The contest began way back in 1956 and it was always a song contest with a difference. Each country that was a member of the European Broadcasting Union could take part. Changes in recent years to the European Union have had little impact on Eurovision.
Different countries each find their own ways of selecting the artist and song which will represent their nation. After all the effort that goes into these selection processes you have to wonder why some are just so bad.
Down the years the countries involved have changed a little and these days a Yugoslavian entry has been replaced by the entries of countries such as Serbia and Croatia. Strangely when you consider the name of the contest Israel has always been a competitor. However they will have been part of the EBU and therefore eligible.
It is the 60th Anniversary of Eurovision but how much longer can it survive?
Austria is playing host to Eurovision 2015 following Conchita, aka the Bearded lady, winning last years' contest.
Australia is making its first ever Eurovision appearance in 2015 but why? Seems the contest is popular down under and the Land of Oz is taking part as a 'wildcard' for the 60th anniversary. Guy Sebastian is representing Australia.
The UK representatives are Electro Velvet, Bianca Nicholas and Alex Larke.
The show kicks of 8pm BST; the nature of selecting the acts has reduced the number participating but there are still 27 acts. Expect the show to drag on interminably with some highs and too many lows.
For the UK Graham Norton will play host adding funny asides and banter to help the show along.
According to the Telegraph the bookies favourite to win is Sweden with Måns Zelmerlöw's track 'Heroes', being listed at 7/4 [at time of writing] to win by William Hill.
The show was as bonkers as ever but with a few good performers and only one or two dismal ones.
The bookies called it right and Sweden won but it was a close call between Sweden, Russia and Italy. A Russian win would have caused problems for the Eurovision production team; after all Eurovision is as camp-as-Christmas and that would not go down well in Putin land.
Even the fact that bearded lady Conchita spoke with the Russian contestant as it looked like she may win ruffled Russian feathers back home.
The top ten was Sweden, Russia, Italy, Belgium Australia, Latvia, Estonia, Norway, Israel and Serbia. PS don't mention the UK.
Eurovision 2014 craziness, Conchita wins for Austria
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