That’s how you sell a song – but what about the...

This year, more than any other, those promoting Eurovision Song Contest entries, took to social media to recruit followers and encourage votes. For some,...

Israel wins 2018 Eurovision Song Contest

A nail-biting vote took the result of the 2018 contest down to the wire, but Israel was named the winner. Netta claimed a fourth...

It’s all about the hashtag

If you've spent the last few months under a stone, you might not know, but in this #world, you're nobody without a hashtag. And...

What does the web predict for tonight’s semi-final?

Tonight, Eurovision Song Contest fans get to settle down with the first slice of the 2018 competition. Nineteen songs will compete for ten Grand...

Israel have performed a miracle on that

The Israeli team has literally polished a turd. This really was substandard on Monday, and served to confirm all my conscious bias towards 'Toy'....

Will you still show us Tel Aviv?

Netta brings her Toys (plural) to the stage - two tall cabinets chock full of golden Chinese waving cats to be precise, oh and...

Israel …

I'm also sat on a table with people that quite like this song so these words are hard for me to write ... nah There...

Is Israel still the hot favourite?

Israel – the hot favourite! Ooh yes! The staging is a treat! Netta is flanked by a couple of shelving units featuring an array...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown Part 22 – ISRAEL

Toy by Netta I last spoke to you about Ireland, a Eurovision nation whose approach seems stuck in the past. In contrast, Israel’s couldn’t be...

Phil’s Eurovision Countdown – Part 24 – Israel

I am generally not a believer in so-called “Fanwank” – those songs that fans love so much that it drives them blind with desire,...