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
Have the British public ever taken Eurovision seriously? Many would argue, no. Why? I'm not wholly sure, but our attitude might be held accountable in some way for why we haven't won in so many years (we've only recently escaped the grasp of our own Dark Ages of piss-poor Nil-Points
The UK has Spoken
Last night saw the return of Eurovision: You Decide on BBC2 - the fact it was not on BBC1 highlighting just how seriously the UK takes the show. Unlike other national selection shows which are prolonged affairs, the United Kingdom whittles 100s of possible entries down to
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
I have been lucky enough to attend the Eurovision Song Contest for the third year in a row, and I'm not joking when I say I plan on making it an annual tradition. My friends at helloeurope.eu and I all had our own opinions on which songs we thought were
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
Us guys over at helloeurope.eu have been listening to a lot of Eurovision lately. In fact, we've listened to all 43 of the official entries into the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Each member of the team ranked the songs from 1 to 43 (with number 1 being for our favourite)
I’m sure we can all agree that the Swedish are old hands at hosting The Eurovision Song Contest having won and hosted the competition 6 times in their 56 years of participation. However, the final in Stockholm 2016 will go down as one of the most fabulous shows in Eurovision
There had been a lot of talk amongst us here at helloeurope.eu about our favourite moments of all time, and it finally fell upon me to write about my own personal favourite. I class myself as quite an avid Eurovision fan, so I felt that this was a near-impossible task.
I have received reports that others on this site have named their favourite Eurovision moments of all time and it is my sad duty to inform you, our loyal readers that they are in fact all wrong. Many have spoken of modern phenomena such as Måns Zelmerlöw
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,
The national selection shows have become a staple for avid Eurovision fans, helping us to fill the boredom between the annual extravaganzas and whetting our appetites for the main event in May. Sometimes viewing the entrants for the national finals, I feel that the winning song isn’t always the best.
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
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
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
To pinpoint my favourite Eurovision moments of all time is quite a challenge. There is so much to choose from in the whole spectrum of ESC performances. Ranging from phenomenal to dire entries.
We all enjoy the novelty acts of Eurovisions past, which mostly came from Eastern Europe. The enjoyment was
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
Since the inception of Eurovision, the UK has consistently come in the top 10 finalists, with only the odd entry finishing in the bottom half of the table. However, since the turn of the century, finding a winning UK entry has been as elusive as finding a liberal at a
That time of year has come again. The time for me to start regenerating my tired playlists with the inevitable barrage of songs from the Eurovision national selections.
The next country to determine who they will be throwing head-first onto the main stage in Kiev (or Kyiv if you prefer) will
Excitedly we prepared ourselves for an evening of fun and frolics as we tuned into Junior Eurovision. Having never seen the show before, we were unsure what to expect. Junior Eurovision Song Contest (JESC) has been broadcast by the European Broadcasting Union since 2003. Unfortunately, here in U.K., Junior Eurovision