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What is Eurovision

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So what is Eurovision? Around May 10th every year Eurovision bursts onto social media. Americans are often taken aback and have no clue what's going on. Eurovision at its core is a singing contest created to bring the countries of Europe together back in 1956. This contest has since grown to include more than just countries in Europe and now garners 186 million viewers. Every year each country that participates sends an artist or group that must sing an original song who then compete for the top spot and the right for their country to host the contest the next year. What makes Eurovision so special? It's a song contest that allows Europe to forget for one night all of the drama going on in each of their countries and brings everyone together to bond over some horrible and some amazing music and to cheer on their favorite artists.