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#EURO2020: Eurovision Host City London

On days when we don’t have matches for UEFA Euro 2020, we will be looking at the Host Cities that have also hosted a Eurovision event – whether it be the Eurovision Song Contest, Junior Eurovision Song Contest or the Eurovision Dance Contest. Today we move on to London, where the Wembley Stadium is hosting some matches.

1960 – Royal Festival Hall

The 5th Eurovision Song Contest was held at the Royal Festival Hall, in London. The Contest was hosted by Katie Boyle. Jacqueline Boyer took victory for France, with “Tom Pillibi”, scoring 32 points.

Video: YouTube/ESC:56-73

1963 – BBC Television Centre

The 8th Eurovision Song Contest was held at the BBC Television Centre, in London. The Contest was hosted by Katie Boyle. Grethe and Jørgen Ingmann took victory for Denmark, with “Dansevise”, scoring 42 points.

Video: YouTube/eurovisionfrancetube

1968 – Royal Albert Hall

The 13th Eurovision Song Contest was held at the Royal Albert Hall, in London. The Contest was hosted by Katie Boyle. Massiel took victory for Spain, with “La, la, la”, scoring 29 points.

Video: YouTube/Victor Ovies

Pat McGuigan placed 4th for Ireland, with “Chance of a Lifetime”, scoring 18 points.

Video: YouTube/escLIVEmusic1

1977 – Wembley Conference Centre

The 22nd Eurovision Song Contest was held at the Wembley Conference Centre, in London. The Contest was hosted by Angela Rippon. Marie Myriam took victory for France, with “L’oiseau et l’enfant”, scoring 136 points.

Video: YouTube/ESC 1989

The Swarbriggs Plus Two placed 3rd for Ireland, with “It’s Nice to Be in Love Again”, scoring 119 points.

Video: YouTube/tasosk3

2007 – BBC Television Centre

The 1st Eurovision Dance Contest was held at the BBC Television Centre, in London. The Contest was hosted by Graham Norton and Claudia Winkleman. Katja Koukkula and Jussi Väänänen took victory for Finland, with the Rumba & Paso Doble, scoring 132 points.

Video: YouTube/maralan51

Nicola Byrne and Mick Donegan placed 3rd for Ireland, with the Jive & Fandango, scoring 95 points.

Video: YouTube/maralan51

Join us on Sunday, as we visit Bucharest, another Euro 2020 Eurovision Host City.

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Author: Richard Taylor

Source: Eurovision Ireland

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