Jerusalem Eurovision hosting remains in balance

With organisers warning fans not to book flights to Jerusalem, and thinly veiled warnings to those hoping to make political capital from the 2019...

Why your favourite didn’t win Eurovision – Part 3: Close, but...

They may be close, but in the third part of my look back, the Juries begin to upset me! 10th Moldova Avg Jury Position  – 15.40 ...

Why your favourite didn’t win Eurovision – Part 2: Mid-table

And so, at a snail's pace, we move onward to the middle part of the scoreboard. Also-rans ... or have we all missed something? 19th...

Why your favourite didn’t win Eurovision – Part 1: The lower...

As has become traditional, I will try to give you some insight into why Europe talked the shits about your national representative. You might...

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Making your mind up – Do Eurovision petitions work?

When did you last sign a petition? My guess is 'not long ago'. I also suspect you didn't so much put pen to paper,...

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Eugent

Albanian vocal masterclass

Eugent, the g is hard, Bushpepa next from Albania and this boy for me has THE vocal of the contest, his voice soars effortlessly. As...
Claudia

Portugal – Not Fado but Fad-ish

There are two schools of thought on this. Mine is that this song is a 2:38 moan by one girl about the other girl's dead...
Cláudia Pascoal

Portugal: Home and dry

With just a few rehearsals to get through today, it's a shorter stint for Monty and Rose, who will be your guides. They're en...
Ryan O'Shagnessy

20 times Eurovision has kept it in the family

I’ve heard it said – or rather I used to hear it being said – that the Irish have Eurovision ‘in their blood’ –...
Kea

Slovenia pushing THAT button

So ... I popped out to relieve myself, and got caught in a gaggle of press and fans surrounding Eleni Foureira, and then another...

VIDEO VAULT

A literal drag-net

Now, regular readers of this fine fine website will know my feelings about the contest being "Gay Christmas" - and the fact that even...

and you thought the UK had some dodgy songs!!

Back to the neglected Video Vault for us on this Tuesday afternoon because, frankly, it's about time that we put something hideous in here. For...