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How to Win Eurovision

Greg James and Russell Kane present an entertaining look at all the ingredients needed to become a Eurovision winner, celebrating the UK's successes and also its hall of shame.

Greg James and Russell Kane present an entertaining look at all the ingredients needed to become a Eurovision winner, adding a strong gimmick to what not to wear and throwing in a pinch of out-of-tune singing for good measure. They celebrate the UK's Eurovision success stories and delve into the depths of our Eurovision hall of shame, all in the name of finding out how to win Eurovision. Featuring interviews with Graham Norton, Bucks Fizz, Scott Mills and Daz Sampson.

2 hours

Last on

Thu 21 May 2015 00:30

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Symphony No 9 Ode to Joy 

  • Amy Winehouse

    Tears Dry On Their Own

  • Katrina and the Waves

    Love Shine a Light (UK)

  • Dinnington Colliery Band


  • Loreen

    Euphoria (Sweden) 

  • Alexander Rybak

    Fairytale (Norway) 

  • Díma Bilán

    Believe (Russia) 

  • Lordi

    Hard Rock Hallelujah (Finland) 

  • Lena

    Satellite (Germany) 

  • Lou

    Let's Get Happy (Germany) 

  • Carola

    Fangad Av En Stormvind (Sweden) 

  • Bobbysocks

    La Det Swinge (Norway) 

  • Charlotte Nilsson

    Take Me To Your Heaven

  • ABBA


  • Frida Boccara

    Un Jour en Enfant (France)

  • Chiara

    What If We (Malta)

  • Gigliola Cinquetti

    Non Ho L'eta (Italy) 

  • Chevalier De Villemont 

    Nous Les Amoreux (Luxembourg) 

  • Anne Marie David

    Tu te reconnaîtras (Luxembourg)

  • Marie Myriam & Séverine Ferrer

    L'Oiseau et L'enfant (France) 

  • Marija Šerifović & Laila Halme

    Molitva (Serbia) 

  • Olivia Lewis

    Vertigo (Malta)

  • Ivan & Delfin

    Czarna dziewczyna (Poland)

  • Γιώργος Αλκαίος

    Opa (Greece) 

  • Russian Grannies 

    Party For Everybody (Russia) 

  • Ruslana

    Wild Dances (Ukraine)

  • Elena Paparizou

    My Number One (Greece) 

  • Sertab Erener

    Everyway That I Can (Turkey) 

  • ABBA

    The Winner Takes It All

  • Javine Hylton

    Touch My Fire (UK)

  • Katie Price

    Not Just Anybody 

  • Riki Sorsa

    Reggae Ok (Finland) 

  • Global Kryner

    Yasi (Austria)

  • Lotta Engberg

    Boogaloo (Sweden) 

  • Cosmos

    I Hear Your Heart (Latvia) 

  • Stefan Raab

    Wadde Hadde Dudde Da (Germany)

  • Teapacks 

    Push the Button (Israel) 

  • Ґринджоли

    Together We Are Many (Ukraine)

  • Gjoko Taneski

    Jas Ja Imam Silata (Fyr Macedonia) 

  • Ich Troje

    Follow My Heart (Poland) 

  • Trackshittaz

    Woki mit deim Popo (Austria)

  • Daz Sampson

    Teenage Life (UK)

  • Bus Stop

    Kung Fu Fighting  (feat. Carl Douglas)

  • Ini Kamoze

    Here Comes The Hotstepper

  • Vengaboys

    Up and Down

  • Labrinth

    Beneath You're Beautiful  (feat. Emeli Sandé)

  • Plastic Bertrand

    Amour Amour (Luxembourg)

  • Azúcar Moreno

    Bandido (Spain)

  • Doce

    Bem Bo (Portugal) 

  • Sébastien Tellier

    Divine (France) 

  • Elvir Laković Laka

    Try (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

  • Eva Rivas

    Apricot Stone (Armenia)

  • The Jet Set

    Time To Party (Poland)

  • Miriam Christine 

    In a Woman's Heart (Malta) 

  • Vanna

    Strings Of My Heart (Croatia)

  • Célia Lawson

    Antes do adeus (Portugal)

  • Geraldine Gaulier 

    Quel Coeur Vas Tu Briser (Switzerland) 

  • XXL

    100% Te Ljubam (Macedonia)

  • Séverine Ferrer

    La Coco-Dance (Monaco )

  • Sverre Kjelsberg & Mattis Haetta 

    Sama (Poland) 

  • Krassimir Avramor 

    Illusion (Bulgaria) 

  • t.A.T.u.

