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Eurovision: You Decide – images and videos from live show (UK national final 2017)

Well me and my friends had a blast at the UK national final at the Hammersmith Apollo on Friday 27 January. The event was broadcast live on BBC2, getting double the audience that the show got last year on BBC4. I thought it was a really good show, generally good performances and a great crowd. And we got to see both Alexander Rybak, Eurovision winner for Norway in 2009 (who opened the show) and the awesome Sophie Ellis-Bextor (a judge).

The winner was Welsh girl, Lucie Jones – a straw poll of our group after all 6 performed put her as our favourite, so we chimed with the overall result!  Continue reading “Eurovision: You Decide – images and videos from live show (UK national final 2017)”

National selections Eurovision 2017 United Kingdom: Eurovision:You Decide

Almost time for the UK to decide! (In fact, we’re one of the very first countries to hold our national final this year). The BBC have chosen to do a national selection show once again, with 6 acts competing. The show moves from BBC4 to BBC2 and the venue has changed to the larger Hammersmith Apollo. Unlike last year, I will be there in person this year! So expect some of my video footage of the event, which will include a performance from Eurovision winner in 2009, Alexander Rybak.  Continue reading “National selections Eurovision 2017 United Kingdom: Eurovision:You Decide”

January updates coming to my #Eurovision site

A very quick note to say I will be doing some update and posts very soon – just had a bit of a hiatus over Christmas and New Year. I would have posted some over Christmas but was struck down with a flu-ey thing so wasn’t up to doing anything much!

We’ve had the Armenian and Albanian national finals in the last few weeks, several countries kicking off their national selections this month, we’ve had a few internal selections announced recently and we have no less than four national finals this month, which might finally give us some of the actual songs for this year as well. Continue reading “January updates coming to my #Eurovision site”

National selections Eurovision 2017

I’m bringing together all the information and links relating to each country’s progress towards selecting their artist and song for Eurovision 2017 on this page. Countries are listed in alphabetical order and I’ll be updating this page on a regular basis! Continue reading “National selections Eurovision 2017”

Eurovision national finals best of the rest part 4: Austria, Belgium, Spain and United Kingdom

Yesterday we turned East, so tonight for the last instalment of the national finals best of the rest rundown, we turn to the West. To be fair to three of these four countries, I’m very satisfied with the winners from their national finals, but these all are worthy of a shout out. In Belgium’s case, the song here is definitely better than what won! Continue reading “Eurovision national finals best of the rest part 4: Austria, Belgium, Spain and United Kingdom”

Eurovision national finals best of the rest part 3: Moldova, Poland and Romania

Time to head East once more and it’s a mixed bag of guilty pleasures and what might have been for one of the most hotly tipped songs of all yet inexplicably didn’t win their national final. Continue reading “Eurovision national finals best of the rest part 3: Moldova, Poland and Romania”

Eurovision national finals best of the rest part 2: Denmark, Norway and Sweden

Well it’s time for another instalment of national final songs that just didn’t quite make it past the winning post.

This time we look at three of the countries with some of the most well established and widely followed national finals – it’s the Scandinavian triumvirate of Denmark, Norway and Sweden. Continue reading “Eurovision national finals best of the rest part 2: Denmark, Norway and Sweden”

Eurovision national finals best of the rest part 1: Estonia, Finland and Hungary

Since it’s going to be a few days at least before I have looked at enough YouTube videos in order to determine running order of the preview countdown, how about a few selections from the national finals that didn’t make it. There were a lot of fine songs and guilty pleasures amongst them so let’s start with Estonia, Finland and Hungary. Continue reading “Eurovision national finals best of the rest part 1: Estonia, Finland and Hungary”

National selections Eurovision 2016: United Kingdom: You Decide

After five years of very mixed results, the UK is holding its first national final for Eurovision 2010 (although the less said about the Pete Waterman monstrosity that the hapless Josh Dubovie had to sing the better). Continue reading “National selections Eurovision 2016: United Kingdom: You Decide”

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