This year, Eurovision celebrates its 60th anniversary and is taking place in Vienna following the winning performance by Austrian diva Conchita Wurst in 2014.
The event is also hosting the surprise one-time entry of Australia, for no other reason than our antipodean friends have been avid viewers for more than 30 years and just couldn’t bear to miss out.
While Britain’s glory days of Eurovision may be a thing of the past, lottery website LottoLand.co.uk is giving Brits the chance to revitalise their enthusiasm by offering a £1m prize if you can correctly predict the top 15 songs and countries.
To enter the competition, simply visit LottoLand’s Facebook page and post your top 15 predictions. Or you can tweet your list of predictions using the hashtag #eurovisionmillion. The competition closes when coverage starts on BBC1 (8pm, Saturday May 23) and – naturally – only one entry can be made per person.
But, if you don’t fancy your chances of getting the top performers correct (which, let’s face it, is pretty tricky), check out these sure-fire ways to make some fast cash while Eurovision is on:
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