Israel has won the Eurovision song contest three times. This year it has a very unique submission. Sit back and enjoy because you’ve never seen anything like it before!
What is Eurovision?
The Eurovision Song Contest is an international TV song competition. In fact, it is the longest-running annual one around. Since 1956, many member countries of the European Broadcasting Union have entered the contest. The competition was based on Italy’s similar Sanremo Music Festival.
Each participating country submits an original song to the contest. It is to be performed on live television and radio for the public. Then, it casts votes for the other countries’ song entrees to determine the competition’s winning entry. The contest has been broadcast publicly every year for sixty-two years and many people enjoy it. As a result, it is one of the longest-running television programs in the world. The Eurovision contest is also one of the most watched non-sporting events in the world and many people pay close attention to it. Recent statistics show that anywhere between 100 million and 600 million viewers watch it internationally.
Rehearsals start on the Sunday roughly two weeks before the Grand Final competition. Each country gets two rehearsals. After each country rehearses, they meet with the show’s artistic director in the video viewing room and go over what happened. They watch footage of the rehearsal and get feedback. Afterwards, they state any special requirements needed for the performance, and discuss them from the host broadcaster. Then the delegation holds a press conference and answers questions.
Ireland holds the record for the highest number of wins, and won the contest seven times. Sweden won six times. France, Luxembourg and the United Kingdom each won five times. Next comes the Netherlands, with four victories.
Denmark, Israel and Norway each one three times. Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland and Ukraine each won twice.