Press and Media

Press and Media


The world’s most-read independent Eurovision web site, wiwibloggs offers expert commentary and incisive analysis on all aspects of the Eurovision Song Contest, cutting across music, popular culture, history and politics. The blog has been cited by international media in countries including Denmark, Ireland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. To request an interview please e-mail press [at] wiwibloggs [dot] com, CC’ing william [at] wiwibloggs [dot] com.

Selected Press Coverage

Eurovision 2017: Julia Samoylova, Russian-Ukraine politics, show preparations
April 4, 2017



Ukraine-Russia tensions at Eurovision 2017 (from 3:45:26)
BBC Radio 5, Up All Night
March 25, 2017
Ukraine bans Russia’s Eurovision singer (from 18:00)
BBC Radio 4, Front Row
March 24, 2017



“Why I Love Eurovision, and Why You Should Too”
New York Times
May 13, 2016


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Nicky Byrne flying flag for Ireland in Eurovision Song Contest
RTÉ News
May 12, 2016



‘Non-political’ Eurovision cFRANCE-24-LOGOontest caught in diplomatic crosshairs, again
France 24
May 17, 2016


ndr logo“Germany needs to step back and look inside of itself”
May 15, 2016



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Can Nicky Byrne take Ireland to the Eurovision final?
Morning Ireland, RTÉ Radio 1
May 12, 2016


monocle24-51bed9b4b73e2Can Eurovision crack the U.S.?
Monocle 24 Radio
May 11, 2016




PrintInterview with William Lee Adams: Queer Radio Brisbane
Brisbane 4ZZZ radio
May 6, 2016


“A diplomatic dance at the Eurovision Song Contest”
CBS News Morning Show
May 23, 2015


Screen Shot 2015-06-21 at 21.38.36Eurovision Song Contest Turns 60
ABC Radio (Australia)
May 17, 2015



The-new-yorker-logo“An Austrian Drag Queen Wins Eurovision”
New Yorker
May 12, 2014

“The Ukraine-Russia tension behind Eurovision”
May 12, 2014



“Winner Takes It All?”
May 9, 2014


CNN logo 632 322“Eurovision Showdown: Russia and Ukraine Face the Music”
May 9, 2014


“Hamster Wheels, Sequins and, Yes, a Lot of Singing”
New York Times
May 9, 2014


logga-city logo malmo“Högsäsong för Eurovisions amerikanska bloggstjärna” (High season for Eurovision’s American blog star)
City Malmö (Sweden)
May 6, 2014


ZMONES LOGO“Pasaulio žurnalistai apie Vilija Mataciunaite Eurovizijoje” (World Journalists diagnose Vilija Mataciunaite: Upsetting costumes and scenes of choas) (Lithuania)
May 7, 2014

Russia One TV logo“The Tolmachevy Sisters: How will Europe greet them?”
Russia One (from 29:50, in Russian)
May 1, 2014


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“English blogger: Denmark is actually cool”
Jyllands-Posten (Denmark)
September 3, 2013


“Unhinged Melodies”
Financial Times Weekend Magazine
May 17, 2013


npr_logo1“Eurovision 2012: The Babushki Make It Into the Final”
National Public Radio (United States)
May 5, 2012

CNN logo 632 322“Why is Eurovision so popular?”
Connect the World, CNN International
May 13, 2011


npr_logo1“Eurovision 2010: The Continent’s a Stage”
National Public Radio
May 28, 2010


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    February 9, 2017 @ 5:37 pm

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  2. mio vision
    May 20, 2016 @ 2:41 am

    Hello Dear Beloved WiWi Team,
    Could you please do a story about why Eurovision has Geo Blocked the semi-final and final performance videos? I’m very frustrated. I’ve told so many of my friends here in the USA about how Jamala’s performance gave me goosebumps. They want to see the video of it but now they can not. Eurovision is missing an opportunity to attract new viewers/ followers.


  3. Anna
    July 14, 2015 @ 6:17 pm

    Good morning!
    I’m presenting a social project ‘Suitcase story’ for you. The main idea of this project is sending the suitcase to a round-the-world trip. We want that our suitcase will visit almost all countries in the world. Everybody, who will get a suitcase, will have to write some posts about your city and country and to make some photos with suitcase in front of city’s sights and then will have to send it to his friend from another country. It is good base for chaning cultures, traditionals, opinions and etc. After finishing this trip, we are going to sell the suitcase and we are going to spend money for social project, which will be chose by participants. For duration of whole trip we will try to attract attention of potential partners, sponsors and other people to our projects in order to collect so much money as possible for social projects and solving different problems in the world. We are cooperate with some mass media and we want to suggest you to take part in it. We are glad to see every new participant in our group and in our project.


  4. Eduard
    November 18, 2014 @ 9:32 am

    Hello. I have to you such a request. Do you have a video recording of the entire press conference? If not, at what website can I see it? I would be very grateful for an answer!


  5. Eduard
    November 18, 2014 @ 9:30 am

    Hello. I have to you such a request. Do you have a video recording of the entire press conference? If not, at what website can I see her? I would be very grateful for an answer!


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