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John Stanton

Happy National Day to Austria!

Today is the national day of one of Eurovision’s more interesting countries. Back on 26 October 1955, the Austrian Parliament declared the country permanently neutral. As a result, that anniversary became Austria’s National Day. To celebrate, let’s take a look at some of Austria’s entries in our favourite TV show […]

EUROVISION 2017: Where are we?

Things are starting to pick up around Europe. Some countries are starting their selections, some have announced plans that start in the coming months. But other have been silent on potential participation. So we know where we stand, here are what the various nations around Europe are up […]

Tag der Deutschen Einheit

You might be wondering what this title means? Well, on this day back in 1990, the two Germanys finally unified. They therefore made it a national holiday. So to celebrate this, here are a few of those German songs down the years that have made an impression. First […]

Obituary: Corry Brokken

  It’s been announced that the winner of the second Eurovision Song Contest, Corry Brokken, has died. She was 83. Corry had a long association with the Eurovision Song Contest, as she was there in Lugano for the first contest – which celebrated its 60th anniversary only last […]

It was 60 years ago today… 

We’ve all celebrated well all of the anniversaries that have cropped up over the years. In London last year we had the gala night to celebrate 60 ESCs, before the 60th ESC had actually taken place. We’ve even just had the 61st Contest. Preparations are now in place […]

FRANCE: Interview with #Amir

Eurovision Ireland caught up with the #amiable Amir from France. He tells us what it’s like to have a rich multicultural background, and how different national audiences are. Amir sings ‘J’ai cherché’ on Saturday 14 May at the 61st Eurovision Song Contest. For more info make sure to check us […]