For the first time since their debut participation in 2015, we have been treated to an Australian national final. "Good evening Europe, and good morning Australia" has been a staple of the recent Contests. But finally are friends from down under were able turn the tables. What better way to soothe the literal and metaphorical … Continue reading You Call That a National Final? This is a National Final
This morning saw one of the finest phenomenons of the national final season, the Belorussian live auditions. In the past I've never had the time to watch the whole process from start to finish. Boring ol' real life would get in the way meaning I could only catch the highlights after the fact. Being off … Continue reading Auditions in Belarus: A Magical Musical Marathon
It may have been a bit of a slow burner at first, but now we've reached the end of January what Eurovision 2019 is going to look and sound like has become a little clearer. Before we go head first into the madness of February let's take time to lament on what we know thus … Continue reading 7 Things We Learned in January
The tins of Quality Street only have the coconut ones left in them, the hangovers have mostly subsided and having sent an absolute belter last year Albania have reverted to type in choosing three minutes of warbling for Tel Aviv. 2019 has arrived and finally, Eurovision has properly sprung into life. With Destination Eurovision kicking … Continue reading No Fun Please, We’re Swedish
As of Saturday the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest season has officially begun. Lisbon’s sun, sea and Super Bock are nought but a distant memory. We may not yet have a date, a host city or well... anything, but that hasn’t stopped the landmark date of September 1st coming and going. Any song under three minutes … Continue reading Let the 2019 Season…Begin!
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