NEWS / All the songs from this yearÕs Eurovision Song Contest are now here!
With over 200 million viewers, the Eurovision Song Contest is the worldÕs biggest TV music show...It gains 350 million video views on YouTube annually, and in 2015-2016 the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 album achieved a record-breaking 166 million streams on Spotify alone. The 2015 compilation also managed to get 37 tracks in the iTunes Top 5.
This year's album features all 43 songs from this yearÕs Eurovision Song Contest, including ÔSunlightÕ by former Westlife member Nicky Byrne (Ireland), ÔIf I Were SorryÕ by Frans (Sweden) which has already been streamed more than 25 million times, and ÔWalk On WaterÕ by Ira Losco (Malta) who has previously opened concerts for Sir Elton John.
Since 2000, the world has changed a lot and of course, so has the Eurovision Song Contest. From one show with 25 contestants, the contest has grown into a three-night spectacle with 43 nations competing. This year the official slogan is ÔCome TogetherÕ.
ÒAs every year, this yearÕs contest is sure to be full of surprises. Songwriters keep writing better songs. Artists keep amazing audiences with stunning performances. We push the boundaries of technology. Amidst all the spectacle, it is easy to forget that the Eurovision Song Contest is one of the very few pan-European traditions we cherish. Regardless of the challenges that Europe faces these days, we hope the Eurovision Song Contest will once again bring people together, as its founders intended it to do back in 1956,Ó says Jon Ola Sand, Executive Supervisor Eurovision Song Contest, European Broadcasting Union.
The album is released through Universal Music and will be available on all steaming services from 15 April, and in physical sale from 22 April.
The grand finale takes place on 14 May in Stockholm, Sweden. But why wait to dive into the happy folk tunes, grand pop ballads and powerful rock songs?
Eurovision Song Contest 2016 album is released via Universal Music and is available digitally from 15 April and in physical format from 22 April. A DVD from this year's show will be released 17 June.
43 countries are participating this year
The show takes place in Stockholm, Sweden
Shows: 1. Semi-final: 10 May, 2. Semi-final: 12 May, Grand finale 14 May
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