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: 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 best of the rest: Eurovision 2021 national final favourites (part 2)

This is a second part to my list of ten favourites from national final shows. In the first part I picked 5 songs from 5 different countries; in this second … Continue reading The best of the rest: Eurovision 2021 national final favourites (part 2)

The best of the rest: Eurovision 2021 national final favourites (part 1)

The cancellation of the 2020 contest has meant than many broadcasters re-selected their 2020 artists for 2021, including a number of those who had won their place via a national … Continue reading The best of the rest: Eurovision 2021 national final favourites (part 1)

Eurovision 2021 national selections: Sweden preview

The last of the national finals of 2021 (as is usually the case), Sweden’s Melodifestivalen remains the biggest and best known of those national finals (if one excludes Italy’s Sanremo … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 national selections: Sweden preview

Eurovision 2021 national selections: Italy preview

The Festival della canzone italiana di Sanremo (usually just called Sanremo in the Eurovision fandom) is far more than another national final – the festival predates Eurovision itself and was … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 national selections: Italy preview

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Eurovision 2021 national selections: Portugal preview

It may not be a fashionable or commonly held few among the Eurovision fandom, but I have a real love and soft spot for the Portuguese national selection, the long-running … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 national selections: Portugal preview

Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2021

Eurovision 2021 national selections: Denmark preview

Denmark’s long-running national final, Dansk Melodi Grand Prix (DMGP), has not been without scandal and gossip this year. Having already not allowed last year’s winners , Ben & Tan, to … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 national selections: Denmark preview

Eurovision 2021 national selections: Estonia preview

In common with most of the northern European countries who usually hold national finals, Estonia did not award their 2020 national final winner with a pass to the 2021 contest. … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 national selections: Estonia preview

Blas Cantó

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