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Czech Republic – When favourites bomb in first rehearsals

Suffice it to say that the whoopsies in the press room (as Monty describes h*mose*ualists) got a bit hot under the collar when Mikolas...

UK – I have no problems here

There are members of 'the press' in the area where we are that have already decided that the UK will not finish any higher...

Macedonian mess and Croatian class

Macedonia Macedonia (FYR) up now but we only get one showing in the press centre due to the feed not being ready, but one was...

Belgium – That’s a lot better thanks

Sennek has upped her game since her first rehearsal but, quite frankly, that wouldn't take much. I'm still not convinced that the opening shot...

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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

Alexander Rybak. Photo: Indrek Galetin (EBU)

Phil’s Eurovision Countdown – Part 32 – Norway

I can’t even get through this song without punching something – and that really is a problem when you have tickets to sit in...
Israel at Eurovision

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown Part 22 – ISRAEL

Toy by Netta I last spoke to you about Ireland, a Eurovision nation whose approach seems stuck in the past. In contrast, Israel’s couldn’t be...
Ryan O'Shaughnessy

Phil’s Eurovision Countdown – Part 23 – Ireland

If this song is going to be remembered for anything it's going to be "oh it's the one with the gays dancing that Russia...
Netta Barzilai

Phil’s Eurovision Countdown – Part 24 – Israel

I am generally not a believer in so-called “Fanwank” – those songs that fans love so much that it drives them blind with desire,...
Greece

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown Part 18 – GREECE

Oneiro Mou by Yianna Terzi Well, this is very Greek. Perhaps surprisingly so, given their last very Greek entry broke their until then perfect qualification...

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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...

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