Top 5 Portuguese Eurovision Entries

The Eurovision Song Contest 2018 is just a few weeks away. The excitement of getting to see the Eurovision Song Contest live in Portugal has got me thinking back to the nation's chequered history at the Eurovision Song Contest. Let's face it, since their first appearance in 1964, Portugal's Eurovision history

The Eurovision Ticket Scam?

Ticketing Mayhem Every year thousands of people try to get their hands on tickets to see the Eurovision Song Contest live final. For the team at HelloEurope.eu it’s become a bit of a tradition, to arrange our holidays around the dates of Eurovision and to travel to the host city. The

Songs That Should Have Won – Denmark

In the world of Eurovision, we’ve come to rely on National Selection shows to help select a country’s representative for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. Denmark’s selection show, Dansk Melodi Grand Prix organised by Denmark’s Radio (DR) is no exception. It’s not always the case, but sometimes despite everyone’s best efforts,

Songs That Should Have Won – Spain

I love to watch the national selection shows and this year I've watched more than I probably should have! But sometimes I just think that the winning song isn't the best. Looking to Twitter, my opinions are (sometimes) clearly justified. Please see previous articles in this series discussing the choices

Songs That Should Have Won – The UK

Have you ever watched a national selection and been convinced that the public and expert judges have got it all wrong!? In this series, we have a look at the songs that should have won their respective national selections but for various reasons were beaten and never got to represent

Songs That Should Have Won – Finland

The national finals are a good opportunity to showcase the musical talent of a country and with the combined votes from the public and some industry experts,  the shows often culminate in the selection of the best song. But sometimes, just sometimes, the show results in a dubious winner. This

Favourite Eurovision Moments of All Time – Part 1

So, 2016 in my opinion, was a bit of a write-off. What with Brexit, all those celebrity deaths and now Trump as the leader of the free world. It’s been a real downer and I’m glad to see the back of it! To cheer myself up, I started thinking about

Top 5 Ukraine Eurovision Entries

In honour of Ukraine’s (eventual) selection of the host city for Eurovision 2017 (congratulations Kyiv!), I have selected my top 5 favourite Ukranian Eurovision entries over the years. Only as I researched did I realise that amazingly, Ukraine has only been entering songs for The Eurovision Song Contest since 2003. More

Five Things To Do Whilst You Wallow In Your Post-Eurovision Blues!

I bloody love Eurovision. It’s been a month since The Eurovision Song Contest graced the beautiful city of Stockholm and rather predictably my usual post-Eurovision depression has become well and truly entrenched. If you’re anything like me, you’ll currently be noticing the painful lull in Eurovision related things that have for

Hello Europe!

  Hello Europe! This is the United Kingdom calling!   The 2016 Eurovision Song Contest was held in the capital of Sweden, Stockholm. It was the third time that Stockholm had hosted the contest and the second time that it was held in the Globe Arena. The right to host the contest came