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
Eurovision pastiche in the DWU Edit
Doctor Who postponements Edit
The Eurovision Song Contest was responsible for the one-week delay of two episodes of the BBC Wales revival of Doctor Who. The transmission of series 3's 42 was postponed to the 19 May (rather than the 12th) 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.
Coexistance with Eurovision Edit
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.
- The Empty Child aired on the same night as the final of the Eurovision Song Contest of 2005.
- The Age of Steel aired on the same night as the final of the Eurovision Song Contest of 2006.
- Cold Blood aired on the same night as the final of the Eurovision Song Contest of 2010.
- The Doctor's Wife aired on the same night as the final of the Eurovision Song Contest of 2011.
- The Name of the Doctor aired on the same night as the final of the Eurovision Song Contest of 2013.
"Nul points" Edit
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.