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Eurovision Song Contest 2018

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The Eurovision Song Contest is the longest-running televised song competition where (mostly) members of the European Broadcasting Union enter musical acts to the annual event in a bid to win the nation’s hearts (and votes) and be crowned champion.

The United Kingdom last won in 1997 with Katrina and the Waves, with many citing the show as “too political” in recent years. Despite this, and a fall in ratings, Eurovision still pulls in a total global audience of 182 million for the two semi-finals and grand final.

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Robbie Williams reveals secret ambition to perform in the Eurovision Song Contest
Monday 21st May 2018

Robbie Williams has a secret ambition to perform in the Eurovision Song Contest. The former Take That star's desire to take part has been revealed by the BBC's semi-final commentator and Radio One DJ Scott Mills, who…

SuRie's Eurovision stage invader bailed and awaiting charges, EBU confirms
Wednesday 16th May 2018

The man who invaded the Eurovision stage while UK entry SuRie was singing has been bailed pending charges, the contest’s operator has confirmed. The singer, real name Susanna Marie Cork, was performing her song Storm live from Lisbon,…

UK Eurovision entry SuRie 'so proud' of her performance despite stage invader
Sunday 13th May 2018

UK Eurovision act SuRie said she was "so proud" of her performance despite the unwelcome stage invader snatching her microphone off her while she was singing ‘Storm’. The 29-year-old said she “gave it my very best”,…

Israel win Eurovision while UK entry SuRie battles stage invader

Israel's Netta Barzilai has won the Eurovision Song Contest with her quirky offering 'Toy'.

The singer was awarded 529 points after a nail biting finish, beating favourites Cyprus into second place.

Elsewhere UK entry SuRie had to battle an unwelcome guest in the shape of a stage invader.

A man dressed in a shirt and bandana rushed onto the stage while she was singing 'Storm' and shouted: "Nazis of the UK media... We demand freedom."

SuRie finished third from bottom with 48 points.

PHOTO GALLERY: The best of Eurovision fancy dress
Saturday 12th May 2018

It’s been a pretty mental week for us hard done by Eurovision reporters at Reality Bite. Six days in the beautiful city of Lisbon, Portugal, surrounded by amazing people, eating delicious food, watching live performances of the countries…

SuRie on Eurovision final: ’I'm a performer… I need to be on stage’
Friday 11th May 2018

She may be small.. but SuRie will be the first to tell you she ain’t no pushover. And this year’s UK entry into Eurovision is out to prove that she’s also a damn good performer as she steps onto the stage for the song contest’s…

Russia break qualifying streak after Julia Samoylova fails to make Eurovision final
Thursday 10th May 2018

Russia have failed to get through to the Eurovision grand final— ending their 100 per cent qualifying streak. Julia Samoylova’s ‘I Won’t Break’ failed to make the grade to go through to Saturday’s song contest.…

Coral new customer offer: claim 33/1 for Cyprus to win
Thursday 10th May 2018

AWS fly the flag for headbangers with 'screaming pop song' Viszlát nyár
Thursday 10th May 2018

If you enjoy the heavier side of heavy music, the Eurovision Song Contest isn’t usually the first place you would look for it. However this year one band is flying the flag for headbangers across Europe. AWS, representing Hungary, are…

Julia Samoylova: A missed opportunity for Russia in Eurovision 2018?
Thursday 10th May 2018

The second semi-final is almost upon us and it’s Norway and Sweden that have it in the bag, according to the bookmakers. The countries are a dead cert to qualify for Saturday’s grand final, with both countries at 1/100 with Betfair.…

Waylon hopes to bring 'real country music' to Eurovision 2018
Thursday 10th May 2018

It’s one of those songs that you can’t help but foot tap along to, and offers a unique sound in year’s Eurovision 2018. And Waylon is the first to admit he’s delighted to bring his beloved country music back to the song…

Outsiders Ireland qualify for Eurovision grand final for the first time since 2013
Tuesday 8th May 2018

Ireland have qualified for the Eurovision Song Contest grand final despite being an outsider with the bookies. Ryan O'Shaughnessy impressed fans watching at home with the song Together, about the end of a love affair, which featured…

Paul Jordan, aka 'Dr Eurovision' on semi-final 1: 'It's all to play for'
Tuesday 8th May 2018

It’s the day of the first semi-final and already there has been a dramatic shift in the bookmakers’ predictions. Israel’s Netta has been bumped down to second in the odds table, with Cyprus now leading the way after a show-stopping…

PHOTO GALLERY: Eurovision Song Contest 2018 blue carpet opening ceremony
Monday 7th May 2018

The traditional red carpet may have been substituted for a more serene blue colour, but the stars of the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest were on fire as they arrived for the official opening ceremony. Meeting fans and members of the press,…

Paul Jordan, aka Dr Eurovision gives the inside track on who to back in Lisbon
Friday 4th May 2018

Israel are this year’s hot favourites for the Eurovision Song Contest, and have been since the song ‘Toy’ was revealed as the country’s entry. After just a couple of listens, the quirky, upbeat pop song will have you…