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Dami Im - Sound of Silence | Australia Review

Dami Im – Sound of Silence | Australia Review

Back in the fold for a second year, Australia set out to prove the success of Guy Sebastian was no fluke with X Factor winner Dami Im and a seriously competitive Sia-inspired power ballad that could take them all the way.
Poll: Best Eurovision Winner of the Sixties

Poll: Best Eurovision Winner of the Sixties

Do you know your Salome's from your Sandie's, and your Lulu's from your Lenny Kuhr's? If so, help celebrate Eurovision's formative decade by voting for your favourite winner of the 1960s.
Eurovision 1969: Madrid

Eurovision 1969: Madrid

Much like the Hunger Games, Eurovision is only supposed to have one winner. But also like the Hunger Games, it doesn't always work out that way. The 1969 contest may not have been a teenage bloodbath, but it certainly caused some controversy...
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Jüri Pootsmann - Play | Estonia Review

Jüri Pootsmann – Play | Estonia Review

Estonia have made a virtue out of taking risks on the Eurovision stage in recent years, but despite a high-calibre songwriting team, Jüri Pootsmann's brooding 'Play' may well prove too alienating for casual viewers.
Frans - If I Were Sorry | Sweden Review

Frans – If I Were Sorry | Sweden Review

17 year-old former child star Frans beat out a host of hotly tipped Melodifestivalen veterans in his way to representing Sweden on home turf this May. Can he tear up the rulebook once again and bring Sweden a record-equalling seventh victory?
Samra - Miracle | Azerbaijan Review

Samra – Miracle | Azerbaijan Review

Say what you like about Azerbaijan, but their ability to deliver a ruthlessly effective Eurovision package is undeniable. Miracle by Samra presses all the buttons for fan favourite status, and it could well bring the contest back to Baku as well...
Zoë - Loin d'ici (Austria) | First Listen Review

Zoë – Loin d’ici (Austria) | First Listen Review

Having scored nul points on home turf last year, Austria emerge from the Eurovision winner's cycle with a lot to prove. Can a catchy French-language pop hit courtesy of 19 year old Zoë prove the country has what it takes to flourish without Conchita?
Dalal, Deen, Ana & Jala - Ljubav je | Bosnia & Herzegovina Review

Dalal, Deen, Ana & Jala – Ljubav je | Bosnia & Herzegovina Review

After three years out of Eurovision action, Bosnia & Herzegovina make a welcome return to the contest with an interesting clash of genres that tips a hat to both traditional and modern aspects of their rich musical landscape.
Barei - Say Yay! (Spain) | First Listen Review

Barei – Say Yay! (Spain) | First Listen Review

Spain opt for a change of pace for 2016, with an English-language piano house number that could be straight off a Jess Glynne album. But have they sacrificed too much personality in their quest for hit potential?
Nicky Byrne - Sunlight (Ireland) | First Listen Review

Nicky Byrne – Sunlight (Ireland) | First Listen Review

Ireland have ditched their annual train-wreck of a national selection and brought in a bona fide star for 2016. But can name power alone get Nicky Byrne's pedestrian 'Sunlight' to the finals?
Laura Tesoro - What's The Pressure (Belgium) | First Listen Review

Laura Tesoro – What’s The Pressure (Belgium) | First Listen Review

Belgium's Laura Tesoro channels Bruno Mars and Fleur East on a high energy Eurovision entry that has charm to spare, but doesn't quite play to her vocal strengths.
Eurovision 2015: Final Predictions

Eurovision 2015: Final Predictions

The day has finally arrived. In a few short hours we'll know the winner of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015. Read on for my predictions for the final shakeup.
Eurovision 2015 Semi Final Two | Final Predictions

Eurovision 2015 Semi Final Two | Final Predictions

The second semi final is upon us, with 17 entries vying for a place in the grand final. But who's going to progress? Read on for my predictions...
Eurovision 2015 Semi Final One | Final Predictions

Eurovision 2015 Semi Final One | Final Predictions

Tonight, 16 artists become 10 as the first semi final of Eurovision 2015 takes place. But who's going through, and who's going home? After a week of feverishly following the rehearsals, I'm ready to make my predictions...
Rehearsals Day Four - The Winners & Losers | Eurovision 2015

Rehearsals Day Four – The Winners & Losers | Eurovision 2015

Day four of rehearsals for Eurovision 2015 and we welcome some of the hottest favourites in the contest - including Sweden, Azerbaijan and Slovenia. But who lived up to the hype and who missed the mark?