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Eurovision 2021 grand final preview

It’s finally here – after a gap of two years, we have a Eurovision grand final ahead of us. I’m sure many of you will have been immersed already in … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 grand final preview

Eurovision 2021: semi-final 2 results reaction

Another great and enjoyable show and mercifully for those of watching on the BBC, fewer cut aways from the actual show items after the contrived “funny” Line of Duty skit … Continue reading Eurovision 2021: semi-final 2 results reaction

Eurovision 2021 semi-final 2: predictions and hopes

After the build up and excitement of the first Eurovision semi-final, the second semi-final seems to come up almost at a rush and a surprise, with barely any time to … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 semi-final 2: predictions and hopes

Eurovision 2021: semi-final 1 results reaction

It was such a joy to see Eurovision back, and with a crowd – something we haven’t seen much of in these pandemic times. The hosts were professional and efficient … Continue reading Eurovision 2021: semi-final 1 results reaction

Eurovision 2021 semi-final 1: predictions and hopes

After the marathon of the 39 videos and blog posts for my top 39 countdown, I suddenly found the first semi-final almost upon us and my customary preview/predictions post unwritten! … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 semi-final 1: predictions and hopes

The Roop

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #1: LITHUANIA – The Roop – Discoteque

We finally reach the pinnacle of my top 39 countdown for Eurovision 2021, and for the second year in a row, it’s Lithuania and The Roop who are my number … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #1: LITHUANIA – The Roop – Discoteque

Gjon's Tears

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #2: SWITZERLAND – Gjon’s Tears– Tout l’Univers

The silver medal position goes to the same country, and indeed the same artist, as in my 2020 countdown. Yes, it’s Switzerland once again, and Gjon’s Tears. This was for … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #2: SWITZERLAND – Gjon’s Tears– Tout l’Univers

Senhit

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #3: SAN MARINO – Senhit– Adrenalina

In the bronze medal position of my top 39 countdown, it’s the smallest country currently in the contest, and one of the world’s tiniest countries, the microstate of San Marino. … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #3: SAN MARINO – Senhit– Adrenalina

Go_A

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #4: UKRAINE – Go_A– SHUM

Just outside the medal positions is one of Eurovision’s most successful (and most entertaining) countries of the past twenty years. They still retain a 100% qualification record and have won … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #4: UKRAINE – Go_A– SHUM

Benny Cristo

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #5: CZECH REPUBLIC – Benny Cristo– omaga

Since the Czech Republic returned to the contest in 2015, they’ve regularly appeared high up in my own personal rankings. Even the less appreciated 2017 entry (a smooth, slower jazzy … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #5: CZECH REPUBLIC – Benny Cristo– omaga

Hooverphonic

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #6: BELGIUM – Hooverphonic– The Wrong Place

Belgium have had something of a Eurovision renaissance in the past decade, with some classy tracks scoring highly in a number of contests (as well as a few flops!). They … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #6: BELGIUM – Hooverphonic– The Wrong Place

Albina

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #7: CROATIA – Albina– Tick-Tock

It comes somewhat as a surprise (to myself) to find Croatia placed so high up in my top 39. In my previous 2019 and 2020 countdowns, I had the Croatian … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #7: CROATIA – Albina– Tick-Tock

Montaigne

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #8: AUSTRALIA – Montaigne– Technicolour

Australia are still recent newcomers to Eurovision but have swiftly made their mark and established themselves as contenders to compete for the win or top placings in that time. I’ve … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #8: AUSTRALIA – Montaigne– Technicolour