Sat. Jun 22nd, 2024

Can you believe it? Europe’s Biggest Party is days away from starting and none of us can wait! To add some fun to the excitement, here are ten completely random Eurovision Fun Facts.
For these Fun Facts, I didn’t want to give you trivia you already knew, like Ireland winning to most times. I looked for something unique in the facts:

  • Even though Liverpool will make it the ninth time, the UK’s previous eight hostings still make it the nation that has hosted Eurovision the most times. This will be their first time hosting a Eurovision with semifinals!
  • Even though the UK is the nation that has hosted the most Contests, the city that has hosted the Eurovision Song Contest the most is Dublin, Ireland. Six times!
  • Liverpool 2023 will be the first Eurovision since 1980 that will not be hosted by the previous year’s winning nation.
  • Going back to last year, Dominika Haskova, lead singer of 2022 Czechia entry We Are Domi, is the daughter of NHL hockey player Dominik Hasek. She got her Eurovision moment in the same arena her father won Olympic bronze in 2006!
  • Last year’s winning song, “Stefania” by Ukraine’s Kalush Orchestra, set a record for the most Televote points of 439 points.
  • The Eurovision winner with the most points ever is the 2017 winner “Amar Pelos Dois” by Portugal’s Salvador Sobral. A total of 758 points.
  • The most expensive Eurovision ever is Baku 2012. The €100 million Baku Crystal Hall was built to host the Contest, and in less than a year!
  • Malta is the nation with the most Top 3 finishes at Eurovision without ever winning. Two runners-up and two third-places.
  • Cyprus is the nation with the most participations without ever winning. Of their 38 participations, their best result is in 2018 when Eleni Foureira’s “Fuego” finished runner-up.
  • Fourteen Eurovision songs in total have charted on the United States’ ‘Billboard Hot 100‘ music chart. The most recent being Rosa Linn’s “Snap.” The biggest is 1958 Italian entry “Volare” by Domenico Modugno. It spent five weeks at #1!

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