The Toy Tour: Netta performs at Heaven in London

Netta completed a six-city European mini tour in London on 21 November, and of course, I and some of my Eurovision-loving friends couldn’t miss out on this opportunity to see … Continue reading The Toy Tour: Netta performs at Heaven in London

Euroband at Eurofest at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern

Autumn 2018 – upcoming updates to Matt loves Eurovision

Summer hasn’t quite gone away for us here in London just yet, with some very pleasant weather at the moment, but my mind is turning to bringing the site of … Continue reading Autumn 2018 – upcoming updates to Matt loves Eurovision

EuroStarz in Concert 2018

A trip to EuroStarz in Concert 2018

It was a last minute decision to attend this concert, but I am very glad I did. A small set of past Eurovision performers, including a former winner, graced the … Continue reading A trip to EuroStarz in Concert 2018

I’m not your toy! Final thoughts on Eurovision 2018

As usual, I am struggling to write this through a Eurovision-induced hangover and the onset of PED (post Eurovision depression). I may still be in the host city of Lisbon, … Continue reading I’m not your toy! Final thoughts on Eurovision 2018

View of Eurovision 2018 stage before start of jury grand final show

Eurovision doesn’t last forever… reflections on the jury final and preview of 2018 grand final

So I have now attended three Eurovision shows (the two live semis plus the jury grand final) and it’s been a great experience. In advance of the grand final this … Continue reading Eurovision doesn’t last forever… reflections on the jury final and preview of 2018 grand final

Qualifiers of the second semi final at Eurovision 2018

My lucky Eurovision day – reflections on 2018’s semi-final 2

Thinking back to last year, it was the failure of fan favourite Estonia to qualify that was the big shock of semi 2. No such (nasty) shocks this time from … Continue reading My lucky Eurovision day – reflections on 2018’s semi-final 2

Eurovision 2018 semi-final 2: hopes and predictions

I am feeling a trifle jaded after partying in Eurocafe until 5.30am last night but am gearing up now for the second semi-final and another trip to the Altice Arena … Continue reading Eurovision 2018 semi-final 2: hopes and predictions

Eurovision monsters in my head – reflections on 2018’s semi-final 1

This time last year, we were mourning the failure of Finland to make the final, but no such worries this year I am pleased to say. And what’s more, I … Continue reading Eurovision monsters in my head – reflections on 2018’s semi-final 1

Entrance to the Eurovision Village, Praça do Comércio, Lisbon

Eurovision 2018 semi-final 1: hopes and predictions (well, guesses…)

So it is almost time for the first of the two live semi-finals. The jury show took place yesterday so half the votes are already cast, though of course we … Continue reading Eurovision 2018 semi-final 1: hopes and predictions (well, guesses…)

SuRie and Madame Monsieur

SuRie sings “Mercy” by Madame Monsieur at Eurovision in Concert 2018

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 … Continue reading SuRie sings “Mercy” by Madame Monsieur at Eurovision in Concert 2018

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