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Eurovision 2017 

Eurovision 2017 finals are hosted this weekend, May 11th in Kiev! It’s not too late to organise your very own Eurovision party at home, get the girls & boys round, and have a sing-song party.

If you want to get into the Eurovision-feeling, watch the semi-final at 8pm on BBC Four. The final takes place on May 13 at 8pm on BBC One.

It’s a sort of tradition to watch Eurovision. We all grew up listening to Wogan’s euphoric Irish narration of the night’s events, his commentary of the finalists each year.

This year for the first time ever in Eurovision’s history, the final will be hosted by three men,  Oleksandr Skichko, Volodymyr Ostapchuk, and Timur Miroshnychenko.

Lucie Jones represents the UK

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Lucie Jones will be representing the UK after winning the majority vote in the 2017 national selection Eurovision: You Decide.

Remember her from the 2009 X Factor live finals?  Lucie will perform her song, ‘Never Give Up On You.’

Who’s taking part this year

So, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK are all through to the final – and the Ukraine of course who won last year.

Bosnia and Herzegovina had to withdraw due to financial reasons. The Ukraine banned Russia from competing.  Romania and Portugal return after a year away.

It’s s strange one. Suitably Eurovision! Let’s get ready to party like it’s Eurovision time.