Tag: Eurovision

Columnists
Israel triumphs while Cyprus goes close in Eurovision

So Israel has won Eurovision with Netta’s quirky Toy song, which is themed around strong women and features chicken noises. While Netta had been the favourite to win for some time, Cyprus was the unexpected frontrunner after an impressive performance in both the rehearsals and semi-final. For a time it looked like Eurovision was heading to […]

Music
Hello Eurovision, this is Lisbon calling
 

  Travelling to Sweden for my first Eurovision in 2016, I thought I had reached the pinnacle of my love for Eurovision. But here I am, on the verge of travel again to a Eurovision winning country, this time to Portugal. It’s not just the idea of warmer climes that is appealing (Stockholm is lovely […]

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Ukraine triumphs in Eurovision thriller
 

As Eurovisions go, it appeared that Australia (yes, we know it’s not in Europe) had it sown up this year. Way out in front with votes from the juries of the participating countries, we were looking at a comprehensive Aussie win. Though Ukraine was picking up a few 12 points, Australia was more consistent with […]

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Eurovision – it’s getting political
 

Now it’s getting tasty! The line-up for Eurovision 2016 is complete with the second semi-final revealing which countries are now locked in for the final this Saturday. I wonder how Russia (the favourites, remember), feel about Ukraine getting through with ‘1944’? This controversial song references the Tatar deportation by Stalin in 1944 and the song […]

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Eurovision City aka Stockholm calling…
 

If you had one chance to spend Eurovision in any country, it would surely be Sweden and in particular Stockholm, wouldn’t it? The Swedes have got this Eurovision thing sussed. Winners of this most prestigious song contest umpteen times, no-one knows this contest better than the birthplace of the mighty Abba. And if you are […]

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TRNC flag among those banned from this weekend’s Eurovision song contest

Flags for the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC), Wales, Kosovo and Palestine are among those that can’t be displayed at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest. The event is taking place in the Swedish capital Stockholm this weekend. New rules introduced by the competition’s ruling body have limited the flags to just the 42 participating […]