Eurovision national finals 2019 part 2

The nearly songs: national finals 2019 best of the rest part 2

Concluding my two part of best of the rest on the eve of the last Eurofest before Eurovision (always one of my favourites as we watch and score all 41 … Continue reading The nearly songs: national finals 2019 best of the rest part 2

National finals 2019 best of the rest part 1

The nearly songs: national finals 2019 best of the rest part 1

So we’ve just had our first weekend in what feels like weeks where there has been no national final, and with all the remaining songs released last week and a … Continue reading The nearly songs: national finals 2019 best of the rest part 1

Melodifestivalen 2019

Eurovision 2019 national selections: Melodifestivalen final (Sweden preview)

The big daddy of the national finals reaches its culmination this Saturday (9 March) and fittingly is the last national final of the season. 12 finalists have made it through … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 national selections: Melodifestivalen final (Sweden preview)

February 2019 national finals

Eurovision 2019 national selections: another Super Saturday [and Sunday] (Finland, Iceland, Moldova, Norway, Portugal and Serbia previews)

One manic finals Saturday down, another to go and will we see yet more drama during and after these sets of national finals following the twists and turns of the … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 national selections: another Super Saturday [and Sunday] (Finland, Iceland, Moldova, Norway, Portugal and Serbia previews)

February 2019 national finals

Eurovision 2019 national selections: Super Saturday (Denmark, Hungary, Lithuania and Ukraine previews)

It’s a the first of two very busy Saturdays with no fewer than four national finals all in one evening (plus semi-finals in Sweden and Portugal), and there was also … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 national selections: Super Saturday (Denmark, Hungary, Lithuania and Ukraine previews)

Ester Peony

That was the (national final) weekend that was: reflections on recent Eurovision national selections

It may have not escaped anyone’s notice but this weekend just gone (16-17 February) had its fair share of shocks, drama and scandal in the various national finals that took … Continue reading That was the (national final) weekend that was: reflections on recent Eurovision national selections

Selectia Nationala 2019

Eurovision 2019 national selections: Selecţia Naţională final (Romania preview)

So after a flurry of national finals on Saturday (16 Feb), Romania’s national final takes place all on its own on a Sunday which means no multi-screen channel hopping for … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 national selections: Selecţia Naţională final (Romania preview)

Dora and EMA 2019

Eurovision 2019 national selections: Dora and EMA (Croatia and Slovenia previews)

Two Balkan countries are hosting their finals tonight, and for Croatia it’s been some years since they last did a televised final. I will confess I haven’t had much time … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 national selections: Dora and EMA (Croatia and Slovenia previews)

Supernova 2019

Eurovision 2019 national selections: Supernova final (Latvia preview)

Latvia’s national selection reaches its final stage tonight with 8 artists having made it through the semi-finals. The choice is, to my taste, more limited than their neighbour Estonia’s national … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 national selections: Supernova final (Latvia preview)

Eesti Laul 2019

Eurovision 2019 national selections: Eesti Laul final (Estonia preview)

It’s no secret that Estonia’s national final, Eesti Laul, is always one of my favourites of the national final season and I managed this year to watch both semi-finals so … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 national selections: Eesti Laul final (Estonia preview)

Montevizija and Sanremo 2019

Eurovision 2019 national selections: Montevizija and Sanremo 2019 (Montenegro and Italy previews)

After the UK and Australian national finals, the rest of the weekend sees two more national finals (as well as a plethora of semi-finals) with Montenegro and Italy selecting their … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 national selections: Montevizija and Sanremo 2019 (Montenegro and Italy previews)

Eurovision - Australia Decides 2019

Eurovision 2019 national selections: Eurovision – Australia Decides (Australia preview)

So for the first time ever, the (relative) Eurovision newbie, Australia, is holding a national final in their 5th year in the contest. It’s a full 10 songs and a … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 national selections: Eurovision – Australia Decides (Australia preview)