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So, Where In The UK Could Eurovision 2023 Be Held – And How Much Would It Cost?

The UK's Sam Ryder finished second in this year's EurovisionEurovision could be on its way back to the UK, following the organisers’ decision that reigning champion Ukraine is sadly unable to host due to the ongoing Russian invasion of the country. While it is clearly a situation no one had hoped for, there has been a respectful excitement about the Song Contest potentially returning to the UK for the first time in 25 […]

today17 June 2022 1


Eurovision Singer Sam Ryder Makes Triumphant Return To The UK After Success At The Contest

Sam Ryder lands at Heathrow Airport on Sunday afternoonSinger-songwriter Sam Ryder has made a jubilant return to the UK after his huge success at Eurovision over the weekend.Sam represented the UK at this year’s song contest in Turin with his self-penned song Space Man, which finished in second place on the night, also landing the most points of any at this year from the Eurovision juries.With the contest now over […]

today16 May 2022 1


Sam Ryder Celebrates UK’s Eurovision Success: ‘We Just Destroyed The Stigma!’

Sam RyderSam Ryder has said the “stigma” about the UK’s Eurovision performance has finally been “destroyed” after he brought home our best result in 24 years. The singer led the UK to second place during Saturday night’s Song Contest in Turin, Italy, with his song Space Man.It was the the highest the UK has placed since 1998, when Imaani’s Where Are You? finished just behind Israel’s Dana International, who won with […]

today15 May 2022


Eurovision Fans Can’t Get Over Just How Well The UK Did After Sam Ryder’s Success

Sam Ryder during his Eurovision performanceSam Ryder has scored the UK’s best Eurovision result in 24 years, and fans cannot get over it. The singer finished second on the leaderboard after performing his song Space Man at the Song Contest held in Turin, Italy, on Saturday night. It proved to be a remarkable reversal of fortunes following last year’s dreaded nul points, and is the highest the UK has placed since 1998, […]

today15 May 2022 1


Ukraine Wins Eurovision As UK Finishes In Second Place

Members of the band Kalush Orchestra pose onstage with the winner's trophy as Ukraine wins EurovisionUkraine has won the Eurovision Song Contest with folk-rap group Kalush Orchestra’s song Stefania.The act have been the frontrunners since Putin’s invasion earlier this year, with organisers also banning Russia from competing.Ukraine joined the contest in 2003 and its three wins make it one of the most successful of the newer competitor countries, having also […]

today15 May 2022


Eurovision 2022 Frontrunners: What Are Their Odds And Are They Any Good?

A selection of this year's Eurovision frontrunnersWe’ve got our scoreboards ready, the flag bunting is hung up and our nearest and dearest have been told under no circumstances are they to contact us from 8pm onwards... yes, the Eurovision Song Contest is almost upon us.Now the two semi-finals are behind us, we’re ready for the main event, with everything from Euro-bangers and heartbreaking ballads to dancing wolves and some throwback […]

today13 May 2022 1


UK Eurovision Singer Sam Ryder: ‘My Enthusiasm Is Greater Than My Fear Of The Scoreboard’

The mood seems to be shifting in the UK with regards to Eurovision this year, and it’s largely thanks to one man: Sam Ryder.After – let’s be honest – a shaky few years for us at the contest, the Essex-born singer-songwriter seems to have charmed Eurovision fans both around Europe and at home, which is no mean feat when you consider many Brits’ attitudes towards the contest of late.This must […]

today13 May 2022 1


No Big Deal But The Eurovision Betting Odds Show The UK’s Sam Ryder As The New Second Favourite To Win

We’re trying not to build our hopes up. We’re trying not to get ahead of ourselves. We’re trying to be cautious. But, folks… it looks like we might actually have a shot of winning Eurovision.This year, singer-songwriter Sam Ryder is representing the UK with his song Space Man, which has already had heavy rotation on both Radio 1 and Radio 2.He’s also been doing the rounds on various TV shows […]

today8 May 2022


Rylan Clark Admits To Getting A Telling Off From Eurovision Bosses Over Nights Out With UK Acts

Rylan Clark at the ARIAs earlier this weekRylan Clark has admitted he’s repeatedly been told off by UK Eurovision bosses for taking our entrants out for a night on the tiles ahead of the live final.The TV presenter has been involved in Eurovision since 2018, when he took over as one of the BBC’s commentators during the semi-final stages of the competition.Speaking ahead of this year’s contest, Rylan told The […]

today7 May 2022