Eurovision Song Contest

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Wednesday 28th June 2017

The Eurovision Song Contest is the longest-running televised song competition where (mostly) members of the European Broadcasting Union enter musical acts to the annual event in a bid to win the nation’s hearts (and votes) and be crowned champion.

The United Kingdom last won in 1997 with Katrina and the Waves, with many citing the show as “too political” in recent years. Despite this, and a fall in ratings, Eurovision still pulls in a total global audience of 182 million for the two semi-finals and grand final.

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You can write next year's UK entry to the Eurovision Song Contest
Friday 29th September 2017

If you’ve ever thought you could write a better Eurovision song than our entries in recent years, read on. The competition is accepting public song submissions for the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place in Lisbon, Portugal…

Eurovision Song Contest 2018 location and dates revealed
Wednesday 26th July 2017

Eurovision 2018 will take place in Portugal’s capital city of Lisbon. The country is host to the 63rd song contest following Salvador Sobral’s victory in Kyiv this year, scoring a record high 758 points performing Amar Pelos Dois,…

BBC stars' salaries revealed - but who's on the list?
Wednesday 19th July 2017

The BBC’s highest paid presenters, broadcasters, sporting pundits and actors have been put under the spotlight today after the corporation was ordered to disclose their salaries.

You can bet on Marcel and Gabby to be the UK entry in Eurovision 2018
Tuesday 18th July 2017

If you’ve already bet on your ‘top boy’ and ‘top girl’ for Love Island and are looking for something else to have a flutter on, read on.

Mel Giedroyc continues to dominate the airwaves with role as host of new BBC gameshow Letterbox
Tuesday 11th July 2017

It seems that BBC producers think they have struck on the presenter that can lay them golden eggs, or at least has the Midas touch when it comes to viewing figures.

Pitch Battle's Mel Giedroyc 'broken hearted' Seal's Kiss from a Rose was not written for her
Monday 10th July 2017

There is little doubt that Mel Giedroyc is currently enjoying a career high, having become the BBC’s go to presenter for many of its recent light entertainment slots.

BBC dramas sweep the board at Baftas
Monday 15th May 2017

The great and the good of television land assembled at the Festival Hall on Sunday night to honour last year’s successes at the Bafta TV Awards.

'You can keep your f’king gypsies!' – Councillor suspended after offensive Eurovision tweet
Monday 15th May 2017

A Tory councillor has been suspended over the weekend after an offensive tweet was posted on his account about Irish people and gypsies during Eurovision.

Ant & Dec hit golden buzzer for comical magician
Sunday 14th May 2017

There was a real conflict of interest for the lovers of camp and cabaret for TV lovers in the UK at the weekend. BBC One was serving up the annual Eurovision fest, with Graham Norton at the helm, while Simon Cowell was bolstering his BGT panel…

Portugal crowned Eurovision winners for the first time
Sunday 14th May 2017

Portugal walked away winners in Eurovision Song Contest for the first time since the competition began.

VIDEO: Remember these iconic UK Eurovision performances?
Friday 12th May 2017

As we all get ready for the Eurovision final, here are some past UK performers and their songs. How many do you remember?

EXCLUSIVE: Eurovision fan showcases anti-Brexit outfit ahead of final
Friday 12th May 2017

When Lucie Jones steps onto stage tomorrow evening, not only will she be reprosenting her country in Eurovision, but she will inadvertently become the face of an anti-Brexit movement.

EUROVISION GRAND FINAL: Qualifying countries, odds and running order
Friday 12th May 2017

This year’s Eurovision Song Contest bears all the hallmarks already of a few ‘blood on the carpet’ moments after this week’s two semi-finals

VIDEOS & ODDS: Who are you backing in semi-final 2?
Wednesday 10th May 2017

Tonight's second semi-final will see a further eight countries miss out on qualification to Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest final.

EXCLUSIVE: 'Eurovision is still relevant' says former UK entry Nicki French
Wednesday 10th May 2017

In the world of Eurovision there are many artistes who have been crowned by fans as their unofficial kings or queens of the event.

BAFTA TV Awards hosted by Sue Perkins
Wednesday 10th May 2017

Never has there been such an extraordinary selection of TV programmes for the British public to enjoy. Gone are the days when a handful of terrestrial broadcasters held their audience to ransom. Now, the public service provider, or Auntie…

Here are the semi-final 1 acts going through to this weekend's final
Wednesday 10th May 2017

Viewers from across the globe tuned in to watch singers compete against each other to win a coveted place in the Eurovision Song Contest grand final.

Bookies' poll says 52% of us want out of Eurovision
Tuesday 9th May 2017

Bookmakers Ladbrokes have commissioned a poll to investigate the strength of support for the Eurovision Song Contest in the United Kingdom and the results are an intriguing reflection of the referendum result last year.

ODDS: Everything you need to know about Eurovision's first semi-final
Monday 8th May 2017

The 'business' end of this year's Eurovision Song Contest will get underway in Kyiv tomorrow evening, with the first semi-final.

Bookies temporarily suspend market on Eurovision win for Romania
Thursday 4th May 2017

The lawnmowers are whirring into action, the birds are busy feeding their young and the May Bank Holiday is over which can only mean one thing... the Eurovision Song Contest is just around the corner.

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