    Ne Ver Ne Boisya (Russia) 

  • Sophie Carle

    100% D'amour (Luxembourg)

  • 2B

    Amar (Portugal)

  • Pingpong

    Sameyakh (Israel)

  • Olly Murs

    Army of Two

  • Jessica Garlick

    Come Back (UK) 

  • Jemini

    Bye Bye Baby Cry Baby 

  • Timo Kojo

    Bomb Out (Finland) 

  • Gunvor

    Let Him (Switzerland) 

  • Thomas Forstner

    Venice In The Rain (Austria)

  • Maria Dolores Amaya Vega 

    Quien Maneja Mi Barca (Spain) 

  • Jahn Teigen

    Mil Etter Mil (Norway) 

  • Tegan and Sara

    I Couldn't Be Your Friend 

  • Maya Sar

    Korake ti znam (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

  • Ell and Nikki

    Running Scared (Azerbaijan)

  • Tatijana Anette Valentin 

    Niin Kaunis on Taivas (Finland)

  • Daniel Pemberton

    Odd Future

  • Margot Hielscher

    Fur Zwei Groschen Musik (Germany) 

  • Teddy Scholten

    Een Beetje (Netherlands) 

  • Domenico Modugno

    Piove (Italy) 

  • Ulla Pia

    Stop – mens legen er go' (Denmark)

  • Åse Kleveland

    Intet Er Nytt Under Solen (Norway) 

  • Milly Scott

    Fernando en Filippo (Netherlands)

  • Nicole & Hugo

    Baby, Baby (Belgium)

  • Marion

    Tom Tom Tom (Finalnd)

  • Bendik Singers

    Its Just a Game (Norway) 

  • Waterloo & Robinson

    My Little World (Austria) 

  • Fredi and Friends 

    Pump-pump (Finland) 

  • Halla Margrét

    Haegt Og Hljott (Iceland) 

  • Treble

    Amambanda (Netherlands)

  • Urban Trad

    Sanomi (Belgium) 

  • Evelina Sašenko

    C'est Ma Vie (Lithuania)

  • Walters & Kazha

    The War Is Not Over (Latvia)

  • Secret Garden

    Nocturne (Norway) 

  • Laila Halme

    Muistojeni laulu (Finland)

  • Micky

    Enséñame a cantar (Spain)

  • Lenny Kuhr

    Dde Troubador (Netherlands) 

  • Seyyal Taner & Lokomotif 

    Sarkim Sevgi Ustune (Turkey) 

  • Hakol Over Habibi 

    Halayla (Israel) 

  • Anna Mjöll

    Sjubidu (Iceland)

  • Odd Børre

    Stress (Norway)

  • Monica Aspelund

    Lapponia (Finland) 

  • Hara Konstantinou & Andrea Konstantinou 

    Mana Mou (Cyprus)

  • Teach-In

    Ding-a-dong (Netherlands) 

  • Herreys

    Diggi-loo Diggi-ley (Sweden) 

  • Getter Jaani

    Running Scared (Azerbaihan)


    Song Number 1 (Russia) 

  • Aurela Gaçe & Milly Scott

    Feel the Passion (Albania) 

  • Katrina and the Waves

    Love Shine a Light (UK)

  • Cliff Richard


  • Take That

    Back For Good

  • The Smiths

    This Charming Man

  • One Direction

    Little Things

  • Robbie Williams

    Let Me Entertain You 

  • Dizzee Rascal

    Fix Up Look Sharp 

  • Adele 

    Rolling in the Deep 

  • Sandie Shaw

    Puppet on a String (Uk) 

  • Rizzle Kicks

    Mama Do the Hump 

  • Engelbert Humperdinck

    Please Release Me 

  • Pulp

    Help the Aged 

  • Engelbert Humperdinck

    Love Will Set You Free 

  • Pirates of the Sea

    Wolves of the Sea (Latvia)

  • DJ BoBo

    Vampires Are Alive (Switzerland)

  • The Beatles

    All You Need Is Love

  • Díma Bilán

    Believe (Russia)

  • De Toppers

    Shine (Netherlands) 

  • Diana Gurtskaya

    Peace Will Come (Georgia)

  • Six4one

    If We All Give a Little (Switzerland) 

  • Nicole 

    Ein Bischen Frieden (Germany) 

  • Eamonn Toal

    Millennium of Love (Ireland) 

