Eurovision Song Contest


BBC Should Invite Bucks Fizz to Eurovision's Greatest Hits Show

Why I’m Backing the #iwantmyfizz Eurovision social media Campaign

Bucks Fizz Eurovision Song Contest Social Media Campaign iwantmyfizz

Every now and again, an issue comes up that really get’s you motivated to call for change. When you’ve worked with your favourite TV show for half your life and it’s given you a life-time of fun following your favourite band, and that band isn’t invited to the show’s birthday party, it’s time to say something. Bucks Fizz have every right to be invited to the Eurovision Song Contest 60th anniversary show “Eurovision’s Greatest Hits” – it’s simply unjust that they are not invited. Bucks Fizz ARE one of Eurovision’s Greatest Hits. Last night the twitter hashtag #iwantmyfizz began trending on twitter as Bucks Fizz fans and Eurovision Song Contest fans united to call on the BBC and EBU to make right their failure to invite Bucks Fizz to perform at the Eurovision’s Greatest Hits Show. It’s something I started campaigning for before I’d even thought about it. Out wentRead More

Eurovision Goes Global

Australia to Contest 2015 Eurovision Song Contest Final

Australia enter 2015 Eurovision Song Contest

In news announced just moments ago, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) have confirmed that Australia will compete for the first time at the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna on May 23rd. As part of the 60th Anniversary spectacle, Australia (a country further from Europe than any other participating nation) will have the opportunity to compete with the added provision that should they win, they can participate every year thereafter. SBS will be the official Australian Broadcaster and participant in Vienna at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest. They have become increasingly involved in broadcasting the Eurovision Song Contest in Australia and made this announcement today. The news is likely to divide opinion throughout the Eurovision Fan Community on many levels. Should it have been announced that it is a one-time-only entrant unless it wins, does the time difference have an effect, will all European countries have to compete in Australia 2016Read More

Who should be on the Eurovision Greatest Hits Stage

Eurovision’s Greatest Hits Show Final Line-Up Confirmed

Eurovision's Greatest Hits

The Eurovision Song Contest turns 60 this year and Eurovision fans have three mouth-watering events this year to look forward to. The Eurovision Song Contest takes place on May 23rd, with semi finals on May 19th and May 21st. But as a special event, the EBU and BBC are combining to hold a “Eurovision’s Greatest Hits” show on Tuesday 31st March at the swanky London Eventim Hammersmith Apollo. Eurovision Greatest Hits will feature a string of Classic Eurovision Song Contest entries going back to the 1970s. Although Cliff Richard, Celine Dion, ABBA and Bucks Fizz didn’t make it to the final line up. Those that did appear include Loreen with Euphoria – the 2012 Eurovision Winner that shot to the top of the charts around the world. Surprisingly, Dima Bilan is included with his controversial winner – Russia’s only success. Most pundits believe Ukraine should have won the competition thatRead More

Eurovision Song Contest 2014 – a new dawn

As 2014 draws to a close, we can look back at one of the stand-out Eurovision Song Contest year’s of the competition’s 59 year history. Austria’s victory marked more than just a second win for the small landlocked nation at the heart of Europe, it made a statement about Europe’s acceptance of people, no matter what their ethnic origin, gender or sexual preference may be. Conchita Wurst’s victory in character as the glamour lady with a beard somewhat overshadowed her achievements as a quality vocalist with a powerful musical piece. So too is the race for victory with The Netherlands’ Common Linnets pushing her all the way and Swedish superstar Sanna Nielsen claiming perhaps a disappointing third place. No countries from the former Soviet Union or Yugoslavia featured in the top three, Turkey’s diaspora did not automatically turn to Azerbaijan and the Greek and Albanian diaspora deserted their traditional antics.Read More

Why is the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest already underway in November 2014?

It might seem absurd to most in the United Kingdom that countries are already announcing their 2015 Eurovision Song Contest entries more than six months before the event takes place in Vienna next year. But Belgium and Montenegro have already announced their artists, the Swiss have been busy voting online through the first stage of their selection process and FYR Macedonia and Malta are both holding national finals in the next three weeks. So why is Eurovision starting earlier every year? One reason is that the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest was such a huge success in terms of music quality, television ratings and media coverage. Several entries outperformed expectations in music charts at home and across the continent and Conchita Wurst’s huge media coverage after winning has kept the competition fresh in the minds of the European public. It seems logical for broadcasters to capitalise on the success of thisRead More