That was the Eurovision that was: reflections on the 2017 contest

I write this through the inevitable hangover and onset of PED (post Eurovision depression) but I wanted to write a few thoughts down while still in my head and also … Continue reading That was the Eurovision that was: reflections on the 2017 contest

Eurovision 2017 grand final: preview and thoughts

It’s almost time! I am not going to dare trying to do too many precise predictions as inevitably I will get them hopelessly wrong. I will do a bit of … Continue reading Eurovision 2017 grand final: preview and thoughts

The mo(u)rning after the semi-final (2) before…

Ouch my head! Well, if you hadn’t guessed it from the image, I’m afraid one of our favourites didn’t get through last night. On the plus side, I did manage … Continue reading The mo(u)rning after the semi-final (2) before…

Eurovision 2017 semi-final 2 – previews and predictions

After getting it almost right for my semi 1 prediction, here’s the preview for tonight’s semi-final. France, Germany and Ukraine will also be voting in this semi. I am loathe … Continue reading Eurovision 2017 semi-final 2 – previews and predictions

Eurovision 2017 semi-final 1 – previews and predictions

So it is almost upon us! I’ve been following all the rehearsals carefully, and also the very important jury show last night (Monday 8 May) which is the run through of the … Continue reading Eurovision 2017 semi-final 1 – previews and predictions

Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #1 ITALY – Francesco Gabbani – “Occidentali’s Karma”

We have reached the summit! And I don’t think this year’s winner will come as any surprise to you It’s the second year in a row a Big 5 country … Continue reading Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #1 ITALY – Francesco Gabbani – “Occidentali’s Karma”

Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #2 BELGIUM – Blanche – “City Lights”

In the runner’s up spot, it’s a country that has really refound its Eurovision mojo in the last couple of years. One of Eurovision’s founding countries, Belgium has had a … Continue reading Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #2 BELGIUM – Blanche – “City Lights”

Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #3 SWEDEN – Robin Bengtsson – “I Can’t Go On”

Earning a place in the top 3 once again is Eurovision’s current superpower, Sweden. Last year’s hosts, they and Ukraine are the only countries to have won more than once … Continue reading Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #3 SWEDEN – Robin Bengtsson – “I Can’t Go On”

Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #4 FRANCE – Alma – “Requiem”

Our penultimate big 5 country is one facing a big choice this Sunday in their presidential election – it’s last year’s chart toppers, France. 5 times winners, last year France went … Continue reading Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #4 FRANCE – Alma – “Requiem”

Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #5 FYR MACEDONIA – Jana Burceska – “Dance Alone”

Finally into the top echelons of the countdown and we begin the top 5 with the top Balkan country. If you’d said (before we knew the songs) that Macedonia would … Continue reading Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #5 FYR MACEDONIA – Jana Burceska – “Dance Alone”

Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #6 AZERBAIJAN – Dihaj – “Skeletons”

Aside from Australia, Azerbaijan is home to Eurovision’s most easterly capital and also its most recent entrant. They have been in it to win it from the start, triumphing in … Continue reading Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #6 AZERBAIJAN – Dihaj – “Skeletons”

Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #7 ISRAEL – IMRI – “I Feel Alive”

Celebrating their 40th appearance in the contest, three-time winners Israel are sending the biggest party banger song of Eurovision 2017. The unbelievably hot Imri Ziv represents them this year, having … Continue reading Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #7 ISRAEL – IMRI – “I Feel Alive”