The town has lots of connections to the singing festival which returns on May 18 with the first semi-final in Holland.
The second follows on May 20 before the grand final on May 22.
Eurovision has been part of our television lives since 1956 and the UK first won in 1967 with Puppet On A String sung by Sandie Shaw.
But Sunderland and East Durham can proudly boast plenty of connections to the competition. Take a look.
1. When the stars came to Wearside
Ruslana, winner of the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest, with her dancers on stage at Southmoor School. Were you there?
2. Were you there?
And here are some of the Southmoor students who got to watch Ruslana on stage.
3. Talented Bob's Euro claim to fame
Sunderland man Bob Marshall, who co-wrote one of the numbers bidding to be Britain's entry in the 1999 Eurovision Song Contest.
4. Sandie's in town
Sixties pop legend Sandie Shaw proved a big hit when she visited a new homeless centre on Wearside in 2011. The singer, who was the first UK winner of Eurovision in 1967 with Puppet On A String, was given a tour of the £1million purpose-built facility in Monkwearmouth.