Following unpaid debts totalling CHF 16 million owed by Romanian broadcaster Televiziunea Română (TVR), the EBU have withdrawn member services to TVR and they are therefore no longer eligible to perform in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. TVR has previously been given a deadline of Wednesday 20 April to make sufficient arrangements for the repayment […]


Photos & Video by Edward Till The annual London Eurovision Party took place at Cafe De Paris in Central London on Sunday 17th April. The show featured 18 artists from this years contest, including Amir from France, Zoë from Austria and of course Joe & Jake from the UK, plus 4 special guests, Aminata (Latvia […]

Melodifestivalen 2016 – Final Tonight – Sweden Decides

Well we made it to the final at last.  Here we are at Friends Arena in Stockholm to decide which of these 12 acts will represent Sweden in the 61st year of the Eurovision Song Contest which will also be hosted here in Stockholm but in the cozier Globen Arena.  Tonight 28,000 people will attend Sweden’s most […]


Words by Sascha Stolp. Photos by Edward Till On Friday, 26th February, the UK National Broadcaster, BBC, held the first UK national final for 6 years with Eurovision:You Decide at the O2 Forum Kentish Town. The show was hosted by Mel Giedroyc, a popular British television presenter and commentator for the UK broadcasts of the […]

Melodifestivalen 2016 – Semi-Final 3 Tonight

  Another week and another scandal.  This past week a clip of Molly Sandén’s song “Youniverse” leaked on a website where you could pre-order the download of the song which resulted in SVT allowing all the fourth Semi Final songs (just 30 second clips) to be available for 24 hours.  I wonder if all these “issues” have […]


Italy has announced their representative for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. Francesca Michielin was the runner up in the 2016 Sanremo Song Festival with her song Nessun grado di separazione and was announced as the Italian entrant for this year’s Eurovision when the winners of Sanremo 2016, the band Stadio, declined the chance to represent […]

Melodifestivalen 2016 – Semi-Final 2 Tonight

This week we visit Malmö Arena to decide which two songs will qualify for the final on the 12 March and which two songs will go to the Andra Chansen on the 5 March.  As Charlotte Perrelli has been demoted from host to guest performer, I imagine we will be seeing a lot more of Gina […]


The BBC has announced that they will be holding a National Final on the 26th February 2016. Eurovision: You Decide, will be the first National Final show that the BBC have had in 6 years. The show will be hosted by television personality Mel Giedroyc, who Eurovision fans will remember as one of the British […]

A busy week in the world of Eurovision

This week has seen a lot of activity in the world of the Eurovision Song Contest. The EBU have confirmed there will be 43 nations competing in the 2016 event in Stockholm. We see the return of Australia, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Ukraine. Germany confirmed the withdrawal of their offer to Xavier Naidoo to represent […]