Eurovision is back! 8 reasons why Sunderland has a huge connection to the global phenomenon
It’s back! The Eurovision Song Contest is ready to wow audiences once more and here’s why Sunderland is right behind it.
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.