Eurovision 2021: semi-final 2 results reaction

Another great and enjoyable show and mercifully for those of watching on the BBC, fewer cut aways from the actual show items after the contrived “funny” Line of Duty skit … Continue reading Eurovision 2021: semi-final 2 results reaction

Eurovision 2021 semi-final 2: predictions and hopes

After the build up and excitement of the first Eurovision semi-final, the second semi-final seems to come up almost at a rush and a surprise, with barely any time to … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 semi-final 2: predictions and hopes

Samanta Tīna

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #12: LATVIA– Samanta Tīna – The Moon is Rising

Samanta Tīna‘s Eurovision journey has to be one of the most heart warming of any this year’s artists. She had tried to go to Eurovision seven times previously, 5 times … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #12: LATVIA– Samanta Tīna – The Moon is Rising

Eurovision 2020 top 41 countdown: #11 and #10

We finally approach the top 10 and a shift in how many I cover in one post (and video). We’re down to just 2 per post/video until we reach the … Continue reading Eurovision 2020 top 41 countdown: #11 and #10

Eurovision 2020 national selections: Australia, Latvia, Italy and Malta previews

Eurovision 2020 national selections: Australia, Latvia, Italy and Malta previews

This is my first proper preview of the national selection season for Eurovision 2020, and it’s a Super Saturday on 8 February with 2 national finals in Australia and Latvia, … Continue reading Eurovision 2020 national selections: Australia, Latvia, Italy and Malta previews

Eurovision 2019 semi-final 2 predictions

Eurovision 2019 semi-final 2: predictions and hopes

So after the shocks, surprises and disappointments of semi-final 1, we’ve got the second semi-final coming up and once again, my friend and fellow Eurovision fan Clive and I have … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 semi-final 2: predictions and hopes

Carousel

Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #31 LATVIA – Carousel – “That Night”

So straight after the first Scandinavian country, we now have the first Baltic country. Former winners Latvia mark their 20th appearance in the contest this year, though have had a … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #31 LATVIA – Carousel – “That Night”

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

Valters Fridenbergs

Sad news from Latvia….farewell to Valters Fridenbergs

We’ve lost a few Eurovision people in the last year or so (Joy Fleming, Katie Boyle, France Gall and Lys Assia) but some very sad news today to hear of … Continue reading Sad news from Latvia….farewell to Valters Fridenbergs

Laura Rizzotto

Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #31 LATVIA – Laura Rizzotto – “Funny Girl”

We’re back to a “first from so and so part of Europe” today in the countdown – it’s the first of the three Baltics – Latvia. They are bringing a … Continue reading Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #31 LATVIA – Laura Rizzotto – “Funny Girl”