The Black Mamba

Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #29: PORTUGAL – The Black Mamba– Love Is on My Mind

Portugal’s entry in 2021 marks quite a landmark – the first time Portugal has sent an entry to Eurovision that is wholly in English. The Black Mamba are a band, … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 top 39 countdown #29: PORTUGAL – The Black Mamba– Love Is on My Mind

The best of the rest: Eurovision 2021 national final favourites (part 2)

This is a second part to my list of ten favourites from national final shows. In the first part I picked 5 songs from 5 different countries; in this second … Continue reading The best of the rest: Eurovision 2021 national final favourites (part 2)

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Eurovision 2021 national selections: Portugal preview

It may not be a fashionable or commonly held few among the Eurovision fandom, but I have a real love and soft spot for the Portuguese national selection, the long-running … Continue reading Eurovision 2021 national selections: Portugal preview

Eurovision 2020 top 41 countdown: #25 to #21

This set of songs, from 25 to 21, would all qualify for the grand final if my positions reflected who reached the final. These are my mid-table rankings, and as … Continue reading Eurovision 2020 top 41 countdown: #25 to #21

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

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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

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Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #3 PORTUGAL – Conan Osíris – “Telemóveis”

We reach the bronze medal position and it is last year’s host Portugal. This may come as a surprise to some of my friends how highly I have placed this … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #3 PORTUGAL – Conan Osíris – “Telemóveis”