Eurovision Song Contest

The Eurovision Song Contest was an annual competition held among the nations of Europe. Jack Harkness remembered when ABBA won the Eurovision Song Contest. (AUDIO: The Dead Line)

Sandie Shaw won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1967. The Thirteenth Doctor suggested visiting Vienna in that year to see Eurovision. (PROSE: The Good Doctor)

In an alternate timeline in which Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart had been made immortal, the composer had made several Eurovision entries, none of which were looked on favourably. (AUDIO: My Own Private Wolfgang)

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

Eurovision pastiche in the DWU[edit | edit source]

The Intergalactic Song Contest and its commentator Logan from AUDIO: Bang-Bang-a-Boom! spoofed the Eurovision Song Contest Terry Wogan, who commentated the contest from 1971 to 2008.

Doctor Who postponements[edit | edit source]

The Eurovision Song Contest was responsible for the one-week delay of two different episodes of the BBC Wales revival of Doctor Who. The transmission of series 3's 42 was postponed to 19 May (rather than 12 May) because of the BBC's broadcast of the 2007 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. The following year, the transmission of series 4's Silence in the Library was too delayed by one week due to the BBC's broadcast of the 2008 edition.

Coexistence with Eurovision[edit | edit source]

However, a more common occurrence is a Doctor Who episode simply airing on the day and coexisting with the Eurovision final rather than being delayed by a week.

"Nul points"[edit | edit source]

The Ninth Doctor says "nul points", a phrase used when a Eurovision act is unfortunate enough to receive no points, when the Daleks fail to kill him when they fire at him as he steps out of his TARDIS to meet them in TV: The Parting of the Ways, due to the force field he installed. However, the phrase's connection to the Eurovision Song Contest is not explicitly mentioned within the episode.

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