Eurovision: It's a Song Contest, Right?

Kaushik Ray | Posted 28.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kaushik Ray

Eurovision - political? It's time to change the record. Preferably to one written by a Swede.

Eurovision Gave Human Rights a Platform in Azerbaijan

Glenn McMahon | Posted 28.07.2012 | UK
Glenn McMahon

With the English delegation once again returning home from Eurovision with its tail between its legs following a dismal result, calls will only grow louder to pull out of the competition altogether. However, for the more conscientious among us this year's competition has served as far more than just a trashy manufactured pop-fest and it could do so again in the future.

Eurovision 2012 - Ones to Watch

Kaushik Ray | Posted 22.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kaushik Ray

So - here we are.  After months of preparation, the annual kitsch-fest of sequins, divas and shrill voices (and that's just the fans) has kicked off in Baku, the oil-rich capital of Azerbaijan. Below are my tips for the top in this Saturday's final.

Eurovision 2012 Previews: Austria, Greece, Ireland, Sweden (VIDEO)

Will Adams | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Entertainment
Will Adams

The first Eurovision semi-final kicks off on May 22. To help you decide which country deserves your televote, I'm previewing some of this year's most talked-about contestants. Today's acts include Ireland's Jedward-easily the most successful X-Factor rejects ever-and Sweden's Loreen-the odds-on favorite to win the Eurovision crown this May.

Eurovision 2012 - Come on and do the Congo

Kaushik Ray | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kaushik Ray

In the past few years, countries traditionally seen as mono-cultural or ethnically homogenous have increasingly sent singers and songs to Eurovision that cross geographical and cultural boundaries.