Tuesday, October 26, 2021

2019

For 2019, we’re off to Tel Aviv, Israel in May. 41 countries are in the running to win the 64th Eurovision Song Contest.

Portugal – c/f Iceland

Again, the question has to be asked if this is indeed art! It certainly comes to something in this contest when Conan and his...

Mo’s Eurovision Countdown 2019 – Russia

For some years, Russia was one of my favourite Eurovision countries. They brought something different to the party and could rarely be accused of...

S!sters to sing German Lied für Israel

Laurita Kästel and Carlotta Truman are to sing for Germany at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Together they're known as S!sters. Their song is...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown 2019 – Part 10 – Czech Republic

It’s taken a while, but after a painful journey of awful rock, strained ballads and a cartoonish play on minority ethnicity, the Czech Republic...

Mo’s Eurovision Countdown 2019 – Poland

I like the concept behind Tulia. I've admired (though not enjoyed) some of the videos I watched of their songs. 'Fire of love' is...

Ana Odobescu becomes latest act to carry Moldovan Eurovision torch

One country stands out at Eurovision - and not always for the right reasons - Moldova. They go their own way and sometimes, it...

Phil’s Eurovision Countdown 2019 – Part 28 – Netherlands, The

Now, all the polls and the betting tell me that at time of writing, this is the pre-contest favourite so what’s all the hype...

LIVE BLOG: Eurovision 2019 second semi-final jury show

I'm back in the beautifully appointed Eurovision press centre, surrounded by fellow hacks, ready to share the OnEuopean gospel. Join in, whydoncha? Starting a little after...

RTP previews 2019 Festival da Canção songs

RTP has released final details of the 2019 Festival da Canção - the competition that will select a song to represent Portugal at the Eurovision...

Phil’s Eurovision Countdown – Part 40 – Switzerland

For the first time in such a long time, in fact for about ten years, the Swiss have produced a credible entry capable of...