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# Eurovision

Last week
28th May 2023 - 3rd June 2023
Former Eurovision entrant Roy Taylor has died
Taylor was a campaigner for motor neurone disease, which he was diagnosed with five years ago.
Last month
May 2023
# Eurovision
Ireland placed 12th in Tuesday's Eurovision semi-final
Ireland’s Wild Youth scored two places away from qualifying for last night’s final.
# ukraine latest
Ukrainian Eurovision act's hometown bombed during performance last night
Moments after the electronic duo finished performing, they posted on Instagram that Ternopil was under attack.
# Eurovision
Sweden have won the Eurovision to equal Ireland's record of seven song contest wins
Hold me. Now.
# Cash
Quiz: How much do you know about European currencies?
Test your knowledge.
# Eurovision
Tractors, unicorns and Edgar Allan Poe: Ten acts to look out for at tonight's Eurovision final
Graham Norton joins the presenting lineup for tonight’s show from Liverpool.
# verification
'Alarm bells' should be sounding over Musk's sudden Twitter changes, EBU boss says
‘If you start arbitrarily putting new levels on what is or isn’t trusted, then I think that’s bad for democracy,’ said Noel Curran.
# Another year
UK's achievement shows countries can turn Eurovision fortunes around, EBU boss says
Sam Ryder finished second in the contest last year, and the UK is hosting this weekend.
# Your Say
Poll: Should New Zealand be allowed to enter the Eurovision?
Australia and Israel already compete in the contest.
# Eurovision
Campaigners who raised ire of right-wing press insist they're not 'plotting to hijack Eurovision'
Members from the Liverpool for Europe group plan to hand out 75,000 EU flags at this week’s Eurovision in Liverpool.
# Eurovision
Volodymyr Zelenskyy will not be allowed to deliver a video address at Eurovision final
The European Broadcasting Union said that “one of the cornerstones of the contest is the non-political nature of the event”.
# Noel Curran
Former RTÉ Director General says Patrick Kielty would be 'brilliant choice' for Late Late
Negotiations between the presenter and the national broadcaster are understood to be at an advanced stage.
# Part Deux
Eurovision: Another ten acts have made it through to complete the lineup for the final
16 more countries competed in the second semi-final tonight.
# Eurovision
RTÉ's Head of Eurovision delegation blames 'chronic underfunding' for recent contest failures
Michael Kealy described the situation as ‘a bit like a rundown train running on a poorly maintained track and it’s always late’.
# now what
'Nothing feels authentic': Why is Ireland flatlining at Eurovision and what needs to happen?
Ireland’s dark decade continued last night – so how can we turn things around for next year?
# Liverpool
Ireland's Wild Youth have crashed out of Eurovision at the semi-final stage
The group’s entry, We Are One, failed to make the grade when the ten finalists were announced.
# Liverpool
Eurovision: Everything you need to know as Ireland's Wild Youth compete in the first semi-final
So who are the favourites this year? Who’s hosting it? Does Ireland have a shot?
Peter Flanagan: 'We were class at Eurovision back then' - remembering when Ireland was edgy & cool
The comedian looks at the quirks of Irish Eurovision entries over the years and says we’ve (probably) come a long way.
# liverpool 2023
Notes from the Eurovision: X Factor-style climax axed by BBC and the Irish are 'feeling good'
Meanwhile, Marty Whelan isn’t sold on “older gentlemen in their underpants”.
# Quiz
Quiz: How much do you know about Eurovision?
The contest is taking place this week in Liverpool.
This year
# Controversy
Wild Youth 'focused on Eurovision' after controversy over former creative director's tweets
The band ‘cut ties’ with creative director Ian Banham yesterday.
# Ian Banham
Irish Eurovision act Wild Youth 'cut ties' with creative director after tweets on trans issues
“Wild Youth is a band that stands for unity and kindness,” the band said in a statement today.
# Liverpool
Final remaining tickets for Eurovision final sell out in an hour
The UK is hosting this year’s competition on behalf of last year’s winners Ukraine.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you try to get tickets to Eurovision in Liverpool?
There are nine shows in total that fans can buy tickets for – six rehearsals and three live shows.
# eurovision 2023
Fancy heading to the Eurovision in Liverpool? The scramble for tickets begins today
You must have a Ticketmaster UK account to purchase tickets and fans are encouraged to create their account in advance.
# Front and Centre
Graham Norton, Alesha Dixon and Ukrainian singer among hosts of Eurovision 2023
The BBC has released a list of hosts who will present the two semi-finals and grand final in May.
# 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
# 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.