It's with great sadness that we pay tribute to a legend of Eurovision broadcasting Sir Terry Wogan who passed away this morning. His unmistakable banter beamed into millions of homes across UK as he became the voice of Eurovision - steering the nation through the douze and don'ts of the Song Contest.
Head of the UK Eurovision delegation Guy Freeman remembers Terry as a man who never took his position for granted... "My fondest memory of Sir Terry was sitting next to him in the commentary box in Dublin in 1997. Not only was he having a great and hospitable time in his home country, but was also enjoying the rare treat of a scoring sequence that culminated in a UK victory. As soon as we came off air, with genuine modesty, he turned to me and asked me to please bear him in mind next year,...
Our biggest ever Eurovision song search has just got bigger as we are pleased to announce, for the first time in six years, the launch of a televised national selection show on BBC Four! The great British public will choose the song and the act that will represent the UK at this year’s contest in Stockholm!
Eurovision: You Decide will be broadcast live on Friday 26th February on BBC Four where six shortlisted acts will take to the stage in a bid to impress the viewers at home and a professional panel as they compete for the honour of representing the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2016.
Hosted live from The O2 Forum Kentish Town by self-confessed Eurovision fan Mel Giedroyc, the 90 minute UK Eurovision extravaganza will feature performances by the six competing acts, as well as some special Eurovision musical guests.
Mel says: “I am a huge fan of ‘the Eurovish’ and am honoured to be hosting this fantastic event. It’s very exciting that the Great British public will get the...
**Applications for the UK 2016 Eurovision Song Contest has now closed.**
If you have submitted a song, thank you very much. You will be notified no later than Friday 1st January if your your song has been shortlisted.
It's not even Christmas and we're already thinking about Eurovision... let's be honest, when are we not thinking about Eurovison!? This years' contest will be taking place in Stockholm on May 10th, 12th and 14th 2016 and is going to be bigger and better than ever. Why we hear you ask? Because you can apply to represent the UK. *squeal!* Aaaand the biggest Eurovision fan club in the world will be helping to shortlist the entries!
Graham Norton says, "Eurovision is one of the highlights of my year and I love the fact that the BBC is launching its biggest song search ever. I think it really shows that they take the competition seriously and the fact that the public will get the final say on who is sent to represent the UK in Stockholm next year is the icing on the...
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Saturday night is a very special night as the sensational Eurovision Song Contest celebrates its 60th birthday – and we know that thousands of you in the UK will be donning bad wigs and tight spandex as you celebrate the occasion in style.
So whether you’re hosting a small sophisticated affair with vol-au-vents and Prosecco, or you’re watching in a club with a few hundred of your new besties,...
Since its inception the Eurovision Song Contest has always pushed boundaries. Pioneering new broadcasting techniques and ways of performing. Compiling a list of ‘breakthrough’ songs is no easy task since the contest has seen so many diverse performances, breaking new ground in Eurovision history. This top ten features songs which have somehow broken the mould or shaped the contest in some way. As always we’d love to hear your views!
10) Iceland 1997 – Paul Oscar “Minn hinsti dans”
As far as contests go, 1997 was a fairly standard year. Celtic ballads which had been so much...
Voting in Eurovision is the highlight of the show for many it's also one of the more controversial areas of the contest. Since the current voting system (1-8, 10, 12 points) was introduced in 1975, 16 countries have received the dreaded nul points. They must’ve been pretty awful to have attracted no points at all from any country right? Not necessarily. Each country awards points to ten participating songs, so in theory a song could be ranked 11th place by most and still go on to receive nothing but a wooden spoon. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and review the best of the...
When it was announced back in February that Australia was to enter the Eurovision Song Contest Twitter went into overdrive. Some were delighted, others incredulous and the majority more confused than ever. It’s difficult explaining why Israel is in Eurovision let alone Australia. How are they allowed to enter? More important why would they? Now that the dust has settled, it seems like a very natural decision and here’s why.
In it's history Eurovision has embraced entrants which are located out-with the traditional boundaries of Europe; Israel, Azerbaijan, Morocco. There were even plans for...
The BBC today confirms Scott Mills and Mel Giedroyc will host BBC Three’s coverage of the two Eurovision Song Contest Semi Finals live from Vienna, Austria on 19th and 21st May.
Mel is a self-confessed fan of the Eurovision Song Contest, who as well as being a judge on Eurovision selection show Making Your Mind Up in 2007, also starred as one of the presenters in the stage show Eurobeat:...
We are pleased to announce Electro Velvet as our Eurovision act for 2015! Alex Larke and Bianca Nicholas will represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 performing the song ‘Still In Love With You.’
Alex, aged 35, from Welwyn Garden City and Bianca, aged 26, from Beckenham in Kent will be flying the flag for the United Kingdom in Vienna. Electro Velvet’s debut song ‘Still...