Fifty Fun Facts About Eurovision (Beginners Guide pt 5)

The final part of the Beginners Guide to the Eurovision Song Contest today is less about the mechanics of the contest, running orders and scoring, and more about the delight of Song Contest itself. I decided to switch the camera on and talk about the trivia, the fun, and the facts that raise eyebrows about Eurovision, and mentally started counting till I reached fifty. I went a little bit over! Anyway, here you go, a delightful stroll in the mind of a Eurovision’ite. A fan who’s now packing a bag ready to fly to the contest and be there, live,

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The Beginners Guide to Eurovision, Part 4

One of the major changes to the Eurovision Song Contest this year is the return of the Juries to the scoring of the final – how this works alongside the public SMS and Phone voting is explained in today’s Eurovision Guide. There’s also a look at the importance of the running order, and where you can watch them show no matter where you are in the world. The final beginners Guide will be tomorrow, then I’ll jump on a plane and bring you the latest news, atmosphere and music from the Moscow Olimpiysky Stadium! If you’re going to be there,

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A Beginners Guide to Eurovision, Part 3

In the last few years, the number of countries entering the Eurovision Song Contest has increased from around 20 to around 40. That’s too many for one live show on a Saturday night, so the Semi-Finals were introduced. The host country automatically qualifies for the final, as do the ‘Big 4’ of the UK, France, Spain and Germany (who put up the lions share of money to finance Eurovision). How are the other twenty finalists selected? That’s what today’s Beginners Guide to Eurovision is about. Part four can be found here.

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A Beginners Guide to Eurovision, Part 2

Following on from yesterday’s introduction, this Beginners Guide to the Eurovision Song Contest looks at the major element – the song. The die-hard Eurovision fan should already know these rules and regulations about the song, but they do crop up frequently with people who are new to the contest – especially when you invite them to your Eurovision Party to watch the Song Contest! So pass these videos around when you send out your invitations! Part three can be found here.

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A Beginners Guide To Eurovision, Part 1

As promised last week, part of my online coverage of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest is a series of short videos introducing the song contest to people new to the yearly spectacular. There’s nothing here that a Eurovision fan will not already know, but be clear, you;re not quite the target audience for these videos. They’re for you to pass round your office, to your friends, and link to from your site to spread the word about the contest – especially to those outside Europe who have the opportunity to watch the show online for free (via the official site

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