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

Ester Peony

Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #29 ROMANIA – Ester Peony – “On a Sunday”

Romania celebrate their 20th appearance in the contest this year, and they will be looking to bounce back after losing their 100% qualification record last year, narrowly missing out on … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #29 ROMANIA – Ester Peony – “On a Sunday”

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

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

EuroStarz in Concert 2018

A trip to EuroStarz in Concert 2018

It was a last minute decision to attend this concert, but I am very glad I did. A small set of past Eurovision performers, including a former winner, graced the … Continue reading A trip to EuroStarz in Concert 2018

The Humans

Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #28 ROMANIA – The Humans – “Goodbye”

Romania yodeled and rapped their way to the top 10 in the grand final last year and they’ve certainly given us some classic Eurovision moments over they years. This year, … Continue reading Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #28 ROMANIA – The Humans – “Goodbye”

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: #30 ROMANIA – Ilinca feat. Alex Florea – “Yodel It!”

Absent last year due to a disqualification a few weeks before the contest (because the Romanian national broadcaster had racked up years of unpaid debts to the EBU), Romania are back … Continue reading Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #30 ROMANIA – Ilinca feat. Alex Florea – “Yodel It!”

My top 5 songs from…Romania

Romania have been in Eurovision since 1994, but sporadic participation meant they didn’t become Eurovision regulars until 2002, when they appeared continuously in the final every year thereafter, always qualifying … Continue reading My top 5 songs from…Romania

Bonfire Night: a Eurovision top 5

I’ll be jetting off for warmer climes for a week, but I’m not forgetting my blog in the meantime and with the UK’s Bonfire Night (or Guy Fawkes’ Night) taking … Continue reading Bonfire Night: a Eurovision top 5

London Eurovision Preview Party 2016 video clips part 3: Zoë, Ovidiu Anton, Nina Kraljić, Michał Szpak and Frans

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 … Continue reading London Eurovision Preview Party 2016 video clips part 3: Zoë, Ovidiu Anton, Nina Kraljić, Michał Szpak and Frans

Ovidiu Anton

Eurovision 2016 previews countdown: #40 ROMANIA – Ovidiu Anton – “Moment of Silence”

In a lowly 40th place is a country that you wouldn’t expect to be bringing up the tail end of the rankings – Romania. They have been one of Eurovision’s … Continue reading Eurovision 2016 previews countdown: #40 ROMANIA – Ovidiu Anton – “Moment of Silence”