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Eurovision Song Contest's Biggest Stars

13 of the Biggest Eurovision Stars of All Time

Eurovision Song Contest's Biggest Stars
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The Eurovision Song Contest is the annual opportunity for countries to give their all in the form of international showbusiness strategy, bizarre music performances, and, occasionally, reaping the rewards in the form of kickstarting the making of a superstar. It's no surprise, then, that Netflix made a movie about the contest - led by none other than Rachel McAdams and Will Ferrell — in 2020 called "The Story of Fire Saga".

Hollywood movies aside, the Eurovision Song Contest has launched the careers of some of the world's biggest music stars, although it's not always easy. Despite many of the contestants's on-stage wins within the competition, they struggle to translate their success into fame post-Eurovision - with just a handful managing to make their mark, either in their home countries or around the world. Many have tried (yes, even Katie Price and Kym Marsh made a Eurovision bid, although failed to be chosen as the UK's entrant), but not all have succeeded. Those that have though, have gone down in history.

With only weeks to go until the Eurovision Song Contest 2023, the countdown is well and truly on. Liverpool is proudly hosting the event, on behalf of 2022 winning country, Ukraine. The devastating, ongoing war means it would be unsafe to hold the competition in the country. Graham Norton will present the Grand Final on 13 May along with Ukrainian singer and frontwoman of The Hardkiss band, Julia Sanina, "Ted Lasso" star Hannah Waddingham, and "Britain's Got Talent" judge Alesha Dixon. And the 2023 UK entrant? It's Mae Muller.

Ahead of the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest, read ahead to see some of the biggest stars catapulted to fame via the competition.

— Additional reporting by Amanda Prahl

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