Eurovision 2019 semi-final 1 predictons

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

Conan Osíris

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”

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

Eurovision national finals 2019 part 2

The nearly songs: national finals 2019 best of the rest part 2

Concluding my two part of best of the rest on the eve of the last Eurofest before Eurovision (always one of my favourites as we watch and score all 41 … Continue reading The nearly songs: national finals 2019 best of the rest part 2

February 2019 national finals

Eurovision 2019 national selections: another Super Saturday [and Sunday] (Finland, Iceland, Moldova, Norway, Portugal and Serbia previews)

One manic finals Saturday down, another to go and will we see yet more drama during and after these sets of national finals following the twists and turns of the … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 national selections: another Super Saturday [and Sunday] (Finland, Iceland, Moldova, Norway, Portugal and Serbia previews)

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

Claudia Pascoal

Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #11 PORTUGAL – Cláudia Pascoal – “O jardim”

Just outside my top 10 are this year’s hosts. Regardless of whether you liked Salvador Sobral’s entry last year, few would begrudge Portugal its victory last year – almost 50 … Continue reading Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #11 PORTUGAL – Cláudia Pascoal – “O jardim”

Eurovision 2018 national selections: from east to west (Poland, Portugal and San Marino previews)

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 … Continue reading Eurovision 2018 national selections: from east to west (Poland, Portugal and San Marino previews)

My top 5 songs from…Portugal

The host of Eurovision in 2018, it’s been a long, long journey for Portugal to finally reach this point. No country had been in Eurovision longer without a single win … Continue reading My top 5 songs from…Portugal

Destination Lisbon!

So I’m back from outer space…. Sorry, just getting in the (camp) mood for Brighton Pride but just enough time to squeeze in a mini-update after the traditional Eurovision low … Continue reading Destination Lisbon!

Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #32 PORTUGAL – Salvador Sobral – “Amar pelos dois”

And now for something completely different. It’s the welcome return of Portugal to the contest after a one year absence. Portugal holds the record for the most appearances in the … Continue reading Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #32 PORTUGAL – Salvador Sobral – “Amar pelos dois”