Eurovision officially kicks off on Tuesday 6 May at 8pm UK time from Copenhagen with the first semi-final. To help you through the semis and Saturday's Grand Final, I've picked my ones to watch below...
I met lead singer Wil Wagner and drummer Chris Cowburn before their set outside The Fighting Cocks in Kingston. It's a mainstay on the punk circuit, a dingy pub and basement live room that's taken its fair share of beatings.
To me Primavera is one of the most prestigious festivals in the world and to be invited to play not only once but twice (we might play Fourteen Autumns and Fifteen Winters in full on the Saturday) over the whole weekend is a real privilege. I don't think I'll ever get used to seeing our name on the same bill as bands such as Arcade Fire.
Flo and Beth are both young singers who first came to know each other when they sang together with Alfie Boe.
Our music video making journey with Dave Aspinall began in 2007. After having made a few well-budgeted videos for early singles from our debut Raise The Alarm, we were asked to produce a modestly-budgeted accompaniment to a b-side of our next release by our label.
Step forward Nicola Roberts - who shot to fame as one-fifth of Girls Aloud. Don't be fooled by the former candy-coated girlband persona - this savvy red-head is revved up and ready to go.
The DMCs have been going for 29 years now and as well as being the longest running, are also the biggest, best, and most respected DJ competition out there for all serious scratch and turntabalist DJs like myself.
The ability to create a vibe for an entire room to dance and let go is such an incredible way to connect with music and share your connection with other people. In particular the ability to build and mix a playlist to extreme heights and then drop a beat and see the whole crowd go nuts is just amazing.
All I know I wanted to build something from and give something to this city. 'Hylas' became the name of my album. It's a story about a boy who's trying to find water on an island and gets seduced by water nymphs. In the end they drown him and he becomes one of them. The nymphs as a metaphor for Berlin, this record became my ode to this wonderful phoenix.
They are precision engineered. If western pop is expertly produced but ultimately soulless tat, Babymetal are a cross between a Ferrari and a black panther; the whole project has been very carefully thought out and every component, from the musicians, choreography, costumes, song writing, has been crafted to perfection.
Given Eurovision's conception and birth and its formative years took place in Western continental Europe, it is fair to say that Western Europe remains at its historical and cultural heart.
Texas-born singer/songwriter Marcella is set to take the world by storm with her infectious tunes and beguiling voice.
Whilst most breaking musicians work part time in a bar as they struggle to make ends meet, Amy Steele is bolding pursuing her musical dream whilst studying a medical degree.
Layla is a piano-based singer-songwriter living in Grenwich, London. Her music has been played on Made in Chelsea, her gigs are always packed and she is living every musician's dream - music is her full time job.
Madonna's Instagram account confirms she's back in the studio with a dozen Scandinavian writers and producers including Avicii, plus British singer songwriter Natalia Kills... After two fan-dividing albums, Madonna's next record will be make-or-break for many of us exasperated followers.
I'm breaking my own rule this week, and starting with a story that very much made the front pages - the front page of Time magazine to be precise. Earlier this week, Beyoncé was crowned queen of the US title's 100 Most Influential People In The World list, or the Time 100 as it's more generally billed, and consequently pictured looking her usual stunning self on the front of the magazine. So far, so good. The socialsphere, however, didn't take long to react and when it did, the reaction wasn't pretty.