9 September – The naked ape is dancing

From today's post title, you've probably already guessed today's featured song. But if you've not, feel free to read on. Sometimes we get that hot...

27 July – When I call you butterfly, fly and I’ll...

First rule of home broadcaster: Don't let your song win. It can be good. But not that good. Second is great. Top 5 will...

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...

Italy’s heartfelt message brings the Big 5 to a close

And talking about songs with a message, Italy closes the Big 5 rehearsals this morning, though we have an additional run from Greece to...

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...

Italy – Fundamental mistake ahoy

The Italian delegation has committed one of the major cardinal sins of Eurovision staging. They have made "projections" of words a part of the...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown Part 23 – ITALY

Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente by Ermal Meta and Fabrizo Moro I’ve seldom been so pleased as to learn the Italian broadcaster RAI has finally...

Phil’s Eurovision Countdown – Part 25 – Italy

La bella Italia. Known chiefly these days for being a bit sulky with the contest for a gazillion years in the 90's-2000's, and then...

Mo’s Eurovision Countdown 2018 – Italy

Since coming back to the fold, RAI has done well at Eurovision. Last year, everyone was so sure we'd be packing our bags for...

30 March – The mail between the linen

Just like yesterday, I've let Mr Phil pick today's birthday. After all, it is his birthday tomorrow. Feel free to wish him many happy...