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# Eurovision

Last month
January 2023
# Test Yourself
Quiz: How well do you know these chart-topping stars who entered Eurovision?
Can you get douze points on this quiz?
# eurovision 2023
Here are the six songs vying to be Ireland's entry to this year's Eurovision Song Contest
It’s never too early for Eurovision fever.
# Here's Johnny
Sex Pistols singer John Lydon is in the running to represent Ireland in the Eurovision
Irish pop outfit Wild Youth have also been revealed as one of the finalists for the Eurosong.
Last year
2022
# Eurovision
Liverpool to host Eurovision Song Contest in 2023
The contest is being held in the UK after this year’s winner, Ukraine, was deemed unable to host because of the Russian invasion.
# Eurovision
Eurovision 2023 to be held in either Liverpool or Glasgow
Ukraine won the contest this year but the UK, who came second, will host due to Russia’s invasion.
# Eurovision
Belfast loses out as shortlist of UK Eurovision host cities for 2023 announced
Glasgow, Manchester and Sheffield are among the cities shortlisted to host the contest next year.
# Eurovision
UK to host Eurovision 2023 after organisers rule out Ukraine due to safety concerns
This year’s contest was won by Ukrainian entry Kalush Orchestra.
# Safety
EBU defends decision not to hold Eurovision in Ukraine, citing high risk of mass casualty event
The decision has been criticised by the Ukrainian government, which said it had provided guarantees on safety standards.
# Eurovision
Ukraine to challenge decision to stop it hosting Eurovision 2023
The EBU earlier deemed the country Ukraine unable to fulfil requirements due to the ongoing war.
# The Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
Here’s your round-up of what made the headlines today.
# Podcast
The Explainer: Why isn't Ireland winning the Eurovision Song Contest?
Listen to find out some of the surprising reasons why.
# Your Say
Poll: Did you watch the Eurovision final?
Ukraine won the top prize, as expected.
# Eurovision
Zelenskyy says Ukraine will host Eurovision 2023 as Kalush Orchestra triumph in Turin
Contest oganisers the EBU will begin planning with Ukraine but say there are “unique challenges involved”.
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: Steps now being taken to remove Russia from future contests, EBU boss says
Fleeting hopes and a familiar crush of disappointment: Irish fans on our Eurovision knock-out
# Quiz
QUIZ: How much do you know about Ireland's Eurovision journey over the years?
It wasn’t our year but we still hold some pretty impressive records.
# Eurovision
'Help Mariupol, help Azovstal now': Ukraine singer makes appeal from Eurovision stage
Frontman Oleh Psiuk appealed for help for the trapped fighters to a TV audience of up to 200 million people.
# live from turin
Eurovision: Seven songs to watch and other key things to know ahead of tonight's Grand Final
Need to catch up ahead of tonight’s show?
# Final Countdown
Wolves, handbasins and hints of chaos: Notes from a slightly bonkers Eurovision build-up
Eurovision 2022 is a peculiar mix of showbiz, politics, tourism, cheese and chaos. Here’s what’s been happening.
# extended ban
Eurovision: Steps now being taken to remove Russia from future contests, EBU boss says
Noel Curran said it very quickly became apparent in the wake of the invasion that Russia couldn’t be allowed take part this year.
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
Opinion: Eurovision Song Contest may seem frivolous but in wartime, it matters
# turin proud
Fleeting hopes and a familiar crush of disappointment: Irish fans on our Eurovision knock-out
Ireland’s less-than-stellar showing in the modern contest continued last night as we failed to seal a slot in the final.
# Eurovision
Ireland's Brooke Scullion out of the Eurovision after failing to qualify from semi-final
The Derry singer failed to finish in the top ten in tonight’s heat in Turin.
# Eurovision 2022
Eurovision: What you need to know as Ireland battles for one of ten remaining slots in Saturday final
It’s going to be a tough task but singer Brooke Scullion says she’s confident her performance will break through.
# Song contest
Favourites Ukraine and nine other countries qualify for Eurovision final
Ireland’s entry, Brooke Scullion, will take to the stage in tomorrow’s semi-final.
# Eurovision
Favourites Ukraine take to the stage as first Eurovision semi-final takes place tonight
17 countries will compete for 10 spots in Saturday’s grand final.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you be watching Eurovision this week?
Sure what’s another year?
Voices
Opinion: Eurovision Song Contest may seem frivolous but in wartime, it matters
Johnny Fallon discusses the political relevance of the song contest coming up this week in the midst of the war in Ukraine.
# Eurovision
Russia thrown out of this year's Eurovision over Ukraine invasion
The European Broadcasting Union said Russian involvement would bring the contest ‘into disrepute’.
# that's rich
Brooke Scullion to represent Ireland at Eurovision after winning Eurosong
Six acts competed in the Late Late Show Eurosong 2022 Special last night.
All time
# Måneskin
Eurovision winners deny doing cocaine in the Green Room
Footage of Måneskin singer Thomas Raggi went viral last night.
# Eurovision
Italy have won Eurovision 2021 with the UK finishing rock bottom on 'nul points'
After a gap last year, the contest was held in front of a live crowd of 3,500 in Rotterdam.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you watch the Eurovision final tonight?
What’s Another Year?
# a song for ireland
Eurovision: Ireland's Lesley Roy has failed to qualify for this Saturday's song contest final
The first Eurovision semi-final was held this evening in Rotterdam.
# a song for ireland
Eurovision is back - here's everything you need to know about this year's contest
G’wan Lesley.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you watch the Eurovision this week?
What’s Another Year?
# A song for Europe
Fans may be allowed to attend 2021 Eurovision Song Contest
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.
# Minsk
Belarus barred from taking part in this year's Eurovision
The EBU rejected both songs the country put forward.
# Eurovision
Christians in Cyprus protest against Eurovision entry they say promotes satanic worship
The artist says her song has been misinterpreted and is about an abusive relationship between two lovers.
# Maps
This is Ireland's entry for Eurovision 2021 in Rotterdam
Last year’s contest was cancelled for the first time in its 65-year history.
# going ahead
Eurovision will 'definitely take place' this year with contingency plans in place, organisers say
The announcement was made this afternoon.
# let's try that again
Lesley Roy will be Ireland's contestant for next year's Eurovision
Roy was due to perform the ‘Story of My Life’ in The Netherlands this year, but the competition was cancelled.
# eurogiants
Moment of Mbappe magic seals France victory as Ronaldo-less Portugal win comfortably
Belgium were also among the European heavyweights to record Nations League opener wins.