Calling all Eurovision fans! The 2017 Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Ukraine’s capital city, Kyiv, which previously hosted the competition in 2005! The 13th of May 2017 is the date for the final on Saturday! Who doesn't love a bit of Cheesy pop music?! Eurovision: who is representing us this year? Lucie Jones, 25, comes from Pentyrch, a village on...
It’s time for the musical extravaganza that is the Eurovision Song Contest! Countries from all across Europe are gathering their finest to go up against each other and the continent as they are voted for in their thousands. The Contest is hosted by the country that has won it the year before, so this year it will take place in Stockholm, Sweden. This is the 3rd time the European Song Contest has been held there, first time was way back in 1975, then again in 2000 and now 2016! What is the Eurovision Song Contest? Eurovision or ESC for short is the longest running annual televised song competition. Participants from all different countries will pick an original song to be performed live! Then they will cast votes for the other countries’ songs to determine what the most popular song throughout the competition is. Eurovision started way back in 1956 when only 7 countries took part, in 2008 there were a record of 43 countries. The Contest has been running every year for 60 years making this its 61st! Wow! Continue reading →
On the 23rd May Eurovision will be back! This year’s hosts, Austria have a big task ahead to beat last year’s glittering show in Denmark which saw their star Conchita Wurst win! A Little Eurovision History This will be the 60th anniversary of the Eurovision Song Contest which first aired on 24th May 1956. Since then it has remained a strong TV favourite all across Europe and even gets views worldwide in places like Hong Kong, Australia and the US. The contest has been broadcast every year without fail since it began, making it one of the longest running TV shows in the world! An impressive achievement for a show that began before satellite television existed. To mark the 60th anniversary of Eurovision, this year Australia has been invited to take part in the song contest as a special edition to the celebrations. Eurovision has been broadcast in Australia for over 30 years and seeing as Austria’s theme is “Building Bridges” it seemed only right to invite our good friends from overseas! Continue reading →