Topic: Eurovision

Video Gallery: Recapping Eurovision 2011′s Best Songs and Craziest Outfits

Video Gallery: Recapping Eurovision 2011's Best Songs and Craziest Outfits

Eurovision is one of the best holidays of the year. It’s when almost every country in Europe competes against each other in a song contest that is sort of like American Idol crossed with Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome with the outfits from The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert. Past winners have included ABBA and Celine Dion. Eurovision is a haven of all things campy and delightful – and the surest sign that it won’t sell out is that the Americans are very staunchly not invited. Let’s go through some of this year’s best entries. More »

Across the Pond: It’s Eurovision Time, and Blue Is Flying the Flag for the UK

Across the Pond: It's Eurovision Time, and Blue Is Flying the Flag for the UK

How many boybands were on your radar when growing up? There has always been a plethora of pop groups since I can remember. From the sexy Spice Girls to the brilliant Backstreet Boys (I Want It That Way still sends a shiver down my spine), I can name at least 20 fabulous poptastic groups off the top of my head. But have you ever wondered where they are now? Grown up and therefore unable to qualify for the category of a boy / girl group (why oh why, do we grow up so fast?), these once famous pop princes and princesses disbanded and faded into oblivion. Whilst some focused on solo careers and tried to forge a career in the media arena, some merely saw the hiatus as a mini-break and plotted their return with a vengeance. Case in point: Blue. More »