Welcome to the web where all the music from Eurovision Song Contest and the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, will be displayed.
The Eurovision Song Contest 2014 will be the 59th annual Eurovision Song Contest. The contest will take place at the B&W Hallerne, in Copenhagen, Denmark, following Emmelie de Forest’s win in the 2013 contest with the song “Only Teardrops”. The shows will be presented by Lise Rønne, Nikolaj Koppel and Pilou Asbæk. For the first time in the history of the contest, the trio of presenters will comprise of two men and one woman. This will be the third time that Denmark will host the contest, the last time being in 2001.
Thirty-seven countries have confirmed participation. On 10 May 2013 during the organizers press conference in Malmö, the executive supervisor, Jon Ola Sand, commented that he hoped for the return of countries absent from the 2013 Contest and that the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) is in discussions with these broadcasters regarding their potential return. The dates set for the two semi-finals are 6 May and 8 May 2014, with the final planned for the evening of 10 May 2014, although the dates had been provisionally set for a week later. The reason that the contest has been brought forward a week is for the suitability of the current candidate cities.
Copenhagen, Herning, Horsens, Fredericia and Aalborg had placed bids on hosting the contest. The contest is hosted by the Danish national broadcaster DR, who have appointed Pernille Gaardbo as executive producer for the 2014 contest. The contest will see the return of Valentina Monetta representing San Marino for a third consecutive year. Portugal will make a return to the contest after taking a year break in 2013. Poland announced their return after a two-year break.
The Eurovision Song Contest, often shortened ESC, or Eurovision, is an annual song competition held among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) since 1956.
Each member country submits a song to be performed on live television and radio and then casts votes for the other countries’ songs to determine the most popular song in the competition. The contest has been broadcast every year since its inauguration in 1956 and is one of the longest-running television programmes in the world. It is also one of the most watched non-sporting events in the world, with audience figures having been quoted in recent years as anything between 100 million and 600 million internationally. Eurovision has also been broadcast outside Europe to such places as Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Egypt, India, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, New Zealand, the Philippines, Suriname, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, the United States, Uruguay and Venezuela despite the fact that they do not compete. Since 2000, the contest has also been broadcast over the Internet, via the Eurovision website.
Junior Eurovision Song Contest
The competition has many similarities to the Eurovision Song Contest from which its name is taken. Each participating broadcaster sends an act, the members of which are aged 10 to 15 on the day of the contest, and an original song lasting between 2 minutes 30 seconds and 2 minutes 45 seconds to compete against the other entries. Each entry represents the country served by the participating broadcaster. Viewers from the participating countries are invited to vote for their favourite performances by televote and a jury from every country . The overall winner of the contest is the entry that has received the most points after the scores from every country have been collected and totalled.