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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.”

Eesti Laul Semi Final 2 Results

The results of the second Eesti Laul Semi Final are shown below. Ten songs competed for five spots in the final with the outcome decided upon by...

Two in a row? Probably not this time

The official Eurovision Song Contest website notes that there is always 'particular interest' in the home entry. Cynics might suggest this is where we...

Julia carries the flame for Russia

Rumour had it Russia planned to sit out Eurovision 2017 - and then, on the eve of an organiser's meeting in Ukraine, Channel One...

Eurovision 2017 ‘Seven months behind schedule on the first day’

Nobody can deny the road to the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest has been rocky. What with mass resignations, problems with tickets, entry bans and...

The 43 Worst Lyric Lines At Eurovision 2017

OK, so we're used to there being a few cases of lumpy language and dubious translations every year at Eurovision, but this year the denizens...

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...

ow … paper cut?

This has thankfully improved immeasurably from the low base that it was back on Monday. Svala has opened the locker entitled "Notes", studied them...

What a start from the Dutch

Day Seven (though it feels like longer) begins with Netherlands, The. My phone just rang... it's NSF 1989... they want all their songs back! OG3NE split...

Hello? – This thing is *still* on!

Hello peoples of Europe! Whilst open rehearsals are now complete, don't you go thinking that that's all the coverage we have for you here at...

Bot or not – Who faked it at Eurovision 2017?

Anyone can gather Twitter followers. You don’t have to be famous. All you have to do is pay for them. We often judge a celebrity...