Give in to the temptation

Randomness is coming along with frightening frequency. We need more singers with birthdays in early August. Do you know of many? Because of that, I've...

Now – After two decent pieces – we revert to type

We've had far too much good stuff here in The Vault this August, and as NickD is taking a sabbatical, we can probably sneak...

Seven o’ clock, you have to get out of your bed

That lyric seems like something some of us go through every year when we sneak into a Eurovision press bubble. It's never as simple...

1 July – From the moment we go to sleep till...

Another month and another change in header pictures. Did you like the little heads of state theme I ran? Well, the theme for July...

19 June – Can’t you see, the writing’s on the wall?

You may know that there's some sports tournament taking place in Dima Bilan's homeland at the moment. Many of the usual suspects are there....

3 June – As long as we two rhyme

There are some times when I wish that more than one country could win our favourite TV show. No always because there are two...

Live Blog – Eurovision 2018 second semi final

It's time for 'Fanning's Folly II - This time it's personal' - and another one of those fancy little live blogs that OnEuropean visitors...

Netherlands – they listened …

There has been lots of press over the last few days that focussed on how this song was staged, rather than the song itself....

Country rock doesn’t need back flips

No ruddy Superbock in the Fan slash Press tent, I’ll be writing to my MP. So back ready for Waylon, sorry Wilhem, but the...

Netherlands – Everyone’s got a little WTF in them?

Dear AVROTROS. Waylon had a perfectly serviceable song. He could have sung this on his own in faux cowboy gear and a stetson with...