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
In a surprise to absolutely no one (maybe not Gebrasy's nearest and dearest, but actually even they probably knew) 2020 returning artist, The Roop, won Pabandom iš Naujo and will represent Lithuania in May with their song Discoteque. Whilst stating they won is wholly factually accurate, it still feels like a massive understatement. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rsUJWSwb0c Firstly, … Continue reading WEEKLY ROUND UP: THE ROOP’S ROUSING LITHUANIAN LANDSLIDE
It's fair to say that even by Eurovision standards the build up to the 2021 Contest has been somewhat unusual. Consequently, we have many more names confirmed off the back of internal selections than in previous years. Then there's also the few national finals ploughing as they normally would (with or without their 2020 artist … Continue reading WHAT ARE THEY UP TO? THE MYSTERY NATIONS
Having been sat on just the one song confirmed since before Christmas, the final week of January came along and trebled that number. Here's a look back at all the latest Eurovision goings on from the last week As the title suggests my main focus for this weekend was France's one shot national selection, "Eurovision … Continue reading WEEKLY ROUND UP: VIVE LA FRANCE!
Last week the automatic qualifiers stole the show in Norway, but this Saturday an act that really should have had the AQ final spot, garnered all the attention. After hearing Hero for the first time, it became clear that 2020 MGP finalist Raylee was adhering to the emerging theme of 80s bangers for the 2021 … Continue reading WEEKEND ROUND UP: RAINY RAYLEE & THE ROOP RETURNS
And just like that, our first weekend of the national final season has been and gone. And after the events of 2020 it sure felt great to be back, didn't it? After months of never ending bleak news it was so much fun to be back switching between streams, mocking fashion choices and being angry … Continue reading Weekend Round-Up: Keiino Live; Blåsemafian Triumph & Lithuanian Lethargy
So technically 10 days of this wretched year have already passed. However, it wasn't until NRK's press conference today, giving us our automatic qualifiers and first semi final songs, that it felt like 2021 had finally kicked into gear. THANK YOU NORWAY!!! The biggest reveal of the lot was a return to MGP for everyone's … Continue reading 2021 Has Begun: Keiino Returns!