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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.”

Slavko’s Eurovision space filler

You know how sometimes you hear a song and it's exactly what you expected? Such is the song from Montenegro. 'Space' by Slavko Kalezić is...

Could Eurovision ban Russia?

Eurovision 2017 looks set to tackle yet another difficult issue. The host nation may well deny entry to the performer lined up to sing...

Hungary’s hairy man hasn’t had his man bun cut and it...

So then Hungary, what is this you have brought to the table? Why it's ethnicity, that's what this smells of. Roy D Hacksaw (of...

UK – Start composing … NOW!

The day has come. The UK - that bastion of good taste and great music - has, by the grace of God and the...

They have never had a relationship at all have they?

It seems that the delegations are limiting what run-throughs the press centre sees today (can't think why eh Jacques...) because again it seems that...

Want to know who qualified for the final?

It's all over now bar the shouting - we have the line-up for Saturday evening's big show. Eighteen songs battled it out for ten...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown – Hungary

Origo by Joci Pápai Look, I’ll be honest with you. I’ve been to Budapest and I liked it. It’s cheap as chips, they do really...

Finland gets ready to UMK its way to Eurovision 2017

When it comes to Eurovision, some countries shine year in, year out - think Sweden and Russia. Others tend to cling to the middle...

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...

Why your song didn’t win Eurovision – Part 3. The...

9th – Australia – 173 points Pretty Simple really.  He and his delegation thought they had it in the bag “cos Australia” – sadly, how...