Since 1956 the Eurovision Song Contest has become an important part of our collective European identity and 58 years later, the contest is still as popular as ever; an adoration that manifests itself in many ways.
Since 2009 primary schools from all over Europe have been taking part in their very own version of the competition entitled Schoolovision. This year an impressive 41 countries will take part in this incredible event, which has won several international education awards. Since its inception over 100 entries have been performed by a total of over 400 children.
Check out some of the pictures in our gallery below, including the Austrian, Scottish and Norwegian participants.
How it works
Organised through the educational site eTwinning, the competition aims to bring Europe’s school children closer together. This year entries must be submitted by Friday the 10th of May, which will allow children to view them between the 13th and the 16th of May ahead of a live webcam vote on Friday the 17th of May, timed to coincide with the Grand Final of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, which takes place on the 18th of May. Voting is exclusively for children.
Take a look at the entries
By visiting the official website of Schoolovision, you can see information about this year’s edition of the show and a link to all previous editions. According to the co-ordinator for the project, Michael Purves, the quality has improved significantly with “some really professional entries in the top 10” in 2012.
We at Eurovision.tv would like to wish the very best of luck to all the participants of this year’s Schoolovision and hope that many of the budding performers will one day grace the Eurovision Song Stage with their talent and enthusiasm.