9 August – You are so wrong

Have there ever been songs that you really like, only for them to be completely overshadowed by that country's entry the following year? Let...

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...

Ukraine – more over the top than under the ladder

For reasons undisclosed, the feed from the hall cut out and we only got half of the song during the first two rehearsals. On the...

All kinds of ridiculous but still love it

So, the crazy second semi final draws to a close with one of my favourite songs 'Under The Ladder' and Melovin.  It’s all kind...

Ukraine – I’ve *literally* run out of words

Literally run.out.of.words. Melovin starts this performance in a piano - yes *in* the piano itself, surrounded by some sort of rib cage effect. He...

Ukraine – vampires are alive … again

Ukraine brings the semi finals to a close. And it’s a confusing close. Melovin is lying down, looking like he’s strapped into some contraption...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown Part 42 – UKRAINE

Under The Ladder by Mélovin “The project MELOVIN started in Odesa in 2012. The name comes from a combination of the holiday Halloween and the...

Mo’s Eurovision Countdown 2018 – Ukraine

Flat is my chosen word to describe Melovin's performance. Style-wise he looks to have tumbled through an 80s new romantic time warp and landed...

Vidbir 2018 – Ukraine sends Melatonin? – no. Melovin

Well it wasn't like anyone could see this coming - the favourite all along has obliged in Ukraine with Mélovin winning the televote by...

Ukraine tries a semi approach – Miklos is the highlight? –...

As has become tradition Ukraine gets to present the earliest national final in terms of time known to man! - a 1700 GMT start...