The Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) continues to captivate audiences around the world, offering EBU Members a cost-effective primetime Saturday night show with guaranteed mass viewing.
No other brand compares. More than 100 million television viewers tuned in for the 2013 Grand Final and Semi Finals of the Eurovision Song Contest, making it once again the most watched entertainment programme in Europe.
Already for 58 years, the Eurovision Song Contest is Europe’s favourite TV show. After more than five decades featuring some 1,300 songs, the contest has become a modern classic, strongly embedded into Europe’s collective mind.
Viewers in countries taking part in the competition vote for their favourite songs via a pan-European televoting system, which opens after all the songs have been performed.
This year, viewers were also able to vote via a dedicated app, made available for iOS and Android users. A further highlight is the app's second-screen functionality, which offered viewers live updates during the shows about the contestants, their songs, opening and interval acts, as well as the results.
In addition, professional juries from each of those countries also have a 50% stake in the outcome. The professional juries each comprise six representatives.
2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen
In 2013, Emmelie de Forest representing Denmark with the song "Only Teardrops" won the competition in Malmö.
Copenhagen will host the 59th Eurovision Song Contest in 2014.
The 2013 production was transmitted live over the Eurovision and Euroradio networks to Europe and other countries worldwide via EBU Member, Sveriges Television Ab (SVT).
More information on the official website: www.eurovision.tv
Winner 2013: Emmelie de Forest - Only Teardrops (Denmark)
The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual competition for active Members of the European Broadcasting Union, represented by the public broadcasters in their respective countries. The first contest was held in Lugano Switzerland in 1956. Since then, the contest has become a true European tradition.
First Semi-Final: 120 minutes approx. Second Semi-final: 120 minutes approx. Final: 195 minutes approx.
English and French, with provision for commentary positions at the event
First Semi-Final: Tuesday 6 May 2014 / Second Semi-Final: Thursday 8 May 2014 / Final: Saturday 10 May 2014
ESC 2014: Pernille Gaardbo
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Official website http://www.eurovision.tv