Friday, July 1, 2022

Germany: Rock a little

The final act on stage this morning was Germany. Malik Harris gave us 'Rock Stars'. It's a nice enough song, but lacks the energy...

and Finally… Germany

There is a juxtapose here. Malik seems likeable enough as a person and an artist and, like so many others, has a story to...

Italy: Someone needs shut-eye

I got to see one of the three rehearsals this morning - and heard plenty of reports of the shambolic first run-through - which...

Italy – Rehearsals are for rehearsing

Old OnEurope would have dashed off a report of the first run through and told you that as the gospel truth. The first run through...

France: There’s nothing like it … this year

The French Eurovision team believe in showcasing aspects of their country’s culture. Last year Pravi took us back to the golden age of chanson....

France – That can only mean The Big 5

I love this song. I love everything about it – possibly because I have spent a few years holidaying in Brittany and loved the...

Czech Republic: The full package

We are DOMI end the second semifinal, coming right after the Swedish favourite - and given Cornelia's stumbles, it does the almost impossible and...

Belgium: Wide shots wash away soul

I'd been keen to see how the Belgians choose to stage their song, after a run of less than successful attempts. My initial feeling was...

Belgium – Is he holding back?

Rehearsals are just for that, rehearsing, and in the first run through where Jeremie has to hit the high glissando he fell off it...

Vladana. Proud as a peahen?

The sun isn’t working, so why not bring your own massive prop that you attach to your back that makes you look like a...