Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Miki scoops over one third of Spanish Eurovision votes

Gala or no gala, even *I* couldn't stay awake or enthused enough for a late Sunday night national final (note to TV producers, 0030...

Was the second semi harder than the first? – How was...

Double entendre city there, but what do you expect in this contest? If you followed the results of the first semi  (which you clearly...

Let’s go round again – Lithuania having another go

Not much to say about this, the second heat of Lithuania's gargantuan selection marathon has provided us with six more qualifiers for the next...

Hungary for success? – A Dal has served up a first...

When one looks back though the Eurovision year, the six week festival of A Dal in Hungary isn't up there with the likes of...

Aussie line-up complete for first Eurovision selection show

Australian broadcaster SBS and production partner Blink TV yesterday announced the final three acts to compete in the country's first ever national selection show Eurovision...

HRT names Dora 2019 acts

Sixteen songs will compete in the 2019 Dora - the contest that picks a song to represent Croatia at the Eurovision Song Contest. Broadcaster HRT...

Eliot Vassamillet named as Belgian Eurovision hopeful

Eliot Vassamillet (Has he been named after a Swedish Outdoor store?) has become the latest name confirmed for the 2019 Eurovision stage. He'll represent...

First four qualifiers for the French Final

Tonight we saw the first of the "Big Five" in action with France taking to our televisions/internets/phones etc and giving us a damn fine...

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Ireland and the Eurovision backstop

In the latest of our occasional Eurovision history series, Phil ponders the 'Irish Question' - or how Ireland lost the knack of Eurovision. Forget...
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A Eurovision summery summary

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DoReDoS

Eurovision 2018 – Day seven – highlights and low points

Today was the last 'big day' of rehearsals - tomorrow it's a half day with the Big Five and Portugal. In a week's time,...
Miklos

The Czech Republic of Trumpet

Mikolas up next on a plinth centre stage, accompanied by two backing dancers either side on mini platforms that illuminate aqua marine. He’s in...
Surie

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...
Rasmussen

Denmark – no need to even rehearse this

Denmark. It’s exactly the same as in the Danish final. That’s it. I’m off to stalk Mladen from Serbia at his press conference... Monty x [youtube...
Day five

Only me!

I've given Jody and Monty the day off today and I think they are going to see some Tennisista's bash some balls about on...

VIDEO VAULT

It’s not a sprint – It’s a snickers!

There are times when putting this together, that you sit with your head in your hands at the awfulness of the thing that you...

I’ve been Challenged

I have been challenged by NickD of this parish to introduce this next song without using a specific phrase that I associate with AlBano...