Former participants

First Ever Winner of Eurovision, Lys Assia, Passes Away

Former Participants – Very sad news this evening as it was announced that the winner of the very first Eurovision Song Contest, Lys Assia, has died aged 94. Lys represented Switzerland in Lugano in 1956 with the song ‘Refrain‘. Lys returned the next year and finished in 8th place with ‘L’enfant que j’étais‘. She returned […]

Former Eurovision Winner, France Gall, Sadly Passes Away

Former Participants – The winner of the 1965 Eurovision Song Contest, France Gall, has sadly died at the age of 70. She sang  ‘Poupée de cire, poupée de son‘ at the contest for Luxembourg. Condolences to her family and friends. RIP. 

Slavko Makes it to UK XFactor’s 6 Chair Challenge

Former Participants – Slavko Kalezić (Montenegro 2017) has taken a step further in this year’s UK XFactor after his cover of Rihanna’s ‘Where Have You Been‘ won 3 of the 4 judges over. The performance was not without much hilarity however… 

Remembering Joy Fleming 1944-2017

Former Participants – There was sadness in the Eurovision family yesterday as we found out that fan favourite Joy Fleming had sadly and unexpectedly died at the age of 72. Joy represented Germany in 1975 with ‘Ein Lied kann eine Brücke sein‘. 

Jedward Visit Frankfurt Today Despite ECON Cancellation

Former Participants – Irish twins Jedward (Ireland 2011, 2012) were booked to appear at the ill-fated ECON Eurovision convention due to be held in Frankfurt this weekend. After the event was cancelled at short notice the guys decided rather than disappoint fans, they’d still go to Frankfurt anyway to hang out with people who had […]

Lots of Eurovision Stars Releasing Singles…

Former Participants – There’s been a rush of new song releases from former Eurovision entrants in the last few weeks or so. Here’s a few of them… 

Australia’s Guy Sebastian to Tour UK

Former Participants – Australia’s first ever Eurovision representative, Guy Sebastian, is heading back to Europe this Autumn to tour the UK supporting former Westlife singer, Shane Filan. He represented Australia at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, finishing in 5th place.