Monday, May 12, 2008

Eurovision Song Contest

In case you are wondering, “What’s with all this Eurovision stuff on a blog about San Juan Island?” I’ll tell you, it is just for fun. As the date approaches for the semi-finals and finals I will be posting a few more Eurovision videos. Most songs from participating countries can be found on YouTube.

Here is a little history of the contest: The Eurovision Song Contest began in 1956 as a technological experiment in live television. It was a success and ever since then countries belonging to the European Broadcasting Union compete by bringing new songs from their respective countries to the host country, the previous years winner, for a live television broadcast. Eurovision Song Contest is one of the most watched non-sport events with audiences of up to 600 million. The pop band Abba won for Sweden with the song Waterloo. Here they on Dutch Television during the Eurovision Song Contest of 1974.

Sweden 1974 Eurovision Winners

Abba ~ Waterloo

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