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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 – Sweden

I Can’t Go On by Robin Bengtsson The first competitor we’ll see perform this year is Robin Bengtsson, although as he brings the same performance...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown – Georgia

Keep The Faith by Tako Gachechiladze You’ll remember Tako Gachechiladze. She was one of the infamous Stephane & 3G who were disqualified from going to...

Switzerland didn’t get shown but …

The Andrex puppy has been weaving their magic on this one and no mistake. Miruna, your lead singer, is standing on top of a...

Norma John wins UMK in Finland … Kiev bound with added...

Indie pop duo Norma John have won the Finnish national final - UMK 2017 - and will represent the country at the 2017 Eurovision...

Depends what Brendan is dying to try……

You know in a production meeting somewhere in the bowels of Donnybrook 4, sometime between Louis Walsh o'clock and today, someone said: "I'll tell...

UK are having issues with their large erection!

It seems that the UK were having issues with their large glass erection which could present a problem when it comes to the real...

Estonia: lost in the press centre

I can’t be arse with Lithuania. I’m sorry, but that’s just how it is. What a big stinky heap of crap. Estonia, however, I am...

Hungary – 3rd Quarter Final Results

The third heat of Hungary's A Dal took place earlier tonight when ten entries competed for places in the next round. Six entries qualified after...

Pony Tail or Pony Club? – You choose….

This song is a total oxymoron. On the one hand it should be somewhat "filthy" and suggestive. Lyrically it's all about being somewhat naughty...

Italy to the wonning!

Yet again, if this doesn't win, then there is a problem with the whole voting system. Perfect, absolutely perfect. It has all of the classic...