Eurovision is also known as ESC. By Vasarė Kamarauskaitė 8A

Eurovision is a song contest. The competition was based upon the existing Sanremo Music Festivaheld in Italy since 1951. It is the longest-running annual international TV song competition, held, primarily, among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union since 1956. Every country who participates in the ESC has to perform a brand new song on live television.

The other countries who also participate have to decide which song and performance was the best. The contest has been broadcasted every year for sixty-two years, since it’s inauguration in 1956, 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.

Winning the Eurovision Song Contest provides a good career in the future. Here are some famous winners of the Eurovision: ABBA (winner in 1974 for Sweden), Bucks Fizz (winner in 1981 for the United Kingdom) and Céline Dion (winner in 1988 for Switzerland), all of whom launched successful worldwide careers after their wins.

The Eurovision 2017 song contest was the 62nd edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. It took place in Kiev, Ukraine, following Ukraine’s victory at the 2016 contest in Stockholm with the song “1944”, written and performed by Jamala.

This year (2017) the winner was Portugal with the song “Amarpelosdois” (Loving For The Both of Us), performed by Salvador Sobral, A lot of people say, that it was chosen not because of the visual effect, but because of the song. And personally, I really love it.

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