Operator, I’ll pay any rate

If you're off out for a few drinks tonight, you'll be wanting a tune to get you into the mood. Not a ballad tonight,...

6 July – They can push Beckham and overthrow Clinton

You have to be prepared to listen to all styles when putting yourself through a Eurovision Song Contest. The Schlager, the ballad, the fado,...

Germany tap into the family-friendly vibe

With Monty at the Press Conference where SuRie picked which part of the show she would perform in, it's down to me to scan...

Germany: too much swirl

It’s all go this morning, so I only saw half of Germany, again. It’s too busy for me. They’ve brought their own projection backdrop...

Germany (just) and Italy

I'm doing a double header, which I realise will cause that Phil a headache as it didn't fit the nice neat end of day...

Germany: don’t get it Ted

Well considering this is a song about the death of his dad, Michael has made this sound as though this is a three-minute anger...

Mo’s Eurovision Countdown 2018 – Germany

It's easy to do the Ed Sheeran comparisons, and indeed Master Ed's song could easily pass as a lesser cut from the latter-day housewife's...

19 April – Good thoughts melt the ice

You wonder why some countries have lost their way. Those troupers that have been trying for years with a small degree of success. Then...

How many people are awake

I've dispensed with the birthdays today and gone for a random video. I know you like them occasionally, and it gives me the chance...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown Part 17 – GERMANY

You Let Me Walk Alone by Michael Schulte After having waited so long for a second victory, Lena’s 2010 win with Satellite must already seem...