Why was the Eurovision Song Contest first invented?

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Why was the Eurovision Song Contest first invented?

To promote television

Explanation

The official story behind the Eurovision Song Contest is that it is meant stimulate the production of high-quality pop music by encouraging international competition between writers and composers. However, in reality, in the beginning it was largely about marketing television, then a relatively new invention. The television is said to have been invented by the Scot John Logie Baird (1888-1946I ) in the 1920s. It only really started getting traction as a product after World War II, however.

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