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🌍 #AtoZ: Eurovision Host Cities – Part 1/9

On August 12th, the SHORT LIST for the 2023 Host City was revealed. While we don’t know where the Eurovision Song Contest will be held next year until the Autumn, we thought we’d look back at the cities that have already hosted the Contest.

Amsterdam

Amsterdam hosted the 1970 Eurovision Song Contest, in The Netherlands. The Contest was held at the RAI Congrescentrum and was won by Ireland. Dana performed “All Kinds of Everything”, taking victory with 32 points.

Video: YouTube/ESC:56-73

Athens

Athens hosted the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest, in Greece. The Contest was held at the Nikos Galis Olympic Indoor Hall and was won by Finland. Lordi performed “Hard Rock Hallelujah”, taking victory with 292 points. Ireland was represented by Brian Kennedy, who performed “Every Song is a Cry for Love”. He finished in 10th place, with 93 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Baku

Baku hosted the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest, in Azerbaijan. The Contest was held at the Nikos Galis Olympic Indoor Hall and was won by Sweden. Loreen performed “Euphoria”, taking victory with 372 points. Ireland was represented by Jedward, who performed “Waterline”. They finished in 19th place, with 46 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Belgrade

Belgrade hosted the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest, in Serbia. The Contest was held at the Belgrade Arena and was won by Russia. Dima Bilan performed “Believe”, taking victory with 272 points. Ireland was represented by Dustin the Turkey, who performed “Irelande Douze Pointe”. He failed to qualify from the second Semi Final, finishing in 15th place, with 22 points.

Video: YouTube/MusicOfTheWorld2008

Bergen

Bergen hosted the 1986 Eurovision Song Contest, in Norway. The Contest was held at the Grieghallen and was won by Belgium. Sandra Kim performed “J’aime la vie”, taking victory with 176 points. Ireland was represented by Luv Bug, who performed “You Can Count on Me”. They finished in 4th place, with 96 points.

Video: YouTube/ESC Stuff

Let us know what you think about our special #AtoZ series of the Eurovision Song Contest Host Cities– either in the comments below or on our FACEBOOK and TWITTER pages.

Author: Richard Taylor

Source: Eurovision Ireland

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