Five years of Eurovision betting – do votes follow the money?

With Eurovision less than a month away, people have started to put their money where their mouth is and place bets on who win...

20 times Eurovision has kept it in the family

I’ve heard it said – or rather I used to hear it being said – that the Irish have Eurovision ‘in their blood’ –...

More #eurovision reaction video news – does my face look good...

Further to the last article on reaction videos, there are some more that have come to my attention that you may like to investigate....

Six Eurovision winners who should have quit while ahead

Only one performer has ever won the Eurovision Song Contest twice. Johnny Logan warbled his way to victory in 1980 and 1987. This year, Norwegian power-violinist Alexander Rybak hopes to...

One last refrain – a tribute to Lys Assia

At the age of 94, Lys Assia has passed in Zurich’s Zollikerberg Hospital. She won the very first Eurovision Song Contest, and remained a loyal ambassador...

Pratar du svenska? The Swedish domination of Eurovision

I'll start by making clear I adore Sweden and the Swedes. There's little I enjoy more than a plate of köttbullar. Abba produced classic...

Reaction Videos – Are we ready to talk about them?

Now, never let it be said that OnEurope is a clique - we allow other people to contribute too... if they want. So, sound...

Is it time to rethink Melodifestivalen?

For years, it's been touted as the gold standard of Eurovision national selections. Swedish broadcaster SVT has been organising the Melodifestivalen for as long...

San Marino … The gift that keeps on giving

Not content with making a mockery of the entire selection procedure by allowing all and sundry to enter and then, ya know, weighting the...

Who’s following the money? How YOU can win at Eurovision

Many people watch the Eurovision in awe and wonder and think to themselves: "I’d love to get on the stage". However, dear friends, singing...