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

John Lundvik

Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #11 SWEDEN – John Lundvik – “Too Late for Love”

Just outside my top 10 this year is the undisputed current superpower of Eurovision – Sweden. With 6 wins overall, and 2 within the last decade, a string of top … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 previews countdown: #11 SWEDEN – John Lundvik – “Too Late for Love”

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

Melodifestivalen 2019

Eurovision 2019 national selections: Melodifestivalen final (Sweden preview)

The big daddy of the national finals reaches its culmination this Saturday (9 March) and fittingly is the last national final of the season. 12 finalists have made it through … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 national selections: Melodifestivalen final (Sweden preview)

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

Benjamin Ingrosso

Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #27 SWEDEN – Benjamin Ingrosso – “Dance You Off”

I feel like I could almost reuse the intro paragraph I used last year for this country – it’s the modern day Eurovision superpower and juggernaut, Sweden. 6-times winners, their … Continue reading Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #27 SWEDEN – Benjamin Ingrosso – “Dance You Off”

Flag of Sweden

Eurovision 2018 national selections: Melodifestivalen (Sweden preview)

Always one of the biggest, if not the biggest, of the national selections, after 4 semi final shows and the “Andra Chansen” show, we’ve nearly reached this year’s final of … Continue reading Eurovision 2018 national selections: Melodifestivalen (Sweden preview)

My top 5 songs from…Sweden

Eurovision may be some months off yet, but the Eurovision 2018 season began at the start of this month (any song publicly released from 1 September onwards is eligible for … Continue reading My top 5 songs from…Sweden

Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #3 SWEDEN – Robin Bengtsson – “I Can’t Go On”

Earning a place in the top 3 once again is Eurovision’s current superpower, Sweden. Last year’s hosts, they and Ukraine are the only countries to have won more than once … Continue reading Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #3 SWEDEN – Robin Bengtsson – “I Can’t Go On”

Magnus Carlsson performing at Eurofest at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern

We celebrated Eurofest’s 5th birthday with a great night (my hangover is a testament to that) and fabulous show by Magnus Carlsson, who will know from Melodifestivalen and a former member … Continue reading Magnus Carlsson performing at Eurofest at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern

A top 5 of my favourite less well-known Abba songs

It may not have escaped your notice, but Abba were back in the news this week, announcing plans for a “new and virtual live [Abba] experience“. It’s not, as some … Continue reading A top 5 of my favourite less well-known Abba songs

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