12 fascinating, mind-blowing facts about the Eurovision Song Contest you probably never knew
It’s that time of year again – Eurovision is back, with some of the world’s finest preparing to take to the stage and deliver the dose of camp and extravagance we’ve all been craving.
Eurovision has become one of the biggest events in the television calendar, and with good reason. It’s a rare opportunity to explore music we might not ordinarily hear, but it’s also a whole lot of fun – Eurovision gives us just the right amount of drama to keep us coming back for more.
Fans tune in from all across Europe each year, but what they might not know is that what we see on our television screens today is far from what the contest originated as back in 1956.
Ahead of this year’s Eurovision, we bring