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21 December – One letter away from a banana

Free language rule or not? What do you think? Would you rather have a singer staying true to their mother tongue? Or do you...

20 December – Yes, yes, yes, yes. Or, erm, not quite

We've all seen those winners that ran away with the contest they took part in. You might have thought it was a new phenomenon...
Nathan Trent

Austria… Nathan Trent? – That doesn’t sound very Germanic

So, awaking from my slumbers here at OnEurope Towers I find the internet a glow with pre-Christmas cheer and the fact that ORF have...

Oh you’ve got me IRE up you LAND of the horse …

So, it appears that we're not going to have a My Lovely Horse moment for the Irish at Eurovision this year because, dear friends,...

18 December – One chance to get it wrong

It's fan favourite alert time at the Café OnEurope, and have we got a treat for you? Have we? Oh, right, yes we have....

16 December – The happiest day of them all

A long time ago in a century far far away, a certain contest that markets itself as Europe's favourite TV show had no Swedish...
Eesti Laul

ESTONIA – So then, fancy beating Elina Born? You’ll have to go some! –...

It seems that Estonia has gone for the big guns when it comes to this year's Eesti Laul. Broadcaster ERR attracted a record number...

14 December – I’m a spark, a gasp of wind

Is there a song lyric out there that really speaks to you? We can all see the profundity of 'Bailar el chiki chiki'. And...

13 December – The German guns, by Pte S Baldrick

You have to admire the breadth of songs that appear at Europe's favourite TV show. Rap, Schlager, ballad, and, erm, miscellaneous. Today's song falls...
A Dal Eurovision Hungary

Hungary – A Dal? – It’s like the MF from the East … of...

It seems that the test of strength that is A Dal is back. Hungarian Broadcaster DUNA has today announced an exact facsimile of last...