Thu, Dec 13, 2018

Sixteen songs make Latvian final cut

Not so long back, Latvian broadcaster LTV decided to let everyone hear the 33 of the 83 songs submitted for the 2019 Supernova show....

They write the songs … for Portugal

Sticking to the idea that Eurovision is a song contest, Portuguese broadcaster RTP always likes to announce the names of the people behind the...

MTV announces Hungarian A Dal line-up

Something old, something new. Familiar faces and first timers feature in the Eurovision selection announced yesterday by Hungarian broadcaster MTV. The 2019 A Dal competition...

Australian TV reveal first Eurovision names

For the first time since Australia became the hard to explain 'guest' at the European Broadcasting Union's annual pop music contest, broadcaster SBS is...

Those Estonians – getting back into the swing of things

So, on a cold December afternoon ERR, the Estonian Broadcaster, decided to release all 24 songs for their Eurovision Selection: Eesti Laul 2019. I have...

Stockholm, we have a problem?

Swedish Television are on Manoeuvres. They have befuddled fans of the Eurovision, who in a desperate attempt to latch onto a broadcaster who is...

Srbuk lands Armenian Eurovision job

The first confirmed performer taking part at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest comes from Armenia. Tonight, during late-night talk show Lav Yereko, she was announced...

The BBC Speaks – and OnEurope listens – but will Europe

Eurovision, you decide
This morning I had the following drop into my inbox from the British Broadcasting Corporation (*dofs cap*) - Seems changes are afoot in the...

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Stockholm, we have a problem?

Swedish Television are on Manoeuvres. They have befuddled fans of the Eurovision, who in a desperate attempt to latch onto a broadcaster who is...

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Cesár Sampson

Austria is excellent

Cesár now has TWO microphones. It doesn't double his output however, but we think he is testing out a hand mic rather than a...
Sevak

Armenia – Thank God I have coffee!

This can be summed up quite succinctly: A hairy man, sings a boring song ... in his nightgown. He doesn't move from his starting...
Ermal Meta e Fabrizio Moro

Germany (just) and Italy

I'm doing a double header, which I realise will cause that Phil a headache as it didn't fit the nice neat end of day...
Alekseev

Belarose …

Alekseev just brought a huge guffaw to the press centre with the Belorussian staging that follows the long forgotten mantra that more is definitely...
Waylon

Netherlands – they listened …

There has been lots of press over the last few days that focussed on how this song was staged, rather than the song itself....

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When Sweden do things well…

... they really really do do them well. It's 1980, they put on a massive Melodifestivalen with at least 7 winners in it* and even...

Is that barrel being scraped?

For our second dredging of Europe's weed-covered canals, we go back to a time where most of Europe - but not seemingly Norway -...