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Katerine Duska

Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #6 GREECE – Katerine Duska – “Better Love”

It’s Greece’s 40th appearance in the contest this year and they are one of my favourite Eurovision countries with their long history of ethno dance/party bangers stretching back to the … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #6 GREECE – Katerine Duska – “Better Love”

Serhat

Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #7 SAN MARINO – Serhat – “Say Na Na Na”

Time for the smallest country in the contest (by some distance). I have so much time and love for San Marino at the contest – they can be totally bonkers, … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #7 SAN MARINO – Serhat – “Say Na Na Na”

Lake Malawi

Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #8 CZECH REPUBLIC – Lake Malawi – “Friend of a Friend”

The Czech Republic are relative newcomers to the contest, joining in 2007 and had three awful results; they then took a break and returned in 2015, with much stronger songs … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #8 CZECH REPUBLIC – Lake Malawi – “Friend of a Friend”

Luca Hanni

Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #9 SWITZERLAND – Luca Hänni – “She Got Me”

If you hadn’t been following the song releases or the betting, you might be somewhat surprised to see this country in my top 10. Why is that? Well poor Switzerland … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #9 SWITZERLAND – Luca Hänni – “She Got Me”

Joci Pápai

Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #10 HUNGARY – Joci Pápai – “Az én apám”

We finally reach my top 10! And perhaps a surprise, even to my Hungarian friend and fellow Eurovision fan, Zoltan; a pleasant surprise I hope! Joci Pápai is a returning … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #10 HUNGARY – Joci Pápai – “Az én apám”

John Lundvik

Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #11 SWEDEN – John Lundvik – “Too Late for Love”

Just outside my top 10 this year is the undisputed current superpower of Eurovision – Sweden. With 6 wins overall, and 2 within the last decade, a string of top … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #11 SWEDEN – John Lundvik – “Too Late for Love”

Bilal Hassani

Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #12 FRANCE – Bilal Hassani – “Roi”

It’s our second big 5 country in a row in the countdown. France are 5 times winners but haven’t won since 1977 though their results in the last 3 years … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #12 FRANCE – Bilal Hassani – “Roi”

Michael Rice

Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #13 UNITED KINGDOM – Michael Rice – “Bigger Than Us”

It’s taken a long while to get to the next Big 5 country in the countdown, and it’s my home country, the United Kingdom. So I may be a little … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #13 UNITED KINGDOM – Michael Rice – “Bigger Than Us”

Michela Pace

Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #14 MALTA – Michela – “Chameleon”

We go from one Mediterranean island to another, from Cyprus to Malta. While Cyprus is very much in people’s minds after their success last year, it’s worth remembering it is … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #14 MALTA – Michela – “Chameleon”

Tamta

Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #15 CYPRUS – Tamta – “Replay”

Following Portugal’s win in 2017, Cyprus have had the (dubious) honour of having the most appearances at the contest without a win, but that almost was changed in their first … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #15 CYPRUS – Tamta – “Replay”

Jonida Maliqi

Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #16 ALBANIA – Jonida Maliqi – “Ktheju tokës”

A last trip to the Balkans (if you exclude Greece), and it’s Albania that come up trumps in my rankings. Their song in 2018 was one that grew on me … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #16 ALBANIA – Jonida Maliqi – “Ktheju tokës”

Hatari

Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #17 ICELAND – Hatari – “Hatrið mun sigra”

You have to feel some sympathy with Iceland at the contest – the last Nordic country to join the contest (in 1986), they are the only one of that group … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #17 ICELAND – Hatari – “Hatrið mun sigra”