This year's Eurovision Song Contest is hosted in Stockholm, capital of Sweden since last year is the Swedish candidate who won the contest. To celebrate the biggest singing competition in the world, Stockholm has made some changes in its infrastructure and adorned with the rainbow colors.
This weekend it was the final of the biggest songs contest in all Europe.
The principle of the contest is very simple: 25 finalists are selected in all Europe to represent their country (a singer or a band by country). They sing all and, during their performances, the jury and the public vote.
There are different characteristics for this contest who make it particular. First of all, the performances are live on television. Then a jury vote but there is a jury in each country and this year, there were 43 countries. The public can also vote, the public resulting from the 43 countries! Except that we can't vote for our country.
Each country votes for 10 songs giving 12, 10 and 8 points to three "best" songs and finally from 1 to 7 points for some other songs we like the most.
"Best" because it is a fact, we sort of do a mix between giving points to the best performance and giving some points to the countries bordering our own country.