Who will win the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest?
For the first time, the annual Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) will be livestreamed globally,* including the U.S. and Canada, on YouTube via its official YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/user/eurovision
*The livestream will be available worldwide, except in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and China.
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As one of the longest running programs in television history, 2015 marks Eurovision’s 60th anniversary and it continues to be one of the most watched non-sporting events in the world, generating an audience of between 100 million and 600 million views in recent years.
A testament to European pop culture, 52 countries have participated in the Eurovision Song Contest since it started in 1956 and artists whose international careers were directly launched into the spotlight following their appearance on Eurovision include Céline Dion, ABBA, Julio Iglesias, and 2014 winner Conchita Wurst of Austria.
On the official Eurovision YouTube channel, viewers will be able to watch the show live online, as well as access exclusive videos, introductions of the contestants, music videos and recaps. The show and the performances will also be available on the channel after the livestream.
Eurovision on YouTube Livestream Schedule:
Tuesday 19th May, 4:00-6:00 pm EDT / 1:00-3:00 pm PDT: Semi-Final 1
Thursday, 21st May, 4:00-6:00 pm EDT / 1:00-3:00 pm PDT: Semi-Final 2
Saturday, 23rd May, 4:00-7:35 pm EDT / 1:00-4:35 pm PDT: Final
Catch up on this year’s contestants with these playlists on YouTube: