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The Eurovision Sang Contest (French: Concours Eurovision de la chanson),[1] sometimes popularly cried Eurovision but nae tae be confused wi the Eurovision network which broadcasts it, is the langest-runnin annual internaitional TV sang competeetion,[2] held, primarily, amang the member kintras o the European Broadcastin Union (EBU) syne 1956. The competeetion wis based upon the existin Sanremo Muisic Festival held in Italy syne 1951.

Eurovision Song Contest
Eurovision Song Contest.svg
An aw kent as ESC
Genre Sang contest
Creautit bi Marcel Bezençon
Based on Sanremo Muosic Festival
Presentit bi Leet o presenters
Theme muisic componer Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Appenin theme Te Deum: Prelude (Marche en rondeau)
Endin theme Te Deum: Prelude (Marche en rondeau)
Kintra o oreegin Leet o kintras
Oreeginal leid(s) Inglis an French
No. o episodes 61 contests
Location(s) Hostit bi previous winner (wi some exceptions) (Leet o host ceeties)
Lenth 2 oors (semi-finals)
3 oors 30 minutes (final)
4 oors (2015 final)
Production company(s) European Broadcasting Union
Distributor Eurovision
Pictur format 576i (SDTV) (1956–present)
720p (HDTV) (2003–present)
1080i (HDTV) (2007–present)
4K (UHDTV) (2013–present)
Oreeginal release 24 Mey 1956 (1956-05-24) – present
Related shaws Eurovision Young Muisickers (1982–)
Eurovision Young Dancers (1985–)
Junior Eurovision Sang Contest (2003–)
Eurovision Dance Contest (2007–2008)
Freemit airtins
Offeecial wabsteif
Production wabsteid