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#Eurovision

# eurovision - Thursday 23 June, 2022

EBU defends decision not to hold Eurovision in Ukraine, citing high risk of mass casualty event
# Safety
# Safety

EBU defends decision not to hold Eurovision in Ukraine, citing high risk of mass casualty event

Thu 3:56 PM 6,435 Views 8 Comments

The decision has been criticised by the Ukrainian government, which said it had provided guarantees on safety standards.

# eurovision - Friday 17 June, 2022

Ukraine to challenge decision to stop it hosting Eurovision 2023
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

Ukraine to challenge decision to stop it hosting Eurovision 2023

Updated Jun 17th 2022, 8:26 PM 27,492 Views 22 Comments

The EBU earlier deemed the country Ukraine unable to fulfil requirements due to the ongoing war.

# eurovision - Thursday 19 May, 2022

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
# The Fix
# The Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

May 19th 2022, 9:03 PM 6,535 Views 0 Comments

Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.

The Explainer: Why isn't Ireland winning the Eurovision Song Contest?
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Why isn't Ireland winning the Eurovision Song Contest?

May 19th 2022, 6:00 PM 5,067 Views 3 Comments

Listen to find out some of the surprising reasons why.

# eurovision - Sunday 15 May, 2022

Poll: Did you watch the Eurovision final?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Did you watch the Eurovision final?

May 15th 2022, 10:19 AM 41,394 Views 58 Comments

Ukraine won the top prize, as expected.

Zelenskyy says Ukraine will host Eurovision 2023 as Kalush Orchestra triumph in Turin
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

Zelenskyy says Ukraine will host Eurovision 2023 as Kalush Orchestra triumph in Turin

Updated May 15th 2022, 9:50 AM 91,924 Views 138 Comments
  • Contest oganisers the EBU will begin planning with Ukraine but say there are "unique challenges involved".
  • The folk-rap group - as men of fighting age - had to get special permission to leave their country for the contest and are expected home tomorrow.

# eurovision - Saturday 14 May, 2022

QUIZ: How much do you know about Ireland's Eurovision journey over the years?
# Quiz
# Quiz

QUIZ: How much do you know about Ireland's Eurovision journey over the years?

May 14th 2022, 11:00 PM 31,075 Views 8 Comments

It wasn’t our year but we still hold some pretty impressive records.

'Help Mariupol, help Azovstal now': Ukraine singer makes appeal from Eurovision stage
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

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

May 14th 2022, 10:07 PM 37,268 Views 8 Comments

Frontman Oleh Psiuk appealed for help for the trapped fighters to a TV audience of up to 200 million people.

Eurovision: Seven songs to watch and other key things to know ahead of tonight's Grand Final
# Live From Turin
# Live From Turin

Eurovision: Seven songs to watch and other key things to know ahead of tonight's Grand Final

May 14th 2022, 8:00 PM 27,986 Views 5 Comments

Need to catch up ahead of tonight’s show?

Wolves, handbasins and hints of chaos: Notes from a slightly bonkers Eurovision build-up
# Final Countdown
# Final Countdown

Wolves, handbasins and hints of chaos: Notes from a slightly bonkers Eurovision build-up

May 14th 2022, 11:30 AM 12,497 Views 2 Comments

Eurovision 2022 is a peculiar mix of showbiz, politics, tourism, cheese and chaos. Here’s what’s been happening.

# eurovision - Friday 13 May, 2022

Eurovision: Steps now being taken to remove Russia from future contests, EBU boss says
# Extended Ban
# Extended Ban

Eurovision: Steps now being taken to remove Russia from future contests, EBU boss says

May 13th 2022, 10:10 PM 47,630 Views 25 Comments
  • Noel Curran, a former head of RTÉ, said it very quickly became apparent in the wake of the invasion of Ukraine that Russia couldn't be allowed take part in Eurovision.
  • He wouldn't be drawn on where the contest might be staged next year if Ukraine - overwhelming favourites in Turin - take the top prize.
Fleeting hopes and a familiar crush of disappointment: Irish fans on our Eurovision knock-out
# Turin Proud
# Turin Proud

Fleeting hopes and a familiar crush of disappointment: Irish fans on our Eurovision knock-out

May 13th 2022, 9:11 AM 15,114 Views 23 Comments

Ireland’s less-than-stellar showing in the modern contest continued last night as we failed to seal a slot in the final.

# eurovision - Thursday 12 May, 2022

Ireland's Brooke Scullion out of the Eurovision after failing to qualify from semi-final
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

Ireland's Brooke Scullion out of the Eurovision after failing to qualify from semi-final

May 12th 2022, 10:11 PM 79,692 Views 130 Comments

The Derry singer failed to finish in the top ten in tonight’s heat in Turin.

