Jerusalem Eurovision hosting remains in balance

With organisers warning fans not to book flights to Jerusalem, and thinly veiled warnings to those hoping to make political capital from the 2019...

Why your favourite didn’t win Eurovision – Part 3: Close, but...

They may be close, but in the third part of my look back, the Juries begin to upset me! 10th Moldova Avg Jury Position  – 15.40 ...

Why your favourite didn’t win Eurovision – Part 2: Mid-table

And so, at a snail's pace, we move onward to the middle part of the scoreboard. Also-rans ... or have we all missed something? 19th...

Why your favourite didn’t win Eurovision – Part 1: The lower...

As has become traditional, I will try to give you some insight into why Europe talked the shits about your national representative. You might...

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Making your mind up – Do Eurovision petitions work?

When did you last sign a petition? My guess is 'not long ago'. I also suspect you didn't so much put pen to paper,...

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Mikolas Josef

Czech Republic – The man’s a trouper

Say what you like about Mikolas and the song, he's got balls and guts to even be on the stage at the moment. He's...
Breakfast day four

Breakfast!

Breakfast was a shiny and cheesy affair in the metro station. We are all ready for day four and the second half of semi...
Rybak

Boy wonder Rybak is bak!

So the Rybak opens the second semi final and the Norwegian package is pretty much ready to go. We missed the first run-through, but...
Beer

This afternoon’s break has been sponsored by beer

Well it is the official Eurovision beer after all. Monty x Super Bock, one of Portugal’s most recognised consumer brands, is an Official Partner of the...
Eurovision 2018 - First semi final dress rehearsal

Live Blog – Dress Rehearsal – First semi-final

In the first of a series of Eurovision 2018 Live Blogs this week, Mr Phil will be your host for the dress rehearsal ahead...

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It’s not a sprint – It’s a snickers!

There are times when putting this together, that you sit with your head in your hands at the awfulness of the thing that you...

What’s better than puppetry?

It's a question all Eurovision fans have asked: "What does this performance need to make it stand out among ALL others?" For most delegations...