The Eurovision Song Contest is heading to U.S. television for the first time ever: This year’s finale will air on Logo, the network announced Monday.
Each year, musicians from dozens of countries submit original songs and then compete for the winning title. Since launching in 1956, the contest has helped launch the careers of Celine Dion, Olivia Newton-John, Julio Iglesias, and ABBA. The event is regularly the world’s largest non-sporting live TV event, and last year’s attracted almost 200 million viewers from around the globe, Logo said.
This year’s competition, the event’s 61st, is being held in Stockholm, Sweden — where last year’s winner, Måns Zelmerlöw, hails from — and features acts from 42 countries. The finale will air live and commercial-free on Logo May 14 at 3 p.m. ET.