Concerns have been raised that Iceland’s Eurovision Song Contest entry Maria Olafs may have to withdraw her song or could even get disqualified. The concerns come in the aftermath of a nationwide strike from the country’s lawyers that could continue well into May when the Eurovision is scheduled to take place. It will have an effect on the Icelandic Eurovision jury vote as these votes need to be notarised by a legal official. The strike would therefore be in breach of EBU rules.
We may have crowned Conchita Wurst’s ‘Rise Like a Phoenix’ as our favourite Eurovision song ever last week, but now the BBC’s Radio 2 are asking you to vote for your favourite Eurovision winner in their poll. To mark the 60th anniversary of Eurovision, Ken Bruce will countdown your Top 40 choices on Radio 2’s Eurovision pop up digital radio station launching 21st May. Who is your favourite winner ever? Let us know in the comment section below and you can vote for your favourite here.
…and the award for bad grammar in a Eurovision song title 2015 goes to…Hungary! Yes, let’s get this out of the way first and foremost. Surely there should be an apostrophe in the ‘Wars’ in the title of the song? Surely it means war is for nothing? Or even if it is wars plural then it should be ‘Wars are for nothing’? I don’t know.