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  1. Television and Radio: Eurovision Ashley Vastag

  2. WHAT IS EUROVISION? • Eurovision is a popular song competition held once a year. • It is watched by over 125 million people • The show started in 1950 • It was said to have started for cultural unity, but was actually started to test the new television lines • 51 countries participate in eurovision

  3. Eurovision is in 51 countries Eurovision.tv

  4. Voting and performance • Countries have judges that score each song, and cannot score their own country • People vote for their favorite songs • The performers have to perform a song that has never been released. • The performers often dress in crazy outfits to get attention, which will get them more votes • Many times the songs are performed in English, but national identity is still maintained.

  5. The Scoring system is very complex Eurovisiononline.com

  6. Germany’s Participation • They have won two times. • Because they contribute a lot of money, they automatically get a spot in the finals • In 2010, Lena won the competition. • She sang the song “satellite” • The song was number 1 on the european charts

  7. Lena won the contest in 2010 etoday.ru

  8. Pop Quiz! • What is Eurovision? • a) a sitcom • b) a movie • c) a song contest • Who recently won the contest for Germany? • a) ABBA • b) Lena • c) Rammstein

  9. Answers • Eurovision is a singing contest. • In 2010, Lena won the competition for Germany

  10. Bibliography • Explainer: What is Eurovision? (CNN) • http://www.cnn.com/2012/05/23/showbiz/eurovision-song-contest-explainer/index.html • Germany wins Eurovision Song Contest (DW) • http://www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,5631281,00.html • Eurovision: An Olympics of Popular Song • http://www.germany.info/Vertretung/usa/en/08__Culture__Sports__Events/03/05/__Feature__5.html