Eurovision 2019 semi-final 2 predictions

Eurovision 2019 semi-final 2: predictions and hopes

So after the shocks, surprises and disappointments of semi-final 1, we’ve got the second semi-final coming up and once again, my friend and fellow Eurovision fan Clive and I have … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 semi-final 2: predictions and hopes

Roko Blažević

Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #40 CROATIA – Roko – “The Dream”

Our very first Balkan country of the countdown (and there will be plenty more to come), Croatia celebrate their silver jubilee in the contest, with this year marking their 25th … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #40 CROATIA – Roko – “The Dream”

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

Top Eurovision entries from Croatia

My top 5 songs from…Croatia

The only ex-Yugoslav country to have hosted the contest while still part of Yugoslavia, it was a Croatian band, Riva, that achieved Yugoslavia’s sole win in 1989. I’ve made one … Continue reading My top 5 songs from…Croatia

Franka Batelić

Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #19 CROATIA – Franka – “Crazy”

Staying in the Balkans, it’s the third up of the five ex-Yugoslav countries in this year’s contest. Last year, Croatia gave us a monstrosity that was loathed by the fan … Continue reading Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #19 CROATIA – Franka – “Crazy”

[OLD] My top 5 songs from…Croatia

NB. This version was published in December 2017 and has been replaced by an updated Top 5 from Croatia. Still getting through the Balkan countries and ticking off another former Yugoslavian country … Continue reading [OLD] My top 5 songs from…Croatia

Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #39 CROATIA – Jacques Houdek – “My Friend”

We’re back to the Balkans as we head into the 39 to 30 stretch of the countdown. Croatia finished very high in last year’s countdown (an overinflated 6th place) but in the end … Continue reading Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #39 CROATIA – Jacques Houdek – “My Friend”

Nina Kraljić Croatia Eurovision 2016

Eurovision 2016 previews countdown: #6 CROATIA – Nina Kraljić – “Lighthouse”

Just missing out on the top 5 by the narrowest of margins is the last of the Balkan countries and a country who we haven’t seen since 2013, but like … Continue reading Eurovision 2016 previews countdown: #6 CROATIA – Nina Kraljić – “Lighthouse”

London Eurovision Preview Party 2016 video clips part 3: Zoë, Ovidiu Anton, Nina Kraljić, Michał Szpak and Frans

No less than 5 countries in this next batch of video clips, including the host country, Sweden. Zoë from Austria got a huge ovation, and getting her quite emotional! She … Continue reading London Eurovision Preview Party 2016 video clips part 3: Zoë, Ovidiu Anton, Nina Kraljić, Michał Szpak and Frans