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France’s entry to this years Eurovision is the epitome of French culture, the relaxing melody of a song about the refugee crisis and self-identity spoken entirely in French. France automatically qualify for the final of Eurovision but are still one to watch!
Brexit changed the future of the United Kingdom in 2016 when the UK officially decided to leave the European Union, but who voted what? Political parties and local history play an important part of the statistics behind 31 years in the EU.
Opinions can change like the wind; with 31 years of history in the European Union – most voters have lived through the changes the EU brought to the UK – with benefits to certain areas and limitations imposed on others, over time the British public have had time to reflect. In 1975 the majority of the UK (67%) voted to join the European Community (now referred to as the EU) with hopes of prosperity and an overall better life but when comparing these voting areas to the outcome of the European Referendum it is clear to see what areas were left most unfulfilled – areas like Boston, East Lincoln and Stoke-on-Trent voting highest for Brexit.
PINK SPACE London is heading to the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal to report on the competition, culture and conversation.
The Eurovision song Contest 2017 took place in Kiev, Ukraine with 42 participating counties. The competition was eventually won by Portugal, resulting in this years competition, the 63rd edition, being held in Lisbon.
Delving right into the heart of the Eurovision culture, PINK SPACE London will endeavour to bring you the gossip, the atmosphere and the latest news from the entirety of the competition (2 semi-finals and the final).
The official rundown for the Eurovision schedule is as follows:
Semi-final 1: Tuesday 8th May 2018
Semi-final 2: Thursday 10th May 2018
Jury vote Final: Friday 11th May 2018 (not broadcast)
Grand Final: Saturday 12th May 2018