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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.”

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown – Russia

Flame is Burning by Julia Samoylova Julia Samoylova’s flame is not only burning, it has, thus far, proved downright incendiary. Advancing history by being only...

Good job Claudia can inhale the wind because…..

It's the only thing that is keeping her from suffocating (being breathless and all). The first thing I did when I saw this performance...

En route (well actually I’m already here)

And we're off! 4.30am alarm, who says Eurovision is glamorous? I'm currently mid-flight, dear reader, although you'll not be reading this until after I've...

Now thats what I call an Album Track

If you take my position that the Netherlands is old-fashioned nonsense, then Denmark is typical of the song that the Danes always send to...

Just in case you are new to this

....and have been under a rock for the last billion years and are going "So, Mr Phil, how's tonight work then?" - Lemme try...

Ukrainian TV to appeal Eurovision fine

Ukrainian broadcaster UA:PBC plans to appeal against a fine imposed by the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) following its handling of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. Following...

Slovenia – A bunch of names and a few dates

The acts vying to represent Slovenia at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest have been named, along with details of how the song will be...

Sweden – Melodifestivalen First Semi Final Result

The Great Eurovision escape that is Melodifestival began this evening with their first 2017 heat in the marvelous Scandinavium in Gothenburg. Results? - why yes... here...

Martina Barta to sing for Czech Republic at Eurovision

"Upcoming jazz singer" Martina Barta is to represent the Czech Republic in Ukraine. The 'news' leaked after the band she's working with mentioned the...

Full Eesti Laul 2017 result

Full results from the 2017 Eesti Laul - The only thing that is not on the table below is that the winner got 55%...