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The Eurovision Song Contest Quiz

I know, it's been done before but, hey, it's great, isn't it? "I'm just your Jack in the Box.........etc" 12 Questions.

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When was the inaugural Eurovision Song Contest?

  • 17th June 1951
  • 24th May 1956
  • 4th May 1965


Which country has won the Eurovision Song Contest the most times?

  • UK
  • Sweden
  • Ireland


The 2001 Eurovision Song Contest, held in the Parken Stadium, Copenhagen, holds the record for the largest attendance. How many people turned up to see the contest ?

  • 21500
  • 38000
  • 54000


The 1974 Eurovision Song Contest was famously won by ABBA with Waterloo. But which English seaside town hosted the contest that year?

  • Bournemouth
  • Blackpool
  • Brighton


As ABBA triumphed , who represented the UK in the 1974 Contest, eventually finishing joint 4th with "Long Live Love"?

  • Mary Hopkin
  • Olivia Newton-John
  • Lulu


In a paper entitled "Shifting patterns of collusive voting alliances", which two countries were shown statistically to vote for each other regardless of the song quality?

  • Spain and Portugal
  • Belgium and Luxembourg
  • Cyprus and Greece


What name was given to the group of countries who, generally, keep their votes amongst themselves?

  • the Balkan Bloc
  • the Soviet Re-Union
  • the Med Maltesers


Match up the British winners with the year they won the Eurovision Song Contest

Drag items from right column to match with left column


  • Sandie Shaw
  • Brotherhood of Man
  • Bucks Fizz
  • Katrina and the Waves


  • 1997
  • 1967
  • 1981
  • 1976


The UK has won the contest 5 times. Sandie Shaw, Brotherhood of Man, Bucks Fizz and Katrina and the Waves are four winners. Who else won the Eurovision Song Contest for the UK?

  • Cliff Richard
  • Lulu
  • New Seekers


Complete the sentence.The UK's 2003 entry, "Cry Baby" by Jemini, ................

  • ......came last.
  • .......went to number 1 in 13 countries
  • ........was written by George Michael


How many people are estimated to watch the show on TV across Europe and beyond every year?

  • 12 million
  • 64 million
  • 125 million


What happened to the 43 Azerbaijani's who texted in votes for their neighbours, Armenia, as part of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest.

  • They received floral bouquets from the Armenian authorities.
  • They were visited by the Azerbaijani police and accused of being "unpatriotic"
  • They were deported to Kyrgyzstan