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Eurovision 2018: More countries confirm selection plans

As we approach the dark nights of the Eurovision national final season, countries across the continent have been gearing up their preparations for the upcoming contest in Lisbon. Casting and submission calls have been thrown open in recent days by a number of broadcaster which means we are not too far away from hearing the first potential entries of the …

United Kingdom: BBC opens submission period for 2018

The United Kingdom has kicked off their search for a 2018 star earlier than usual, with the British broadcaster, BBC, announcing an open submission from the public today. The announcement continues a recent trend of early plans set in place by the BBC in a stark contrast to the previously late announcements regarding the UK entry for Eurovision. In a …

Olivia Newton-John Battling Breast Cancer Again

The United Kingdom’s representative in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, Olivia Newton-John, has today revealed that she is, once again, battling breast cancer. “Long Live Love” performed by Olivia Newton-John in the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest in Brighton ended 4th on the night. Later Olivia became a Hollywood star, most famous for her role as Sandie in Grease. Newton-John has …

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 …

Spain: Manel Navarro and his Eurovision duets

Spain’s Manel Navarro has certainly been a busy man during the weeks leading up to Eurovision, recording duets with a number of this year’s artists – he’s certainly a diverse young talent. #YOU can check out the duets of Manel Navarro as his team prepare to arrive in Kyiv for his first rehearsal on Sunday. Martin Garrix’s “In The Name …

United Kingdom: Engelbert Humperdinck is back

For many, he was the shock of Azerbaijan’s Eurovision – the veteran crooner Engelbert Humperdinck was chosen as the British representative for the contest back in 2012 at the tender age of 76 to follow in the footsteps of boyband Blue. The decision shocked and confused thousands of Eurofans back in the day, but many conceded that the performer was …

Throwback Thursday: Tricia Penrose

Many moons ago, in 2002, a well known lady, Tricia Penrose, took part in the UK final for Eurovision with her song “DJ Romeo”. Tricia didn’t quite make it to Eurovision in Estonia, but ended a respectable 2nd place in the UK final. Let’s take a look at what Tricia has been up to recently! Tricia now has two sons, …

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