2008

The 53rd Eurovision Song Contest took place in Belgrade, Serbia.

Phil explains Eurovision 2008 – Why the UK didn’t win

Here's why - they entered a dreadful song. Brits can (and do) moan all we like about block voting but conveniently forget the following : ...

I will post a couple of things today …

The first being this taken directly from the mailing list that I am a member of, with thanks to Liam Jarnecki. Mr Kennedy O'Connor and...

OK, so I got that one wrong…

It's not like it's not been staring us in the face for weeks now, but I was still a little surprised by that result....

Eurovision 2008 – final results

The finalists were: the big four France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom the host country Serbia the top nine countries from the first...

Press gang

It's less than three hours to the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest and we are in the Press Centre before moving onto the main thingummy...

The Albanian Reaction

I've just been reading in the BBC World Serbian section about how they hope that Eurovision will help the rest of Europe see it...

Like the morning of a wedding

Y'know, where no one really knows what to do with themselves, but knows they can't get involved in anything too time consuming just in...

Typed in haste …

... we've whizzed over from the arena back to the press centre and we're even more confused than ever. Latvia's great even though it's...

Less clue than when we started

It appears at this thing that the more you know, the less you actually understand. And the more you're convinced one thing is going...

Things I never expected to experience

1. Sitting in Belgrade while several thousand assorted people shouted out the word "Portugal" with increasing desperation 2. Saying to the person next to me...