The BBC’s 60th Anniversary Concert entitled Eurovision: Greatest Hits was staged on Wednesday 31st march in London’s Eventim Hammersmith Apollo. On the night one performer in particular received an unsavoury welcome. Dima Bilan, the Russian winner from 2008 was booed by the audience when he took to the stage to sing his winning song ‘Believe’ and his second place song from 2006 ‘Never Let You Go’.
Last week it was reported that something had gone awry in Sweden’s Melodifestivalen heats when it came to voting for Jon Henrik Fjallgren’s ‘Jag Ar Fri’. gizmodo.co.uk noted that ‘voting in one regional heat of the Eurovision qualifiers may have been hacked, with the polling process throwing up suspicious data that led to a large chunk of the votes in part of the show being binned.’
In order to mark 60 years of Eurovision Song Contest, UK newspaper the Guardian have published a devilishly difficult online quiz spanning the entirety of the contest’s history. We are ashamed to say that we only managed to score a lowly 48/60. If you think you can do better then take the quiz yourself by clicking here and be sure to let us know how you got on by commenting below. Best of luck!
Have you been away? Have you had your finger off the Eurovision pulse this week? Never fear we are here to keep you looped into all the latest Eurovision goings-on with our 15 Things We Learnt This Week.