Eurovision quiz questions – top trivia for Song Contest super fans

EUROVISION might have been cancelled this year, but viewers are being treated to a spin off show called Shine A Light.

To celebrate this, we have delved into the world of the famous Song Contest to bring you some fun quiz questions for all you super fans out there.

1) Who has won the most Eurovisions?

Ireland has won the Eurovision Song Contest the most times.

They have had seven wins in all.

They are closely followed by the UK, France and Luxembourg
with five wins each.

2) Has more the one country won Eurovision at the same time?

In 1969 there were three.

The UK, Spain, France and the Netherlands tied and were all declared
equal winners.

Lulu won it for us – fun fact, after the show she got engaged to The Bee Gees star Maurice Gibb in her Eurovision dressing room.

3) When did Celine Dion compete on Eurovision?

Celine kick-started her career with a Eurovision win in 1988.

The French-Canadian performed Ne Partez Pas Sans
Moi for Switzerland.

4) Have ABBA ever won Eurovision?

The Swedish group won for their home country in 1974 with their hit song Waterloo.

However, the year before, in 1973, they didn't even make it past the qualifying round with their song Ring, Ring.

5) Who was the first UK winner for Eurovision?

The UK's first ever winner was Sandie Shaw with the track Puppet on a String in 1967, which was hosted that year in Vienna.

Sandie, was one of the most successful pop artists in the 1960s, with her Eurovision win the icing on the cake in that decade.

Sandie retired from performing in 2013

6) How long was the shortest ever song to be preformed on Eurovision?

The shortest song performed at Eurovision was the 1957 UK entry, All, sung by Patricia Bredin.

It lasted for one minute and 52 seconds.

Randomly it was followed by one of the longest – Italy’s Corde Delle Mia Chitarra, which lasted for five minutes and nine seconds and was performed by Nunzio Gallo


7) Has Cliff Richard won Eurovision?

Even Sir Cliff has represented the UK at Eurovision.

Unfortunately the Bachelor Boy didn't win.

He came second when he competed in 1968 and sang his hit song Congratulations.

8) Has any singer ever won Eurovision more than once?

The only person to have won three Eurovision
Song Contests is Ireland’s Johnny Logan.

He first won with What’s Another Year? (1980).

He then won as singer and composer of Hold Me
Now (1987) and then as composer of Why Me?, sung by Linda Martin (1992).

9) Which country has come bottom on Eurovision the most?

Finland has finished last on eight occasions.

They are followed by Belgium and Austria, who have
had come bottom seven times.

However in 2006, Finnish heavy metal band Lordi won.

10) Who won the first ever Eurovision song contest?

The Swiss singer Lys Assia was the first winner of the Eurovision song contest in 1964.

She won with the song Refrain.


11) When did the UK last win the Eurovision Song Contest?

The UK last triumphed at Eurovision in 1997 with Katrina and the Waves.

Their song was called Love Shine a Light and it received a whopping 227 points.

The band was formed of Katrina Leskanich, Kimberley Rew, Vince de la Cruz and Alex Cooper.

The band's previously big hit was in 1985 with Walking on Sunshine.

12) How long was Terry Wogan the Eurovision commentator for?

Terry was the BBC's commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest for 28 years.

He did it every year from 1980 to 2008 and its host in 1998. 

Graham Norton took over in 2009.

How can I watch Eurovision 2020?

Eurovision has been cancelled for 2020 for the first time in its 64-year history due to the coronavirus pandemic.

However, replacement show – Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light – will air on May 16, 2020 honouring the 41 songs that would have been performed in the 2020 contest, but in a non-competitive version.

You can catch it on BBC One at 8pm.

The live show is two hours long with Graham Norton providing a live commentary.

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