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”

Cesár Sampson

Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #1 AUSTRIA – Cesár Sampson – “Nobody but You”

On the eve of heading off to Lisbon myself, we finally reach my number 1 and it’s a country that had seen little success since its first win in the … Continue reading Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #1 AUSTRIA – Cesár Sampson – “Nobody but You”

Netta

Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #2 ISRAEL – Netta – “Toy”

Israel last won in 1998; they also won in 1978, and there is a good chance that Netta could maintain that twenty year cycle of victories. This stormed to the … Continue reading Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #2 ISRAEL – Netta – “Toy”

Mikolas Josef

Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #3 CZECH REPUBLIC – Mikolas Josef – “Lie to Me”

The Czech Republic has but a few appearances at the contest, and has barely seen the grand final, with just one qualification and even then they ended up near the … Continue reading Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #3 CZECH REPUBLIC – Mikolas Josef – “Lie to Me”

Eye Cue

Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #4 F.Y.R. MACEDONIA – Eye Cue – “Lost and Found”

For a second year in a row, little Macedonia finishes in the Top 5 in the previews countdown – while last year wasn’t my own personal rankings, I would have … Continue reading Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #4 F.Y.R. MACEDONIA – Eye Cue – “Lost and Found”

Mélovin

Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #5 UKRAINE – Mélovin – “Under the Ladder”

The song title may be “Under the Ladder” but this song has been going under the radar in the build up to the contest and in the betting odds. An … Continue reading Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #5 UKRAINE – Mélovin – “Under the Ladder”

Saara Aalto

Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #6 FINLAND – Saara Aalto – “Monsters”

One of the big fan favourites, and everyone’s favourite Finn, the lovely Saara Aalto finally makes it to Eurovision and she hasn’t wasted the opportunity, giving us a big party … Continue reading Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #6 FINLAND – Saara Aalto – “Monsters”

SuRie

Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #7 UNITED KINGDOM – SuRie – “Storm”

It’s the final member of the Big 5 in my countdown this year, and it’s my home country, 5-times winners, the United Kingdom. With a few exceptions, the last twenty … Continue reading Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #7 UNITED KINGDOM – SuRie – “Storm”

DoReDos

Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #8 MOLDOVA – DoReDos – “My Lucky Day”

Moldova proved a surprise package to many last year, achieving their best ever result and third place in the final. Perhaps it shouldn’t have been such a surprise, it was … Continue reading Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #8 MOLDOVA – DoReDos – “My Lucky Day”

Equinox

Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #9 BULGARIA – Equinox – “Bones”

Sometimes you can tell a country is gunning to win Eurovision – in the late 2000s, it was Azerbaijan doing all they could to get the win (and which they … Continue reading Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #9 BULGARIA – Equinox – “Bones”

Gromee and Lukas Meijer

Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #10 POLAND – Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer – “Light Me Up”

Finally we are into the top 10 of my countdown – the upper echelons of my rankings for this year’s songs, and of course, this means it is tantalisingly close … Continue reading Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #10 POLAND – Gromee feat. Lukas Meijer – “Light Me Up”

Claudia Pascoal

Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #11 PORTUGAL – Cláudia Pascoal – “O jardim”

Just outside my top 10 are this year’s hosts. Regardless of whether you liked Salvador Sobral’s entry last year, few would begrudge Portugal its victory last year – almost 50 … Continue reading Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #11 PORTUGAL – Cláudia Pascoal – “O jardim”