Eurovision: What you need to know as Ireland battles for one of ten remaining slots in Saturday final
# Eurovision 2022
# Eurovision 2022

Eurovision: What you need to know as Ireland battles for one of ten remaining slots in Saturday final

Updated May 12th 2022, 8:10 PM 40,605 Views 35 Comments

It’s going to be a tough task but singer Brooke Scullion says she’s confident her performance will break through.

# eurovision - Wednesday 11 May, 2022

Favourites Ukraine and nine other countries qualify for Eurovision final
# Song Contest
# Song Contest

Favourites Ukraine and nine other countries qualify for Eurovision final

May 11th 2022, 7:24 AM 25,610 Views 16 Comments

Ireland’s entry, Brooke Scullion, will take to the stage in tomorrow’s semi-final.

# eurovision - Tuesday 10 May, 2022

Favourites Ukraine take to the stage as first Eurovision semi-final takes place tonight
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

Favourites Ukraine take to the stage as first Eurovision semi-final takes place tonight

May 10th 2022, 12:26 PM 16,368 Views 9 Comments

17 countries will compete for 10 spots in Saturday’s grand final.

# eurovision - Monday 9 May, 2022

Poll: Will you be watching Eurovision this week?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you be watching Eurovision this week?

May 9th 2022, 10:06 AM 29,313 Views 18 Comments

Sure what’s another year?

Opinion: Eurovision Song Contest may seem frivolous but in wartime, it matters
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Opinion: Eurovision Song Contest may seem frivolous but in wartime, it matters

Updated May 9th 2022, 8:15 AM 19,424 Views 16 Comments

Johnny Fallon discusses the political relevance of the song contest coming up this week in the midst of the war in Ukraine.

# eurovision - Friday 25 February, 2022

Russia thrown out of this year's Eurovision over Ukraine invasion
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

Russia thrown out of this year's Eurovision over Ukraine invasion

Feb 25th 2022, 4:42 PM 25,026 Views 47 Comments

The European Broadcasting Union said Russian involvement would bring the contest ‘into disrepute’.

# eurovision - Saturday 5 February, 2022

Brooke Scullion to represent Ireland at Eurovision after winning Eurosong
# That's Rich
# That's Rich

Brooke Scullion to represent Ireland at Eurovision after winning Eurosong

Feb 5th 2022, 8:34 AM 59,357 Views 61 Comments

Six acts competed in the Late Late Show Eurosong 2022 Special last night.

# eurovision - Sunday 23 May, 2021

Eurovision winners deny doing cocaine in the Green Room
# Måneskin
# Måneskin

Eurovision winners deny doing cocaine in the Green Room

May 23rd 2021, 2:31 PM 170,379 Views 63 Comments

Footage of Måneskin singer Thomas Raggi went viral last night.

# eurovision - Saturday 22 May, 2021

Italy have won Eurovision 2021 with the UK finishing rock bottom on 'nul points'
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

Italy have won Eurovision 2021 with the UK finishing rock bottom on 'nul points'

May 22nd 2021, 11:48 PM 83,421 Views 140 Comments

After a gap last year, the contest was held in front of a live crowd of 3,500 in Rotterdam.

Poll: Will you watch the Eurovision final tonight?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you watch the Eurovision final tonight?

May 22nd 2021, 9:51 AM 43,671 Views 93 Comments

What’s Another Year?

# eurovision - Tuesday 18 May, 2021

Eurovision: Ireland's Lesley Roy has failed to qualify for this Saturday's song contest final
# A Song For Ireland
# A Song For Ireland

Eurovision: Ireland's Lesley Roy has failed to qualify for this Saturday's song contest final

Updated May 18th 2021, 10:14 PM 98,921 Views 197 Comments

The first Eurovision semi-final was held this evening in Rotterdam.

Eurovision is back - here's everything you need to know about this year's contest
# A Song For Ireland
# A Song For Ireland

Eurovision is back - here's everything you need to know about this year's contest

Updated May 18th 2021, 3:00 PM 45,579 Views 60 Comments

G’wan Lesley.

# eurovision - Sunday 16 May, 2021

Poll: Will you watch the Eurovision this week?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Will you watch the Eurovision this week?

May 16th 2021, 9:57 AM 43,356 Views 55 Comments

What’s Another Year?

# eurovision - Thursday 1 April, 2021

Fans may be allowed to attend 2021 Eurovision Song Contest
# A Song For Europe
# A Song For Europe

Fans may be allowed to attend 2021 Eurovision Song Contest

Apr 1st 2021, 9:27 PM 16,796 Views 37 Comments

The government said it wants to allow a maximum of 3,500 people to attend a total of nine shows in the city of Rotterdam.

