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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

Year Country Song Performer Article
2020  Spain Like I Love You Nico Santos FreeESC 2020

Highest placings of non-winning countries

Best placing Country Most recently
Song Performer Article
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

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