16 July – That girl is a witch

If you're writing a song for Eurovision, you must avoid commercial references, political references, and offensive references. I'm not sure whether the quote from...

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...

14 July – And you ask yourself: Who might be behind...

Have you ever wondered how many participants actually represent their home country? I have, and I'm sure there's someone out there who could tell...

12 July – I feel fire and cold

If you were watching the last contest from Stockholm, you'll remember a certain interval act. And Måns and Petra might have been onto something. No,...

But that’s the limit and I clam up

More profound words today from our lucky random video. I think the lyricist for today's video did that in more ways than one, as...

10 July – We sing here

We may think that a Grand Final of 26 songs is the norm now. Some of you may think this is enough, others think...

All these words we’ll never never never change

What's this I hear you cry? Another random video? Well it could either be because there's a dearth of birthdays. Or it could be...

Still crazy, crazy

Just to brighten up your day, here's a bit of random whimsy to cheer you along. That's if you're inside, and not out making...

7 July – Bind my hands so I can drown in...

Now there's a lyric to get you wondering "What was the writer on when they wrote that?". It's very profound, and probably full of...

6 July – They can push Beckham and overthrow Clinton

You have to be prepared to listen to all styles when putting yourself through a Eurovision Song Contest. The Schlager, the ballad, the fado,...