Free European Song Contest facts for kids
The Free European Song Contest (abbrev. as FreeESC) is a song contest run by the private channel ProSieben that started in 2020. Different singers representing countries in Europe (mainly) compete every year.
Some of the competitors are famous singers include: Nico Santos (famous singer in Germany), Max Mutzke (represented Baden-Württemberg at the Bundesvision Song Contest 2014, Ilse DeLange (represented the Netherlands at the ESC2014 as member of The Common Linnets), Sarah Lombardi (participant in the 8º season of Deutschland sucht den Superstar).
The latest winner (and first) of the Free European Song Contest is Nico Santos of Spain.
The Free European Song Contest was created (by the private network ProSieben and the production company Brainpool TV) after the cancelation of the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 by the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe. The first contest took place Cologne, Germany on 16 May 2020 at 20:15 CEST on the television channel ProSieben.
List of winners
|2020||Spain||Like I Love You||Nico Santos||FreeESC 2020|
Highest placings of non-winning countries
|Best placing||Country||Most recently|
|2nd||Netherlands||Changes||Ilse DeLange||FreeESC 2020|
|3rd||Moon||Back to the Moon||Der Astronaut||FreeESC 2020|
|4th||Germany||Forever at Home||Helge Schneider||FreeESC 2020|
|5th||Israel||Alles auf Hoffnung||Gil Ofarim||FreeESC 2020|
|6th||Turkey||Günaydin||Eko Fresh feat. Umut Timur||FreeESC 2020|
|7th||Switzerland||All We Need Is Love||Stefanie Heinzmann||FreeESC 2020|
|8th||Bulgaria||Du bist genug||Oonagh||FreeESC 2020|
|9th||Croatia||Highlight (Ti si moja snaga)||Vanessa Mai||FreeESC 2020|
|10th||Ireland||Speak Up||Sion Hill||FreeESC 2020|
|11th||Poland||Immer da||Glasperlenspiel||FreeESC 2020|
|12th||United Kingdom||Friends||Kelvin Jones||FreeESC 2020|
|13th||Italy||Te amo mi amor||Sarah Lombardi||FreeESC 2020|
|14th||Kazakhstan||Paranoid||Mike Singer||FreeESC 2020|
|15th||Austria||Wo bist du||Josh.||FreeESC 2020|
|16th||Denmark||Reset||Kate Hall||FreeESC 2020|
- Eurovision Song Contest (2020/Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light)
- Junior Eurovision Song Contest
- Eurovision Asia Song Contest (Asian version of Eurovision)
- AfriMusic Song Contest (African contest based in Eurovision)
- Bundevision Song Contest (previus contest made by the Private Channel ProSieben)
- Turkvision Song Contest (Turkish contest organised by TMB TV and created by TÜRKSOY for the Turkic countries and Turkic people)
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