Eurovision: WTF?

  • Published on May 13, 2019
  • Nearly 200 million people watch it and some countries send their most critically acclaimed acts. Naff and cheesy or fun and loved worldwide - just what's the fuss about Eurovision?

    The Eurovision Song Contest began in 1956 and some people think it's old-fashioned and corny. But it is the most-watched live music event in the world! Radio 1 Newsbeat reporters Steve Holden and Daniel Rosney explain why that is and how the competition is moving away from its past image. This year it's bigger than ever, most of the acts are under 30 and some countries are sending their nation's most successful stars.

    Radio 1 looks at the big Eurovision moments as well as the surrounding controversies, speaking to some of this year’s favourites including The Netherlands’ Duncan Laurence, Iceland’s Hatari and Alexandra from Norwegian band Keiino. As well as the 2019 Ukrainian entry, Maruv, who has already pulled out of this year's finals. And as always with Eurovision, there are a few surprises in there too!
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Comments • 757

  • Sara Nerberg
    Sara Nerberg 7 days ago

    “Loads of random countries that you haven’t heard of”... WHAT???!!!

  • Lianne Groenendijk
    Lianne Groenendijk 14 days ago

    Don’t wacht the whole video: here is why you came here 8:30.

  • Lieutenant Bad Bitch
    Lieutenant Bad Bitch 17 days ago +1

    If you live in Europe and haven't heard of Moldova, Georgia or Belarus I don't even know what to tell you except that you're an dumbass

  • brett white
    brett white 24 days ago

    Wtf they fucking say

  • Şeyma Ulusoy
    Şeyma Ulusoy Month ago +2


  • Dragon Fly
    Dragon Fly Month ago +2


  • None xx
    None xx Month ago

    Hatari fuck you support palestinian terrorism whats wrong with them

  • Marge
    Marge Month ago +1

    am i the only one who skipped most of the video just to see the interview with hatari?

  • The Boulder
    The Boulder Month ago

    Guess people forgot what country Britain was during voting

  • John Chrysostom
    John Chrysostom Month ago

    So much soy , israhell is not in Europe

  • John Chrysostom
    John Chrysostom Month ago

    BBC and Eurovison suck it hasn't been good in years

  • Claire Haigh
    Claire Haigh Month ago +3

    I love hatari so much ☺😻

  • Aimee V
    Aimee V Month ago +1

    am i the only one who thinks the interviewer's question about whether they take the esc as a joke sounded hella rude as if hatari wouldn't be taken seriously anyway like fuck you matthías and klemens have more glamour than you'll ever dream of they're 2019 icons honestly

  • Hasip Ha
    Hasip Ha Month ago

    Fuck Hatari ? Yes !

  • Marlene Frohweiß
    Marlene Frohweiß Month ago

    Where is Mahmood (Italy) ? :((

  • Андрей Танич

    Name of this video without abbreviations:
    Eurovision: Welcome To Finland?

  • Puggle
    Puggle Month ago +3

    8:31 for Hatari :)

  • Ιουλιάνα Παρίση

    When every other comment you see is about Hatari - and not one for the other contestants - it really is mind blowing, the impact they had on people's hearts!

  • FortniteClips
    FortniteClips Month ago

    no wonder why they showed eleni foureira when they said that that bring stars

  • solfeggietto
    solfeggietto Month ago

    Everyone goes on about Australia, but Israel's in the middle east and have been in the contest for years.

  • E1
    E1 Month ago +1

    "countries you've never heard of" yikes...

  • TheEntilza
    TheEntilza Month ago

    Hatari are idiots. Leftist babies who know nothing about the geopolitical situation in the Middle East and support terrorist regime that oppresses tortures and kills LGBT people.

  • Krystallen
    Krystallen Month ago +1

    Eurovision IS a joke!
    I am Swedish, so my view of Eurovision is more important then any other countries. Because Sweden "are pro at eurovision".
    Swedish music SUCKS!

  • Jake Low
    Jake Low Month ago +1

    Thanks for this epic video BBC! I hope many people turned into fans after this

  • Charles Hamilton
    Charles Hamilton Month ago

    America, especially this year, responds with a collective shrug. It is to our detriment though. This annual spectacle/debacle is the very essence of camp with all the political machinations of a G8 Summit thrown in for good measure.

  • Hamza Ajmal
    Hamza Ajmal Month ago +3

    Hatari should have won if not for some overly political people not wanting them to win.

  • Roy P
    Roy P Month ago

    Ban for Island. They should mix politics and fun entertainment.

  • Matty Killick
    Matty Killick Month ago +2

    its also political, no one likes the uk so we get no votes, another example is all the Scandinavian countries vote for each other, its not a real competition, when the countries vote they even say its for their "friendship"

  • Gustav W
    Gustav W Month ago

    Title: WTF
    Thumbnail: Iceland Lethermens
    BBC narrator/host: What's the fuzz
    :///// What the Fuck?

  • Ayşe -
    Ayşe - Month ago +3


  • Paola Potter
    Paola Potter Month ago +2

    Still so happy that The Netherlands won omg I'm dead

  • Mirai Sensei
    Mirai Sensei Month ago

    Palestine doesn't exist... Learn history... It's a fact.
    Palestine was just a name of our area under British mandatory, it was never an Arab state.

