Mahmood

Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #1 ITALY – Mahmood – “Soldi”

At last we reach my number 1 ranking in the Eurovision 2019 previews countdown. Now if you’ve been paying attention to my rankings, you may have well guessed who this … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #1 ITALY – Mahmood – “Soldi”

Duncan Laurence

Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #2 THE NETHERLANDS – Duncan Laurence – “Arcade”

It’s my runner up, my silver medal – and goodness me this was hard to call between this and my number 1. In fact, I would have placed this equal … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #2 THE NETHERLANDS – Duncan Laurence – “Arcade”

Conan Osíris

Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #3 PORTUGAL – Conan Osíris – “Telemóveis”

We reach the bronze medal position and it is last year’s host Portugal. This may come as a surprise to some of my friends how highly I have placed this … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #3 PORTUGAL – Conan Osíris – “Telemóveis”

KeiiNO

Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #4 NORWAY – KEiiNO – “Spirit in the Sky”

Just outside the “medal placing” is a country I placed very low in my rankings last year, but has completely turned it around this year (for me anyway!) Three-times winners … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #4 NORWAY – KEiiNO – “Spirit in the Sky”

Miki Nunez

Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #5 SPAIN – Miki – “La venda”

La venda a cayo – the blindfold has fallen and the first of my top 5 are revealed and it’s the penultimate big 5 country in my countdown. It’s such … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #5 SPAIN – Miki – “La venda”

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”

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”