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🌍 #AtoZ: Eurovision Host Cities – Part 2/9

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.

Birmingham

Birmingham (one of the short-listed 2023 host cities) hosted the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest, in the United Kingdom. The Contest was held at the National Indoor Arena (now the Utilita Arena) and was won by Israel. Dana International performed “Diva”, taking victory with 172 points. Ireland was represented by Dawn Martin, who performed “Is Always Over Now?”. She finished in 9th place, with 64 points.

Brighton

Brighton hosted the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, in the United Kingdom. The Contest was held at the The Brighton Dome and was won by Sweden. ABBA performed “Waterloo”, taking victory with 24 points. Ireland was represented by Tina Reynolds, who performed “Cross Your Heart”. She finished in 7th place, with 11 points.

Video: YouTube/tasosk3

Brussels

Bruusels hosted the 1987 Eurovision Song Contest, in Belgium. The Contest was held at the Palais du Centenaire (now the Brussels Exhibition Centre) and was won by Ireland. Johnny Logan performed “Hold Me Now”, taking victory with 172 points.

Video: YouTube/escLIVEmusic1

Cannes

Cannes hosted the 1959 and 1961 Eurovision Song Contest, in France. The Contest was held at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès and was won by Luxembourg in 1961. Jean-Claude Pascal performed “Nous les amoureux”, taking victory with 31 points.

Video: YouTube/ESC:56-73

Copenhagen

Copenhagen hosted the 1964, 2001 and 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, in Denmark. In 2014, the Contest was held at the B&W Hallerne and was won by Austria. Conchita Wurst performed “Rise Like a Pheonix”, taking victory with 290 points. Ireland was represented by Cann-linn feat. Kasey Smith, who performed “Heartbeat”. They failed to qualify from the second Semi Final, finishing in 12th place, with 35 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU

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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