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”

Eurovision 2018 national selections: Look East (Armenia, Hungary, Latvia, Moldova, Romania, Slovenia and Ukraine previews)

Here in the UK we might be braced for the “beast from the East” cold blast, but this weekend it’s a bumper set of national finals from no fewer than … Continue reading Eurovision 2018 national selections: Look East (Armenia, Hungary, Latvia, Moldova, Romania, Slovenia and Ukraine previews)

Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #13 LATVIA – Triana Park – “Line”

We’ve reached #13 in the countdown and in the Eurovision world this is a notable number as from here on up, we’re now on the all-important “left hand side of … Continue reading Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #13 LATVIA – Triana Park – “Line”

My top 5 songs from…Latvia

The first of the Baltic nations to get my Top 5 treatment is former contest winner Latvia. They were latecomers to Eurovision compared to their neighbours, Estonia and Lithuania, with … Continue reading My top 5 songs from…Latvia

Justs Latvia Eurovision 2016

Eurovision 2016 previews countdown: #8 LATVIA – Justs – “Heartbeat”

It’s our highest charting Baltic country now, a country that won Eurovision in 2002 but until a 6th place in the final last year had struggled in the last few … Continue reading Eurovision 2016 previews countdown: #8 LATVIA – Justs – “Heartbeat”

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