From another GB News appointment to 'Bake Off' pie disasters - were you paying attention to the showbiz world this week?
The contest is currently set to be held in Rotterdam in May after last year's event was cancelled.
The award-winning songwriter will perform his song 'My Last Breath' at the competition in May.
The scores for the Eurovision Song Contest have had to be revised due a miscalculation on the night, with the UK's last placed entry losing points and winner the Netherlands gaining points.
The first semi-final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 was unexpectedly cut short on Tuesday after a technical glitch on BBC Four took the programme off air.
There will be BDSM from Iceland and opera from Australia in the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019.
China have lost the rights to broadcast the event due to their discriminatory broadcasting guidelines.
Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst has revealed that she has HIV and has been receiving treatment for it for several years.
A yodelling rap duo, a trio of sisters and a popera singer beat Ireland’s Brendan Murray to make it through to the Eurovision Song Contest’s grand final tomorrow night.
Expect glitter, trashy glamour and outrageous stage performances to descend on TV screens on Saturday night because Eurovision is back! Eurovision fans from all over Europe showered praise on the show for the incredible performance by Slavko Kalezic, who whipped his hair back and forth and girated on stage like somthing out of the ‘Cats’ musical. #Eurovision Which khalasar does #Montenegro lead?
As for her fling with David Bowie? ‘I’m not here to talk about that’ she promptly tells us. “All the stuff that goes with being successful today – there really is a lot of craziness to keep yourself in the public eye and I can’t really fathom it,” she says speaking exclusively to Yahoo Celebrity. What really matters to Lulu is making music and that, she will happily talk about.
OK, so we might have voted to leave the European Union, but there’s no way in hell that we’d ever give up on our beloved Eurovision Song Contest.
If you watched this year’s Eurovision Song Contest (whether you got into it as much as we did or not), you’ll know that they introduced a new tension-building system into the results stage of the competition. Jamala, who won Eurovision for Ukraine. Unlike the public vote, where we simply phone up to vote for who we’d like to see win, the jury members have to rank the 26 competing songs from 1 to 26 - 1 being their favourite and 26 being their least.
Let’s be truthful, Eurovision is essentially ridiculous, cheesy and just plain bad, but unlike the shows that we have to put up with for weeks longer than this one-night extravaganza, it’s not as arrogant or emotionally manipulative as those ‘talent’ shows. It’s become a fandom of its own and like only the best cults it has a devoted following online.
Justin Timberlake will debut his new single Can’t Stop the Feeling at the Eurovision Song Contest this weekend. Timberlake’s performance will be the first time in the history of the contest a singer of his fame has performed at the event independently. Timberlake, whose new single is his first in three years and will be performed in the night when British contestant Joe Woolford, above, performs, has also hinted he’s planning to release a new album.
For something that is supposed to be nothing more than a light-hearted giggle, Eurovision sure does evoke quite a lot of political and geographical outrage. This year, Australia is in the firing line and it is UK host Graham Norton who has a thing or two to say about their involvement in the competition. Last year, Oz was invited to take part in the European contest as part of Eurovision’s 60th anniversary, with the country going on to beat the UK entry of Electro Velvet… Remember them?
Anyone who attempts to unfurl a Welsh dragon flag in support of singer Joe Woolford faces being thrown out of the audience after organisers placed it on a list of banned flags – alongside the Islamic State banner. The flag of the European Union will be allowed, however, as will the rainbow LGBT flag (representing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people), provided it is not waved in a “political” manner. The move has sparked anger and ridicule from fans of Woolford, 21, a former finalist on The Voice who will be performing as Britain’s entry into the competition with English singer Jake Shakeshaft as Joe and Jake.
Although not banned, organisers have warned attendees not to wave the LGBT rainbow flag “politically” during countries with questionable approaches to LGBT rights’ sets. The banning of the Welsh flag seems particularly unfair given that one half of the UK’s entry is Welsh. “The European Broadcasting Union aims to ensure that the Eurovision Song Contest is free from political statements, unauthorised commercial messages and offensive comments, in line with the contest’s rules that all 42 participating broadcasters agreed upon,” a Eurovision spokesperson said.
Veteran host Terry Wogan was recently slammed for shattering the Eurovision contest’s credibility with his jokey presenting style. Swedish producer Christer Bjorkman said mickeytaking by Sir Terry, who died aged 77 in January had shattered the show’s credibility.