Eurovision Song Contest – level 2
The Eurovision Song Contest is an international song competition which the European Broadcasting Union holds every year. It is broadcast on live television and participants are mostly from European countries.
The show started in 1956 and seven countries competed. The main idea was not to compete but to test television technology. Since that time, 52 countries took part and singers sang more than 1,600 songs.
The most successful country is Ireland which won seven times. The second most successful country is Sweden which won six times. In 1974, Sweden won with ABBA’s song ‘Waterloo’ which became the most successful Eurovision song.
Difficult words: broadcast (to send by radio or TV), participant (somebody who takes part in something), compete (to do an activity and try to be better than others at it).
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