It’s a very busy weekend for national finals and song releases – as well as the trio of northern countries with national finals (see my preview), we have three other countries releasing their songs (Azerbaijan, Cyprus and The Netherlands), and also three further national finals of countries stretching from the westernmost country of continental Europe to the eastern borders of the EU… Continue reading “Eurovision 2018 national selections: from east to west (Poland, Portugal and San Marino previews)”
One of last year’s big surprise successes was Poland – placed bottom in the grand final by juries, they came 3rd in the televote, pushing them into the top 10 for the first time 2003. The powerful Polish diaspora vote really came into its own with the new points system. Can they achieve a repeat success or even better that this year with the classy Kasia?
Continue reading “Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #17 POLAND – Kasia Moś – “Flashlight””
Poland is one of Europe’s larger countries but since they first entered Eurovision in 1994, their impact on the upper reaches of contest results has been fairly limited. But are there any hidden gems to help make up my top 5 from their 19 entries? Read on!
Continue reading “My top 5 songs from…Poland”
With this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest having just taken place (Georgia winning for a record 3rd time), and Belgium and Macedonia announcing their 2017 artists in the last few days, it’s definitely beginning to feel a lot like Eurovision season! Time for another top 5 – best debut performances of new countries at Eurovision. I’ve taken it from 1970 as by then, the original core of Western European countries were established, and afterwards saw entrances from the East – first the Mediterranean and Middle East (Greece, Cyprus, Turkey, Israel), and then the waves of Eastern European and ex Soviet countries from 1994 onwards. Continue reading “Top 5 results by countries’ first time appearance at Eurovision”
Just missing out on the final (in terms of this countdown) is one of Eastern Europe’s biggest countries, Poland. But they are in 26th place I hear you say, how do they miss the final? Well the UK may have come 29th, but they automatically qualify, so on those terms, this is the last song in the countdown that doesn’t quite make the cut! Like Israel, Poland have given us something rare this year – a male ballad.
Continue reading “Eurovision 2016 previews countdown: #26 POLAND – Michał Szpak – “Color of Your Life””
No less than 5 countries in this next batch of video clips, including the host country, Sweden. Zoë from Austria got a huge ovation, and getting her quite emotional! She came back after Romania’s two performances (which are shown here) to do an accappella reprise of Loin d’ici. We’ve also got fan favourite Poland and the hotly tipped Croatia here as well. Continue reading “London Eurovision Preview Party 2016 video clips part 3: Zoë, Ovidiu Anton, Nina Kraljić, Michał Szpak and Frans”
Time to head East once more and it’s a mixed bag of guilty pleasures and what might have been for one of the most hotly tipped songs of all yet inexplicably didn’t win their national final. Continue reading “Eurovision national finals best of the rest part 3: Moldova, Poland and Romania”