# eurovision - Saturday 27 March, 2021

Belarus barred from taking part in this year's Eurovision
# Minsk
# Minsk

Belarus barred from taking part in this year's Eurovision

Mar 27th 2021, 4:00 PM 36,264 Views 26 Comments

The EBU rejected both songs the country put forward.

# eurovision - Saturday 6 March, 2021

Christians in Cyprus protest against Eurovision entry they say promotes satanic worship
# Eurovision
# Eurovision

Christians in Cyprus protest against Eurovision entry they say promotes satanic worship

Mar 6th 2021, 1:48 PM 29,018 Views 40 Comments

The artist says her song has been misinterpreted and is about an abusive relationship between two lovers.

# eurovision - Friday 26 February, 2021

This is Ireland's entry for Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam
# Maps
# Maps

This is Ireland's entry for Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam

Feb 26th 2021, 9:26 AM 41,047 Views 46 Comments

Last year’s contest was cancelled for the first time in its 65-year history.

# eurovision - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Eurovision will 'definitely take place' this year with contingency plans in place, organisers say
# Going Ahead
# Going Ahead

Eurovision will 'definitely take place' this year with contingency plans in place, organisers say

Feb 3rd 2021, 12:18 PM 11,582 Views 33 Comments

The announcement was made this afternoon.

# eurovision - Thursday 17 December, 2020

Lesley Roy will be Ireland's contestant for next year's Eurovision
# Let's Try That Again
# Let's Try That Again

Lesley Roy will be Ireland's contestant for next year's Eurovision

Dec 17th 2020, 5:01 PM 26,277 Views 35 Comments

Roy was due to perform the ‘Story of My Life’ in The Netherlands this year, but the competition was cancelled.

# eurovision - Saturday 5 September, 2020

Moment of Mbappe magic seals France victory as Ronaldo-less Portugal win comfortably
# Eurogiants
From The42
# Eurogiants

Moment of Mbappe magic seals France victory as Ronaldo-less Portugal win comfortably

Sep 5th 2020, 10:33 PM 11,228 Views 0 Comments

Belgium were also among the European heavyweights to record Nations League opener wins.

# eurovision - Tuesday 2 June, 2020

Italian FA chief hopeful small number of fans can attend games as stricken French clubs cry for help
# European Matters
From The42
# European Matters

Italian FA chief hopeful small number of fans can attend games as stricken French clubs cry for help

Jun 2nd 2020, 9:08 PM 2,913 Views 0 Comments

Serie A returns in mid-June, while the Ligue 1 season was declared over in early April.

# eurovision - Saturday 16 May, 2020

Johnny Logan to lead sing-along during Eurovision's Europe Shine A Light show tonight
# Shine A Light
# Shine A Light

Johnny Logan to lead sing-along during Eurovision's Europe Shine A Light show tonight

May 16th 2020, 9:30 AM 26,060 Views 70 Comments

This would have been the 65th edition of the contest.

# eurovision - Tuesday 12 May, 2020

Ireland to feature in Eurovision 'song celebration' tonight
# Story Of My Life
# Story Of My Life

Ireland to feature in Eurovision 'song celebration' tonight

May 12th 2020, 4:24 PM 22,915 Views 24 Comments

The first semi-final of the contest was due to take place in Rotterdam today.

# eurovision - Wednesday 18 March, 2020

Eurovision Song Contest cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak
# What's Another Year?
# What's Another Year?

Eurovision Song Contest cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak

Mar 18th 2020, 1:42 PM 21,315 Views 64 Comments

Leslie Roy was set to represent Ireland in Rotterdam this May.

# eurovision - Thursday 5 March, 2020

Ireland's 'banger' Eurovision entry has been unveiled
# Story Of My Life
# Story Of My Life

Ireland's 'banger' Eurovision entry has been unveiled

Mar 5th 2020, 6:20 AM 100,409 Views 54 Comments

Lesley Roy will sing Story of My Life in Rotterdam in May.

# eurovision - Sunday 4 August, 2019

'Are you brave enough?': RTÉ faced slew of demands to boycott in days leading up to Eurovision
# Boycott
# Boycott

'Are you brave enough?': RTÉ faced slew of demands to boycott in days leading up to Eurovision

Aug 4th 2019, 12:05 AM 24,777 Views 67 Comments

RTÉ received dozens of emails in the days leading up to this year’s competition.

# eurovision - Thursday 23 May, 2019

A Eurovision scoring screw up means rock bottom UK actually did worse than initially announced
# A New Low
# A New Low

A Eurovision scoring screw up means rock bottom UK actually did worse than initially announced

May 23rd 2019, 11:03 AM 49,282 Views 27 Comments

In related news, it means Ireland are no longer bottom of the Eurovision table.

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