Eurovision 2021: semi-final 1 results reaction

It was such a joy to see Eurovision back, and with a crowd – something we haven’t seen much of in these pandemic times. The hosts were professional and efficient … Continue reading Eurovision 2021: semi-final 1 results reaction

Eurovision 2021 semi-final 1: predictions and hopes

After the marathon of the 39 videos and blog posts for my top 39 countdown, I suddenly found the first semi-final almost upon us and my customary preview/predictions post unwritten! … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 semi-final 1: predictions and hopes

Albina

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #7: CROATIA – Albina– Tick-Tock

It comes somewhat as a surprise (to myself) to find Croatia placed so high up in my top 39. In my previous 2019 and 2020 countdowns, I had the Croatian … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #7: CROATIA – Albina– Tick-Tock

Eurovision 2021 national selections: Croatia preview

Croatia’s national selection, Dora 2021, will take place on Saturday 13 February with a big line up – fourteen artists, including two former Eurovision entrants as well as the runner … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 national selections: Croatia preview

Eurovision 2020 top 41 countdown: #35 to #31

The second batch of songs in the countdown of 2020’s Eurovision songs and we go from 35 to 31 in this set. Two (at least) of my placings here may … Continue reading Eurovision 2020 top 41 countdown: #35 to #31

Eurovision 2020 national selections: Belarus, Moldova and Croatia previews

We’re into the two bumper weekends of national finals and internal selection releases; too much in fact to put into a single post! So I’m writing not one, not two, … Continue reading Eurovision 2020 national selections: Belarus, Moldova and Croatia previews

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”