  • Emma

    Give a Little Love Back to the World (UK)

  • Samantha Janus

    A Message to Your Heart (UK)

  • Simone 

    Keine Mauern Mehr (Austria) 

  • Ketil Stokkan

    Brandenburger Tor (Norway) 

  • Toto 

    Inseime (Croatia) 

  • Fight the Power

    Fight the Power 

  • Rage Against the Machine

    Killing In The Name

  • Paulo de Carvalho

    E Depois Do Adeus (Portugal) 

  • Inculto

    Eastern European Funk (Lithuania) 

  • Stephane & 3G

    We Don't Wanna Put In

  • Verka Serduchka

    Dancing Lasha Tumbai (Ukraine) 

  • Sverre Kjelsberg & Mattis Hætta

    Samiid Aednan (Norway)

  • Blue

    Too Close

  • Blue 

    I Can (UK)

  • Roxette

    Dressed For Success

  • Lindsay Dracass

    No Dream Impossible (UK)

  • Les Fatals Picards

    L'Amour a la francaise (France) 

  • Senhit

    Standby (San Marino)

  • Vukašin Brajić

    Thunder and Lightning (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

  • Bucks Fizz

    Making Your Mind Up

  • DJ Fresh

    The Power (feat. Dizzee Rascal)

  • Brotherhood of Man

    Save Your Kisses For Me 

  • Beyoncé

    Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)

  • Sam and the Womp

    Bom Bom 

  • Hannes Võrno, Peeter Oja & Tarmo Leinatamm

    Leto Svet (Estonia)

  • Dustin the Turkey

    Douze Pointe (Ireland) 

  • Habatlanim 

    Shir Habatlanim (Israel) 

  • Alf Poier

    Weil der Mensch zählt (Austria)

  • LT United

    We Are the Winners (Lithuania)

  • Scooch

    Flying the Flag (For You) 

  • Scooch

    The Best Is Yet To Come

  • The Beatles

    Can't Buy Me Love

  • Sestre

    Samo Ljubezen (Slovenia) 

  • Barry White

    I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby

  • Roger Roger

    Bianca Bianca

  • Jade Ewen

    It's My Time (UK) 

  • Electric Six

    Danger! High Voltage!

  • Valentina Monetta

    The Social Network Song (San Marino)

  • Linda Martin

    Terminal 3 (Ireland)

  • Sophie & Magaly

    Papa Pingouin (Luxembourg) 

  • Ajda Pekkan

    Pet'r Oil (Turkey) 

  • Dschinghis Khan

    Dschinghis Khan (Germany) 

  • Boney M.


  • Milestones

    Falter Im Wind (Austria) 

  • Maarja-Liis Ilus & Ivo Linna

    Kaelakee Haal (Estonia)

  • Fanny Biascamano 

    Sentiments Songes (France) 

  • Mariana Efstratiou

    Emis Forame To Himona Anixiatika (Greece)

  • Colm Wilkinson

    Born to Sing (Ireland) 

  • Josh Dubovie

    That Sounds Good To Me (UK)

  • Tinie Tempah

    Pass Out

  • Plan B

    She Said

  • Kylie Minogue

    I Should Be So Lucky 

  • Qemists 

    Dirty Words 

  • Stooshe

    Love Me 


    Sexy and I Know It 

  • Paul Oscar

    Minn Hinsti Dans (Iceland) 

  • Alex Swings Oscar Sings!

    Miss Kiss Kiss Bang (Germany) 

  • Margot Heilsher

    Telefon Telefon

  • ABBA

    The Winner Takes It All

  • Scott Fitzgerald 

    Go (UK)

  • Matthew Slater

    Adagio For A Broken Doll

  • Calvin Harris

    I Need Your Love (feat. Ellie Goulding)

  • Lordi

    Hard Rock Hollelujah (Finland)

  • Alex Rybeck

    Fairytale (Norway)

  • Céline Dion

    Ne Partez Pas Sans Moi (Switzerland) 

  • Katrina and the Waves

    Love Shine a Light (UK)

  • ABBA

    Waterloo (Sweden)

  • Gigliola Cinquetti

    Si (Italy) 

  • ABBA

    Thank You For the Music

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra

    Land of Hope and Glory 

UK entries throughout Eurovision

UK entries throughout Eurovision
Take a trip down memory lane and check out all the UK entries from over the years.


Role Contributor
Presenter Greg James
Presenter Russell Kane
Producer Tom Cohen
Executive Producer Mark Cossey


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