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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.”

Who’s going to win the Eurovision Song Contest this year?

Short answer: we don't know. Even shorter answer: Italy. OnEurope takes ten minutes out from packing for Kiev to examine the clues. First up, which song...

Svala keeps it in the family for Eurovision

When Svala performs 'Paper' at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, one person cheering her on will know exactly what she's going through. Her father - Bo...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown – Malta

Breathlessly by Claudia Faniello 18th February 2017 is the date many of us thought we might never see: on her 11th attempt, and after a...

Hungary – A Dal? – It’s like the MF from the...

It seems that the test of strength that is A Dal is back. Hungarian Broadcaster DUNA has today announced an exact facsimile of last...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown – Azerbaijan

Skeletons by Dihaj If you find yourself in one of those arguments about how far Eurovision has travelled in recent years, then this should be...

Eurovision 2017 ‘Seven months behind schedule on the first day’

Nobody can deny the road to the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest has been rocky. What with mass resignations, problems with tickets, entry bans and...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown – Finland

Blackbird by Norma John The Finnish final once again didn’t fail to delight. There’s more than plenty to pick over for those, like me, compiling...

Netherlands power vocals

Good morning OnEuropeans! Another day in the bubble. Netherlands first up for us today. I’m a little disappointed by this. It’s very plainly staged with...

Croatia – You’ve broken Music!

Seriously, though, what on earth has HRT done to the contest? Their entrant, Jacques Houdek - who has tried numerous times for Croatia, so knows what...

Why your song didn’t win Eurovision – Part 3. The...

9th – Australia – 173 points Pretty Simple really.  He and his delegation thought they had it in the bag “cos Australia” – sadly, how...