15 July – Will I fly? Will I fall?

Eurovision isn't all about happy-slappy bouncy tunes. Amongst all the Schlager are those moody ballads. They often divide opinion. Or people like them for...

3 July – Little things, little things, to talk about the...

Were you alive in the 1970s? And if so, do you remember contests in the 1970s. Today's pick might be remembered by some people,...

15 June – There was a strong feeling to be young...

As I may have said on previous occasions, there are many performers out there who try year after year to make it to that...

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...

Norway: that’s how you coast through a second rehearsal

For a song that’s coming up the ranking with the bookies, I’ve seldom seen such a lack of enthusiasm amongst fans as for Alexander...

Boy wonder Rybak is bak!

So the Rybak opens the second semi final and the Norwegian package is pretty much ready to go. We missed the first run-through, but...

Norway: that’s how you get on my tits

Bom dia! Tudo bem? We had our first proper Eurovision party last night, with an impromptu DJ set from DH Ohrmeister, Konstantin, in Trumps...

Norway – There is a lot to like but …

There are people in this press room who are now convinced that Rybak is going to win this contest after seeing the run-through. It...

UFFFFFF!!

It’s a crusty old ‘bom dia’ today Oneurope as we stagger into the shed by the Tagus on day three with hangovers after a...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown Part 31 – NORWAY

That’s How You Write A Song by Alexander Rybak Gigliola Cinquetti, Anne Marie David, Elisabeth Andreassen, Carola, Niamh Kavanagh, Dana International, Charlotte Perrelli, and Lena...