Day 3 covered the first half of semi final two and with an awful lot of big, lively staging concepts (and Estonia) it was a real treat for the eyes and the ears. This is everything I want from my modern day Eurovision. Monday morning opened with San Marino's Senhit and Adrenalina. So often we, … Continue reading Day 3: Serene Sammarinese Supremacy & Daði Delirium
After a relatively gentle start to rehearsals yesterday Sunday ramped up the excitement with a longer running order, a wee bit more pyro and plenty of bangers. Today has confirmed just how great SF1 is going to be this year... Whilst Sunday morning in Edinburgh may have been a drab and driech affair the stage … Continue reading Day 2: Scintillating Cyprus, Marvellous Malta and Battle of the Bops
720 days have passed since Duncan Laurence collected the crystal microphone and reprised Arcade as the winning song. Today, after all that time we finally saw acts return to the Eurovision stage. Rehearsals have started and we're well on our way to the big show. Was it worth the wait? GOD YES. The first day … Continue reading Day 1: Rousing Roop, Marvellous Manizha & Intriguing Ireland
Throughout the week I've been counting down my favourites for this year's Eurovision Song Contest. Now we're only one day away from rehearsals starting here's the final part, with my top five pick of the pops. #5 - 🇮🇪 IRELAND LESLEY ROY - MAPS First up in the top five we have our friends from … Continue reading PIF PAF PREFERENCES: PART 3
Monday saw the first part of my own personal top 15 for the 2021 Contest. In a banger heavy year it was no surprise that these first five were all largely fun, up tempo entries. Will positions 10-6 be any different? In a nutshell...no. #10 - 🇮🇸 ICELAND Daði og Gagnamagnið - 10 YEARS There's … Continue reading PIF PAF PREFERENCES: PART 2
Every year, just before rehearsals start, I set out my stall with a top ten judged on the songs alone. This is before anyone does a Fuego with their staging and brings themselves up in my estimation. Or before anyone does an Outlaw in Em and makes themselves look like a massive [word redacted]. Now … Continue reading PIF PAF PREFERENCES: PART 1
With the start of Eurovision rehearsals now merely days away, we’re more or less ready to go. We’re all well versed with the songs, the stage is built and our hosts have been primed & lacquered. However, given the somewhat unusual circumstances there are still a few loose ends yet to be tied up. So … Continue reading Eurovision 2021: Magical Mystery Contest
My last post focused on looking back, a retrospective on a fantastic national final season. However, now we have our full list of songs it's all about looking forward. May might seem like it's an age away, but it will creep up quick. Get excited now because we're set for an absolute classic. Class of … Continue reading EUROVISION 2021: 25 REASONS TO GET EXCITED!
There can be an awful lot of negativity surrounding the Contest, especially over the last week. There were, however, many positive things that made these past few months a fantastic time to be a Eurofan. So as we head into the final weekend of songs, here's a wee jaunt down memory lane... The fact it … Continue reading NATIONAL FINALS 2021: 25 MOMENTS TO TREASURE
No, just like last time. I'm not really at one with the crystal balls, it seems. Saturday was another busy night for Eurofans, the evening just flew by...all eight and a half hours of it. Before we enter into what is quite possibly the most intense week of all time for song reveals, here's a … Continue reading PIF PAF PREDICTIONS PART 2…DID THEY COME TRUE?