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It’s a happy birthday to our favourite Eurovision people, living and dead.

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,...

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...

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,...

5 July – I won’t take precautions, nor will I carry...

How are you on the free language rule? Do you think it's fine, or should countries sing in their own languages? Coming from where...

4 July – A country without a name

As you may know, there's a country that I have a love/hate relationship with. It's because some out there in Eurovision land seem to...

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,...