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Article: Top 10 Eurovision Songs That Weren't (TheVine)

After World War II, US Secretary of State George Marshall thought it would be a good idea to help Europe rebuild after six years of demoralising, bitter warfare. Under his economic recovery plan, proud nations would prosper again, resisting the lure of Communism.

Leaders concocted a program to spearhead European technological progress and unity – the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) was born in 1955. "We’ll get Europe to sing", they said. "We’ll broadcast it live across the continent", they said. "It’s a great idea", they said.

No one had the heart to tell them. Read who really didn't.