Birthdays

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

26 July – No more rain around

Songs come along from time to time that do surprisingly well. The fans don't see it. The press don't see it. And then it...

25 July – I’m throwing your pictures on the floor

Stage acts have come a long way over the years. It was once ground-breaking when a Dane had two dancers mincing around behind her...

24 July – With me – there’s no question

Yeah, I know. Yesterday I went on about singers coming back for more. Your favourite singer may have even done so themselves. Either as...

23 July – I must soon get away, into the shadow

Those singers who keep coming back for more, eh? They must be gluttons for punishment. Or they could be desperately wanting to learn their...

22 July – You’re the rush that I missed

Those fans, eh? If things were left to them a whole load of different songs would have won contests, or even qualified for finals....

20 July – Just make it stop

A song like today's song is one I don't want to stop. You get them sometimes. They look a bit odd to start with...

19 July – I’d give it all, everything in the world

We had dark and moody the other day. But dark with a likeable quality. Dark can take many other forms, and one of those...

18 July – You sure could have knocked me down with...

I thought it was high time for a vintage contest. You now the type: black and white, a small number of people on stage,...

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...