BBC One recently revealed that their New Year's Eve programming will be Eurovision-themed. With Sam Ryder's special and Rylan fronting highlights from Grote Songfestivalfeest concert. Except for viewers in Scotland, who have their own programming. (See also, picking Eurovision acts since 1989 or host cities) However, this begs the question...what would all the main channels … Continue reading The Tellyvision Song Contest
Well then. Little did I realise how serendipitous my taking a few days off to recuperate after a nasty bout of Covid would be. There I was having a quiet morning and then it came…the confirmation the United Kingdom is to host the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest. The delay since the initial EBU announcement has … Continue reading Eurovision 2023: A UK-raine Production
Back in the early days of 2020, I jotted down 30 predictions for what we'd see at Eurovision in the subsequent decade. Naturally, I didn't predict a global pandemic cancelling the Contest for the first time in it's history. After that stumble though, we do now have a couple of Contests under our belts so … Continue reading 2020s PREDICTIONS: HOW THEY DOING?
Last weekend I made the point on Twitter that just as the national final season was dying down, and thoughts of a social life could return, along comes the F1 season. There's a surprisingly high crossover between Eurofans and those that follow the elite tier of motorsport. Although, is it that surprising? Both require a … Continue reading IT’S PYROS OUT…AND AWAY WE GO!
Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. We're Eurovision fans, opinions are our stock in trade. Until those points start rolling in on that Saturday night in May opinions, rankings and predictions are all we have. However, when someone comes along with such an egregious point of view so poorly researched we, as a community, … Continue reading EUROVISION HOT TAKES: A RIGHT TO REPLY
I'll be honest with you dear reader, until very recently I was struggling to get fully on board the 2022 vibe train. I missed Festivali i Këngës over the festive period, I found the preliminary rounds of Eseti Lual uninspiring and so far both the Norwegian & Lithuanian selections have been sub-par compared to their … Continue reading FABULOUS, FRENETIC FEBRUARY
The reveal of the semi-final running orders earlier this week lead a to a flurry of qualifier predictions from the Eurofandom. This reminded me of the myriad replies I got to a recent tweet calling out for the worst pre-Contest predictions. I've trawled through all the replies and quote tweets and collated the most popular … Continue reading The (Lack of) Wisdom of Crowds: Predictions Makes Fools of us All