Open Up – it’s Eurovision Week!
Although Eurovision won’t take place in it’s usual format this year, there are plenty of ways to get your Eurovision fix over the next week.
The BBC are treating us to a series of programmes about everyone’s favourite song contest so get your flags out and your glitter cannons ready!
Friday 15th May:
Eurovision at 60 9.30pm on BBC Four
First shown to celebrate the Eurovision Song Contest’s 60th anniversary in 2015, the BBC take us on a journey of Eurovision history spanning six decades of the contest.
Featuring interviews with Graham Norton, Conchita Wurst, Sir Terry Wogan as well as Eurovision stars and songwriters.
Find out more about the show on the BBC Four website
Saturday 16th May:
Eurovision: Come Together 6.30pm on BBC One
In this one-off special, Graham Norton will give UK viewers the opportunity to take part in a live vote to crown their favourite Eurovision performance from an eclectic short list compiled by experts and celebrity super fans.
Graham will also have a chat with James Newman, the act who was due to represent us this year in Rotterdam.
For more details check out the BBC One website
Eurovision: Europe Shine A Light 8pm on BBC One
Europe Shine A Light will honour all 41 songs that would have competed in the 2020 contest as well as providing plenty of surprises for Eurovision fans.
While the show won’t have a competitive element, it will be simultaneously broadcast across Europe and beyond and will be hosted by the original Dutch presenters for Eurovision Song Contest 2020 Chantal Janzen, Edsilia Rombley and Jan Smit from The Netherlands.
It will also feature a virtual sing-a-long from Eurovision fans across the world – so keep a look out for yourself just in case!
Graham Norton will also provide live commentary keeping with the spirit of BBC Eurovision.
The A-Z Of Eurovision 10pm on BBC Two
After the main event, head over to BBC Two where Rylan Clark-Neal narrates a guide to all things Eurovision in this brand new compilation of highlights from the contest.
Moving through the alphabet, Rylan will be taking us from A, which is of course for Abba & Azerbaijan all the way through to Z which is of course for Zelmerlöw, Måns Zelmerlöw to be precise. The only Eurovision performer to have won the contest, hosted the contest and taken part in an interval act!
TOTP2 Goes Eurovision! 11pm on BBC Two
Rounding off the week of Eurovision fun, Steve Wright introduces a special Eurovision-themed edition of this cult classic show, featuring archive songs by stars of the contest, including Cliff Richard, Lulu, Bucks Fizz, Sandie Shaw, Brotherhood of Man, Johnny Logan and Abba, plus 2007’s UK entrants, Scooch.