Blind Channel

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #33: FINLAND – Blind Channel – Dark Side

Following on from some Italian rock at #34, I have placed some Finnish (rap) rock at #33. Blind Channel describe their music as “violent pop” and that certainly is what … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #33: FINLAND – Blind Channel – Dark Side

The best of the rest: Eurovision 2021 national final favourites (part 1)

The cancellation of the 2020 contest has meant than many broadcasters re-selected their 2020 artists for 2021, including a number of those who had won their place via a national … Continue reading The best of the rest: Eurovision 2021 national final favourites (part 1)

Eurovision 2021 national selections: Finland preview

Finland’s national final, Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK), provided one of the more contentious results of the 2020 season when the fan favourite was beaten into second place, despite winning the … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 national selections: Finland preview

Eurovision 2020 top 41 countdown: #41 to #36

Welcome to the first set of entries in my Eurovision 2020 countdown. I’m batching these lower places songs into one video/post rather than separately. It’s harsh enough the songs won’t … Continue reading Eurovision 2020 top 41 countdown: #41 to #36

My favourite songs from the 2020 national selection season (that didn’t win)

With the end of the national final season, it’s become something of a tradition for me to look back over what might have been — those songs that I took … Continue reading My favourite songs from the 2020 national selection season (that didn’t win)

Eurovision 2020 national selections: Finland and Portugal previews

At two opposite corners of Europe, we have the national finals of two one-time winners of Eurovision. Finland and Portugal may be far apart geographically, but they share similar experiences … Continue reading Eurovision 2020 national selections: Finland and Portugal previews

Eurovision 2019 semi-final 1 predictons

Eurovision 2019 semi-final 1: predictions and hopes

I normally do a longer preview before each semi-final but as my good friend and “Eurovision husband” Clive did a full video on our predictions for semi-final one, I may … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 semi-final 1: predictions and hopes

Darude and Sebastian Rejman

Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #26 FINLAND – Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman – “Look Away”

Back to the Nordics, and one time winners Finland have perhaps the most recognisable name for non-Eurovision fans among this year’s artists, with DJ and record producer Darude of “Sandstorm” … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #26 FINLAND – Darude feat. Sebastian Rejman – “Look Away”

Underappreciated Eurovision songs

Underappreciated at Eurovision: a selection of my favourite songs

Just before we get into my previews countdown for Eurovision 2019, and at the request of my lovely friend Graham, I’ve pulled together some of the more underappreciated songs of … Continue reading Underappreciated at Eurovision: a selection of my favourite songs

February 2019 national finals

Eurovision 2019 national selections: another Super Saturday [and Sunday] (Finland, Iceland, Moldova, Norway, Portugal and Serbia previews)

One manic finals Saturday down, another to go and will we see yet more drama during and after these sets of national finals following the twists and turns of the … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 national selections: another Super Saturday [and Sunday] (Finland, Iceland, Moldova, Norway, Portugal and Serbia previews)