The Eurovision Song Contest that helped launch the careers of ABBA, Olivia Newton-John, and Celine Dion among others, will air for the first time in the U.S. on Logo. The network will broadcast the 61st annual Grand Final live and and commercial free on Saturday, May 14 at 3 PM ET. The 2016 Grand Final competition and winner’s ceremony will also be streamed exclusively in the U.S. on http://www.logotv.com and the LogoTV mobile app.
The Eurovision Song Contest, organized by the European Broadcasting Union, is the world’s largest non-sporting live TV event and the most watched live entertainment program in Europe, attracting nearly
200 million television viewers worldwide last year alone when Sweden’s Mans Zelmerlow won (see photo above). This year’s 2016 Grand Final competition, celebrating the theme “Come Together,” will be held in Stockholm, Sweden. The competition will feature acts representing 42 countries battling for the coveted trophy as well as the chance to host next year’s contest in their home country.
The 61st annual Eurovision Song Contest is produced by Swedish Host Broadcaster, SVT.