Monty goes to Saara Aalto’s Eurovision Wonderland

Eurovision edges ever closer, but the promo circuit has not quite closed yet. Last night, though, I went to what will be my last...

Now you remind me of something I’ll never have

Random time again, and I've gone back to 2017. It was a year when there were some surprise non-qualifiers. You might not think that today's...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown Part 14 – FINLAND

Monsters by Saara Aalto After turning around her fortunes so impressively on the UK X Factor the BBC should have snapped up Saara Aalto for...

Phil’s Eurovision Countdown – Part 16 – Finland

Isn't this the song that is supposed to be winning the whole contest according to Eurofans around the world? I’ve clearly missed this hype...

Mo’s Eurovision Countdown 2018 – Finland

I was late to the party. By the time Saara Aalto released her third Eurovision contender, the world had spoken, and 'Monsters' was their...

Finland in totally predictable shocker!

In (possibly) the most predictable final ever, the song that everyone thought would win, (Monsters), did indeed qualify for Lisbon by topping both the...

So, in an ironic twist of fate – Finland go semi...

So, having written this piece using Saaaaara Aaaaalto as the object of poor journalism, it seems that YLE clearly read what I wrote and completely...

LIVE Blog: Eurovision 2017 – First semi final

Tonight at 21:00 CEST/20:00 UK/Portugal, contestants from 18 countries will compete for ten spots in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final.  You can...

LIVE BLOG – Semi Final 1 – Press rehearsal

Join us live here from 22:00 local time (8pm, UK/Portugal - 9pm Western Europe) to hear what we make of the Jury rehearsal of the...

LIVE BLOG – Semi Final 1 – First dress rehearsal

Join us live here from 16:00 local time (2pm, UK/Portugal - 3pm Western Europe) to hear what we make of the first dress rehearsal...