With two more entries, Songvakpennin getting underway and Melfest confirming it's "no, it's definitely not called Andra Chansen" lineup there was plenty going on on Saturday night. Given most of the bookies' favourites did the business we didn't really get many surprises. And yet, it still felt a tad disappointing. The biggest name of the … Continue reading A SATURDAY THAT MAY OR NOT BE SUPER
After a strong showing from down under this morning, tonight sees another quality national final offering, courtesy of Finland's UMK. Imagine saying that about UMK a few years back? The glow-up in terms of quality of songs, production and format over the last few years has been a wonder to behold. The Darude-only version was … Continue reading PIF PAF PREVIEWS: CHOOSE YOUR ACT…LIKE A SCANDINAVIAN
A couple of weeks back I went through all the reasons to look forward to this year's Contest. I had no hard and fast list but thought I'd covered all the big hitters in the post. It wasn't until it was pointed out to me on Twitter that I realised I'd omitted Australia. As I … Continue reading AUSTRALIA DECIDES: MY NEW FAVOURITE NATIONAL FINAL
Another weekend in February passes and naturally, that means the Eurovision playlist continues to grow. I've been, and continue to be, optimistic about the Contest we'll be treated to in May. Having said that, even I don't think Saturday 19th February 2022 will go down as one of those legendary nights of national finals. There … Continue reading ANOTHER “SUPER” SATURDAY?
If there's one country I've written most about on here, it's the United Kingdom. Obviously. After that, however, it has to be San Marino. There's just something about the microstate that I find utterly fascinating. In the time since I started this blog, they have never failed to do something iconic with their entry. So … Continue reading SAN MAREMO: SUPREME SERENE SAMMARINESE SILLINESS
After a couple of Super Saturdays back-to-back one may have hoped for a slightly more easy going evening. Well...no such luck. The world of rugby isn't the only one enjoying a six nations as that's how many finals we've got coming up tonight. Oh, and Melfest continues it's relentless march as well. Screens at the … Continue reading PIF PAF PREDICTIONS AND PREVIEWS: SUPER SATURDAY…AGAIN
As happens every February, the annual Eurovision fan declaration of "this is going to be the worst year ever" has returned. After less than 30% of the songs have been confirmed we're apparently already doomed to the worst Contest in years. Listen, I'm as liable to a whinge and a moan as anybody and there's … Continue reading REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL 2022
It was a night of drama and entertainment in equal measure, exactly what you'd expect of a Saturday night in mid-February. With eight shows running concurrently it was yet another busy one, but were there any surprises? Not so much. Going chronologically Ukraine got us underway with a national final of the highest quality. It's … Continue reading SUPER SATURDAY II: 2 SUPER, 2 SATURDAY
Tonight sees the start of the final week of San Marino's selection process for Eurovision. This has been a somewhat convoluted process having started exactly two months ago to the day. Whilst many will have ignored what they've been up to, given its complicated nature, I've kept a close eye on everyone's favourite microstate. Let … Continue reading SAN MARINO SELECTION SILLINESS
Another week, another raft of songs added to the playlist. A lot of them coming mainly from one chilly corner of the Continent. Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia as well as Ukraine will all pick their 2022 entries tomorrow night. Here's what I'm expecting we'll see on our next Super Saturday. The word carries another meaning in … Continue reading PIF PREVIEWS & PREDICTIONS: A BALTIC BONANZA!