Articles Tagged 'Eurovision Song Contest'

Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi watch Eurovision

WATCH: Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi Sum Up Eurovision in 39 Seconds

One of the biggest TV events of the year happened on Saturday night (May 14). Nope, not Benedict Cumberbatch making his first appearance as Richard III in The Hollow Crown; not Beyoncé‘s barnstorming surprise performance at this year’s Super Bowl; bigger even than #Hiddlesbum. That’s right: an estimated 200 million viewers around the world put away their differences and […]

Eurovision Song Contest 2015

It’s Eurovision Song Contest Time Again…

Around this time of year, every year, the countries of Europe (and a few other places) stock up on glitter, fake tan, prosthetics, spandex, more glitter and flouncy skirts, and send their singing stars off to a remote location in order to take part in a musical battle. The Eurovision Song Contest is with us […]

So What Happened In The 2012 Eurovision Song Contest?

I am glad you asked. A brief recap: the Eurovision Song Contest is an annual television event that dates back to the early ’50s. Various countries across Europe (and a few other places) enter a song each in a big competition, and then they all get to vote on a winner. As you’d expect with […]

Blue Blame Political Voting For Eurovision Failure

We probably should have mentioned this in more detail earlier on in our Eurovision coverage, but one recurrent criticism that the entire event suffers from is the question of voting bias. It’s considered that some countries are giving their nearest political allies a boost in the voting in order to show solidarity and support, rather […]

Eurovision Report: The Second Semi Final

That’s it then. The second semi final of Eurovision is over, eyeballs have been peeled, ears destroyed, all of the 25 finalists have been selected, and there is, in a very real sense, no turning back. The big surprises? Well the Netherlands have gone, and they’re usually very good, as have Belgium, Slovakia, Cyprus, Bulgaria, […]

Eurovision Report: The First Semi Final

Eurovision fans — and I know we’ve managed to convert at least some of you over the past few weeks — your long wait is nearly over. Last night saw the first of two semi finals, the purpose of which is to whittle 43 entries down to 25 for Saturday’s final. There were 19 last […]

Blue Hit The Eurovision Campaign Trail

It seems there is far more to this Eurovision performance lark that just turning up on the night, doing as well as you can given the circumstances and crossing your fingers that people will vote for you. Certainly the UK’s chosen representative band, Blue, are leaving nothing to chance. They’ve been touring all over Europe […]

Blue Criticize UK Radio For Lack Of Eurovision Support

We may not know who is going to win the Eurovision Song Contest on May 14, we might not be sure which songs will rule the evening and which ones will slink away quietly to lick wounds and recuperate, but one thing is for certain, if the UK entry from Blue doesn’t do well, at […]

So Who’s Gonna Win Eurovision This Year?

Having prepared the ground with several bewildered examinations of Eurovision’s past, it’s time to have a look at the runners and riders in this year’s competition, which takes place on May 14. We need to get you nice and prepared, otherwise you’ll have to absorb everything at once, and that could lead to some kind […]

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