Eurovision 2020 top 41 countdown: #14 to #12

Closing in the on the top 10, we’re really in the upper echelons of my top 41 countdown, especially given how many songs I have liked for 2020. This is … Continue reading Eurovision 2020 top 41 countdown: #14 to #12

My favourite songs from the 2020 national selection season (that didn’t win)

With the end of the national final season, it’s become something of a tradition for me to look back over what might have been — those songs that I took … Continue reading My favourite songs from the 2020 national selection season (that didn’t win)

Eurovision 2020 national selections: Ukraine, Slovenia and Poland previews

It’s a slightly less frenetic weekend in the national selection season, before we get two super busy weekends. There is still plenty to see though, with three national finals over … Continue reading Eurovision 2020 national selections: Ukraine, Slovenia and Poland previews

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: Super Saturday (Denmark, Hungary, Lithuania and Ukraine previews)

It’s a the first of two very busy Saturdays with no fewer than four national finals all in one evening (plus semi-finals in Sweden and Portugal), and there was also … Continue reading Eurovision 2019 national selections: Super Saturday (Denmark, Hungary, Lithuania and Ukraine previews)

Mélovin

Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #5 UKRAINE – Mélovin – “Under the Ladder”

The song title may be “Under the Ladder” but this song has been going under the radar in the build up to the contest and in the betting odds. An … Continue reading Eurovision 2018 previews countdown: #5 UKRAINE – Mélovin – “Under the Ladder”

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)

My top 5 songs from…Ukraine

This year’s hosts, and two-times winners, in spite of only being in Eurovision since 2003, Ukraine’s approach to the contest could never be described as “uninteresting”. They’s brought us Xena: … Continue reading My top 5 songs from…Ukraine

Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #31 UKRAINE – O.Torvald – “Time”

We’re not out of the 30s yet and we come upon the third of the six automatic qualifiers for the final – it’s this year’s hosts, Ukraine. After their first … Continue reading Eurovision 2017 previews countdown: #31 UKRAINE – O.Torvald – “Time”

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

Jamala Ukraine Eurovision 2016

Eurovision 2016 previews countdown: #18 UKRAINE – Jamala – “1944”

At 18, we welcome back a country that never fails to put in a noteworthy entry, whether it be for spectacle, campness, staging, you name it. Sadly due to the … Continue reading Eurovision 2016 previews countdown: #18 UKRAINE – Jamala – “1944”