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

Eurovision 2022 results: Sam Ryder does the UK proud; Ukraine 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

‘Help Mariupol, help Azovstal now’: Ukraine singer makes appeal from Eurovision stage

Daragh Brophy reports from Turin, Italy:  THE FRONTMAN OF Eurovision favourites Kalush Orchestra made an impassioned plea for help for the fighters trapped in the ruined city of Mariupol at the close of their performance in Turin tonight.  “Help Ukraine, help Mariupol, help Azovstal now,” Oleh Psiuk exhorted to the crowd of thousands in the Pala Alpitour arena … Read more

TikTok’s Sam Ryder to represent UK at Eurovision 2022 – will he win?

W here do you turn after your last attempt at Eurovision glory ended in an unmitigated nul points catastrophe? TikTok, of course! Sam Ryder, the social-media-sensation-turned-major-record-label-signee, has today been confirmed by the BBC as the man we’ll be shipping off to Turin for the 66th Eurovision Song Contest in May, hoping to become the first … 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

Eurovision’s most memorable costumes and fashion moments of all time

With Eurovision returning to our screens this week, we are taking a look back at the some of the most memorable contestant costumes to hit the stage since the competition started in 1956.  While performers now tend to opt for looks that scream ‘I’m a glamorous pop star’, there have been plenty of brilliant of-their-time fashion moments from … Read more

Eurovision 2022: Ireland’s Brooke Scullion hoping to qualify from tonight’s second semi-final

IRELAND’S BROOKE SCULLION takes the stage in Turin tonight in the Eurovision contest’s second semi final. The  22-year-old Derry singer will be hoping to join the ten finalists from Tuesday night’s competition and the ‘Big Five’ Eurovision countries – the UK, Italy, Spain, Germany and France – who go straight into Saturday’s final. She will … Read more