Are you a Eurovision fan? Do you look forward to the fun and frolics of the song contest every year?
If so, why not test your knowledge of the annual extravaganza in our latest nostalgia quiz?
It’s ideal fun for everyone while so many of us are staying at home through the coronavirus lockdown.
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The UK has hosted Eurovision a total of eight times but when was the last time the event was held here?
In the year 1976, the group Brotherhood of Man gained a decisive victory in the contest with a song that would go on to sell six million copies worldwide. It was the highest selling Eurovision winning entry in history. What is the title of the song?
Which UK city has not had a chance to host the song contest yet?
It’s a Eurovision tradition that the winning country hosts the contest the following year. However, on some occasions the UK has stepped in when the winning country’s broadcasters couldn’t put on the event. How many times did the UK actually win the contest when it hosted it?
Which famous media personality almost became the British entry for the contest in 2005 after coming second in the UK TV selection programme Eurovision: Making Your Mind Up?
6. Which country has won the song contest most often with seven victories?
Which singer was the first to represent the UK back in 1957, performing a song that held the record for the shortest entry at 1 minute 52 seconds until 2015?
In 1969, British singer Lulu was victorious with the song Boom Bang-a-Bang, but what was significant about the win that particular year?
Despite not winning the contest in 1958, Italy’s entry ‘Nel blu, dipinto di blu’ better known as Volare become a worldwide hit covered by many famous artists. Which of the following did not cover the song?
Britain has had its fair share of wins in the contest, however it is best known for holding the record for the highest number of second places. How many times has Britain been the runner-up?
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