Eurovision 2022 quiz questions: Top trivia for Song Contest fans

EUROVISION fans have been enjoying a week of wonderful songs and memories in this year’s Song Contest.To test your Eurovision knowledge ahead of..

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EUROVISION fans have been enjoying a week of wonderful songs and memories in this year’s Song Contest.

To test your Eurovision knowledge ahead of the 2022 final TONIGHT on May 14 · we’ve created a quiz to test how much you know about the long-running contest.



2022 marks the 66th anniversary of the contest

1) Who has won the most Eurovision contests?

Ireland has won the Eurovision Song Contest more time than any other country.

They have had seven victories in all.

Ireland are closely followed by the UK, France and Luxembourg
with five wins each.



Eurovision has been won the most by Ireland Niamh Kavanagh

2) Has more than one country won Eurovision at the same time?

In 1969 there were four winners.

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The UK, Spain, France and the Netherlands tied in points and were all crowned joint winners.

Lulu won it for us and after the show was proposed to n her Eurovision dressing room by The Bee Gees star Maurice Gibb.



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3) When did Celine Dion compete on Eurovision?

Superstar Celine Dion rose to fame after her Eurovision win back in 1988.

The French-Canadian performed Ne Partez Pas Sans
Moi for Switzerland.



Celine Dion launched her career by winning Eurovision

4) Have ABBA ever won Eurovision?

The Swedish group won for their home country in 1974 with their hit song Waterloo.

In 1973, the famous group didn’t even make it past the qualifying round with their song Ring, Ring.



ABBA won the contest in 1974 with Waterloo

5) Who was the first UK winner for Eurovision?

Sandie Shaw was the UK’s first ever winner with the track Puppet on a String in 1967, which was hosted that year in Vienna.

She was one of the most successful pop artists in the 1960s, with her Eurovision win the icing on the cake in that decade.

Sandie retired from performing in 2013.



Sandie Shaw was the first UK Eurovision entrant to win back in 1967

6) How long was the shortest ever song to be preformed on Eurovision?

The shortest song ever performed at Eurovision was the 1957 UK entry, All, sung by Patricia Bredin.

The song lasted for one minute and 52 seconds.

It was followed by one of the longest song performed by Italy’s Corde Delle Mia Chitarra, which lasted for five minutes and nine seconds by Nunzio Gallo.

 



Patricia Bredin sang the shortest ever song

7) Has Cliff Richard won Eurovision?

Sir Cliff represented the UK at Eurovision.

He came second when he competed in 1968 and sang his hit song Congratulations.

Unfortunately, the Bachelor Boy didn’t win but his song made it big after the contest.



Cliff sang Congratulations on Eurovision

8) Has any singer ever won Eurovision more than once?

The only person to have won three Eurovision
Song Contests is Ireland’s Johnny Logan.

He first won with What’s Another Year? (1980).

He then won as singer and composer of Hold Me
Now (1987) and then as composer of Why Me?, sung by Linda Martin (1992).



Johnny Logan has won the most Eurovisions out of any singer

9) Which country has come bottom on Eurovision the most?

Finland has finished last on eight occasions.

They are followed by Belgium and Austria, who have
had come bottom seven times.

However in 2006, Finnish heavy metal band Lordi won.



Finland’s Lordi performs their winning song at Eurovision

10) Who won the first ever Eurovision song contest?

The Swiss singer Lys Assia was the first winner of the Eurovision song contest in 1964.

She won with the song Refrain.



Lys Assia Swiss Singer Who Won The First Eurovision Song Contest In 1956 Arriving At London Heathrow Airport.

 

11) When did the UK last win the Eurovision Song Contest?

The UK last triumphed at Eurovision in 1997 with Katrina and the Waves.

Their song was called Love Shine a Light and it received a whopping 227 points.

The band was formed of Katrina Leskanich, Kimberley Rew, Vince de la Cruz and Alex Cooper.

The band’s previously big hit was in 1985 with Walking on Sunshine.



The UK last won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1997 with Katrina and the Waves

12) How long was Terry Wogan the Eurovision commentator for?

Terry was the BBC’s commentator for the Eurovision Song Contest for 28 years.

He did it every year from 1980 to 2008 and its host in 1998. 

Graham Norton took over in 2009.



Terry Wogan was the UK’s Eurovision commentator for 28 years

How can I watch Eurovision Finals 2022?

The Eurovision Finals 2022 will take place TONIGHT on Saturday, May 14, 2022 in Turin, Italy.

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You can catch it on live BBC One at 8pm.

The live show will see Graham Norton providing a live commentary.