Sunday, August 14, 2022

Phil’s Eurovision Countdown 2019 – Part 5 – Azerbaijan

Chingiz’s sexuality is the exact embodiment of what this song is. It wants to be everything; both Middle Eastern and disco stomper, and yet...

Azerbaijan – oh dear oh dear… this is not good

Samra is as flat as a badger that’s been run over by a Volvo in Gothenburg.  She’s really a very bad live singer and...

Azerbaijan….. Hungry like the Wolf

Elnur is channeling Ingmar Bergman with this performance and, as Ewan from ESC Insight has just explained to me, it’s very very symbolic staging...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown – Azerbaijan

Skeletons by Dihaj If you find yourself in one of those arguments about how far Eurovision has travelled in recent years, then this should be...

Chingiz Mustafayev for Azerbaijan in Eurovision 2019

On International Women's Day, who better to name as your Eurovision representative than ... a bloke? Chingiz Mustafayev will sing for Azerbaijan in the...

Mo’s Eurovision Countdown 2019 – Azerbaijan

Chingiz smoulders in the promo video, while the production is typically Symphonix International - landing just the wrong side of room temperature. Azerbaijan is a...

The Fanning Verdict: Eurovision 2021 Day Two

Today should be easy like Sunday morning, but in Eurovisionland, there's much going on. A bigger day for us with many of the big-hitters...

The Seven Strangest Eurovision Venues Of All Time

So you might think that Ukraine’s chosen venue for staging this year’s contest is a little unusual. Indeed, to the untrained eye, a convention...

Azerbaijan & Finland – wow, but not in that order

I'm not getting Azerbaijan like the rest of the assembled throng appear to be. This was the first time I'd seen it all the...

Now this is more like it – again – Azerbaijan

Julie Wright - she of Euronet/DotEurovision/ESCNation fame - told me weeks ago that this was going to do well, and I dismissed her shenanigans...