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 and in 2015 the 60th anniversary with Eurovision Song Contest’s Greatest Hits in London as well as with a conference.
The history of the Eurovision Song Contest
Already for some 60 years years, the Eurovision Song Contest is Europe’s favorite TV show. After more than five decades featuring thousands of songs, the contest has become a modern classic, strongly embedded into Europe’s collective mind.