Eurovision Song Contest

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 24.03.2015 | 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 08.03.2015 | 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 08.03.2015 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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,...

Caroline Frost

EXCLUSIVE: Conchita, Meet Conchita

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 10.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

There is nothing glamorous about the cold Sunday afternoon when HuffPostUK Entertainment sneaks into a secret workshop somewhere in West London for an...

Fancy Your Chances At Eurovision? Step This Way...

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 07.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

The BBC have opened up the entry process for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest to the public for the first time in six years in a bid to reverse the UK...

Eurovision Singer Lynsey De Paul Dies, Aged 64

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 02.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Lynsey de Paul has died at the age of 64, her agent has confirmed. The singer-songwriter, who had a string of hits in the 1970s and represented the...

Is This The Face Of The UK's Next 'Eurovision' Winner?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

It sounds like Josie Cunningham is hoping to win over some new European fans, after it’s been claimed she’s hoping to represent the UK in next yea...

Conchita Wurst Dazzles At Cannes

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

She’s been the name on everyone’s lips since winning the Eurovision Song Contest earlier this month, so it seems only right that Conchita Wurst wo...

'Eurovision Winner Conchita Wurst Is To Blame For Balkan Floods'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 23.05.2014 | UK

Eurovision victor and bearded Austrian drag queen Conchita Wurst is being blamed for severe flooding in the Balkans. Patriarch Irinej of the Serbi...

Last Thoughts on Conchita Wurst & World War III

Justin Huggler | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Justin Huggler

All Conchita's done is put the bearded lady right back where she always was. What is Eurovision but a successor of the old carnivals and freak shows, where anarchy and disorder were kept safely contained? You could get your cheap thrill staring at the weird and different, and still sleep easy in your bed at night.

Eurovision - Sticking It to the Man Since 1956

Marta-Emilia Bona | Posted 13.07.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Marta-Emilia Bona

Eurovision has always been the embodiment of everything that is weird and wonderful about Europe. Although trends change and the boundaries of what constitutes 'outrageous' shift with every competition, Eurovision has continued to be a citadel of glittery splendour...

WATCH: Poland's Eurovision Entry, Set To The Benny Hill Theme

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.05.2014 | UK Comedy

Donatan & Cleo may not have won Eurovision - but they won the hearts of Eurovision viewers. The male ones, at least. And this new video surely had ...

Copenhagen 2014: A Look Back

Alexander Leivesley | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Alexander Leivesley

It was Conchita Wurst of Austria who stole the night. Her song 'Rise Like a Phoenix', was incredibly reminiscent of an old Bond theme, and ran away with the competition, racking up a total of 290 points. But it wasn't just her song that won it...

PHOTOS: Conchita Wurst's Beard Takes The Internet by Storm

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK

Conchita Wurst, a bearded drag act from Austria won the Eurovision Song Contest with her song 'Rise Like a Phoenix' and then instantly took the intern...

Guess Which Pop Star This Is...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst has attracted just as much as attention for her looks as her singing and new pictures reveal what the singer looked l...

Molly Thanks Fans After Finishing 17th

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

The UK’s Eurovision contestant Molly Smitten-Downes has tweeted her thanks to fans after finishing seventeenth in the competition. The Leicester...

Austria's Win Delights Eurovision Fans

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

Eurovision fans took to Twitter to congratulate Austria’s Conchita Wurst following her win on Saturday night. The drag act received plenty of att...

Eurovision Molly Focuses On Performances, Not Winning

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Entertainment

The UK’s Eurovision Song Contest act Molly has spoken ahead of her live performance in Copenhagen this weekend. She’ll be one of 26 acts from a...