Users can ask questions in English or German. For example, "Alexa, Ask Eurovision who won in…” and then a particular year. Alexa will then ask users if they want to hear the winner and can play every winning entry from 1956 to 2016, from Lys Assia to Ruslana.
Simon Fell, Director of Technology and Innovation, said: "The EBU is always at the forefront of innovation and with the growth of voice-controlled devices such as Amazon Echo we wanted to create a tool that provides added value to our flagship co-production. In time we hope to develop the “skill” to allow users to delve even deeper into the Eurovision Song Contest’s rich history."
"Every year the Eurovision Song Contest gains more fans as they discover the world’s biggest entertainment show," added the EBU’s Director of Media Jean Philip De Tender. "This new skill allows those new to the event, and loyal followers alike, to discover all the great winners from the past and test their friends and family on how much they know about the Song Contest too!"