Fan-led rewatch party #EurovisionAgain returns for a third season on Saturday 19 June at 21:00 CEST.
#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.
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 return on the third-Saturday of each month in 2021:
Saturday 19 June
Saturday 17 July
Saturday 21 August
Saturday 18 September
Saturday 16 October
Saturday 20 November
#EurovisionAgain will then step aside for Junior Eurovision and National Final Season 2022, though don’t rule out a one-off edition like the Semi-Finalist special last year.
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.
Fans are encouraged to prepare snacks, download the scorecards and tweet along using the hashtag #EurovisionAgain – because Eurovision is best watched together.
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 we’ve already revisited:
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