Eurovision 2008

Sigur Rós influenced by Eurovision

Sigur Rós cite the brain-frying tedium of watching the Eurovision song contest as the inspiration behind their new single Gobbledigook

Sean Michaels

07, Jul, 2008 @9:39 AM

Garry Mulholland goes backstage to see the lunacy of Eurovision
Everyone knows Eurovision is silly - but what could be dafter than drafting in a proper pop star to take part? In Belgrade, Sébastien Tellier guides Garry Mulholland through the lunacy backstage

Garry Mulholland

14, Jun, 2008 @11:00 PM

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France's Eurovision entry Sebastian Tellier takes OMM backstage
France's Eurovision entry, pop sensation Sebastien Tellier, takes OMM backstage at the contest in Belgrade, Serbia. WARNING: this gallery may contain silly beards. Photographs by Gary Calton

13, Jun, 2008 @11:43 AM

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Media Talk podcast: Eurovision and the overspend at
The panel discuss the future for Eurovision and the BBC website going £36m over budget. Plus, Simon Mayo on winning Sonys and not going to Salford. With Matt Wells, Janine Gibson and John Plunkett

Matt Wells

30, May, 2008 @8:33 AM

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Eurovision Song Contest: UK could lose guaranteed place in final

The UK could lose its guaranteed place in the Eurovision Song Contest final following criticism that the event is becoming increasingly biased against western European countries. By Leigh Holmwood

Leigh Holmwood

28, May, 2008 @9:44 AM

Zoe Williams: Let's face the music

Zoe Williams: It may be bloc voting, but the UK's disastrous score at Eurovision is a chilling sign that nobody likes us

Zoe Williams

27, May, 2008 @11:01 PM

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TV ratings: 7.1m UK viewers tune in to Eurovision

BBC1's Eurovision Song Contest coverage pulled in an average of 7.1 million viewers but lost out to ITV1's Britain's Got Talent. By Caitlin Fitzsimmons

Caitlin Fitzsimmons

27, May, 2008 @12:22 PM

BBC acknowledges public resentment over Eurovision 'fix'

In the news: It's sour grapes all round today, as a nation licks its wounds over another Eurovision defeat and Sam Sparro is beaten to No 1 by Madonna

Paul MacInnes

27, May, 2008 @11:43 AM

Letters: East-west divide over Eurovision

Letters: Perhaps the Eurovision should start to arrange colluding countries into small groups rather than giving each an individual entry

26, May, 2008 @11:37 PM

Eurovision contest voting is no laughing matter, says Wogan

Showbusiness stars and politicians have joined Sir Terry Wogan's attack on the integrity of the Eurovision song contest after Russia romped home thanks to bloc voting from its near-neighbours. By Steven Morris

Steven Morris

26, May, 2008 @6:14 AM

Russia notches up first Eurovision win

Russian Dima Bilan has won this year's Eurovision Song Contest in the Serbian capital Belgrade

25, May, 2008 @10:02 AM

Time to quit Europe?

Open Thread: Will the United Kingdom ever get douze points again? Or should we just leave Eurovision to our friends in the east?

Open Thread

25, May, 2008 @10:00 AM

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