Last week the automatic qualifiers stole the show in Norway, but this Saturday an act that really should have had the AQ final spot, garnered all the attention. After hearing Hero for the first time, it became clear that 2020 MGP finalist Raylee was adhering to the emerging theme of 80s bangers for the 2021 … Continue reading WEEKEND ROUND UP: RAINY RAYLEE & THE ROOP RETURNS
And just like that, our first weekend of the national final season has been and gone. And after the events of 2020 it sure felt great to be back, didn't it? After months of never ending bleak news it was so much fun to be back switching between streams, mocking fashion choices and being angry … Continue reading Weekend Round-Up: Keiino Live; Blåsemafian Triumph & Lithuanian Lethargy
So technically 10 days of this wretched year have already passed. However, it wasn't until NRK's press conference today, giving us our automatic qualifiers and first semi final songs, that it felt like 2021 had finally kicked into gear. THANK YOU NORWAY!!! The biggest reveal of the lot was a return to MGP for everyone's … Continue reading 2021 Has Begun: Keiino Returns!
Back in September 2019, right at the start of the 2020 season, I wrote a three part series detailing what I wanted to see in Rotterdam in May. Funnily enough, none of them included the Ahoy Arena being used as a backup hospital after a global pandemic brought the globe to a crippling halt. However, … Continue reading ESC 2020: Let’s Have a Look at What You Could’ve Won
Hey, turns out after a few months away I still remembered the login details to this thing! (Already lying, they're saved in the browser) My last post was back in early March when, despite the warnings, we were still fully intent on being in Rotterdam right now. If I was there my best guess is … Continue reading EU-NO-VISION: HOW TO SURVIVE MAY 16TH 2020
I'll admit I was going into the last raft of national selections all doom and gloom. In the mix so far, there hasn't been a song that I could fully get behind. Norway's nice enough, Italy's been growing on me...but no firm favourite. Then along comes Daði Freyr in Iceland & Hurricane in Serbia and … Continue reading MARCH MADNESS IS UPON US!
After last week's eight mutli-screen marathon (plus Aus Decides in the morning) this week has a far more manageable seven national finals broadcast at the same time. A piece of cake for your average Eurofan! So let's have a wee look at what to expect from tonight's action. NORWAY 🇳🇴 After weeks of heats it's … Continue reading After Super, Comes Satisfactory Saturday
Three full weeks have passed in January and it feels like we're well and truly on course for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. National final semis are well under way, Spotify playlists are starting to be appropriately populated and the non stop search for that perfect male sololist is seemingly well on it's way given … Continue reading The Silent Minority: What’s Happening in San Marino?
Does what it says on the tin, this one. Here follows 30 predictions of things that will happen in the world of Eurovision over the next ten years: Italy will win again. They really should've done it by now, it's only a matter of time. And they'll finish in the top ten more often than … Continue reading 2020s PREDICTIONS: 30 Things That Will Happen in the Next 10 Years
This is the final part of my series looking back at a glorious ten years of the Eurovision Song Contest, specifically the stats behind the stories. Previously the artists themselves and the presenters & spokepersons have been the subjects of analysis but today it's all about the staging. What delegations choose for us to see … Continue reading 2010s By Numbers: The Staging