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
No, not really. Before the madness of Super Saturday I outlined who I wanted and who I thought might make the cut across the six selections. Few right, most wrong, a Norwegian heartbreak that I may never recover from...y'know, just the usual. NORWAY 🇳🇴 PREDICTION: TIX to win.✔️ I sincerely promise you dear reader, I … Continue reading PIF PAF PREDICTIONS…DID THEY COME TRUE?
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
After months of speculation, a Fleur based flurry and time seemingly dragging on we now know that James Newman will represent the United Kingdom at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. Seemingly going under the radar over the last few months the BBC has sprung into life with confirmation that Newman will join the raft of … Continue reading JAMES NEWMAN IS THE (NOT SO) NEW MAN FOR 2021
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
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!
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