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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.”

So, How how much is excess baggage from Bucharest?

"Hello, is that TVR? This is the Bucharest branch of B&Q ... You've placed an order for a metric tonne of kitchen sinks to...

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

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...

Oh you’ve got me IRE up you LAND of the horse...

So, it appears that we're not going to have a My Lovely Horse moment for the Irish at Eurovision this year because, dear friends,...

San Marino: Jimmie is a welcome distraction from the song

I missed most of San Marino as I was lusting over Juicy Papi in his press conference, but what I did catch is, well,...

Lithuania – Subgroup A – Heat 1 – Subsection a –...

So, we've finally got our first set of results from Eurovizijos Atranka - the process to pick the Lithuanian song. (the first of many). Just...

Breaking Imri to pieces – quite literally

This is pissing the HELL over Estonia's rehearsal. This is prepared, this is how to hit your marks, this is how to choreograph simply and...

Final day of rehearsals!

Ok, so we’re off with the final day of press rehearsals, and it’s the hosts and the Big 5: we’ve seen these now so...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown – Latvia

Line by Triana Park There are some Eurovision songs that come alive once they get to the stage with the energy of live performance. Line...

Ukrainian Semi Final 1 Results

Host nation Ukraine kicked off its search for the home team song this evening. Eight songs were in the running in the first of...