Wednesday, January 19, 2022

2017

The 62nd Eurovision Song Contest took 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.”

Julia carries the flame for Russia

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Monty’s Eurovision Countdown – Estonia

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Georgia – at least she sings it well

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This is something of a Greek tragedy

Now my first review of this song back in the midst of time, didn't go down well with some Greeks on a forum. They ain't...

Estonia: lost in the press centre

I can’t be arse with Lithuania. I’m sorry, but that’s just how it is. What a big stinky heap of crap. Estonia, however, I am...

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....

Nothing pleases like Maltesers

Panic not OnEuropeans, I'm gonna be boosting this article with a one line summary of the artistes as the day goes on but we...

If the Objective is Eurovision, is this way to achieve it...

Webstream Alternative stream After months of 'casting' shows, six fairly average Spanish Eurovision songs are lined up to bring the usual disappointing result and leaving fans...

Triana Park walk the line for Latvia at Eurovision

After a three round process to find the winner of this year's "Supernova" contest, the viewers of LTV have chosen 'Line' by Triana Park. As...

Isaiah not first choice for Australian Eurovision job

SBS Head of Eurovision Delegation, Paul Clarke, has revealed that Isaiah Firebrace was not the first choice to sing for Australia this year. Speaking after...