In Israel, the Eurovision song contest (where every European country sends a singer to perform a song live and then a panel of judges votes on the winner), is very widely covered in the press.
Israelis are very interested in the contest because Israel is a competitor among the Europeans, and Israel has won the contest on occasion.
In the U.S., I don't believe that most people even heard of the contest. It is not discussed nor broadcast, etc.
My question, out of curiosity, is how "big" of an event is the Eurovision contest in Europe?