Eurovision Song Contest

Soundtrack to a Grexit

Kaushik Ray | Posted 22.06.2015 | UK Politics
Kaushik Ray

Drama and tragedy: Greek concepts, Greek words and the Greeks love them both. Yet to top them off, there's nothing that the average Greek loves more than a good song and dance. From the lyre to the bouzouki and all manners of drums and dancing in between, music is one part of an ancient culture that no Grexit can extinguish.

Eurovision 2015

Gill Alexander | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Gill Alexander

A quick check of the scoreboard revealed that the UK had climbed to five points, not that anyone cared. It was all about Sweden vs. Putin. Astonishingly, Cyprus gave Greece eight points instead of the customary 12. What the hell was happening?

Nigella The Only UK Winner At Eurovision

The Huffington Post UK\ | Caroline Frost | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

The UK's Eurovision Song Contest entry, Electro Velvet, have admitted they are pretty downbeat about limping home in Vienna, with hardly a flicker to ...

Aussie Wossie Great? Yes, He Was!

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

Guy Sebastian can make the long journey back to Australia with his head held high, after earning his country fifth place in the Eurovision Song Contes...

Caroline Frost

How Political IS The Eurovision Song Contest, And Does It Matter? | Caroline Frost | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

Blue are the latest pundits to express their concern at the amount of politics that always threaten to govern the Eurovision Song Contest. The ban...

EUROVISION: Can You Spot The Winner In This Lot?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

Bang the drums, switch on that wind machine, swirl those cloaks - the Eurovision Song Contest final 2015 has (almost) arrived and, following the delig...

Caroline Frost

How Gay IS The Eurovision Song Contest, And Does It Matter? | Caroline Frost | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

The Eurovision Song Contest may be billed as fun for all the family, but there’s a big pulsating gay message at its heart – for those who want it,...

Lego Says Happy Birthday To Eurovision - And It's Perfect

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 21.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

In case you’ve been living under a pile of sequinned flares, the Eurovision Song Contest is back this weekend and in celebration of the event’s 60...

Here's Everything You Need To Know About Eurovision 2015

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath & Ashley Percival | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

The countdown to the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest is officially on as last year's winner Conchita Wurst gets ready to hand over her crown to a new ac...

The Popbitch Guide To Eurovision 2015

Popbitch | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

As easy as it is to be snarky about Eurovision, there is a lot of genuinely well-crafted pop going on there too, so we at Popbitch decided to afford it the respect that such effort deserves. We analysed hundreds and hundreds of Eurovision entries since 2000 to see if there is any sort of scientific formula for success...

The Most Remarkable Ever Eurovision Winners

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

The Eurovision Song Contest is upon us once more, with its motley crew of participants from around 'Europe' making their annual offering of synth-folk...

Matt Bagwell

WISE WORDS: 'My Cup's Not Half Full, It's Overflowing' | Matt Bagwell | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

It’s been over 30 years since Cheryl Baker won the Eurovision Song Contest as a member of Bucks Fizz with the insanely catchy ‘Making Your Mind Up...

Is Graham Norton Right To Complain About Eurovision?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 13.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

Graham Norton has caused a few ripples in the Eurovision Song Contest community with his complaint about this year's inclusion of Australia to the com...

EUROVISION: 8 Reasons Why Sweden ALWAYS Does So Well, And It's Not Just ABBA

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

For the second year in a row, Sweden is the hot favourite to take home the trophy at this year's Eurovision Song Contest. MORE EUROVISION: Here's...

Caroline Frost

EUROVISION LATEST: UK Entry 'Not Afraid Of Nul Points' | Caroline Frost | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

This year's UK Eurovision Song Contest entry Electro Velvet claim they're not frightened of going home with a humiliating 'nul points' in this year's ...

Mel To Front BBC Three Eurovision Coverage

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Entertainment

Mel Giedroyc is set to join Radio 1’s Scott Mills, to present BBC Three’s coverage of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals. The ‘Gre...

Delight As Eurovision Legends Unite For Spectacular Finale

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 01.04.2015 | UK Entertainment

It was a night of nostalgia at London's Apollo venue in Hammersmith, when Eurovision legends came calling last night to celebrate the unique event's 6...

My Real Thoughts on Eurovision

Sandie Shaw | Posted 23.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Sandie Shaw

My relationship with Eurovision has always been ambivalent. There were so many bad memories as well as good ones associated with it... Particularly as the BBC of the time presented their cold face of moral rectitude in censuring me for being named in the divorce case of someone I believed I was engaged to and who turned out to already have a wife. Rolf Harris, his manager, his director and the BBC conspired to have me removed from his TV show in which I was presenting the six Eurovision songs to the viewers. They did not want me to harm his reputation as a family entertainer...

This Swedish Sign Language Interpreter Is Our New Hero

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Comedy

Oh, man. Tommy Krångh may just be our new hero. He's a sign language interpreter for Swedish broadcaster SVT, and that job includes signing the he...

Eurovision Entry Hit With Potato Waffle Controversy (Yes, Really)

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 11.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Move over Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams - there’s a new musical copycat controversy in town, this time related to the UK’s Eurovision Song Co...

BBC Eurovision Selection - Time for Power to the People

Kaushik Ray | Posted 08.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Kaushik Ray

As licence-fee payers, shouldn't we have a say in the artist and song that represents our country in an international competition? As consistently one of the highest-rated programes on television in the country in the whole year, shouldn't the lead-up programme be shown on a mainstream channel (rather than hidden behind the Red Button)?

And The UK's 2015 Eurovision Entry Is...

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 20.05.2015 | UK Entertainment

Duo Electro Velvet have been revealed as this year’s UK entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. Alex Larke and Bianca Nicholas will perform the t...

Caroline Frost

Australia Could Actually WIN Eurovision With This Man | Caroline Frost | Posted 06.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

When Australia announced yesterday that it had chosen its representative for this year's special 60th anniversary Eurovision Song Contest, there was a...

Meet Australia's First Ever Eurovision Entry

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 05.03.2015 | UK Entertainment

Australia have revealed their first (and, let’s be honest, probably last) ever representative in the Eurovision Song Contest. SEE MORE: Fancy Yo...

Crikey! Eurovision Welcomes Australian Act For The First Time Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

The Eurovision Song Contest will have an act performing on behalf of Australia for the first time in its 60-year history this May. In recent years,...