The Entente Cordiale is alive and well – with the vocalist of Madame Monsieur (France’s Eurovision 2018 representatives) falling ill just before the biggest of the preview events, SuRie, the UK’s representative for Eurovision this year, offered to take the stricken Émilie’s place and sing (with almost no time to learn the song and rehearse) at the concert. My friend Zoltan was the man on the ground and who I have to thank for sending this through to me. A true magical Eurovision moment! Continue reading “SuRie sings “Mercy” by Madame Monsieur at Eurovision in Concert 2018″
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)”
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)”
Eurovision royalty came to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern this October with Bulgaria’s two-time contestant Poli Genova gracing the stage in the South London’s (in)famous “pub on a roundabout” (as Myra Dubois would say). I was so excited to see her in my favourite venue (having twice seen her at London Eurovision Preview parties) and she didn’t disappoint! Continue reading “Poli Genova performing at Eurofest at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern”
Eurovision royalty came to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern on Thursday 21 September 2017 when Katrina of the Waves (formerly and the Waves!) performed at the famous south London venue. It’s 20 years since Katrina took the UK to victory for their fifth and most recent Eurovision win. “Love Shine a Light” remains one of the biggest ever wins in Eurovision history in terms of margin of victory and Katrina’s set duly culminated with this Eurovision classic. Continue reading “Katrina of the Waves at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern”
So I’m back from outer space…. Sorry, just getting in the (camp) mood for Brighton Pride but just enough time to squeeze in a mini-update after the traditional Eurovision low season when I have a hiatus from posting on my site. But with Eurovision 2017 now three months in the past, and Wimbledon 2017 (my other great passion) now done and dusted, it’s time to turn thoughts back to updating the site and thinking of next year.
And next year is going to be especially exciting for me and my fellow Eurovision fanatic friends, we’ve booked to go to Lisbon during Eurovision week! Continue reading “Destination Lisbon!”
I write this through the inevitable hangover and onset of PED (post Eurovision depression) but I wanted to write a few thoughts down while still in my head and also provide the full results from the Vauxhall vote (the party I was at last night).
It’s almost time! I am not going to dare trying to do too many precise predictions as inevitably I will get them hopelessly wrong. I will do a bit of a quick preview of the Big 5 + Ukraine as I haven’t covered them yet post-rehearsals. I do think this year will end up being much harder to call than we originally thought – at least 3 or 4 songs are in strong contention to win… Continue reading “Eurovision 2017 grand final: preview and thoughts”
Ouch my head! Well, if you hadn’t guessed it from the image, I’m afraid one of our favourites didn’t get through last night. On the plus side, I did manage to get 9/10 in terms of correct predictions! Continue reading “The mo(u)rning after the semi-final (2) before…”