Mastermind Eurovision BBC TWO 2019

It’s a British TV institution that’s been on the air continuously since 1972. And this week’s episode of Mastermind had a distinctly Eurovision flavour.

The show — which has been adapted in up to ten other countries — sees contestants quizzed over the course of two rounds. For the first, they must answer quickfire questions on a specialist topic of their choice.

On this occasion, quizzer and Eurofan Phoebe Williams’ chosen topic was “Eurovision in the 21st Century” — a subject close to all of our hearts!

Phoebe ended up being very knowledgeable on the matter, getting an impressive 11 questions correct out of 12. This left her top of the scoreboard.

Alas, the second general knowledge round saw her fall to third position.

How do you think you’d do? We’ve reprinted all the questions and answers separately below. Go on, test yourself!

Mastermind Eurovision Quiz Questions

  1. Which British television presenter was the United Kingdom’s voting spokesperson during the 2019 final? He announced the UK’s 12 points had gone to North Macedonia.
  2. What was the slogan of the 2008 contest? It derived from the fact that the host city Belgrade is located where the River Danube meets the River Saba.
  3. What was the nationality of the hosts of the 2001 show Terry Wogan referred to as “The Little Mermaid” and “Doctor Death”?
  4. What was the title of the winning song for Lordi in 2006, which gave Finland their first Eurovision win?
  5. During the voting announcements at the 2014 final, the spokesman for one country produced a razor and said “now it’s time to shave” before he awarded 10 points to the bearded Austrian drag artist Conchita Wurst. Which country?
  6. Which high profile musician who was born in 1989 but died in 2018 collaborated with Björn Ulvaeus and Benny Andersson in the creation of the opening musical anthem “We Write The Story” for the 2013 final held in Malmö?
  7. Which country was represented by Valentina Monetta for three years in a row from 2012 to 2014?
  8. What is the name of the Copenhagen venue which in 2001 broke the record for the largest live Eurovision audience when around 35,000 spectators watched the final?
  9. Which world-renowned American singer performed during the interval of the final of the 2016 competition in Stockholm?
  10. In 2010, one country’s act was interrupted by a stage invader who tried to blend in with the performers. The act was allowed to perform again at the end of the competition. Which country did they represent?
  11. According to Graham Norton, the performance by one country’s act at the 2018 competition was “like some children’s television presenters got a bit overexcited at their Christmas party”. Which country?
  12. Which act represented Ireland in 2012 with the song “Waterline” and finished nineteenth? It was their second consecutive performance in a final.

Mastermind Eurovision Quiz Answers

  1. Rylan Clark-Neal
  2. The Confluence of Sound
  3. Danish
  4. Hard Rock Hallelujah
  5. Lithuania
  6. Avicii
  7. San Marino
  8. Parken
  9. Justin Timberlake
  10. Spain
  11. Moldova
  12. Jedward

How did you do? Could you beat Phoebe’s score? Were the questions too hard? Or maybe too easy? Let us know in the comments.

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Stardust
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Stardust

10/12, the only questions I didn’t know where 1 and 11…. as I’m not british

Ben ESC
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Ben ESC

10/12, couldn’t get the second question, and I guessed Poland instead of Lithuania, I’m still quite proud of my performance though, I knew most of the answers but some calculated guesses proved right as well!

Matthew
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Matthew

7/12, mostly cuz i’ve only started watching eurovision since 2016.

Tajikistan
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Tajikistan

Ah 11/12… Guessed Serbia for the office party question for some reason ahaha

Oy Oys
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Oy Oys

I got 8/12. So I guess I’m not really a ESC-nerd afterall;)

Jack Pricefield
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Jack Pricefield

I got all 12 correct!

Melani will win JESC
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Melani will win JESC

Sure, Jan.

Fatima
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Fatima

Nine, but I think “Eurovision in the 21st Century” is a bit too narrow a category. That’s only 20 contests (or 19 if you think the 21st Century began on 1.1.2001).

1TruSeer
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1TruSeer

11/12 didn’t get the name of the Danish arena. Had it as Boxen, but that’s the one from the NFs

Luke Armfield
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Luke Armfield

10/12 didn’t get the 2008 slogan or the name of the Danish venue

Idksmth
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Idksmth

8/12! Ain’t that bad.

Mako
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Mako

9/12 !

Africavision
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Africavision

I got 9/12. I didn’t get numbers 1, 2, and 8… And I had lucky guesses for numbers 3 and 11. So just 75% (or 58% for answers I was sure on) for the one topic that I rate as the number 1 topic that I know more on than anything else in life… Well this is awkward! Nice way to start the day, with a kick to the nuts!

kuno
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kuno

The questions were for British citizens anyway. Let’s start our own quiz.
Rock songs that represented Hungary…for example.

Gilad
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Gilad

Some of the questions are really easy but some of them i had no clue at all

kuno
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kuno

I could not guess Moldova because I didn’t know what Graham Norton said, and I don’t have to. Moldova was brilliant, comedy of errors, classic style, born centuries ago. People who say “joke act” have no criteria to talk.

AMonsterLikeMe
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AMonsterLikeMe

These questions don’t test actual Eurovision knowledge about songs, results, history and etc but rather silly British commentators’ jokes, irrelevant interval acts and skopespersons. Basically just proves once again that majority of Brits have zero respect for the contest.

Rockfan
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Rockfan

Finally! So true. I agree 100 %. And where are the questions about the “old contests”. Results? Song titles? Singers? etc. Very few of them indeed. This is more related to ESC ONLY as a “show” from 2000 beyond. Bad quiz

Jonas
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Jonas

The topic was the 21st century, so that rules out 1956 – 1999.

Milan
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Milan

Technically it rules out 2000 too.

Ben ESC
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Ben ESC

It does test eurovision knowledge, eurovision is so much more than just a song competition, hell the Eurovision season starts in September, 8 months before the final! I felt there was a perfect mix of questions in there for all euro fans, not just British people

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

I got #5 (I knew it was some weird, inappropriate Baltic humour but went with Latvia) wrong and didn’t know #8. So 10/12 for me.
This is a bit harder if you don’t watch the BBC broadcast of the show though.

Liam Holton
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Liam Holton

Got them all correct!

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

I got 11 out of 12. Didn’t know the first one, doesn’t matter to me, scary dude, though. Had to guess the 11th one, which wasn’t very hard as a Eurovision follower. My favorite is definitely number 3. Apparently, even an unknowledgeable, unprepared troll who couldn’t pronounce anything foreign to save his life can have good moments with the right amount of liquor. It’s funny because it’s true. I think it is “Dr. Death and The Tooth Fairy”, though.

Joe
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Joe

He called her both the Tooth Fairy and the Little Mermaid.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

Ah, cool. I like The Tooth Fairy better. I just find it SO incredibly hilarious combined with Dr. Death. It creates an image I could laugh about for days. Really, thinking about the awful job those two deadly boring hosts did all of a sudden becomes 100% hilarious just with that Wogan comment.

Joe
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Joe

Tooth Fairy is funnier, Little Mermaid is probably a reference to her being Danish.

Joe
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Joe

12/12 baby! Almost missed the Moldova one, but I made an educated guess.

Jonas
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Jonas

I got ten. I forgot the answers to questions 1 and 5.

Nikki
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Nikki

11, well ten and a half, i couldn’t remember Ryan Clark-Neal’s full name. I failed Moldova, and Spain’s was easy, because I am Spanish and I remember the jokes the next day.

Euphoria
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Euphoria

Thought I would be good at this…

I’m not