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”

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

National finals 2019 best of the rest part 1

The nearly songs: national finals 2019 best of the rest part 1

So we’ve just had our first weekend in what feels like weeks where there has been no national final, and with all the remaining songs released last week and a … Continue reading The nearly songs: national finals 2019 best of the rest part 1

Ester Peony

That was the (national final) weekend that was: reflections on recent Eurovision national selections

It may have not escaped anyone’s notice but this weekend just gone (16-17 February) had its fair share of shocks, drama and scandal in the various national finals that took … Continue reading That was the (national final) weekend that was: reflections on recent Eurovision national selections

Destination Eurovision 2019 logo

Eurovision 2019 national selections: Destination Eurovision final (France preview)

Allez allez! The second big 5 country to hold their national final this season, France has held two semi-finals to determine the final eight acts to compete in the final … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 national selections: Destination Eurovision final (France preview)

Madame Monsieur

Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #15 FRANCE – Madame Monsieur – “Mercy”

We’re into the top 15 now, and it’s fair to say we have really reached my favourite songs of Eurovision 2018. It’s been a long while since we’ve had a … Continue reading Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #15 FRANCE – Madame Monsieur – “Mercy”

SuRie and Madame Monsieur

SuRie sings “Mercy” by Madame Monsieur at Eurovision in Concert 2018

The Entente Cordiale is alive and well – with the vocalist of Madame Monsieur (France’s Eurovision 2018 representatives) falling ill just before the biggest of the preview events, SuRie, the … Continue reading SuRie sings “Mercy” by Madame Monsieur at Eurovision in Concert 2018

5 party bangers from the Big 5 for New Year’s Eve

So it’s my last post of 2017, and thought I small selection of party bangers was in order. Now, there are so many to choose from, I thought I’d make … Continue reading 5 party bangers from the Big 5 for New Year’s Eve

My top 5 songs from…France

We come to one of the great Eurovision nations now, and a member of the Big 5, France. This is also the last of my Top 5s (well top 10 … Continue reading My top 5 songs from…France

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”

Amir France Eurovision 2016

Eurovision 2016 previews countdown: #1 FRANCE – Amir – “J’ai cherché”

We finally reach the top of the chart! It may not come as a huge surprise who has come top  as they have been topping most of the fan polls … Continue reading Eurovision 2016 previews countdown: #1 FRANCE – Amir – “J’ai cherché”

London Eurovision Preview Party 2016 video clips part 4: Francesca Michielin, Aminata, Justs and Amir

The video clips just keep coming – two of the big 5 among this set of clips (Italy and France) as well as double dose of Latvia, this year’s entry … Continue reading London Eurovision Preview Party 2016 video clips part 4: Francesca Michielin, Aminata, Justs and Amir