Pif! Paf! Pof!

Hello Europe, this is Edinburgh calling with a brand new blog dedicated to all things Eurovision. Launching with less than a month to go until Kyiv means there’ll be plenty of build up and previews in the run up to May 13th. And then as we then recover in our collective hungover mire of post-ESC misery there’ll be plenty of debrief and looking back at previous years to fill those cold, dark summer months

60 Minute Song Contest: Hour Greatest Challenge

This year marks the 50th anniversary of a very important landmark for the Eurovision Song Contest. Yes, it’s been fifty years since the United Kingdom, Austria & Denmark first participted...but it’s not that. It’s fifty years since duos were first allowed to compete...but it’s not that either. After Italy sent Nunzio Gallo with the over … Continue reading 60 Minute Song Contest: Hour Greatest Challenge

Silly Faces, Wasted Air Miles & A Full Wardrobe: Eurovision 2017 by Numbers

So it's now been over a week since Salvador conquered all and took the Eurovision crown for 2017. This time last week people were hurriedly crunching the numbers after the EBU had released the full voting for all shows. By now they were looking for voting patterns, figuring out how Portugal won so dominantly and … Continue reading Silly Faces, Wasted Air Miles & A Full Wardrobe: Eurovision 2017 by Numbers