The reveal of the semi-final running orders earlier this week lead a to a flurry of qualifier predictions from the Eurofandom. This reminded me of the myriad replies I got to a recent tweet calling out for the worst pre-Contest predictions. I've trawled through all the replies and quote tweets and collated the most popular … Continue reading The (Lack of) Wisdom of Crowds: Predictions Makes Fools of us All
My last post focused on looking back, a retrospective on a fantastic national final season. However, now we have our full list of songs it's all about looking forward. May might seem like it's an age away, but it will creep up quick. Get excited now because we're set for an absolute classic. Class of … Continue reading EUROVISION 2021: 25 REASONS TO GET EXCITED!
There can be an awful lot of negativity surrounding the Contest, especially over the last week. There were, however, many positive things that made these past few months a fantastic time to be a Eurofan. So as we head into the final weekend of songs, here's a wee jaunt down memory lane... The fact it … Continue reading NATIONAL FINALS 2021: 25 MOMENTS TO TREASURE
No, just like last time. I'm not really at one with the crystal balls, it seems. Saturday was another busy night for Eurofans, the evening just flew by...all eight and a half hours of it. Before we enter into what is quite possibly the most intense week of all time for song reveals, here's a … Continue reading PIF PAF PREDICTIONS PART 2…DID THEY COME TRUE?
Since the start of the Eurovision year on September 1st, we've had 19 entries for the 2021 Contest confirmed. That leaves, with just over nine days until the Heads of Delegation meeting, a total of 21 songs left to hear for the first time. Whilst I'm almost certain at this stage there'll be someone holding … Continue reading PIF PAF PREVIEWS, PREFERENCES & PREDICTIONS PART 2: THE SECOND SUPER SATURDAY
About 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, up popped the notification...the Romanian song was now on the official YouTube channel. I bemoaned on Twitter, how little fanfare there was for a song presentation. Little did I know what was to follow mere hours later... Given we no longer have the Belarus open auditions to while away a … Continue reading Let’s Keep Last Night Between Ourselves, Shall We?
Thanks to the global pandemic and the subsequent cancellation of the 2020 Contest, we have found ourselves with an unusually high number of internal selections this year. Then, for some reason, almost every one of them chose to unveil their entry in March. With a fortnight left to submit we've still got well over half … Continue reading MARCH MADNESS: HERE COMES THE MUSIC!
With no national finals being decided this weekend (we still need to get 27 more songs...HOW IS THIS HAPPENING???) the past seven days have been all about those internal selections. Four countries unveiled their chosen entries over as many days from Wednesday to Saturday. We had the Cypriot mid-afternoon One Show; a German leak; early … Continue reading WEEKLY ROUND UP: ALL ABOUT INTERNALS
In having a wee peak through the stats for this site I noticed that the next post, whatever it may be, would be the 100th. I wasn't quite sure what to make of this but I didn't want to just let it pass unacknowledged. I thought given we're about to hit a fairly frenetic fortnight … Continue reading Thank You For The Music
Yesterday my good friend, tea-towel impresario and fellow Eurovision writer, Ellie Chalkley, laid down the gauntlet on Twitter. Never one to shirk a challenge, let's chat top 5... https://twitter.com/ellie_made/status/1364537691883380746 GERMANY 🇩🇪 The 2010s was a funny old time for Germany at Eurovision. They sent songs that heavily reflected the chart of the time (2018 & … Continue reading When The Contest Gets Messy: The Big 5