Eurovision Song Contest 2015

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Saturday May 23rd @ 3pm Hibernia Bar NYC and our new location the Winslow NYC will be streaming the Eurovision Song Contest live.

The Eurovision Song Contest 2015 will be the 60th edition of the annual Eurovision Song Contest musical event. The contest will take place in Vienna, Austria, following Conchita Wurst’s victory in the 2014 edition with her song “Rise Like a Phoenix”. This will be the second time that Austria host the contest after holding its 1967 edition also in Vienna. The contest will consist of two semi-finals, which will take place on 19 and 21 May, and a final, held on 23 May 2015. The shows will be presented by Mirjam Weichselbraun, Alice Tumler and Arabella Kiesbauer while Conchita Wurst will host the green room.

Forty countries will participate in the contest, with Australia debuting as a guest entrant, and Cyprus, the Czech Republic, and Serbia returning. Ukraine, however, announced their withdrawal due to financial and political reasons.

The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the longest running television shows in the world. It was on the 24th of May, 1956, that Europe saw the first ever Eurovision Song Contest. After 60 runnings, the contest is one of the most typical European traditions and without doubt, Europe’s favorite TV show! More than 1,400 songs already have taken part in the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2006, the song of Ireland’s Brian Kennedy was number 1,000. In 2003, Cyprus delivered the 900th song for the Eurovision Song Contest. In 1999, Lydia’s No Quiero Escuchar was the 800th song.

Number 100 was T’en Va Pas, performed by Esther OFARIM for Switzerland, De Troubadour performed by Lenny Kuhr was the 200th song in 1969. Malta brought number 300 in 1975; Singing This Song. He, He M’sieurs Dames was the 400th song performed on the Eurovision Song Contest, this time by France in 1980.

Luxembourg had the honour of presenting the 500th song in 1986, L’amour De Ma Vie, Portugal the 600th song in 1990 with Ha Sempre Slguem and in 1994, the Polish representative performed song number 700, To Nie Ja. The 1,100th song has been performed in 2008. After more than six decades featuring some 1,400 songs, the contest has become a modern classic, strongly embedded into Europe’s collective mind. “Did you know that not only stars like ABBA, Celine Dion, Cliff Richard and Julio Iglesias took part, but also dance act Riverdance thanks its fame to the Eurovision Song Contest?”.

We hope to have an amazing party, we will have our now famous balloon drop, we will have a prize for the best scorecard and also the random flag picking pool. Here at Hibernia and now the Winslow we are proud to be one of the very few to celebrate the ESC in NYC. It’s glam, it’s eurotrash and we love it, come join the party. Please remember that we have communal tables for everyone to enjoy and get involved with the show so unfortunately we cannot reserve or let people hog long tables. Check out our new sister space at http://www.thewinslownyc.com

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