Sunday, November 28, 2021

Albania – stunningly dramatic

Albania now, and hopefully it’ll be a bit warmer in the Ahoy arena for Anxhela Peristeri than it was outside in Tirana in December...

Festivali i Këngës 57 songs and acts named

Just before many of us celebrate the last airing of the John Lewis Christmas advert, one country sets about picking an entry for the...

Phil’s Eurovision Countdown 2019 – Part 1 – Albania

As prefaced by Mo, This is the start of my countdown.  About 6000 words and 41 articles.  My god you people are lucky as...

Faraway in an English country garden

With our arena correspondents having wandered off to see other bits of Moscow, I'm left playing catch-up once again. Embed from Getty Images I'm not struck...

Those Christmas FiK songs are out

As tradition dictates we have our first christmas miracle.  The 20 songs that will be fighting for the Albanian ticket to Eurovision are all...

Albania – I know I should like this but …

It’s like the kid at school, to reuse an analogy from yesterday, who gets up and goes “me.me.me, it’s all about me, do you...

So that’s Day 1 done then?

Let me catch up with the vids at eurovision.tv - I know other sources of video footage are available, but I kind of trust...

17 February – Your name is printed crystal clear on glass

Do you think it's only a matter of time before another country wins our favourite TV show for the first time? It could, of...

Albania – No eagle eyed

Jonida made up for a lack of eagle with world-class emotional vocals. She was still in the same black and gold dress, but the backing...

Video Vault – Weeks 11 and 12 – Double dipping into...

In this double bill, we first get to see Norwegians telling us to keep calm and carry on, with hilarious results, followed by a...