Eurovision 2018 // The UK Shortlist

The BBC has released this year’s shortlist for the UK’s Eurovision entry and it seems as though – slowly, but surely – we are beginning to find our step with the modern competition. As ever, we’re armed with opinions, stats and theory in order to figure out what will give us our best chance in Lisbon in May.

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Eurofriction

We always knew that this year’s Eurovision was going to be a politically charged one, but Russia and Ukraine have got the games started early, engaging in a fascinating series of tactical manoeuvres with one another – a full two months before the contest starts…

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The Next Degeneration

What the hell is going on at Eurovision? At first there was attempted smearings, shady six-figure contracts and jobs for the boys; but now the EBU is straight up firing dissenters. If this is their attempt to seem less suspicious, then it couldn’t be going any worse…

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Eurovision Impaired

Tales of corruption at FIFA have been dominating the headlines these last few months, but now a storm of a similar nature is brewing at another feted international organization: Eurovision. Resignations, accusations and allegations are all swirling – and Greece’s recent money worries might just be the key to uncovering it all.

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