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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 – Switzerland

Apollo by Timebelle Timebelle is, in all probability, the first ever Eurovision band to be named after an astronomical clock. I’m not even making this...

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...

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...

If Tommy Cooper was still with us…

He'd be taking out a suit against the Croatians for breach of gimmick. They seem to have listened and/or realised that their first rehearsal was...

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...

Triana Park walk the line for Latvia at Eurovision

After a three round process to find the winner of this year's "Supernova" contest, the viewers of LTV have chosen 'Line' by Triana Park. As...

The UK at Eurovision … We used to be good once

For the fourth part of my look at the woes of the Big 5 we focus on the country of my birth, Estonia ......

Ukrainian Final result – Report to come!!!

Full report and songs to come but in the mean time - Have some results!! ;)  

The Big Five – who gets to sing when

The running order for the Eurovision Song Contest is decided as qualifiers emerge from the semi-finals, but to add an element of 'fun', a...

UK is going for gold

Ooh UK is brilliant! Lucie does so well. She’s alone in a mustard/gold-coloured dress, and she’s standing on a complicated erection, which has a...