UK Eurovision

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.

WATCH: Unknown To Represent UK IN Eurovision

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

This year’s UK entry to the Eurovision Song Contest has been confirmed as singer Molly Smitten-Downes, who will be performing a self-penned track ...

Mamma Mia! Abba's Outfits Were A Tax Avoidance Scheme

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.02.2014 | UK

The eye-wateringly garish outfits picked out in spangles, sparkles, bright colours and bold lines which made up Abba's trademark stage costumes were i...

14 Wonderfully Camp Russian Things We Love

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.01.2014 | UK Comedy

Could it be that its controversial anti-gay law are a case of the Russian government protesting too much? After all, this is a country with a love ...

Dutch TV Show Mocks Death Of Lee Rigby As Actors Wave 'Blood-Soaked Knives' In Eurovision Comedy Sketch

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK

A Dutch comedy show has apparently mocked the murder of Lee Rigby in a spoof of the Eurovision Song Contest. The show – named Langs de Leeuw –...

The Week In Photos - Vote On Your Favourite Pictures

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK

The best pictures of the week are chosen by YOU voting on our interactive slideshow. This week on our picture desk we have witnessed some truly emo...

Gay Marriage, Swivel-Eyed Loons And More: Funny Tweets Of The Week

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Comedy

We're not sure which was our favourite catchphrase this week: "swivel-eyed loons", "aggressive homosexuals" or Norman Tebbit's "lesbian queen". Ei...

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.

Azerbaijan Orders Inquiry After 'Nul Points' For Russia At Eurovision

Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.05.2013 | UK

The sweet sound clouds of Eurovision have darkened over Russia and Azerbaijan with pop turning political for the Eastern states. Azerbaijan's Presi...

Eurovision 2013: Style Highlights

Joanna Doniger | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK Style
Joanna Doniger

Whilst many could claim that Eurovision has become dated and over politicised, very few could argue that it produces some of the most dramatic, outlandish and sometimes downright bizarre outfit choices.

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...

Eurovision 2013 - Ones to Watch

Kaushik Ray | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kaushik Ray

The annual celebration of all that is kitsch, camp and quirky in European music comes to our screens this Saturday at 8pm BST, from Malmö, Sweden. We've watched both semi-finals and as many rehearsals as we can to give you a taster of what to look out for (and when to take a loo/fag/cuppa break).

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.

The Week In Photos - Vote On Your Favourite Pictures

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 17.05.2013 | UK

The best pictures of the week are chosen by YOU voting on our interactive slideshow. The King of the football pitch, his royal sportiness David Bec...

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!

Should We Hold a Referendum on Eurovision?

Kaushik Ray | Posted 14.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kaushik Ray

There's something peculiar about the UK's relationship with Europe. It's like an arranged marriage - seems a good idea on paper (interests aligned, status consolidated, families united). But then you get to know them. And sometimes love doesn't grow like they all said it would.

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 ...

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...

'Some People Sleep Their Way To Success'

The Huffington Post UK | Ashley Percival | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

Fur is flying between Jade Ewen and Rita Ora. The Sugababe has hit back at the 'RIP' singer after she slagged off her Eurovision efforts in a thin...

'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...