Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ll know that Ukrainian band, Kalush Orchestra, triumphed in this weekend’s Eurovision Song Contest Final, with an incredible 631 points, 439 of which came from the public, making their victory unassailable, and establishing a more than comfortable lead over second place, United Kingdom’s Sam Ryder, who scored 466.
Rock sensations Måneskin continue to take the world by storm as they win the vote for Best Rock Act at the annual MTV Europe Music Awards tonight in Budapest, becoming the first Italian act in history to win a global category, and emerging victorious in the same category as Foo Fighters, Kings of Leon, Coldplay, Imagine Dragons, and The Killers. The latest accolade comes hot on the heels of their sold out European tour and an opening performance for The Rolling Stones concert in Las Vegas last week.
Irish musical duo, Jedward, comprising twins John and Edward Grimes, are known for their music, their two time tilt at the Eurovision trophy, and, in the past year, their elevated social activism on their Twitter account. But there’s one thing that stands out among all others, and is especially useful in describing them – their iconic quiff hairstyles, which at their tallest stood 12 inches, straight up.
The Eurovision Song Contest today announced that from next year there will be an “American Song Contest”, with similar format, but including contestants from all 50 states of the USA. Jedward, no slouches when it comes to both Eurovision AND America, today tweeted that not only would they enjoy hosting the show, but they would also like to write the winning song.