2017

The 62nd Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Kiev in Ukraine.

In case you wonder why we use Kiev and not Kyiv, back in 2010, Reuters editor Robert Bessler responded to a reader’s query about the spelling.

“Kiev is not the Russian spelling. It is the commonly accepted English language spelling of the name,” he explained. “We are not writing in Ukrainian, we are writing in English, so we use commonly understood English names for cities – hence Munich rather than Muenchen, Cologne not Koeln, Rome not Roma, etc.”

Ukrainian TV to appeal Eurovision fine

Ukrainian broadcaster UA:PBC plans to appeal against a fine imposed by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) following its handling of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. Following...

Why your song didn’t win Eurovision – Part 3. The...

9th – Australia – 173 points Pretty Simple really.  He and his delegation thought they had it in the bag “cos Australia” – sadly, how...

Phil’s post-mortem of Eurovision 2017 – Part 2

Just a short one to keep you all on your toes! 15th  - UK - 111 Points Getting there, like British Rail all those years...

Bot or not – Who faked it at Eurovision 2017?

Anyone can gather Twitter followers. You don’t have to be famous. All you have to do is pay for them. We often judge a celebrity...

Did the Brits give a Twit about Eurovision?

You might think Eurovision means nothing to us Brits, but you'd be wrong. This year the Eurovision Song Contest final generated massive activity on Twitter....

Phil Explains … Why your song didn’t win – Part 1

Spain - 26th - 5 Points Always start something like this with the easy ones. The song was trite and appalling. Manel clearly couldn't sing it...

Ten things we learned about Eurovision in 2017

So, with the Eurovision bunting safely packed away for yet another year, what did we learn? Our team spent two weeks bringing you the...

Swedish singer hits back at Eurovision winner

When Portuguese singer Salvador Sobral picked up the 2017 Eurovision trophy, his short acceptance speech ruffled some feathers. “Music is not fireworks; music is...

Well I’m back and the world looks changed

So, I’m back at home after one of the finest two weeks and certainly one of the best 24 hours in living Eurovision memory...

Farewell and дякую Київ

So, it's all over for another year. I'm currently making my way back to the UK from a gloriously sunny Kyiv. Why couldn't we...