#AtoZ: V Is For…

Welcome to the return of Eurovision Ireland’s first ever A-Z of the Eurovision Song Contest, which we started last summer. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be bringing you some alphabetical memories from everyone’s favourite Song Contest to conclude the A-Z. Today, we look at V.


Vienna has hosted the Eurovision Song Contest on two occasions. On the most recent occasion in 2015, 40 countries took part in the Contest – Australia debuted, Cyprus, Czech Republic & Serbia returned, while Ukraine withdrew.

Måns Zelmerlöw took victory for Sweden, with “Heroes”. Sweden won with 365 points, 62 points ahead of Russia.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Victor Crone

Victor Crone represented Estonia in 2019, when the Contest took place in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Victor Crone took 20th place with his entry “Storm”, with a total of 76 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU


The Võro language first appeared at the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2004, when Estonia participated at the forty-ninth Contest, in Istanbul, Turkey.

Neiokõsõ represented Estonia, with their entry “Tii”. Estonia finished in eleventh place in the semi final, with just 57 points.

Video: YouTube/2004ESC2005


The voting sequences have always been a memorable part of the Eurovision Song Contest. There have been a number of voting formulas over the years, but we currently have a 50% Jury and 50% Televote formula.

Video: YouTube/EBU


The Viennese language first appeared at the Eurovision Song Contest back in 1971, when Austria participated at the sixteenth Contest, in Dublin, Ireland.

Marianne Mendt represented Austria, with her entry “Musik”. Austria finished in sixteenth place, with just 66 points.

Video: YouTube/ESC:56-73

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Author: Richard Taylor

Source: Eurovision Ireland

Categories: #AtoZ, Eurovision 2021

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