Ryan Cobb

My first memory of watching the Eurovision Song Contest was back in 2001 and, over the years, my passion and enthusiasm for the contest has very much turned into an obsession. I adore music and I love geography, so this contest is a natural fit for me. If la la loving Eurovision was a crime, I'd certainly be a criminal!
Bulgaria’s BNT reportedly “bankrupt” with debts approaching 25 million euros
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Bulgaria’s BNT reportedly “bankrupt” with debts approaching 25 million euros

This weekend, Bulgarian newspaper Capital has revealed that Bulgarian National Television (BNT) is “bankrupt”. BNT’s debts are reportedly approaching 50 million lev, which is equivalent to 25 million euros. This revelation precedes the upcoming election for a new Director General at BNT, set to take place on July 5. Four…
Muireann McDonnell gears up for audition on The Voice Kids UK
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Muireann McDonnell gears up for audition on The Voice Kids UK

This evening, the third series of the UK edition of The Voice Kids commenced on primetime ITV. Eagle-eyed viewers will have noticed that during the green room segments that precede each blind audition, a certain Junior Eurovision star was spotted. That star was Ireland’s 2017 entrant in Tbilisi, Muireann McDonnell!…
UK TV host Lorraine Kelly brands Europe “racist” in a scathing attack on Eurovision 2019 result
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UK TV host Lorraine Kelly brands Europe “racist” in a scathing attack on Eurovision 2019 result

One of the UK’s most popular television presenters and long-term Eurovision fan, Lorraine Kelly, has launched yet another scathing attack on Eurovision to follow on from her TV show opinion piece last week. Following the publishing of her latest column in The Sun newspaper, social media users have been largely…
WATCH: American YouTubers on FBE react to Eurovision 2019!
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WATCH: American YouTubers on FBE react to Eurovision 2019!

As part of Fine Brothers Entertainment’s award-winning REACT series on YouTube, the channel has chosen to react to Eurovision for the fourth year running! Once again, The majority of the Americans involved had never heard of Eurovision before, so watch the video to find out what they think of this year’s…
WATCH: The Eurovision 2019 televoting reveal using the 2016-2018 format
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WATCH: The Eurovision 2019 televoting reveal using the 2016-2018 format

A change to the voting this year saw the televoting points revealed in reverse order of the jury results, rather than in reverse order of the televoting results as had been the case since 2016. Over on Twitter, the very talented @euro_hater has recreated last night’s televote reveal to match…
REVEALED: The Eurovision 2019 semi-final and final jury/televote voting splits!
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REVEALED: The Eurovision 2019 semi-final and final jury/televote voting splits!

Following tonight’s Eurovision Song Contest 2019 grand final, the EBU, as always, have treated us to a wealth of voting statistics. An important statistic is always discovering what share of points countries received from the jury vote and from the televote. Who would have qualified on televoting alone? Or, who…
Here are the semi-final results for Eurovision 2019!
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Here are the semi-final results for Eurovision 2019!

Now that we have the winner of the 64th Eurovision Song Contest, and the results of the final, the EBU revealed the results of the semi-finals! SEMI FINAL ONE After the first semi-final, ESC Executive Supervisor Jon Ola Sand revealed that only two points separated the 10th qualifier from the…
Eurovision Daily Press Poll 2019: Results from day 9 of rehearsals
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Eurovision Daily Press Poll 2019: Results from day 9 of rehearsals

Day nine of rehearsals at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 has come to an end! We have seen second rehearsals from the six automatic qualifiers. As is tradition, we have conducted the daily press poll to discover how members of the press rate today’s performances! How it works After the…
The “big 5” draw their positions for the Eurovision final
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The “big 5” draw their positions for the Eurovision final

In today’s press conferences, the “big 5” each took part in a draw to determine in which half of the grand final that they would perform. Below, you can see in which half each finalist selected. We will continue to update this article as the press conferences take place. France:…
Eurovision Daily Press Poll 2019: Results from day 8 of rehearsals
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Eurovision Daily Press Poll 2019: Results from day 8 of rehearsals

Day eight of rehearsals at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 has come to an end! We have seen second rehearsals from the second half of semi-final two. As is tradition, we have conducted the daily press poll to discover how members of the press rate today’s performances! How it works…
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