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It’s a happy birthday to our favourite Eurovision people, living and dead.

29 April – In a night of neon and the smell...

Cohorts of mine are in Lisbon. I might be, but then again I might be in Võromaa again. It's easy to confuse the two. But...

28 April – Become just a name on your lips

I couldn't let today pass without posting a birthday from a trur ground-breaker amongst ground-breakers. Sadly she's no longer with us. The year was 1994....

27 April – Never dies, never dies, never dies

I know I've been languishing in semi-final and monochrome heaven over the past days. You might think I relish the old and unsuccessful. Well maybe...

26 April – A little kiss on the cheek

Do you like 'firsts' in Eurovision? The first song in Arabic perhaps? The first black performer? The first use of pyrotechincs? Well today I've picked...

25 April – All the stars in the sky turn into...

It's almost time to head out to some place down south for a contest to remember. Well, it'll definitely be memorable, but it might...

23 April – Because I’m the queen of the big country

Because we celebrate all aspects of our favourite TV show here, it should be no surprise when I dig deeply into the archives. I've dug/digged...

19 April – Good thoughts melt the ice

You wonder why some countries have lost their way. Those troupers that have been trying for years with a small degree of success. Then...

17 April – Until a voice came through into my head

I mentioned people who came back for a second try yesterday. There have been plenty of them, with varying degrees of success. You must...

16 April – I’m still yours, you’re still mine

It may come as a surprise to some people out there, but there were Eurovision Song Contests in the 20th Century. A tall story...

15 April – Got it deep inside

It seems I'm stuck in semi-final limbo at the moment. Yes, I could have picked other birthdays today, but sometimes those unlucky semi-finalists are...