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

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

Why European Politics is NOT Ruining Eurovision!

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

Album Review: Jamala – 1944

In recent years it has been somewhat obvious which entrant would soar to victory. From Lena to Alexander Rybak, Loreen to Måns Zelmerlöw, Conchita Wurst to Ell & Niki, there was something about each of those entries that made them clear winners long before the finals. The same can not

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