Since the end of the national final season I haven't dedicated as much time as I'd have liked to all the pre-Contest fun. Due to some tricky circumstances 'real life' has taken up far more time than I'd have liked in April. However, now all is well it's time to take a look at my … Continue reading PERSONAL PIF PAF PREFERENCES 2019: PART 1
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
Earlier this week I looked into the facts and figures behind those who have competitively taken to the Eurovision stage, over the last ten years. But what of those other people who have graced the arena with their presence, the presenters. Now it's time to have a wee gander at the stats that tell the … Continue reading 2010s by Numbers: The Presenters
HAPPY BLOG-XING DAY! Very shortly we will be throwing ourselves head first into a cavalcade of national finals. In fact with FiKmas done and the first collective Eurofan shit fit out of the way we're already well into the 2020 season. However, before we get swept away I wanted to take time to reflect on … Continue reading 2010s By Numbers: The Artists
Consider one of two scenarios. The BMG partnership has worked wonders, the UK has won the Eurovision Song Contest and for some reason (please go with me on this one) the BBC & EBU choose to hold the Contest in Scotland. Or... Scotland finally becomes indepedent and after a few NQs & close calls along … Continue reading A Home Away From Home…at Home
Earlier this week I outlined what I'd ideally like to see and hear from this year's entrants. Now it's time to delve into those final few countries and see what they'd be doing in my ideal Contest. NORTH MACEDONIA 🇲🇰 Don't go back to being the Former Yugoslav Republic of. North suits you so bloody … Continue reading My 2020 Vision, A Pif Paf Wishlist: Part 3
On Saturday I listed my desires for some of the countries participating (and hopefully participating 🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬) in this year's Contest. Now it's time to have a gander at what I want to see and hear from a few more nations in Rotterdam. GEORGIA 🇬🇪 Look back to your last qualifier. In the last three years … Continue reading My 2020 Vision, A Pif Paf Wishlist: Part 2