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The world’s glitziest song contest starts this week. Here’s what you need to know about Eurovision.

NBC News, May 5

This year, Eurovision will be held in Malmö, Sweden, and already fans are descending on the country’s third-largest city, decked out in sequins, glitter, skin-tight metallics or neon, some of them with their country’s flags painted on their faces or draped around their shoulders. For fans, it’s a yearlong buildup to this weeklong party. For viewers across Europe and around the world, the contest will be shown over three days next week.