Eurovision Song Contest 2016

Eurovision Song Contest 2016

14/05/2016

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Review

Hello, Europe – Stockholm calling! It’s been 19 years since the UK last won the competition (Katrina and the Waves triumphed with Love Shine a Light in Dublin in 1997), but we keep coming back for more because Eurovision is the one night of year when an entire continent can collectively indulge in the guiltiest of TV pleasures.

Sweden plays host to the 2016 Song Contest thanks to reigning champion Mans Zelmerlow. He’s on hand to assist Eurovision host-with-the-most Petra Mede, a surprisingly hilarious Swedish comedian who carried the whole show solo in Malmo back in 2013.

Get set for soaring vocals (they’re all taking it very seriously), brace your brain for a new voting system, and keep an ear out for Joe and Jake, who’ll be hoping to nab douze points for the UK with You’re Not Alone.

Summary

Graham Norton commentates on the 61st musical extravaganza from Sweden, who won last year with Heroes by Mans Zelmerlow. He'll be back this year, co-hosting tonight's show from the Stockholm's Globe Arena with Petra Mede. All eyes will be on Joe and Jake, who are aiming to become the first UK winners since 1997 with their song You're Not Alone. However, they are likely to face stiff competition from the 25 other countries, including the host nation's 17-year-old Frans with his upbeat ballad If I Were Sorry. Subsequent programmes subject to change.

Cast & Crew

Commentator Graham Norton
Host Mans Zelmerlow
Host Petra Mede
Executive Producer Guy Freeman
Producer Helen Riddell
Music