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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.”

Man with a monkey wins Sanremo 2017

Francesco Gabanni has been named winner of the 2017 Sanremo Festival. In a press conference after the show, he confirmed he will accept the...

Moldova … Guess who’s back? Back again

Get your remixes out, get your YouTube videos pumping out, because Epic Sax Guy is BACK for Moldova! Yes, Sunstroke Project have won the Moldovan...

Norway – JOWST grabs Norwegian Eurovision ticket

JOWST (aka Joakim With Steen) will try to 'Grab the moment' when he performs for Norway at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. NRK combined points...

Who sings when at Eurovision 2017

It's that time of the year again. Eurovision is in the air and the organisers have decided the running order for the two semi-finals...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown – Netherlands (The)

Lights and Shadows by O’G3NE There’s no better example than The Netherlands that the secret recipe for Eurovision is as simple as having a good...

Ruslana, Jamala and ONUKA to feature at Eurovision 2017

The acts that will open each heat of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest have been named, along with details of who will perform during...

Azeri horse head in all its live glory, you say?

First up, here's some video live from the hall through the magic of Facebook. She's still shouting at me on screen and that's a problem...

UK in not shit either shocker

I know, I know what you are thinking - I'm always going to say this because I'm biased towards the UK - except I'm...

Don’t just read me – hear me!

The glory of multimedia! You can hear me discuss yesterday's rehearsals over on the daily podcast by our friends at ESC Insight. Listen HERE. Monty x

Farewell and дякую Київ

So, it's all over for another year. I'm currently making my way back to the UK from a gloriously sunny Kyiv. Why couldn't we...