When The Contest Gets Messy: The Big 5

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

PIF PAF PREVIEWS, PREFERENCES & PREDICTIONS FOR SUPER SATURDAY

A combination of less national finals and seemingly every internally selecting broadcaster holding back their song until March has resulted in a quiet start to the 2021 season. With two or three shows every Saturday since mid-January it has felt like a fairly gentle introduction. However, the mayhem finally begins proper tomorrow as one selection … Continue reading PIF PAF PREVIEWS, PREFERENCES & PREDICTIONS FOR SUPER SATURDAY

How to ‘Love Love Peace Peace’ Your Way Through a National Final Season

By the time this year's Contest rolls around the greatest ever Eurovision interval act, Love Love Peace Peace, will turn five years old. Yes I said what I said, pipe down Riverdance. Here we are still weeks away from the end of this year's season and, even with a reduced number of shows, it seems … Continue reading How to ‘Love Love Peace Peace’ Your Way Through a National Final Season

WEEKLY ROUND-UP: TI(C)K TO(C)K ALL ROUND!

Whether it was a German artist's journey, a malfunctioning countdown clock, a new social media channel or the Croatian national final Ti(c)k To(ck) was certainly the phrase of the week. There were also further heats, song releases and title confirmations over the last seven days. It was another busy ol' week for all things Eurovision. … Continue reading WEEKLY ROUND-UP: TI(C)K TO(C)K ALL ROUND!

How to Spend Your Refund: A Discerning Guide for the Euro Shopper

On the back of last week's scenario announcement thousands of Eurofans will have found a little boost to their bank account over the past few days. There are those sensible ones amongst you who'll put it aside for your tickets next year (FINGERS BLOODY CROSSED!!!) but for those who like to be a bit spend … Continue reading How to Spend Your Refund: A Discerning Guide for the Euro Shopper