Eurovision 2018

#OnThisDay: The Last Time Israel Hosted The Eurovision Song Contest

On This Day

Here at Eurovision Ireland, we look at what happened at the Eurovision Song Contest and Family of Events #OnThisDay. Today is 29th May 2018 and we look at the last time Israel hosted the Eurovision Song Contest.

29th May – 19 Years Ago Today

On this day in 1999, the 44th Eurovision Song Contest took place in the International Convention Center, Jerusalem. Charlotte Nilsson took part for Sweden, becoming their fourth entry to win for her country. Charlotte Nilsson finished with a 17 point margin over her nearest competitor, Selma from Iceland.

Video: YouTube/escbelgium4

29th May – 8 Years Ago Today

On this day in 2010, the 55th Eurovision Song Contest took place in the Telenor Arena, Oslo. Lena took part for Germany, becoming their second entry to win for her country. Lena finished with a 76 point margin over her nearest competitor, maNga from Turkey.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Author: Richard Taylor

Source: Eurovision Ireland

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