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
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
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
In the midst of the referendum for whether the UK remains part of the EU I have felt particularly affected by the topic of immigration.
Since the influx of Eastern Europeans over the past several years I have felt the growing animosity and segregation between groups of nationalities. There is no
The tragic events in Orlando over the last week have given me pause to think how lucky I am to live in a country where gay rights and freedoms are written into the law and relatively speaking are more advanced than much of the civilised world. I can marry who
On a vodka fuelled week in Lanzarote in May 2016 I started thinking about my first contribution to www.helloeurope.eu . I had agreed to contribute my views after visiting Stockholm for the Eurovision Song Contest Final earlier in the year. The creation of a new website and interactive forum for
Royaume-Uni Nil Points – The UK will never win Eurovision but not for the reasons you think.
The Swedes are known for their love of Eurovision. By all accounts, they take it seriously! All be it in the most fun way possible. Visiting Sweden for this year’s Eurovision at the Globen
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