What is Eurovision?
The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual competition held among active member countries of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). The Contest made its debut in Lugano, Switzerland on 24 May 1956 with the aim of reuniting Europe after many years of war. Seven nations took part performing two songs each.
When you think of Eurovision, you will probably think of the "bearded lady" Conchita Wurst, or the "Epic Sax Guy" (Sergej Stepanov). You may think of political neighbour voting or even greats such as ABBA, Celine Dion or Johnny Logan. Whatever you think of Eurovision, it is an event not to be missed!
Whether you're an avid fan or not, the Eurovision Song Contest has grown from just seven participating countries in 1956 to 42 in this year's contest (including Australia). China and the United States have both started television streaming recently and the Eurovision Song Contest Wiki is hoping to grow from 3 contributors to much more!
Take a look at the artists that have taken part in the Contest. Who knows, you may know a lot about an artist that we don't know about, so you can help expand their article! So far, we have completed pages on all the winning artists, winning songs, countries and contests. This is not all, though.
This wiki was made for fans by fans to update and preserve Eurovision history. However, we have a lot to do so this is why we need your help. Our current goals are:
- Creating pages that have a lot of redlinks.
- Expanding on articles that have little information.
- Categorising images into appropriate categories.
- Updating artist articles to date.
With over 60 years of Eurovision history to write about, we've still got a long way to go! Come on and #JoinUs!