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

The Roop

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #1: LITHUANIA – The Roop – Discoteque

We finally reach the pinnacle of my top 39 countdown for Eurovision 2021, and for the second year in a row, it’s Lithuania and The Roop who are my number … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #1: LITHUANIA – The Roop – Discoteque

Gjon's Tears

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #2: SWITZERLAND – Gjon’s Tears– Tout l’Univers

The silver medal position goes to the same country, and indeed the same artist, as in my 2020 countdown. Yes, it’s Switzerland once again, and Gjon’s Tears. This was for … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #2: SWITZERLAND – Gjon’s Tears– Tout l’Univers

Senhit

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #3: SAN MARINO – Senhit– Adrenalina

In the bronze medal position of my top 39 countdown, it’s the smallest country currently in the contest, and one of the world’s tiniest countries, the microstate of San Marino. … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #3: SAN MARINO – Senhit– Adrenalina

Go_A

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #4: UKRAINE – Go_A– SHUM

Just outside the medal positions is one of Eurovision’s most successful (and most entertaining) countries of the past twenty years. They still retain a 100% qualification record and have won … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #4: UKRAINE – Go_A– SHUM

Benny Cristo

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #5: CZECH REPUBLIC – Benny Cristo– omaga

Since the Czech Republic returned to the contest in 2015, they’ve regularly appeared high up in my own personal rankings. Even the less appreciated 2017 entry (a smooth, slower jazzy … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #5: CZECH REPUBLIC – Benny Cristo– omaga

Hooverphonic

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #6: BELGIUM – Hooverphonic– The Wrong Place

Belgium have had something of a Eurovision renaissance in the past decade, with some classy tracks scoring highly in a number of contests (as well as a few flops!). They … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #6: BELGIUM – Hooverphonic– The Wrong Place

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

Montaigne

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #8: AUSTRALIA – Montaigne– Technicolour

Australia are still recent newcomers to Eurovision but have swiftly made their mark and established themselves as contenders to compete for the win or top placings in that time. I’ve … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #8: AUSTRALIA – Montaigne– Technicolour

James Newman

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #9: UNITED KINGDOM – James Newman– Embers

The final big 5/automatic qualifier in my countdown with a place in my top 10 is my home country the United Kingdom. The BBC held a national selection between 2016 … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #9: UNITED KINGDOM – James Newman– Embers

Lesley Roy

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #10: IRELAND – Lesley Roy– Maps

It gives me great pleasure that we introduce my personal top 10 for Eurovision 2021 with the most successful country in Eurovision history and a lovely artist for 2021 – … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #10: IRELAND – Lesley Roy– Maps

Daði & Gagnamagnið

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #11: ICELAND – Daði og Gagnamagnið – 10 Years

If there was one entry from 2020 that you could say had broken through from the bubble of the Eurovision fandom, it would be Daði og Gagnamagnið’s “Think About Things” … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #11: ICELAND – Daði og Gagnamagnið – 10 Years