Right. I'm home now. I've had my first cup of tea, my first Irn Bru and the first batch of washing is in the machine. These initial steps of acclimatising back to 'normal' life have begun. So before pastel da natas, Vinho Verde and Super Bock (amazing beer btw) become nothing more than a taste … Continue reading One (Mostly) Fabulous Fortnight: My Experience of Eurovision 2018
Firstly, many congratulations to Netta and all the team from Israel on their victory last night. Given that last year the Israeli broadcaster shut down after Eurovision it's wonderful to see a nation that we could've very easily lost from the Contest taking the win. Having not really had a proper 'banger' win since Loreen … Continue reading Eurovision 2018: The Grand Final
This started as an old Facebook tradition some years ago, it's only right I keep it going. Here's my handy cut out and keep guide to this year's runners and riders. UKRAINE 🇺🇦 - Melovin - Under The Ladder What better opening to the Eurovision Song Contest than this gothic anthem. Just in case you weren't … Continue reading 2018 Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final: A Helpful Summary.
Good morning Europe! and hello Australia! (I can't figure out what time it is there, I'm very tired). From thousands of entries across the national final season we managed to whittle them down to 43. 17 have fallen this week and now we are left with 26 to battle it out in an attempt to … Continue reading Days 12 & 13: Winding Our Way to a Winner
It's fair to say that by this point in the week the Eurovision Song Contest is in full swing. After the semi final this evening we'll know which half of the draw all the successful countries will be drawn in. Overnight Christer will get busy with his post its and publish the full final running … Continue reading 7 Things to Look Out For in Semi Final 2
I was remarkably surprised that I managed to hit the nail on the head for 8/10 of the qualifiers from Tuesday night's semi final. That means I could still better last year's attempt but that would require a full house from tonight's second semi. I mean, it's not impossible but it's not particularly likely either. … Continue reading Semi Final 2 Predictions: Sublime to the Ridiculous
So, this last few days have been fairly momentous for this year's Contest. We've seen one of the most cut throat semi finals in this current era reducing our number from 43 to 34. After all the build up there were no real massive shocks in terms of the big favourites. All the countries high … Continue reading Day 9 & 10: Unviable Venue Views & Silly Semi Final 2
So I'm writing this approximately ten minutes after the end of the show. And what a show it was. I was in the arena for all the songs and the live vocals were amazing. Mostly. Admittedly it wasn't great being in the arena when you couldn't see past the massive bank of photographers and you had … Continue reading Semi Final One: What Did I Just See?
The night is finally upon us for the Eurovision Song Contest to properly begin. Well technically it began last night when the juries voted on the semi final dress rehearsal, so half the points are already locked in. In terms of telly though, tonight's the night. 10 will progress to Saturday night, 8 will fall. … Continue reading 7 Things to Look Out For in Semi Final One
Well, here we go. It's that time of year again. As we embark upon our first semi final tonight it's time to crack on with my predictions. Last year this was actually quite a straightforward task. Other than the surprise eliminations of Norma John from Finland and Koit and Laura of Estonia it was reasonably … Continue reading Semi Final 1 Predictions: Who The Hell Knows???