I feel (and fear!) this may be the most controversial placing of my entire preview countdown… This is the first of the Big 5 in my countdown, and Spain is a country who have had many entries I love. Their choice this year though is not one of those I am afraid to say – though I realise many Spanish eurofans absolutely love this… Continue reading “Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #40 SPAIN – Amaia & Alfred – “Tu canción””
So it’s my last post of 2017, and thought I small selection of party bangers was in order. Now, there are so many to choose from, I thought I’d make it quicker and pick one party banger from each of the Big 5! Continue reading “5 party bangers from the Big 5 for New Year’s Eve”
It’s over two weeks since my return from Gran Canaria, but with a very chilly cold snap gripping the UK, it seems a good time to bring you my favourite songs from the next big 5 country – Spain. As befitting a big 5 country, with two wins, four runners up spots, and the second longest run of uninterrupted Eurovision appearances (after the UK), this top 5 has become a top 10… Continue reading “My top 5 songs from…Spain”
Yes, it’s April Fool’s Day as I write this, but this is no joke for our first Big 5 country in the countdown, and the lowest by far they have ever placed in one of these YouTube-based rankings. In the last two years, Spain were in the top 3 in these countdowns, yet finished 21st and 22nd in the grand final. Could it be the opposite case this year and a low placing here actually mean a better result in reality? Continue reading “Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #38 SPAIN – Manel Navarro – “Do It for Your Lover””
Into the top 3 and we have the penultimate member of the big 5, matching last year’s position in the preview countdown, and ever present at Eurovision since they first entered in 1961 – Spain. It’s no surprise to find them occupying the upper echelons of these charts, though often they flatter to deceive. Edurne came third in last year’s chart yet on the night finished a lowly 21st. I can’t see that poor performance being repeated this year, not least because Barei can actually sing well live! Can she take Spain into the top 5 or higher though?
Continue reading “Eurovision 2016 previews countdown: #3 SPAIN – Barei – “Say Yay!””
Here we go with another set of videos! Eleftheria Eleftheriou did a medley of Greek entries, and threw in a Cypriot and Turkish one for good measure. I just have clips of the three Greek ones though. Also in this set of videos are two entries tipped to do well – Spain and Cyprus. Continue reading “London Eurovision Preview Party 2016 video clips part 2: Eleftheria Eleftheriou, Barei, Minus One and Highway”
Something specially for the many Spanish eurofans from the Eurovision in Concert after party.
Thanks again to my amazing friend Zoltan who got this video and couple of photos of Barei at the after party.
Yesterday we turned East, so tonight for the last instalment of the national finals best of the rest rundown, we turn to the West. To be fair to three of these four countries, I’m very satisfied with the winners from their national finals, but these all are worthy of a shout out. In Belgium’s case, the song here is definitely better than what won! Continue reading “Eurovision national finals best of the rest part 4: Austria, Belgium, Spain and United Kingdom”