From yodelling to dancing polar bears: Eurovision 2017’s most weird and wonderful would-be competitors
But what of the competition?
Well, the rest of the Eurovision-participating world hasn’t been resting on its laurels either – holding national finals every weekend, chucking out songs from internal selections with merry abandon and generally ensuring that the annual songest will be as entertaining as ever.
And as usual that’s led to some seriously eyebrow-raising – and in some cases actually half-decent – tunes bidding to represent their countries in May. Take a look at some of these contenders…