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France: Destination Eurovision is hotting up!

As we approach the annual hectic winter of Eurovision selection shows, France have begun to pile on the pressure and reveal more participants in their selection, Destination Eurovision. It seems that recent results have really ignited a new hype for the contest in France! Over the past few days, French national broadcaster France 2, responsible for organising the selection, has …

France: First act confirmed for Destination Eurovision

France’s resurgence of faith in the Eurovision Song Contest is clear for all to see and this is reflected in the extra efforts to select the entry for 2018. Destination Eurovision, the French broadcaster France 2’s new selection show, has captured the imagination of French Eurovision fans and others alike – and with an increased promotional push the show is …

France: Destination Eurovision

As we know by this moment, 43 countries will take part in the contest in Lisbon this upcoming May. Until then, we still have a long road with multiple national finals, internal selections and all that good stuff. In the meantime, the countries across Europe are getting ready for the contest, and France has unveiled some details about their upcoming …

France: Return to national selection in 2018

While France’s recent history in the contest has been varied and unique, perhaps moreso than any other competing nation, the Big 5 country has struggled for form in the contest, having finished in the top ten just twice in the past 15 years. However, recent choices have turned it around somewhat, with Amir’s 6th place in Stockholm and Alma’s 12th …

The Big 5 Pick Their Halves

Today it has been announced which halves each of the Big 5 will perform in. This was done in the press conference after their rehearsals today. As previously announced, Ukraine will perform in the second half in position 22. The remaining pre-qualified countries have selected which half they will perform in and their running order position will be determined by …

Which rehearsal is the most promising? Day 6

And today we’ve completed the set! All 42 countries have now performed on the Kyiv stage so we have a clearer picture of who will do well and who won’t! France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ukraine and United Kingdom have brought us giant heads, mirrored shells, spinning cities, surfing and – of course – a dancing monkey. Of course, for those …

A History of Eurovision: 1066 to 1217

Whilst it is believed by many to have begun in 1956 in Switzerland, the Eurovision Song Contest has, in fact, existed in one form or another for a number of years. Recent research by Prof. A. Prillis from Valetta University has uncovered a surprising sequence of events throughout the ages. It seems that the contest can be traced as far …

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