Sunday, February 17, 2019

Tulia take Eurovision Pole position

Tulia are to represent Poland at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. The news came this afternoon in a (delayed) press conference organised by Polish...

It’s all a bit Estonian – Eesti Laul rehearsal reports

Tere, as they say round these parts. Congratulations ... I has arrived ... in good old Tallinn, to see a fine final of the...

Katerine Duska named as Greek Eurovision hopeful

Greek-Canadian singer-songwriter Katerine Duska was this evening confirmed to represent Greece at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Her appointment to the role became an open...

Kobi Marimi to follow Netta onto Eurovision stage

Kobi Marimi was crowned the winner of Hakochava Haba (Rising Star) this evening and will go on to represent host nation Israel at the 2019...

Eurovision Babylon 2019 – We are family

Time for your occasional slice of gossip. We lift the Eurovision log and see what crawls out. Oh, father! You can choose your friends, but not...

Mahmood wins Sanremo with ‘Soldi’

Italian-Egyptian rapper Mahmood won the 69th Sanremo Festival with 'Soldi' (Money). Ultimo ended in second place with Eurovision alumni Il Volo in third. The Teatro...

D-Moll wins Montevizija. Has the plan gone to hell?

So the question on everyone's lips: was this final meant to end very differently? Why do I say that? Well-informed rumour has it that...

Kate wins first Australian Eurovision selection show

For those of us in Europe, it was our first chance to enjoy a national final over brunch. SBS staged the first Australian national...

Michael Rice lands UK Eurovision job

Michael Rice
He's twenty-one. He won a reality talent show. And now Michael Rice will perform his biggest gig. This evening he was picked by UK...

Sergey Lazarev secures second Eurovision gig

Sergey Lazarev is lined up for a second go at cracking Eurovision for Russia. His name was confirmed by broadcaster VGTRK as their representative for...

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An Open Letter To BBC Eurovision

Dear BBC Eurovision, We need to talk, you and I. Yesterday’s reveal of the six hopeful recordings left a good many of us in Eurovisionia cold....
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Justice for Valentina

San Marino – justice for Valentina!

San Marino, and Jessika’s frock has turned up. It’s burgundy lace and she’s lost the ridiculous cape she had on Tuesday. Me Jenny B...
Jessika

No, baby no!

My my my, San Marino courtesy of Malta, Germany via Bratislava give the ‘what the actual fuck’ moment this year and certainly will have...
Ryan's dancers

Irish dancing – but it’s no Riverdance

I was still having a beer when Ireland came on, but somehow that seems quite appropriate. Ryan standing with guitar, a female backing singer...
Waylon

Netherlands – Everyone’s got a little WTF in them?

Dear AVROTROS. Waylon had a perfectly serviceable song. He could have sung this on his own in faux cowboy gear and a stetson with...
Sennek

Belgium dark but no dark horse!

SuRie’s bezzie mate Sennek up next for Belgium and the opening shot is probably not working as well as it did on paper. It’s...

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Is this the reason why Yugoslavia is in ikkle bittie pieces?

Well no, clearly, but when you hear this you'll wonder if were this in Jugovizija 1991, would the country have broken apart immediately? The beginning...

My sweet what now?

So I got a message from that Mr Phil. "Can't type. Still blubbing over Sobral from last week. Please actually DO the Vault for...