Eurovision Song Contest

BBC Finally Takes Eurovision Seriously Again

Kaushik Ray | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Kaushik Ray

Molly Smitten-Downes is the artist (in these class-conscious pop days, she is being recast as the much more approachable "Molly" as though one earns a mono-nomic moniker with a debut song). Her song, "Children of the Universe" is being premiered via the BBC Red Button at 19.30 GMT on Monday 3rd March.

Eurovision: The Joy and Financial Pitfalls of It All

Andrew Ian Dodge | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Andrew Ian Dodge

Last weekend marked the finale of the annual extravaganza of Europop and European spirit called Eurovision. In it, countries put their best musical foot forward to beat the rest of Europe for Eurovision glory. The winner has to host the next year's event. A bit of a financially poisoned chalice of sorts.

Denmark's Emmelie De Forest Crowned Eurovision Winner

PA | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

The UK was holding out for a hero - but in the event Bonnie Tyler was totally eclipsed by bookies' favourite Denmark at the Eurovision Song Contest to...

Still Fizzing With Eurovision Favourite, Three Decades On

PA | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

Bucks Fizz hit 'Making Your Mind Up' has been named the nation's favourite UK Eurovision song more than three decades after its triumph. Listeners ...

Whatcha Waiting For: Eurovision and Gay Rights

B.J. Epstein | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
B.J. Epstein

Silly pop songs, over-the-top costumes and dance routines, and a (possibly) fake sense of intra-European bonhomie. Yes, it's easy to dismiss the annual Eurovision song contest. But wait. This year might be a little bit different. Eurovision might actually get political - and not just political in the usual sense that neighbouring countries vote for one another in a show of regional support... What better time to demand equal rights than when you have the eyes of much of Europe on you?

A Barman's Confession: Eurovision

Jack L. Williams | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jack L. Williams

One of the best parts of my job is creating cocktails for every single special occasion or calendar date that comes a'knockin. And Eurovision is no different. So I've created a special cocktail to embrace the glitz this weekend - for those that don't fancy knocking back a drink for each country.

Have The Bookies Got It Right For Eurovision?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

The bookies have spoken, but are they right? Because their favourite for Eurovision Song Contest victory this year is very different from the one they...

The Best And Worst Of Brits At Eurovision - Can Bonnie Do Better?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

The Eurovision Song Contest is a bittersweet experience for longstanding UK fans these days. While we remain passionately upbeat about the contest...

Believe in Eurovision!

Bonnie Tyler | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bonnie Tyler

So here we are: I'm going to be flying the flag for the United Kingdom at the 58th Eurovision Song Contest this year in Malmo, Sweden. And what's more - I am completely honoured to do it! I have to be honest, I wasn't sure at first - but then it suddenly dawned on me that this is an incredible thing. It's an amazing opportunity to represent your country for doing something you love. In actual fact my husband Robert had represented the UK in the Olympic Games at judo in 1972. So we are two halves of a couple who have both done something for their country. Now that can't be bad!

A Chorus Is Better Than a Solo

Sean Farrington | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK
Sean Farrington

Whether you're a fan of the Eurovision Song Contest or not, it's hard to downplay the strength of a competition that has held the attention of a continent for nearly 60 years.

WATCH: UK Recuts Bonnie Tyler's Eurovision Video

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Comedy

Afraid of getting 'nul points' once again, the United Kingdom has drastically reworked its entry into this year's Eurovision Song Contest, as sung by ...

Caroline Frost

Bonnie Tyler 'Will Take It On The Chin If She Scores Nil Points At Eurovision'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

Bonnie Tyler is adamant that she won't be disappointed should the worst happen at the Eurovision Song Contest. She's not worried about getting nil poi...

Bonnie Turned Down Eurovision Before - Holding Out For Malmo?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2013 | UK Entertainment

Bonnie Tyler, this year's entrant for the Eurovision Song Contest, has revealed that she turned down the BBC's offer sing for the UK - three decades a...

We Need to Talk About Eurovision - Why the UK Has Again Missed the Point

Matt Clough | Posted 08.05.2013 | UK Entertainment
Matt Clough

Spike Milligan, Monty Python, even The Beatles are bastions of absurdity and surrealism the world over, so why do we insist on putting our dullest, most mundane foot forward for the one night of the year when these traits are held above all others?

WATCH: Total Eclipse Of The Heart - Literal Version

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK Comedy

So Welsh power ballad queen Bonnie Tyler is going to represent the UK at this year's Eurovision Song Contest. Which kind of got us thinking... or r...

Recognise This Year's Entry For The Eurovision?

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK Entertainment

It's been confirmed that 80s power ballad crooner Bonnie Tyler will represent the UK at this year's Eurovision Song Contest. The 61-year-old 'Total...

'I'm Glad I Dropped Out Of Eurovision'

Posted 26.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

She might be all urban and street these days but Rita Ora hasn't always been quite so cool - she once almost ended up representing the UK in the Eurov...

The Azeri Miracle

Raconteur Media | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK
Raconteur Media

AZERBAIJAN Nicolas Sarkis, founder and CEO of AlphaOne Partners LLP, puts the spotlight on the social, political and economic developments taking pla...

Humperdinck Offered £2 Million For EH1 Numberplate....

PA | Posted 07.10.2012 | UK

Music veteran Engelbert Humperdinck is trying to trace a rich mystery man who offered to buy his personalised car number plate - for £2m. The Rele...

WATCH: Gandalf Nods His Head To Europop

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.10.2012 | UK Comedy

Sometimes, you can discern all you need to know about the human race simply by seeing what's trending on YouTube. And today? The video everyone's g...

'Eurovision Failure? Blatant Racism'

PA | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

Andrew Lloyd Webber has blamed the UK's poor record at the Eurovision Song Contest on racism. The star, 64, spoke out after a string of disappointm...

40 Arrested Over Terror Plots To Attack Eurovision

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK

Security services in Azerbaijan have arrested forty people linked to Al-Qaeda over a series of terror plots targeting last weekend’s Eurovision song...

Quadruple The Trouble

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 28.05.2012 | Home

After failing to match last year's success at Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest, it could be possible the Jedward, errrm, magic is finally starting t...

Eurovision: The Heavily Strobing Highlights

Paddy Duffy | Posted 26.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Paddy Duffy

Generally in Eurovision, countries are faced with a stark choice: do they send the best-looking women they can find, or the biggest nutters they can find? This year seemed to take a swing to the former, although the nutter side was still well-manned

WATCH: If Engelbert Humperdinck's Autocue Fails

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK Comedy

Engelbert Humperdinck's song Love Will Set You Free may stand a better chance of winning this year's Eurovision than any of this lot - but what if dis...