For The First Time, “Eurovision” To Be Broadcast Live In U.S.
Long before "American Idol", there was "The Eurovision Song Contest." Since 1956, the annual competition has been one of the world’s most watched television shows, now drawing close to 200 million viewers. This year will be the first time, "Eurovision" will be broadcast live on American television.
The finale takes place this Saturday in Stockholm, Sweden, with performers from 42 countries. We preview and discuss the iconic TV-Music extravaganza with Tony Sarabia, host of The Morning Shift and Radio M and with David McGuire, U.S. producer for the BBC.