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The Black Mamba

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #29: PORTUGAL – The Black Mamba– Love Is on My Mind

Portugal’s entry in 2021 marks quite a landmark – the first time Portugal has sent an entry to Eurovision that is wholly in English. The Black Mamba are a band, … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #29: PORTUGAL – The Black Mamba– Love Is on My Mind

Natalia Gordienko

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #30: MOLDOVA – Natalia Gordienko– SUGAR

Natalia Gordienko was internally (re)selected to represent Moldova at the 2021 contest, but she is not just a returning artist from the cancelled 2020 contest, but also a returnee from … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #30: MOLDOVA – Natalia Gordienko– SUGAR

Samira Efendi

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #31: AZERBAIJAN – Efendi – Mata Hari

A returning 2020 artist, Efendi was internally selected both last year and this year, finally getting her chance to go to Eurovision after being in the frame for several years. … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #31: AZERBAIJAN – Efendi – Mata Hari

Rafał Brzozowski

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #32: POLAND – RAFAŁ – The Ride

I found placing Poland’s 2021 entry quite a challenge. “The Ride”, with its heavy 80s/retro sound and feel very much appeals to my tastes, yet at the same time I … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #32: POLAND – RAFAŁ – The Ride

Blind Channel

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #33: FINLAND – Blind Channel – Dark Side

Following on from some Italian rock at #34, I have placed some Finnish (rap) rock at #33. Blind Channel describe their music as “violent pop” and that certainly is what … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #33: FINLAND – Blind Channel – Dark Side

Måneskin

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #34: ITALY – Måneskin– Zitti e buoni

We reach the second Big 5 country of this year’s countdown and narrowly avoid having two Big 5s in my bottom 5. I have a feeling this may be the … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #34: ITALY – Måneskin– Zitti e buoni

Ana Soklič

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #35: SLOVENIA – Ana Soklič– Amen

Another returnee from 2020, Ana Soklič was internally selected for 2021, having won the Slovenian national final in 2020 with her big ballad “Voda“. In the run up to the … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #35: SLOVENIA – Ana Soklič– Amen

TIX

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #36: NORWAY – TIX – Fallen Angel

Unlike many countries, Norway’s broadcaster did not automatically reselect their 2020 entry and opted for a national final. Perhaps not surprising given Melodi Grand Prix has taken place since 1960. … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #36: NORWAY – TIX – Fallen Angel

Vincent Bueno

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #37: AUSTRIA – Vincent Bueno – Amen

Vincent Bueno is another returnee from the cancelled 2020 contest. He was internally selected last year, and was confirmed as Austria’s 2021 artist. His song last year was a fairly … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #37: AUSTRIA – Vincent Bueno – Amen

Vasil Garvanliev

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #38: NORTH MACEDONIA – Vasil– Here I Stand

We have the first “class of 2020” returnee in my countdown with Vasil Garvanliev. Vasil was due to represent North Macedonia in 2020 with his Latin dance inspired entry “You”. … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #38: NORTH MACEDONIA – Vasil– Here I Stand

Jendrik Sigwart

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #39: GERMANY – Jendrik – I Don’t Feel Hate

As the chorus line goes, “I don’t feel hate, I just feel sorry”, and it sums up my feelings towards the wooden spoon position of my countdown – “Germany, I’m … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #39: GERMANY – Jendrik – I Don’t Feel Hate

Eurovision 2021 previews top 39 countdown: an introduction

It’s that moment in the Eurovision season where I begin my daily previews countdown for Eurovision. With 39 countries taking part in Eurovision 2021, I will be starting with number … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 previews top 39 countdown: an introduction