Wednesday, October 27, 2021

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.”

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...

Joci Pápai to represent Hungary in Kiev

Joci Pápai is the proud owner of a man bun and the right to sing for Hungary at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. Earlier tonight,...

I’ve caused a bit of debate

Apparently on Twitter it seems that Penis-gate isn't a thing.  I have been (sometimes forcefully) told that the neon shapes in the Latvian background...

My starring moment!

Blink and you'll have missed me, dear reader, but there I was on the international tellybox for your delight during your actual Eurovision Sing...

Fancy beating Elina Born?

It seems that Estonia has gone for the big guns when it comes to this year's Eesti Laul. Broadcaster ERR attracted a record number...

Romania sticks two fingers up at Eurovision

Every now and then, Eurovision throws up musical gems that chime with wider trends. It launches careers. And then there are the songs and performances...

Latvia Supernova – Heat 2 Results

Latvia continued with the search for its 2017 Eurovision Song Contest entry yesterday evening. Eleven more acts lined up, with just four places on...

Armenia – I may have been doing something else.

The first time I heard this today I said "Who is this?" - Maybe I wasn't paying attention, maybe they didn't engage me, maybe...

Austria… Nathan Trent? – That doesn’t sound very Germanic

So, awaking from my slumbers here at OnEurope Towers I find the internet a glow with pre-Christmas cheer and the fact that ORF have...

Oh our Nathan is a cheeky scamp…

So, when you turn to the big book of Eurovision and see the word "winsome", you'll find a pic of Mr Trent. He starts...