LIVE Blog: Eurovision 2017 – First semi final

Tonight at 21:00 CEST/20:00 UK/Portugal, contestants from 18 countries will compete for ten spots in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final.  You can...

LIVE BLOG – Semi Final 1 – Press rehearsal

Join us live here from 22:00 local time (8pm, UK/Portugal - 9pm Western Europe) to hear what we make of the Jury rehearsal of the...

LIVE BLOG – Semi Final 1 – First dress rehearsal

Join us live here from 16:00 local time (2pm, UK/Portugal - 3pm Western Europe) to hear what we make of the first dress rehearsal...

Azeri horse head in all its live glory, you say?

First up, here's some video live from the hall through the magic of Facebook. She's still shouting at me on screen and that's a problem...

Azerbaijan – My lovely horse

Dihaj is first up after a short break - and if you've been following the bookies, this song was fancied to turn in a...

The Seven Strangest Eurovision Venues Of All Time

So you might think that Ukraine’s chosen venue for staging this year’s contest is a little unusual. Indeed, to the untrained eye, a convention...

Eurovision Countdown 2017 – Part 2

We're still here - unlike the Russians if you believe what you read everywhere. OnEurope's pundits continue to delight with ill-informed ramblings about the songs competing...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown – Azerbaijan

Skeletons by Dihaj If you find yourself in one of those arguments about how far Eurovision has travelled in recent years, then this should be...

Azerbaijan – they’ve been at the rhyming dictionary again

In a happy little ditty, Dihaj sings about her Skeletons (and no, not Jack Skellington - which would be more happier!) I think it sounds decent enough...

Estonia & Azerbaijan

The break’s over, and we’ve just had some nice creamy buns and taken receipt of a Gabriela Gucikova  promotional travel mug and shopping bag. Estonia:...