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Eurovision 2018 – The viewing figures

As the dust settles on another Eurovision Song Contest, we look back at the viewing figures. Last year, numbers were down after Russia withdrew...

Second Semi Final first run through – In association with Eurovision...

With thanks to our chums at Eurovision Ireland whilst I go to Belem to recreate the Conquistador Video you get to enjoy their excellent live...

Again, Novenia

They still include an eighteen-second break - attributed to a supposed 'technical difficulty' - in this rehearsal, and it looks as hideous as it...

Take Two – alternative versions of Eurovision 2018 songs

By now, you've doubtless tired of hearing the same 43 songs, and hanker for something different. With hours to go until fan sites (this...

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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,...

2018 COUNTDOWN

France

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown Part 15 – FRANCE

Mercy by Madame Monsieur After two good results from internally selected entries it was a surprise to see a return to a national final in...
Sevak

Phil’s Eurovision Countdown – Part 3 – Armenia

Armenia’s song – Qami (presumably pronounced differently than it is spelled) doesn’t start off that promisingly. It has a lilting lullaby rhythm for the...
Surie

Phil’s Eurovision Countdown 2018 – Part 1 – The United Kingdom

I usually start the countdown at the beginning, after all it is a very good place to start, but this year in a cynical...
Waylon

Phils Eurovision Countdown – Part 33 – Netherlands

I was on the radio the other day with the sainted Alisdair from OGAE UK, and the equally divine Lisa-Jayne Lewis from ESCInsight, both of...
Ieva Zasimauskaitė

Phil’s Eurovision Countdown – Part 26 – Lithuania

When you have a gazillion week semifinal procedure and then pick a song about growing old, you risk reducing your voting demographic. However, it’s the...

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Até já, Portugal, shalom Israel

Bom dia, Oneuropeans! Tudo bem? I may be back in the UK but my heart is still in Lisbon. As the dust settles on...

That’s how you sell a song – but what about the...

This year, more than any other, those promoting Eurovision Song Contest entries, took to social media to recruit followers and encourage votes. For some,...