Once again, DANK Haus is opening its doors for a public viewing party of one of the greatest contests on earth: the European Song Contest.
Every year, millions of people tune in to watch this wacky, international spectacle. This year, the contest takes place in Kiev, following Ukraine's victory at the 2016 edition. 42 countries will compete, including Romania and Portugal who were absent in 2016. This year's contest will also be a special one for Austria, Denmark and the United Kingdom which are all celebrating the 60th anniversary of their participation.
So far, Germany has only won the contest twice: in 1982 with Nicole and her unforgettable “Ein bißchen Frieden," and in 2010 with Lena and her song "Satellite". Of course, we are hoping that Levina will bring the title back this year with "Perfect Life".
As one of the longest-running television shows in the world, the European Song Contest could be called the "granddaddy" of all singing contests. Since 1956, member countries of the European Broadcasting Union have sent their candidates to compete for the best performance. Each participating country submits an original song to be performed on live television and radio and then casts votes for the other countries' songs to determine the most popular song in the competition.
DANK Haus will stream the contest live from Kiev. Channel the European in you and come to cheer for your favorite country and song!
Doors open at 1:00 pm | Contest starts at 2:00 pm
Free Admission | Food and drink available for purchase
Child care available - please register in advance!