They are up against some of the largest music markets in the world competing, so how can smaller countries find success in the modern Eurovision Song Contest? John Egan goes through the musical DNA of Moldova and Iceland in search of answers.
As the self-styled favourite TV show of Europe, the Eurovision Song Contest manages to miss prime time Saturday night and runs well past midnight for the majority of viewers. Lisa-Jayne Lewis looks at one simple solution to this problem... change the starting time.
Who's got Eurosong Fever? Who can't wait until the competition's on in May? From Father Ted and Monty Python to Stephen Colbert and Edward af Sillén, the Eurovision Song Contest provides an easy punchline, but there's more to the sequins than the non sequiturs. Samantha Ross asks why the Eurovision Song Contest is such a rich source of humour and a target for comedians the world over.