Eurovision 2019: One Big Family

Eurovision 2019: One Big Family

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We’re thrilled to officially kick off our lead-up to the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with amazing family history content! We’ve partnered with an exclusive group of Eurovision stars — past and present — to take them on a journey of family history discovery.

Back in September, we announced our excitement in being named the Presenting Partner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, taking place May 12–18, 2019 in Tel Aviv. Eurovision is the world’s largest live music event, watched by an average of 200 million people around the world.

Eurovision Legends

Over the coming months, we’ll bring you fascinating content about some of Eurovision’s biggest stars.

Here are some of the exciting names we are working with:

  • Netta Barzilai, winner of the 2018 Eurovision with the song “TOY.”
  • Dami Im, the 2016 Eurovision jury vote winner, who came in second overall. She is known for reaching the highest Eurovision score for Australia.
  • Eimear Quinn, the 1996 Eurovision winner with the song “The Voice.”
  • Lenny Kuhr, who represented the Netherlands in the 1969 Eurovision with her song “De Troubadour.” She was one of FOUR winners that year!
  • Izhar Cohen, winner of the 1978 Eurovision with the group Alphabeta performing “A-Ba-Ni-Bi.”
  • Poli Genova represented Bulgaria twice in Eurovision, was a mentor on The Voice of Bulgaria and X Factor Bulgaria, and hosted the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015.

After representing their countries and overcoming obstacles in Eurovision competitions of the past, they are about to embark on an entirely new journey to reveal how their ethnic makeup ties in with their national identities. Over the next few months, these stars will take MyHeritage DNA tests and build their family trees. Stay tuned as Netta, Dami, Eimear, Lenny, Izhar, and Poli discover their ethnic origins and uncover incredible stories about their family history.

Eurovision Families

Families come in all shapes and sizes, and the Eurovision family is no exception. Over the next few months, we’ll be building the Eurovision Family Tree and highlighting fascinating connections between Eurovision legends, current contestants, and dedicated Eurovision fans. As we explore these connections, we’ll gain a greater understanding of how we’re all part of “One Big Family.”

We’ve already unearthed remarkable connections between some of Eurovision’s most notable contestants from years past. With a few basic family details and with the help of MyHeritage SuperSearch™, we discovered that many of them are related to one another!

 

Competitions!

Enter our exciting contests for a chance to win some fantastic prizes. One lucky family will win FREE tickets to Eurovision 2019! Stay tuned for more details!

Are you the biggest Eurovision superfan in your family? Our trivia games will test your knowledge to see if you’re the ultimate Eurovision fan. With little-known facts about your favorite Eurovision stars and winners, every superfan is bound to learn something new.

How to Stay Updated

To keep up with all the exciting “One Big Family” Eurovision 2019 content, we have added a new Eurovision 2019 category right here on our blog. Find out soon which Eurovision legends are related to royalty!

Do you have a favorite Eurovision act? Would you like to find out more about their family history? Let us know in the comments below!

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  • Elvis Piovani


    January 24, 2019

    Well…..thinking to the past…..the names are too many!!!! Conchita Wurst, Jamie Lee Kriewitz, Polina Gagarina, IMRI, Nina Kraljic….but what about the hosts! Mans Zemmerlow (also contestant) and Petra Mede!

  • Mrs Pauline. M. Etherington


    February 8, 2019

    Hi, does Johnny Logan of Ireland ( 2x singer winner and 1x composer) have any famous connections or others to him? Please

  • Judy Dee


    February 15, 2019

    Cliff Richard

  • Pilla Leitner


    February 15, 2019

    Soluna – daughter of my favorite street musician, Gee Gee Kettle – has led a fascinating life. I’ll bet her family tree is just as fascinating! She represented Denmark a few years ago.

  • Jacquie


    February 17, 2019

    Congratulations, MyHeritage on your appointment to the Eurovision Song Contest and all that it reveal!