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

Sergey Lazarev

Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #23 RUSSIA – Sergey Lazarev – “Scream”

Russia is the biggest country in the contest, both in geographical size and in population, and in recent years has also been a performance giant, with a string of high … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #23 RUSSIA – Sergey Lazarev – “Scream”

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

Julia Samoylova

Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #41 RUSSIA – Julia Samoylova – “I Won’t Break”

Returning to the contest after their withdrawal last year, it’s Russia. There was a grand geopolitical melodrama last year that led to the withdrawal from the contest, held in Ukraine. … Continue reading Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #41 RUSSIA – Julia Samoylova – “I Won’t Break”

Julia Samoylova

Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #33 RUSSIA – Yuliya Samoylova – “Flame Is Burning”

At number 33 in our countdown is Eurovision’s largest country and one that, in recent years, is both always near the top positions in the final while also generating controversy and … Continue reading Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #33 RUSSIA – Yuliya Samoylova – “Flame Is Burning”

My top 5 songs from…Russia

Time to turn to Eurovision’s biggest country in geographical size and population – and often the country which generates the strongest feelings and controversy. This is very rarely to do … Continue reading My top 5 songs from…Russia

Top 10 countries by Grand Final finishing position

200 days to the Grand Final of Eurovision 2017! Some bits of Eurovision news today: Slovakia confirms they won’t be participating next year (they haven’t taken part since 2012) and … Continue reading Top 10 countries by Grand Final finishing position

Sergey Lazarev Russia Eurovision 2016

Eurovision 2016 previews countdown: #2 RUSSIA – Sergey Lazarev – “You Are the Only One”

If Sweden has been the superpower of Eurovision of the past 15 years or so, then their rival superpower is the country that takes the runner up spot in this … Continue reading Eurovision 2016 previews countdown: #2 RUSSIA – Sergey Lazarev – “You Are the Only One”