IT’S NEARLY TIME FOR EUROVISION 2016!
Our printable scorecards will be available to download for free next Friday (after the semi-finals), but for now we have some Eurovision statistics quiz questions for your party (or just for fun)!
Here are the questions, answers are at the bottom of the post.
1. Which country has won Eurovision the most times? a. Ireland b. UK c. France
2. Which outfit colour has won Eurovision the most times? a. Black b. Pink c. White
3. In 2015, which country had the highest percentage of the TV-watching citizens tuned to the Grand Final? a. Finland b. Iceland c. Netherlands
4. How many times has the UK hosted Eurovision? a. 3 times b. 8 times c. 10 times
5. Including singers, musicians and dancers, what is the maximum no of people allowed on stage for a performance? a. 6 people b. 9 people c. No limit
6. Which country has been participating for the longest without ever winning? a. Cyprus b. Malta c. Portugal
7. Which country has received 0 points the most number of times? a. Norway b. Austria c. UK
8. How many times has Irish singer Johnny Logan won the contest? a. 1 b. 2 c. 3
9. To the nearest 100, what is the total number songs to have ever taken part in the contest? a. 1100 b. 1400 c. 2800
10. What year did the first ever contest take place? a. 1947 b. 1956 c. 1967
11. Including this year, how many times have Australia participated? a. 1 b. 2 c. 3
12. Since Eurovision 2000, what is the average number of points the UK has received? a. 42 b. 62 c. 82
13. Which country came 2nd in the contest last year (2015)? a. Sweden b. Italy c. Russia
14. How many millions of viewers in the UK watched the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest at peak time? a. 14 m b. 23 m c. 9 m
15. When the UK last hosted the contest in 1998, where was it broadcast from? a. Edinburgh b. Birmingham c. Cardiff
16. What is the minimum age for a Eurovision performer? a. 16 b. 18 c. No minimum
1 a. Ireland (7 times) | 2 c. White (by a long way) | 3 b. Iceland (95.5%) | 4b. 8 times (although we’ve only won 5 times) | 5a. 6 people | 6c. Portugal (48 entries) | 7a. Norway | 8c. 3 times (2 as a performer, 1 as a songwriter!) | 9b. 1400 | 10b. 1956 | 11b. 2 | 12a. 42 | 13c. Russia | 14c. 9 million | 15b. Birmingham | 16a. 16