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Penultimate #EurovisionAgain this Saturday 16 October 📼

Eurovision rewatch party #EurovisionAgain is back this Saturday for its penultimate outing this year. The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) has been raiding the vaults of national broadcasters in order to give fans the chance to experience a classic Contest together.

This Saturday (16 October) we’ll visit another classic Eurovision Song Contest at 21:00 CEST – but what is #EurovisionAgain and how can you join in?

#EurovisionAgain in a nutshell: the official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel premieres a classic Contest from yesteryear at 21:00 CEST on the third Saturday of each month – but the year isn’t revealed until 15 minutes beforehand.

Fans are invited to watch it in sync, download scorecards and Tweet along using the hashtag: #EurovisionAgain.

London was the destination for the previous #EurovisionAgain; it was the first time in over 50 years that the 1968 Eurovision Song Contest had been broadcast in full. You can still watch that Contest until this weekend over on the official Eurovision YouTube channel, thanks to the BBC.

📺 Watch: Eurovision Song Contest 1968 (Royal Albert Hall, London, United Kingdom)

About #EurovisionAgain

#EurovisionAgain began in March 2020 as a weekly way for fans to catch-up with one another online as COVID-19 restrictions led to national lockdowns and the eventual cancellation of the Eurovision Song Contest that year.

Eurovision enthusiasts followed the @EurovisionAgain account on Twitter and tweeted along to the retro shows using the hashtag #EurovisionAgain – causing the parties to become a globally trending topic on more than 20 occasions and raising over £25,000 for charities in the process.

The synchronised re-watch parties will take place on the third-Saturday of each month in 2021, and there are two remaining:

  • Saturday 16 October

  • Saturday 20 November

#EurovisionAgain will then step aside for Junior Eurovision and National Final Season 2022.

As always, the Contests could be any of those available from the archives of Eurovision.tv or previous Host Broadcasters – and the year isn’t revealed until 15 minutes prior to it premiering on the official Eurovision YouTube channel. The EBU aims to keep each Contest online for at least one month after their debut (though this depends on individual broadcasters).

Fans are encouraged to prepare snacks, download the scorecards and tweet along using the hashtag #EurovisionAgain – because Eurovision is best watched together.

Legends ONLY: Eurovision Song Contest 1992 in Malmö

You have never been to my show…

Of course, some Contests are easier to secure than others – as you can imagine, broadcast rights for television shows are extremely complicated things, especially when you mix in the copyrights of a bunch of songs and consider that some broadcasters (and even countries) no longer exist!

Behind the scenes, broadcasters are going to great lengths to assist in the finding and signing off of classic Contests.

There’s a lot to unravel prior to 2004, but it’s our mission to bring you the highest quality versions of as many Eurovision Song Contests as we can over the next few years.

Here are the shows #EurovisionAgain has already revisited:

1960s

  • London 1968

  • Madrid 1969

Power To All Our Friends: Cliff Richard represented the United Kingdom in 1968BBC

1970s

  • Brighton 1974

  • The Hague 1976

ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1974… whatever happened to them?

1980s

  • The Hague 1980

  • Gothenburg 1985

  • Dublin 1988

Johnny Logan winning the 1980 Eurovision Song Contest – the first of 3 victories

1990s

  • Zagreb 1990

  • Malmö 1992

  • Rome 1991

  • Dublin 1997

  • Birmingham 1998

  • Jerusalem 1999

Dana International won the 1998 Eurovision Song Contest for Israel, wearing the contents of a large aviaryEBU

2000s

  • Riga 2003

  • Kiev 2005

  • Athens 2006

  • Helsinki 2007

  • Belgrade 2008

  • Moscow 2009

Finnish metal band Lordi triumphed at the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest in Athens, Greece

2010s

  • Malmo 2013

  • Copenhagen 2014

  • Vienna 2015

  • Stockholm 2016

  • Lisbon 2018

Jamie-Lee from Stockholm 2016 and a big pink bear

Which year do you want to see next? Let us know via our official Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and Facebook accounts.

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