14 July – And you ask yourself: Who might be behind...

Have you ever wondered how many participants actually represent their home country? I have, and I'm sure there's someone out there who could tell...

27 June – Who will give the laughter back to the...

Sometimes when I'm picking a birthday song, it makes me feel old. I've been watching contests since 19xx so have seen a few acts...

Austria is excellent

Cesár now has TWO microphones. It doesn't double his output however, but we think he is testing out a hand mic rather than a...

Cesár raises us up

Cesár next up, looking smouldering in shiny silver grey ‘drop crotch’ trousers and grey long sleeved top, guess it was too much to expect...

Austria – Have we just seen a contender?

ORF have done a thing! Whenever I say things like that, my heart usually sinks and I hide behind the sofa crying mercilessly. This time,...

Austria – ain’t nobody but Cesar

It’s Austria now, time to have a good old ogle at lovely Cesar Sampson. Steady myself! It’s not even midday yet, and I’m all...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown Part 4 – AUSTRIA

Nobody But You by Cesár Sampson Such is the recent success of Bulgaria at Eurovision that the team behind this has been drafted into other...

Phil’s Eurovision Countdown – Part 5 – Austria

Cesar Sampson, Austrian through and through, has got this song, right, and he’s trying to meld two of Austria’s favourite styles of music ......

Mo’s Eurovision Countdown 2018 – Austria

Austria have followed the Bulgarian example and gone knocking on the doors of Symphonix International. And it shows. Last year, the team produced something that...

I breathe close to you

Spare a thought for the act at any Eurovision Song Contest that has to perform first. What's the crowd like? Are they friendly? Is...