The Eurovision Song Contest ( Concours Eurovision de la chanson) ,often shortened to ESC or Eurovision, is the longest-running annual international TV song competition, held primarily, among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) since 1956.
It is fair to share that winning the Eurovision Song Contest provides a short-term boost to the winning artists’ career, but rarely results in long-term success.
Great exceptions are ABBA , Bucks Fizz and Céline Dion (YES), all of whom launched successful worldwide careers after their wins.
Many of you may not recognize Bucks Fizz (UK) but I doubt there are many people who do not know the name Abba or Celine Dion.
The 2016 Eurovision Song Contest will be held at the Globe Arena in Stockholm. The Semi-Finals will be held on 10th and 12th May, the Grand Final will take place on Saturday 14th May. All shows will be broadcast at 21:00 CEST. Måns Zelmerlöw and Petra Mede will be your hosts during the two Semi-Finals and Grand Final.