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Comedian Jason Manford and singer-songwriter Chelcee Grimes explore how the Eurovision Song Contest became the world’s largest live music event, with an audience on a par with the American Superbowl, creating global superstars and leaving an impact on the lives of millions.

Jason meets the UK’s last winner, Katrina Leskanich from Katrina and the Waves, who won in 1997, Sam Ryder, who came second in 2022’s contest, and Mae Muller, who is representing the UK in Liverpool in 2023, to try to understand what makes a Eurovision hit.

Meanwhile, Liverpudlian singer-songwriter Chelcee provides an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse of preparations in Liverpool, as well as revealing some little-known facts about the event itself. Did you know that Abba only decided to sing Waterloo in English on the night of the final in 1974? Chelcee also travels to Sweden to find out just how popular the contest is there.

Jason meets three generations of one family from Newcastle, who tell him just what the contest means to them, and a group of LGBTQ+ fans from Manchester talk about the incredible impact the contest has had on their lives.


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