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
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
So, perhaps this year your annual Eurovision party was a bust or they’re getting a bit samey. Maybe you’re fed up of watching Eurovision alone. Perchance you just want an excuse to travel and see Europe. Whatever the reason, you’ve decided that you’re not going to sit at home watching
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)
Having both reached the age of 30 and having never visited Italy, the shame we felt oozed from our pores - uncultured brutes . With 4 days off work and only a couple of quid between us, we felt that it was time for an adventure to the Italian capital of Rome (and adventure it was).
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.
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
From solemn depths to dizzying heights Viterbo’s ascending scale of adventurous exploration takes you up to the top of Monte Palanzana who’s vantage point allows you to behold Lazio’s own stunning vista as far as the eye can see.
Several hours of sunny daylight and a mild breeze are perfect
The Etruscan Mystery
Corresponding to an area over Tuscany, Western Umbria, and Northern Lazio the Etruscan people – referred to by the Romans as Tusci or Etrusci – pre-dated the Roman civilization for hundreds of years until the Roman Republic overtook their culture in 4th Century BC during the Roman-Etruscan Wars.
Much of its culture
Dante’s Infernal Springs
“Now follow me, and be careful not to place your feet yet on the burning sand, but always keep back close to the wood.’ We came, in silence, to the place, where a little stream gushes from the wood, the redness of which still makes me shudder.
Like the rivulet
The Famed “Double-Pizza”
A trip to Italy wouldn’t be complete without a bowl of pasta or a slice of pizza, and to coin a cliché I often frequented many local restaurants in search of delicious Italian cuisine. Rare is the inedible dish!
Viterbo hosts the famed Double-Pizza restaurants.
When you’re not watching a
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
After welcoming in 2017 with some mulled wine and a song and waving goodbye to the turbulence that was 2016 you now frantically hit the gym to shed off that unwanted festive frump. January is the ‘reset’ to a new year where one (namely, me) begins with good intentions and
The historic city of Viterbo is one of Italy’s lesser-known gems. A gruelling two-hour train ride out of Rome takes you to this stunning city and all its glory. Its papal history and patriotic celebrations are truly something to behold, such as the Transportation of The Macchina di Santa Rosa
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