John Egan takes a close look at the challenges that face a first-time host of the Eurovision Song Contest. What lessons can be learned from past debutants, and how can nationalism be portrayed on the Eurovision stage?
Why is it getting harder and harder to buy a ticket to the Eurovision Song Contest and why does it appear that the scalpers, bots, and secondary markets have more tickets than the fans? Ewan Spence investigates some potential solutions.
France's first National Final since 2014 saw the public choose 'Mercy', by Madame Monsieur. It is a song that reaches beyond its three minutes to reflect a modern Europe that many have chosen to ignore. Why is it an important addition to Lisbon 2018? Ellie Chalkley investigates.