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National selections Eurovision 2018

As I did last year, I’m bringing together all the information and links relating to each country’s progress towards selecting their artist and song for Eurovision 2018 on this page. Countries are listed in alphabetical order and I’ll be updating this page on a regular basis!  Continue reading “National selections Eurovision 2018”

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Eurovision 2018 national selections: Unser Lied für Lissabon (Germany preview)

The final member of the big 5 to hold their national selection final, Germany are, like the UK, also having a midweek final with a selection of 6 finalists. It seems a decent quality field this year, although, again like the UK, Germany needs to send something exceptional to avoid finishing low in the grand final of the contest itself.  Continue reading “Eurovision 2018 national selections: Unser Lied für Lissabon (Germany preview)”

Eurovision 2018 national selections: Beovizija 2018 (Serbia preview)

After two years of internal selection, Serbia returns to a national final, and a big one at that – there are 17 entries bidding for a place at Eurovision. It takes place on evening of Tuesday 20 February (one of two mid-week national finals this week with Germany on Thursday). On first listen, it’s a solid and quality field – probably one of the most consistent out of the national finals this year so it’s hard to predict who will win!  Continue reading “Eurovision 2018 national selections: Beovizija 2018 (Serbia preview)”

Eurovision 2018 national selections: Belarus Decides and Montevizija 2018 (Belarus and Montenegro previews)

Two more finals approach in east and south east of Europe. Belarus is never without a little bit of intrigue, drama or even state interference; for Montenegro, it’s their first time in almost a decade they haven’t selected internally. By end of Saturday (17 Feb) we should have 11 confirmed artists with released songs – a quarter of the way there!  Continue reading “Eurovision 2018 national selections: Belarus Decides and Montevizija 2018 (Belarus and Montenegro previews)”

Eurovision 2018 national selections: Dansk Melodi Grand Prix (Denmark preview)

With January being a very busy month personally for me, I didn’t have chance to do previews of the national finals that took place then – France, Spain, Switzerland (Albania and Malta had too many entries in the final to do a full preview!) but I’m trying to rectify that a little by doing at least some national finals. The UK is all done now, but Denmark approaches this weekend… Continue reading “Eurovision 2018 national selections: Dansk Melodi Grand Prix (Denmark preview)”

A Storm-y night: my evening at Eurovision You Decide 2018 (United Kingdom national selection)

Well the favourite may not have won, but my second favourite from before the show wowed everyone with a powerful and assured performance. I had a great time there, seeing Lucie Jones, Mans and Mel; we even got to speak to Edward af Sillen, the script writer of Eurovision 2016, this show, and of course writer of Love Love, Peace Peace! Enjoy the pics and vids I took 🙂  Continue reading “A Storm-y night: my evening at Eurovision You Decide 2018 (United Kingdom national selection)”

Eurovision 2018 national selections: Eurovision You Decide (United Kingdom preview)

So, for a third year in a row, the BBC is giving us a live televised national final with six acts to choose from. Voting will be split between a televote and a jury. I’ll be there at the actual show itself; this time it’s being held in Brighton at the Brighton Dome – the very place that hosted the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest, famously won by Abba that year. So here is a very quick preview of the songs and artists and thoughts on suitability for Eurovision… Continue reading “Eurovision 2018 national selections: Eurovision You Decide (United Kingdom preview)”

5 Eurovision songs for Blue Monday

Today (15 January 2018) is so called “Blue Monday” – the day it is claimed to be the most depressing of the year. It’s all nonsense of course –  but an excuse for me to do a blue-related Eurovision post. So here are 5 past Eurovision entries, all with some connection to “blue”.  Continue reading “5 Eurovision songs for Blue Monday”

Farewell to Eurovision legend and winner France Gall

I’m a bit late in posting this as I’ve been away this weekend but some sad news from the world of Eurovision – 1965 winner France Gall passed away at the age of 70 after a short illness.  Continue reading “Farewell to Eurovision legend and winner France Gall”

5 party bangers from the Big 5 for New Year’s Eve

So it’s my last post of 2017, and thought I small selection of party bangers was in order. Now, there are so many to choose from, I thought I’d make it quicker and pick one party banger from each of the Big 5! Continue reading “5 party bangers from the Big 5 for New Year’s Eve”

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