Eurovision Song Contest 2017

Welcome the New Eurovision Business Contest

Eurovision is not only an amazing show with fierce competition, but also a big business, that benefits the artists, host countries, mobile, and TV companies. According to the rules, the host country “invests” only partly (first of all, in location, hotels, roads, etc). The major part of the expenses is covered by “The big 5”- UK, France, Spain, Germany and Italy. The participation fee is decided upon the state of economy, population and other factors of the country. During these years, the most expensive contests have been held in Copenhagen in 2014 ($60M), Baku in 2012 ($46M), Moscow in 2009[…]

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Eurovision Song VS Political Contest?

At this point, you could probably say that Eurovision is the most popular annual event held for the members of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). During its 61 years of existence, there has always been a question mark whether the contest is really about music or not. Starting with political contexts found in the competing songs and finishing with the country votes, every year has had some controversy in it. Things have gotten pretty serious. The most notable incident happened in 1974, when the Portuguese entry was used as a coded radio message aimed for the rebel military officers to[…]

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