Zelensky says Ukraine will host Eurovision 2023 as Kalush Orchestra triumph in Turin

Daragh Brophy reports from Turin, Italy:  UKRAINIAN PRESIDENT VOLODYMYR Zelensky has said his country will host the Eurovision next year after folk-rap group Kalush Orchestra romped home as winners of the contest in Turin. The group, who as men of fighting age had to be given special dispensation to leave the country, had long been … Read more

Eurovision Song Contest 2022, review: Night belongs to Ukraine as Space Man returns to Earth

And then to the main event as the votes came in. First the national juries and a deluge of douze point for Ryder, whose cheery charm has worked a treat all week (all the more so because it is obviously completely unforced). Incredibly, he was in first place, ahead of Sweden going into the public … Read more

Wave of love from across Europe carries Ukraine to Eurovision VICTORY

Ukraine staved off a stirring effort from Britain’s Sam Ryder to win the Eurovision title this evening on the back of a huge outpouring of support from the European public.  Britain topped the jury vote and had led for most of the night before Ukraine took the lead with a huge 431 points in the … Read more

Eurovision 2022 results: The UK and Ukraine are among the favourites to win

Here is the full running order: 1. Czech Republic: We Are Domi – Lights Off 2. Romania: WRS – Llámame 3. Portugal: MARO – Saudade, Saudade 4. Finland: The Rasmus – Jezebel 5. Switzerland: Marius Bear – Boys Do Cry 6. France: Alvan & Ahez – Fulenn 7. Norway: Subwoolfer – Give That Wolf A … Read more

Britain’s Eurovision Song Contest entries: where are they now?

Guaranteed to provide a lift in dark times, Eurovision 2022 is set to flounce back on to screens. It starts on May 10, with the final taking place on May 14. Britain’s representative this year is 32-year-old TikTok star Sam Ryder who came to fame covering songs on the social media platform during lockdown. With … Read more

Every recipe you need for your Eurovision party food

The final of the Eurovision Song Contest will be back on our screens on Saturday, May 14 – and what better excuse to get your friends together than this outrageous celebration of musical spectacle and excess? A Eurovision party is a time-honoured tradition, and the standard way to host is to ask every guest to bring … Read more

The Eurovision entry singing to save Ukraine in 2022

Of course, if Ukraine wins, then Kyiv will be expected to host the final next spring. Does Psiuk think this will happen? “Absolutely. We believe that it’ll be a new Ukraine. We will be prosperous, we will be happy.” And will Russia compete next year? “I don’t know.” To Britons, this may all sound rather … Read more

The 25 most embarrassing Eurovision performances ever

The Eurovision Song Contest is back again for 2022 and will no doubt showcase some of the continent’s most eccentric pop talent. This year the UK’s hopes ride on Sam Ryder, a former TikTok sensation, who will be performing an original song, Space Man. Twenty-five countries in total will compete in the competition’s grand final … Read more

Ireland’s Brooke Scullion out of the Eurovision after failing to qualify from semi-final

IRELAND’S BROOKE SCULLION is out of the running for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest final after failing to qualify from tonight’s second semi-final.  The Derry singer failed to finish in the top ten in tonight’s heat in Turin after the jury and viewer votes were tallied.  Ireland’s entry had been all-but-written-off by the bookies this … Read more

Opinion: Eurovision Song Contest may seem frivolous but in wartime, it matters

Updated 3 minutes ago THE EUROVISION SONG contest is a unique institution. In many ways, it seems amazing that such a show has survived in the modern age when so many TV formats come and go over the decades. However, it has been its ability to adapt and change with the times that has been … Read more