Clearly there isn’t enough space in the world to describe OnEurope to the tens of loyal visitors that we have on a regular basis but, as we’ve updated the site, I shall try my bestest!!
It all started back in the dark days of 1999 with a very simple site (some harsh people say it never got any more complex, bar stewards!) and has grew into the behemoth that you see before you! Over the years we’ve changed with the times – being the first site to do a live blog back in 2001, one of the first sites to give you Mp3s (and, conversely almost getting sued back in 2003!), first site giving you videos etc. etc…
I’d say the list goes on, but it really doesn’t!
We’ve got a very simple mantra – “We’ll call your favourite entry shite if we think it is, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t love it to bits.” And that’s basically the OnEurope way … we’ll tell you what we think, then let you make your own mind up. We won’t always agree, but then again, have you ever met two Eurovision Fans that agree?
We’re basically just fans, not journalists, doing this for you for years and we’ll continue to serve as long as you’ll have us in your corner of your life. Other cheeses are available around the web, feel free to choose from the Cheeseboard of Delights you see in the links menu above … We never forget you have a choice, but we’re glad you continue to choose OnEurope.
Oooh just a couple of legal things: All the things that we write are copyrighted to us, OnEurope, in perpetuity. Video or audio stuff is copyright of the broadcaster or singer of the song or broadcaster as appropriate.
If there happens to be an mp3 available in the on-season, it’s probably a rip from the YouTube video, therefore the same applies.
OnEurope and its editorial team claim a big fat zero copyright on anything we didn’t write ourselves, or compose ourselves, or indeed choreograph ourselves (and believe me, you wouldn’t want to see that!). If we have infringed your copyright – instead of being like SVT and taking the high-handed approach – perhaps you could get in touch and ask POLITELY if we can take it down or, better yet, work something out with us and we’ll share your work with the masses.
If you want to use photos or video that we have created (or borrowed), please credit the source – we will do this, so you need to do the same. There are certain rules imposed by the EBU during rehearsal weeks that we have to stick to – and therefore you need to do the same. You can’t post any photo from rehearsals that isn’t from an official source on your social media account – even if you get it from us. We can’t do that, so neither can you. We are allowed to post them on our pages (with credit), but we are NOT allowed to put them onto any social media account. The same goes for any video we may embed from other sites (including the official one), you cannot stream it on a social media platform until after the contest ends. If you choose to break these rules, you’re on your own.