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Douze points: Looking ahead to Turin 2022

Now that we’re in March, the 2022 contest is only a couple of months away, and we’re really starting to get an idea of...

Douze points: What makes a good Eurovision winner?

For a contest with a history that spans over sixty years, it’s unsurprising that there have been a diverse range of winning entries spanning...

Douze Points: Why does the UK fail at Eurovision?

Perhaps one of the most unforgettable moments of the 2021 contest was when four countries received zero points from the televote, and the United...

Douze Points: Defying the odds, Eurovision’s biggest disappointments

According to the famous ABBA song, the winner takes it all. Yet as the undoubtedly most famous act to have won Eurovision, it’s no...

Bilingualism in music: a cure or curse for monolingualism?

"In 2017, two of the most popular singles in America were bilingual: ‘Despacito’ and J Balvin’s club classic ‘Mi Gente’ which gained incendiary power thanks to a Beyoncé cameo. In both cases, the English-speaking singers made notable effort to acknowledge the dominance of Spanish-language pop by singing in Spanish. Indeed, despite the commercial benefits that these artists certainly received perhaps the most important outcome of their success is their cultural impact."

The Eurovision Song Contest: more important than ever?

On 18th March 2020, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU) took the unprecedented decision to postpone the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest – an annual celebration...

A Love Letter to Eurovision

I first discovered Eurovision in 2015. Idly flicking through the TV channels one fateful night, I stumbled onto the largest, glitteriest, and most confusing music competition on...

The long read: the politics of Eurovision 2019

This year's Eurovision was filled with political controversy over the failed boycott, held due to the competition being hosted in Israel.

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