I totally understand why the EBU holds Eurovision in May. It doesn’t clash with Christmas, the artists aren’t fainting on stage due to heat exhaustion and there won’t be six feett of snow when we’re in Sweden next year. But for many of us, the problem with Eurovision taking place in May is that it’s right in the middle of exam season. Students — from secondary school right up to university — find ourselves trying to balance revision and dissertations with following the Euro-drama. Worst of all the scheduling kills any and all chances of attending the show. But fear not! We’ve compiled a list of feelings we’ve all experienced during these dreaded weeks so you know you’re not alone.

Checking your timetable and realising there isn’t an exam the day after Semi Final 1…

Ignazio Il Volo Italy 2014 Reaction

Checking your timetable again and realising there is an exam the day after Semi Final 2…

Marco Mengoni Italy 2013 Reaction

Seeing your history revision guide on the table as the Grand Final begins…

Sanna Neilsen Sweden 2014 Reaction

Turning to the end of the chemistry paper and finding that there isn’t a dreaded titration equation…

Mans Zelmerlow Sweden 2015 Reaction

The back page of every exam paper looks like this…

Daniel Kajmakoski Doodles Macedonia 2015

Being asked a chemistry question about the structure of an atom… Even though it’s a physics exam.

TEO Belarus 2014 Reaction

Listening to friends who suggest it’d be better to forget about Eurovision during exam weeks…

Alex UK 2015 Reaction

Being asked whether you’ve done any revision for the French exam apart from listening to Twin Twin…  

Loic Nottet Belgium 2015 Reaction

Accepting half way through the exam that nothing you’ve revised for biology will be appearing on the paper…

Eldur Huseynov Azerbaijan 2015 Reaction

Seeing that the entire nation found the #EdexcelMaths exam impossible. It wasn’t just you…

Margaret Berger Norway 2013 Reaction

Walking out of the exam hall after taking the final paper, you say goodbye to the invigilators in the most fabulous way possible… 

Verka Seduschka Ukraine 2007 dance

To all who still have exams to take this year: good luck from everyone at wiwibloggs! May the grade boundaries be ever in your favour.

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Ajit
Ajit
5 years ago

The Indonesian elementary school national finals (state-level end of primary school exam, not THAT national final) this year were held during Eurovision week. Too bad for them…

valia
valia
5 years ago

Well I was lucky this year as the first two weeks of my exams i wrote only 4 subjects so I had al lot of time about Eurovision.The Eurovision week was the week that I started my exams but luckily i didn’t have lessons the days after the semifinals :)….Hope the dates for next year to be 10,12,14 because i wont have started my exams!!!

random.sage2.0
5 years ago

Ha! Jokes on yall! My exams ended on Semi Final 2! Got to watch that liiiiiiveeee!

Mathew
Mathew
5 years ago

Lol the Eurovision final this year was the night of the final exam of my Spanish degree…suffice it to say we celebrated quite a lot that night! (Although it would have been nice to see Edurne climb a bit higher on the leaderboard…)

Sven
Sven
5 years ago

Hahahaha this was me this year with no exam after semi 1 and a examen after semi 2!

Sarmi
Sarmi
5 years ago

I may be the odd one but I a way I like have exams around eurovision because It helps me disconnect for a bit during study breaks. I had 2 exams; the day after the first semi and the day of the 2nd semi and another one June 1st so it was the perfect balance as esc kept me motivated for the first 2 exams and I had something to look forward to after them

ESC Marissa
ESC Marissa
5 years ago

omg, this was so me this year.

Elena
Elena
5 years ago

Loic, what a handsome guy !

John
John
5 years ago

I had exams the day after semi 1 and semi 2.

And please, the edexcel question everyone found hard was easy (sweets), try doing edexcel further maths then come talking to me.

Otna
Otna
5 years ago

Kinda epic seeing this post having just come home from my last exam – that Verka gif sums it up just right!

And that Loic gif is so perfect <3

Alexa
5 years ago

The biology part was really me this year, I did studied but almost nothing which I studied came out.

About History, I study it with the help of Eurovision, like singing the songs that describes the situation, so that it will be easier to memorize. So, you could actually combine Eurovision with school studies.

Leon
Leon
5 years ago

Thanks for reminding us how terrible Valentina’s 2012 entry was.

Ariana
Ariana
5 years ago

Exams….. ????

Sam
Sam
5 years ago

I had an exam the day after semi final 1. I was lucky last year that Eurovision was so early, otherwise it would have been in the middle of my exams. And then lucky this year that my exams are late (but my last exam is on the 24th!!).

EF0912
EF0912
5 years ago

This was so me especially Elnur and Loic (except I do Spanish not French)

Freyah
Freyah
5 years ago

This was essentially me this year with A Levels

Patrick Schneider
5 years ago

I had one today and will have four more until 17th June.

Paolo
Paolo
5 years ago

Edexcel is truly the Bane of students’ existence. Not only GCSE but A Level as well :'(

anonymous
anonymous
5 years ago

This was me this year oh my god….. The Margaret Berger one especially (not for maths but for how easy the french gcse was).

Deniz@TurkNL
5 years ago

I had my exams this year too, really sucks. But yeah, my exams sucked too. Everything went horribly, except English and German.

Student
Student
5 years ago

But I like titration questions 🙁

Lena
Lena
5 years ago

Haha.. What a cool article.

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Mario I Am Summer ~ My Summer Vision of Gay Love Summer Lovers
5 years ago

hehehe 😉

looool about that guy of Il Volo….Years ago he was a chubby boy…hehe… 😛
with no offense of course to him..

the italiano babe marco is like Ainstein 😛 hehe..

the expression of Mans is really LMAO 😀

Alex’s is really funny 😛 hehe..

Loic ‘s is hilarious 😀 oh what a babe <3 🙂

Margaret Bergen's is LMAO 😀

And of course Verka Serduchka that he is on a special league on his own.. 😉 hehe..

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

I have to take options this year. I can’t even decide what to have for dinner.

Marek
Marek
5 years ago

Love it! 🙂

Anonymous
Anonymous
5 years ago

Loved this! XD
Spoke to me in many ways.

jr esc nl
jr esc nl
5 years ago

this will be me over 2 years xd i’m already looking down on the maths exam…

Tommy (UK)
5 years ago

THIS WAS TRULY ME THIS YEAR