Portugal: Home and dry

With just a few rehearsals to get through today, it's a shorter stint for Monty and Rose, who will be your guides. They're en...

Portuguese simplicity

It’s our first look at Portugal and the Big 5 now. The first ever Portuguese entry on home soil. How long we’ve waited for...

Portugal – Not Fado but Fad-ish

There are two schools of thought on this. Mine is that this song is a 2:38 moan by one girl about the other girl's dead...

Phil’s Eurovision Countdown – Part…29 lets say. Portugal

OK I admit it, i missed out Part 29 in my counting methodology so lets call Portugal 29 and say no more about it. In...

Mo’s Eurovision Countdown 2018 – Portugal

Host nation, playing on home turf. A winsome little number - Cláudia Pascoal sings in that over-emotional style that makes it hard to call her...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown Part 33 – PORTUGAL

O Jardim by Cláudia Pascoal And now for the home entry from Portugal. Wow. Can you believe how many years we’ve been waiting to hear...

8 April – The guitar is also crying

Yes, I've been away for a while. I've been trying to get to the bottom of Elina's dress projection dilemma. But it's all been...

29 March – Swords, big horns and defeats are coming in

Birthdays are like buses. Some days there are none at all. Then other days you get a veritable plethora of them. That then gives...

8 March – Girl in a flounce skirt, lavender without a...

Two months from now, it's possible that you'll be somewhere in south-western Europe. Somewhere where the fish, port and the like flow freely. Will...

Cláudia Pascoal to sing for Eurovision host nation

Rare indeed are the years when the host nation triumphs at Eurovision. 2018 shows little sign of breaking that pattern. Last night, Cláudia Pascoal was (eventually)...