Good morning Oslo – four rehearsals in one

The detractors among you will still notice that the Finns have done nothing significantly different from their national final performance, which is a good...

Could this be any more Finnish?

Finland has pulled out all the stops to disguise the Finnish origins of their song. No they haven't. This could not be more Finnish if...

Entente Accordion – Fanlond

It's only taken five songs but there's finally one I have the pashes for. This would be most people's idea of their Eurovision nightmare...

So much for the afternoon shift…

OK. Let's look back on today in Moscow, as that's really what we're all here for. Israel - almost entirely pleasant. A few worrying fluffs...

Netherlands and Finland

See- you get 2 for the price of one with this blog - what more could you possibly ask for. Firstly, apologies to Armenia -...

The second half of a the second half

Fecund we are with musical joy this half. Many manners of pop noise stroked our lugs, and here's a couple of quick relations as...

Raw Finland

Phil: Well ... I don't know how I let this one pass me by quite frankly ... It's not a Lordi clone, because...

It gets dark early in Finland

Phil: I understand now why this won the national final. It's archetypal Finnish ... dark and mysterious. We keep expecting it to build to...

Will this ever Finnish?

Nick: It's more or less as you expect from the home town entry - there's an enthusiastic crowd of locals to support a perfectly...

Winner winner winner

*still* The winner of the Eurovision - there is no chance that this is not going to the Final. They have gone into a...