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National selections Eurovision 2021

It’s an annual tradition now for me to create this page where I summarise all the details of various national selections for the coming Eurovision Song Contest. It all proved … Continue reading National selections Eurovision 2021

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Eurovision 2021 national selections: Spain preview

Blas Cantó was the internal selection for Spain in 2020 and was swiftly confirmed as their 2021 artist following the contest’s cancellation. Whereas the song last year was internally selected, for … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 national selections: Spain preview

Eurovision 2021 national selections: Norway preview

Three national finals take place on Saturday 20 February, but with 12 artists in the final, a history stretching back to 1960, and having produced three Eurovision winners, Norway’s Melodi … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 national selections: Norway preview

Eurovision 2021 national selections: Finland preview

Finland’s national final, Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK), provided one of the more contentious results of the 2020 season when the fan favourite was beaten into second place, despite winning the … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 national selections: Finland preview

Eurovision 2021 national selections: Croatia preview

Croatia’s national selection, Dora 2021, will take place on Saturday 13 February with a big line up – fourteen artists, including two former Eurovision entrants as well as the runner … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 national selections: Croatia preview

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Sad news from Hungary… farewell to Örs Siklósi

Learning of the death of a former Eurovision entry is always sad, but in the case of the recent passing of Örs Siklósi on 5 February 2021, it is especially … Continue reading Sad news from Hungary… farewell to Örs Siklósi

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Eurovision 2021 national selections: Lithuania preview

Lithuania’s national selection for Eurovision,  Pabandom iš Naujo, has returned (perhaps surprisingly) for 2021. There have been three shows already – two heats and a semi-final with the final being … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 national selections: Lithuania preview

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Eurovision 2021 national selections: France preview

After a couple of years of their new national selection show, Destination Eurovision, France internally selected in 2020, and while the contest was cancelled of course, the response to the … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 national selections: France preview

Albania national final preview – Festivali i Këngës 59

Albania traditionally open the national final season with their extremely long running song festival, Festivali i Këngës, modelled on Italy’s Sanremo, and similarly used as the selection method for their … Continue reading Albania national final preview – Festivali i Këngës 59

Top 5 Eurovision songs from Czech Republic

My top 5 songs from…Czech Republic

There are fewer songs to choose from when to comes to looking at the Czech Republic’s Eurovision entries, but that’s not because they have had lots of bad songs, there’s … Continue reading My top 5 songs from…Czech Republic

Eurovision 2020 top 41 countdown: #1

At very long last (yes the pandemic meant I’ve stretched this out all the way into the new season) we reach the pinnacle of the top 41 of Eurovision 2020. … Continue reading Eurovision 2020 top 41 countdown: #1

Eurovision 2020 top 41 countdown: #2

The silver medal in my top 41 countdown goes to the country that is the “grande dame” of Eurovision, the contest’s inaugural winner though has had little success in recent … Continue reading Eurovision 2020 top 41 countdown: #2

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Eurovision 2020 top 41 countdown: #3

Bronze medal position, and top Nordic country this year, goes to Iceland – and if you aren’t a big Eurovision fan (though I suspect you wouldn’t be reading this if … Continue reading Eurovision 2020 top 41 countdown: #3