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🌍 #AtoZ: Eurovision Host Cities – Part 5/9

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.

Kyiv

Kyiv hosted the 2005 and 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, in Ukraine. In 2017, the Contest was held at the International Exhibition Centre and was won by Portugal. Salvador Sobral performed “Amar pelos dois”, taking victory with 758 points. Ireland was represented by Brendan Murray, who performed “Dying to Try”. He finished in 13th place in the Semi Final, with 86 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU

Lausanne

Lausanne hosted the 1989 Eurovision Song Contest, in Switzerland. The Contest was held at the Palais de Beaulieu and was won by Yugoslavia. Riva performed “Rock Me”, taking victory with 137 points. Ireland was represented by Kiev Connolly and the Missing Passengers, who performed “The Real Me”. They finished in 18th place, with 21 points.

Video: YouTube/EuroFanBcn

Lisbon

Lisbon hosted the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, in Portugal. The Contest was held at the Altice Arena and was won by Israel. Netta performed “Toy”, taking victory with 529 points. Ireland was represented by Ryan O’Shaughnessy, who performed “Together”. He finished in 16th place, with 136 points.

Video: YouTube/EBU

London

London hosted the 1960, 1963, 1968 and 1977 Eurovision Song Contest, in the United Kingdom. In 1977, the Contest was held at the Wembley Conference Centre and was won by France. Marie Myriam performed “L’oiseau et l’enfant”, taking victory with 136 points. Ireland was represented by The Swarbriggs Plus Two, who performed “It’s Nice to Be in Love Again”. They finished in 3rd place, with 119 points.

Video: YouTube/tasosk3

Lugano

Lugano hosted the 1956 Eurovision Song Contest, in Switzerland. The Contest was held at the Teatro Kursaal and was won by Switzerland. Lys Assia performed “Refrain”, taking victory with undisclosed points.

Video: YouTube/Ismail Uzunoglu

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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