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Introduction

The Eurovision Song Contest (French: Concours Eurovision de la chanson), often simply called Eurovision, is an international song competition held primarily among the member countries of the European Broadcasting Union. Each participating country submits an original song to be performed on live television and radio, then casts votes for the other countries' songs to determine the winner. Over 40 countries are currently eligible to compete and since 2015 Australia has been allowed as a guest entrant.

Winning the Eurovision Song Contest often provides a short-term career boost for artists, but rarely results in long-term success. Exceptions are ABBA (winner in 1974 for Sweden), Bucks Fizz (winner in 1981 for the United Kingdom), and Celine Dion (winner in 1988 for Switzerland), all of whom launched successful careers.

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Vanilla Ninja is a four-piece Estonian girl band that has enjoyed chart success in Germany, Estonia and Austria. The group was formed in 2002 and released their self-titled album Vanilla Ninja the following year. They have entered national selections for the Eurovision Song Contest twice, failing the first time but proving successful in Switzerland with the song "Cool Vibes". They then finished eighth in the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest final, despite topping the leader board at the half-way stage. The group have so far released three albums in various countries across Europe; Vanilla Ninja was released in 2003, Traces Of Sadness in 2004, Blue Tattoo and Best Of (though not by themselves; see that article) in 2005. The group's fourth album, Love is War, was released in May 2006. The band were originally a four-piece group consisting of Maarja Kivi, Lenna Kuurmaa, Katrin Siska and Piret Järvis. Maarja Kivi left the group in 2004 and was replaced by Triinu Kivilaan. In December 2005 Triinu Kivilaan also left the group to start a solo career and finish school, and the band have decided to continue as a three-piece act.

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Countries in the Eurovision Song Contest

Place your cursor over a country on the map image below and click on it to access that country's Eurovision article. Or alternatively, see the flag icons below the map for a full list of participating countries. The list reflects the participation as of 2018.

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Countries in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

Place your cursor over a country on the map image below and click on it to access that country's Junior Eurovision article. Or alternatively, see the flag icons below the map for a full list of participating countries. The list below reflects the contest in 2016

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Eurovision Song Contest news

Did you know...

...that the 1974 Carnation Revolution in Portugal began when their entry E depois do adeus was broadcast on Portuguese radio?

...that the original concept for the Contest was based on the Italian Sanremo Music Festival?

...that the United Kingdom has finished second in the Contest fifteen times?

...that Malmö Arena in Malmö was chosen ahead of Friends Arena in Stockholm to host the Eurovision Song Contest 2013?

...that Lys Assia won the very first Eurovision Song Contest representing Switzerland?

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