We’re back again for another year of Eurovision. We’re looking forward to seeing how The Eurovision Song Contest 2018 shapes up in Lisbon, Portugal.

HelloEurope.eu aims to combine our love of travelling, politics and Eurovision to provide unique insights.  You may not always agree with our views but we’ll be commenting on all of the above and more besides with our own brand of witty sarcasm and considered thoughtfulness!

We would love to hear your opinions too, whether you agree or disagree with us, we hope this can be an inclusive arena for debate, togetherness and Eurovision realness!


We’re fast approaching the Eurovision Song Contest taking place in May. The map below shows all the countries who have announced their representatives and links to the all important songs.

You’re just one click away from the performers who will be in Kyiv in May. Click on the map to have access to videos of all the songs.

Update: All countries have released the songs and artists that will be representing them in Kyiv in May 2017!





Kiev Calling!

As we close the books on another Eurovision finale with Portugal taking home their first ever trophy, we at HelloEurope.eu reflect on our few days in the Ukrainian capital and all it has to offer. Despite initial organisational problems, the ‘Eurovisual’ atmosphere in Kiev was celebratory. You couldn’t turn a corner without having a poster …


At HelloEurope.eu we love Eurovision. We really love Eurovision! There’s always a debate to be had. In this section we discuss the world of Eurovision – from our favourite Eurovision moments to deliberations about the national selections. Here you’ll find a range of articles and opinion pieces for your perusal and enjoyment that will keep you entertained throughout the Eurovision period and beyond.

Eurovision Articles

A selection of our most wonderful Eurovision related musings.



Recent Collections

Our Favourite Eurovision Moments

A collection of articles from our resident contributors discussing those Eurovision moments that have cemented their place in our minds and our hearts.


Songs That Should Have Won 2017

We have avidly watched those selection shows from around Europe this year for those stand out performances and songs that were wrongly pipped at the post and failed to qualify




Welcome to the Hatch. The place where travel and escapism to other cities and countries is synonymous with the Eurovision Song Contest ‘s power to unify so many disparate cultures upon one stage.
With Europe at your fingertips you can read about our journeys and experiences – good and bad – around some of Eurovision’s competing countries at the mere click of a button.

Down the hatch!

ESC Hatch: Travel Articles

An array of carefully crafted and perfectly considered travel articles – past and present.



Recent Articles

Kiev Calling!

Steph takes us on another Thrifty Traveller’s adventure around the 2017 Eurovision host city to explore all Kiev’s colourful scenery and culture, from antiquity to modernity.

Your Trip to Eurovision

Planning a visit to the next Eurovision host city? Rob gives some useful pointers to remember when arranging your Eurovision holiday.