On September 27th, the SHORTER-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.
The Hague hosted the 1976 and 1980 Eurovision Song Contest, in the Netherlands. In 1980, the Contest was held at the Nederlands Congresgebouw and was won by Ireland. Johnny Logan performed “What’s Another Year”, taking victory with 143 points.
Turin hosted the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest, in Italy. The Contest was held at the PalaOlimpico and was won by Ukraine. Kalush Orchestra performed “Stefania”, taking victory with 631 points. Ireland was represented by Brooke, who performed “That’s Rich”. She finished in 15th place in the Semi Final, with 47 points.
Vienna hosted the 1967 and 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, in Austria. In 2015, the Contest was held at the Wiener Stadhalle and was won by Sweden. Måns Zelmerlöw performed “Heroes”, taking victory with 365 points. Ireland was represented by Molly Sterling, who performed “Playing with Numbers”. She finished in 12th place in the Semi Final, with 35 points.
Zagreb hosted the 1990 Eurovision Song Contest, in Croatia (then Yugoslavia). The Contest was held at the Vatroslav Lisinski Concert Hall and was won by Italy. Toto Cutugno performed “Insieme: 1992”, taking victory with 149 points. Ireland was represented by Liam Reilly, who performed “Somewhere in Europe”. He finished in 2nd place, with 132 points.
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Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovision Ireland
Categories: #AtoZ, Eurovision 1980, Eurovision 1990, Eurovision 2015, Eurovision 2021, Eurovision 2022
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