The Third Age Of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu
Norma John, (image YLE/Mikka Varila)

With Finland looking to avoid three Semi Final failures in a row, the National Final of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu has undergone another transformation. However that show feels less New Music Competition, and more Melfest 2.0. Ben Robertson was in Helsinki to see and hear what has changed.

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Quit Your Hot Takes and Actually Listen: Reacting to the UK Song Reveal
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As the performers gather in London, the UK fans have six songs to select from in 'Eurovision: You Decide' this Friday. Ellie Chalkley reviews the songs and examines the progress made by the BBC's Eurovision team.

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Eurovision’s Dark Arts: How To Influence The Public Vote

A common theme in competitive TV shows is the use of 'The Dark Arts’ – the techniques producers use to manage the public vote. Entertainment Odds' Rob Furber reveals the forces at work in some of the UK’s most popular reality tv shows, and how they extend to the Eurovision Song Contest.

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Is A Super Final The Answer For Your Eurovision National Final?

Super Finals creating an exciting end to many National Finals, as we all vote for a winner between the top entries. But does this extra round of voting help pick the best song? Ben Robertson investigates.

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Jamala vs Lazarev: The Story Of The 2016 Eurovision Song Contest

In Stockholm this year was played out one of the most intense battles in Eurovision history between two of the show's big hitters. Ben Robertson writes about the impact these two songs had on the 2016 Song Contest in what was certainly our Story of the Season

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