Azerbaijan – Sorry I missed Latvia

Sorry I was trying to do everything and failing miserably. Elnur, however, got my attention. When you get past Latvia and put something good in,...

Latvia and Azerbaijan by Rosé

I’m lumping again… Phil won’t be happy but I’ve a tenuous link. Two songs that sound good to my ear on audio but haven’t...

Azerbaijan….. Hungry like the Wolf

Elnur is channeling Ingmar Bergman with this performance and, as Ewan from ESC Insight has just explained to me, it’s very very symbolic staging...

Azerbaijan and expectations

I’m sitting here very surprised, and I know we’ve only had one runthrough, just how disappointed I am with the Azeri staging. The stage...

Rosé’s Russia and does Azerbaijan (my favourite) scrub up?

Russia Well well well... Many songs are a disappointment when they transfer to the Eurovision stage but I was pleasantly surprised by this watching in...

Azerbaijan, striking a match

Azerbaijan is up now. I didn't rate this in first hearing but had to quickly reassess as I realised just how good the song...

For I have returned and the world will be sorry… mwah...

Yes the wilderness is over and I'm even tempted to return to the contest itself next year as the finances are looking less ropey....

Azerbaijan – Hasn’t da mooooosik died 2 years ago?

This song is 2012's Azeri entry. You could transplant that song and this one and you'd never notice the difference. A wolf's in sheep's...

Azerbaijan & Finland – wow, but not in that order

I'm not getting Azerbaijan like the rest of the assembled throng appear to be. This was the first time I'd seen it all the...

Oh Farid, yessssss!!

I've just dashed over to the arena and back to catch Azerbaijan and that was a seriously wow moment for me! They've taken the...