Eurovision Song Contest

Ukraine's Eurovision Win and the Energies of Conflict

The London Magazine | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Entertainment
The London Magazine

The Eurovision Song Contest, a flashy, riotous and at times absurd jamboree, has ceased to be about talent and the enjoyment of friendly competition. ...

"Crazy Is The New Black"

Katie Simon Phillips | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Katie Simon Phillips

You can describe crazy in an infinite number of ways, but as the "new black?". That is not what the word means to me. If anything, crazy is the new "crisis in humanity", and it is killing more people every day than your average fashion trend.

Swedish Spectacular - Ukrainian Mystery

Andy Abraham | Posted 16.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Andy Abraham

While the production on Saturday night was fantastic, I'm afraid to say some of the songs weren't quite up to scratch. Take the Ukrainian entry and eventual winner Jamala, for instance - I honestly don't understand how she won.

Ukraine Wins Eurovision!

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 17.05.2016 | UK Entertainment

Ukraine has won the 61st Eurovision Song Contest, after the most dramatic final few minutes of the competition for a very long time. The winner Jamal...

Eurovision: Graham Norton Pays Emotional Tribute To Terry Wogan

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 14.05.2016 | UK Entertainment

While the rest of Europe (and other parts of the world) were enjoying the Eurovision Song Contest, UK commentator Graham Norton paused to join the Bri...

6 People Who Should Be Representing The UK At Eurovision

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Comedy

The musical event of the year is upon us, with the whole country itching to see who will win Eurovision this year. The UK's entry for 2016 is former '...

Eurovision 2016: Why Justin Timberlake Is So Wrong for the Interval Act

Caroline Frost | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Frost

Justin Timberlake is obviously great, but he's American, totally irrelevant to this extravaganza, which has traditionally invited a fitting act to showcase the host nation. And that hasn't worked out badly either. Riverdance stole the show in 1994, and never looked back.

Which Finalist Gets Your Eurovision Vote?

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Entertainment

We're in the grip of Eurovision, with two semi-finals behind us and the Grand Final taking place on Saturday night. Current odds are making Russia's ...

Eurovision - My View So Far

Andy Abraham | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Andy Abraham

Unfortunately for Ireland's Nicky Byrne, he's going to get a lot of stick for not making it through to the final. It was a good song compared to some of the ones that went through and I thought he did a good job but he was up against it.

The 14 Most Ridiculous Moments From The Eurovision Song Contest

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Comedy

The Eurovision Song Contest takes place in Stockholm on Saturday, and we're all brimming with excitement to watch hours of multicultural music perform...

Eurovision: A State of Mind

Katrina Leskanich | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Katrina Leskanich

Now I'm regarded as an honorary Brit. Winning Eurovision really integrated me into the British culture and 19 years later I'm still the last person to win it for the UK. For a country that produces the greatest music in the world, the Brits just don't know how to manufacture a decent enough song to win ESC. Why?

The Road to Eurovision: My Journey With Electro Velvet

Alex Larke | Posted 13.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Alex Larke

The launch itself was a pretty tough affair. There you are proudly showing off your music video and telling them you're representing your country at Eurovision, and at the same time your phone is beeping whilst someone is wishing you dead on Twitter. I'd be lying if I said the mixed reaction didn't hurt.

The 10 Best Ever Eurovision Interval Acts

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Entertainment

It was the Eurovision Song Contest 1994, and time for the interval. We'd all piled into the kitchen to plough into an enormous Chinese takeaway that w...

The Eurovision Song Contest - Why the Haters Are Wrong

Jody Thompson | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jody Thompson

It's the Eurovision Song Contest this Saturday - but a recent poll has found the UK would vote 'Leave' if there were a referendum on our participation, in some kind of musical Brexit. This must surely be one the most depressing results of recent times. One can only extrapolate that in these times of austerity, us Brits are cutting back on our sense of fun too.

The Countries Who WON'T Give The UK Any Eurovision Love

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 14.05.2016 | UK Entertainment

The 61st Eurovision Song Contest kicked off last night with its first semi-final in Stockholm, and already the pundits are despairing of the UK doing ...

Eurovision Is Something That Connects Us All

CeCe Sammy | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
CeCe Sammy

Having worked for in the music industry for 20 years with A-List artists, producers and record labels, some might ask, why Eurovision? Eurovision is encouraging an art that has for years brought people together and reaches out to every human being in the world. This is a heritage for us all!

What The UK Is Getting Wrong On Eurovision, Apparently

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 11.05.2016 | UK Entertainment

The Eurovision Song Contest may be one of the world’s biggest musical events, but the UK continues to entertain a rather ambivalent attitude towards...

Eurovision 2016: Ones to Watch

Kaushik Ray | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Entertainment
Kaushik Ray

It's that time of the year again - cherry blossoms, the year's first barbeques and dusting off the summer wardrobe. That heady combination of fruitiness, big flaming whoppers and costume changes culminates neatly this week at the Eurovision Song Contest.

LOUD & PROUD: How Russia Is Testing Eurovision

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

This year's Eurovision Song Contest will pose a dilemma for those fans who enjoy good pop, like to see a fair contest but are disturbed by Russia's st...

Graham Defends Terry Wogan After Eurovision Boss Accuses Him Of 'Spoiling' The Contest

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 27.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

Graham Norton has jumped to Terry Wogan’s defence after a Eurovision Song Contest producer accused the late star of making a mockery of the annual m...

Did Wogan Really Ruin Eurovision for the UK?

Kaushik Ray | Posted 18.04.2016 | UK Entertainment
Kaushik Ray

Can we put this more recent decline down to Wogan? It hardly seems fair to pin it on one person and the dates show little correlation. However, Björkman's main point seems valid: that if as a country we see Eurovision as frivolous and odd, we're unlikely to send a serious artist (more to the point, a serious artist is unlikely to enter).

Eurovision Boss Blames Terry Wogan For UK Failure. Yes, Really.

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 16.04.2016 | UK Entertainment

The late Terry Wogan, a longtime champion of the Eurovision Song Contest, has become the surprising subject of attack by the overall boss of the compe...

Eurovision: Belarus Plans To Perform Nude, With Wolves

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 30.03.2016 | UK Entertainment

The Eurovision Song Contest is looming on the horizon, but it already looks as though the UK entry will have quite a rival in the eye-catching stakes....

In or Not - That Is the Question

Mark Robins | Posted 29.02.2016 | UK Entertainment
Mark Robins

So how do we decide whether to stay in or not? Over the coming weeks there will be arguments for both sides. We have to separate the facts from the guff and make an informed choice based on our future within the organisation rather than our questionable past.

We've Decided! Our Eurovision Hopes Are In These Hands

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 26.02.2016 | UK Entertainment

Joe and Jake will be the UK's representative at this year's Eurovision Song Contest, after winning the public vote in a televised competition on Frida...