Birthdays

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

10 September – And only cheese

We like to celebrate the obscure on Oneurope. Everyone knows who's won Europe's favourite TV show. But there are those songs that...

9 September – My cheese has no colour but plenty of...

I like today's birthday girl. Ana Lúcia Pereira Moniz made 1996 worth watching again and again, even if that dirge from Ireland won....

9 September – Someone’s looking stranger as the years go on

Eurovision royalty today - allegedly. Who'd have thought that when Maureen Lipman introduced her onto the MF stage in 1983 (yes, 31 years...

7 September – Johnny Blue Cheese

I always like the subliminal references to cheese in Eurovision songs. 'Feta the devil you know' perhaps. Or 'Love will set you...

4 September – Cheese trapped in time

It's a brave thing these days to sing in your own language. I like it, as it shows a pride in your mother...

3 September – Mum loves Belarus

I'd forgotten about this song. Go on, admit it, you had too. Even the noteworthy choreography, crystal clear vocals and outfits to...

2 September – Water load of drumming

Eurovision goes through stages. We get Schlager doing well. Then we get ballads doing well. Then we get modern dance music doing...

1 September – String cheese of my heart

A new month and a time for Croatia to shine. They once showed all sorts of promise and we all thought another Zagreb...

30 August – Who ordered the Azeri in a box?

Those Azeris seem to know what the contest is all about. When they're not winning it with (arguably) their weakest entry, they're almost...

29 August – Will we be free?

Twenty years ago we got to mix it with the rest of you lot. Well, 21 years ago if you include the little...