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Remembering Lys Assia, The First Lady of Eurovision
Lys Assia

As the first winner of the Eurovision Song Contest in 1956, Lys Assia’s place in the history of our Contest was guaranteed the moment the credits rolled over ‘Refrain’. But it was her passion for the Song Contest throughout her life that endeared her to the fanbase. Ewan Spence remembers her career and a playful sense of adventure.

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Remembering Katie Boyle: Eurovision’s Definitive Host
Katie Boyle, Eurovision 1960 (BBC/EBU)

We knew her as Katie Boyle. Ewan Spence looks back at her early years defining the role of a presenter and her impact on the Eurovision Song Contest.

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What Were Your Magical Moments Of The 2018 National Finals?
Melodi Grand Prix 2018 (Image: Ewan Spence)

With over 10,000 songs sent to broadcasters around the world, around 800 selected for shortlisting, and countless hours of television, what were our magical moments from this year’s selection process?

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Why Iceland Is The Cutest Eurovision Nation Ever

Iceland have not come close to qualifying for three tormenting years, but still the volcanic island has Europe's highest Eurovision viewing figures and a National Final selling out weeks in advance. Ben Robertson visits Iceland and learns how Eurovision in the Arctic north is a part of their family culture.

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Right Song, Wrong Contest: Trapped In Your National Final
Ida Maria

We all have our favourites that lose in the National Final season, songs that you just know had a chance to do so much better if only they made it to the Eurovision Song Contest itself. Monty Moncrieff looks at some of the factors that can mean a potential big hit can fall at the first hurdle.

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