Eurovision Song Contest

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Country and Region AzerbaijanBakı
Type of Festival Music
Location of Festival Baku, Bakı, Azerbaijan
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Organized by the European Broadcating Union
Sietse Bakker, Event Supervisor

Festival Description

The popular Eurovision Song Contest is an annual singing competition that is hosted by the country that won the previous year — and is broadcast on television. The contest offers entrants an opportunity to show their chops and to gain wide exposure to a broad audience. Many winners and and contestants have gone on the enjoy successful careers as musicians. Eurovision started in 1956 when the first contest was only broadcast on radio.

The semi-final competition winners are determined by viewers who vote by telephone from home and professional juries. Each of these two categories have 50% input in the determinations . The final competiton involves the winners from the semi-finalists and contestants from outside qualifying entrants. The contest is organized by the European Broadcating Union.

Festival Dates May 22 - 24, 26, 2012
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