  • Jennie's lawyer
    Jennie's lawyer Month ago +1

    “Countries you’ve never heard of” we get it America your school system is utter garbage

  • Jake M.
    Jake M. Month ago


  • Nedim Ramic
    Nedim Ramic Month ago +3

    Hatari is best

  • abbie sharpe
    abbie sharpe Month ago

    dunno why anyone thought its bigger than us was actually a good song, class English eurovision song that had no chance

  • GalloY
    GalloY Month ago +2

    The English dry humour went over most of the comment section’s head. They aren’t being arrogant they’re pretending they are to be funny. If you got offended over Eurovision I think you need to grow up a little 😱😱

  • Shay Shmunis
    Shay Shmunis Month ago

    I’m starting to think he’s not acting dumb.. he is dumb

  • nogablg
    nogablg Month ago +2

    Hatari should once try to support Palestine
    in Palestine, but not in Israel? It would be nice to see those men in their BDSM costumes, makeup, heels and latex in Ramallah or Jénine. But no, instead they are going to the “fashist zionist state”.

  • 33Ddg209Ret7
    33Ddg209Ret7 Month ago

    Fuck Israel, not Jews. Their government is worse then Nazi Germany

  • tani281
    tani281 Month ago

    racist incultivated fucks, if you would have paid attention to the geography class you would know where Moldova is.

  • Marmalade Bear
    Marmalade Bear Month ago

    Title: Eurovision: WTF?
    Me: so.....what the f-
    Dude: What’s the fuss?
    Me: *OH*

  • 987inuyasha
    987inuyasha Month ago

    Never heard of these geyser shaggers.

  • The Fantorangster
    The Fantorangster Month ago +2

    BDSM band lmao.

  • Ado422
    Ado422 Month ago +1

    Man why did the dutch guy win... Ok his song was good but his personality that he showed was just off for me. He wanted too much to win.

  • Daddying
    Daddying Month ago

    Love the flag of Armenia behind you 🇦🇲👍

  • Ugne Miskinyte
    Ugne Miskinyte Month ago +2

    ,,There are countries you never heard of like Moldova,Georgia and Belarus". Or you've never been in geography class before.

  • Truls Bekk
    Truls Bekk Month ago

    WHAT'S THE FUSS? Hahaha

  • Teodor Tomić
    Teodor Tomić Month ago

    2:46 and he won folks!

  • AlienFirefox
    AlienFirefox Month ago

    Jessica Mauboy was Australias weakest entry, you should have shown Dami Im :/

  • Ludara Croatia
    Ludara Croatia Month ago

    If those 2 are also gay,next year Im voting for Serbia

  • Hampus Wallin
    Hampus Wallin Month ago +1

    Israel isn't the bad guys, change my mind!

  • kristallo ronaldo
    kristallo ronaldo Month ago +4

    AHAHAHAHAHAH „we won‘t protest ON stage“

  • Alex Merezas
    Alex Merezas Month ago +4

    "We are the center of the music world" wtf lol the US clearly dominates the global music industry, what kind of drugs are you guys on? The UK is definitely up there but you absolutely cannot claim they're the center of the music world. English people can be so arrogant about their country.

    Other than that though, and calling 3 European countries that should be known by anyone who lives in or near Europe "random" and unknown, this is a pretty good vid.

  • Sammy The Strawberry
    Sammy The Strawberry Month ago +1

    Being a Icelander myself, i absolutely HATED that.. that.. Icelandic ''song''

  • Melanie Foster Martell

    why did you put subtitles for Hatari? I thought they were speaking quite clear

  • УлыбоК ТебЕ ДеД МакаР

    Israel part of Europe?

  • Gio Rgos
    Gio Rgos Month ago


  • Mihaela Sabau
    Mihaela Sabau Month ago


  • Gal
    Gal Month ago

    It was probably the best Eurovision to date. Israel did great!
    Regarding Hatari.. Good riddance.

    • Gal
      Gal Month ago

      @pattern recognition Sure man :)

    • pattern recognition
      pattern recognition Month ago +1

      @Gal They most likely praise the performances not the production of the show

    • Gal
      Gal Month ago

      @pattern recognition is OK if you didn't like it, not everyone like the same things. Chill.

    • Gal
      Gal Month ago

      @pattern recognition lol, even the independent praised the event and called it, and I quote :
      "One of the best Eurovision Song Contests in recent memory."

    • pattern recognition
      pattern recognition Month ago +1

      @Gal You've clearly got your patriotic Israeli bias going on but no one else thinks this was a particularly great show. The hosts were awkward like they are almost every year. Stop trying to equate all criticism of Israel with hatred of jews already.

  • mahnamahnadodoobedodo

    Eurotrash more like it!

  • 2Bit Rasputin
    2Bit Rasputin Month ago

    Everyone is an Holocaust Denier, while the Holocaust is Happening. Enjoy the Aryan Supremacy Festival?

  • chargestone96
    chargestone96 Month ago

    oof saying ed sheeran is from the uk

  • capcake
    capcake Month ago

    Look like sado mazo

  • Subzy xe
    Subzy xe Month ago +1

    Leave Hatari alone they are just smol bois tryna DESTROY capitalism by throwing tantrums in their songs and I love them

  • bea they/them
    bea they/them Month ago +5

    "Do you see Eurovision as a joke?"
    *pointed look at Mattías* "no."

  • bea they/them
    bea they/them Month ago

    Where does hatari like actually come in

  • * MessiMagic5000 *
    * MessiMagic5000 * Month ago +1

    How can someone be so uneducated to have not heard some countries . It's ok if you don't know countries like Mozambique or Beliz but Belarus and Georgia? In which planet do you live?

  • FraenderGM
    FraenderGM Month ago +5

    In Germany wie say always to our candidates: Dont get zero points from the publicum ... Dont get zero...oh

  • Clumpy Woods
    Clumpy Woods Month ago +2

    Eurovision: our songs are non political and not weird
    Hatari: it’s free real estate