Tuesday, July 27, 2021

15 April – Just like a star guiding me through the...

Eurovision shouldn't be political. A nice golden rule. Of course, there have been times when this rule has been stretched slightly. And times when...

Belarus and other Thursday Musings…

Well, first off, let's address the elephant in the room, shall we? Of course, Belarus' entry to the Eurovision Song Contest is a political...

Belarus – a nice pop song … or pure propaganda?

As many of you would expect, there was a certain "hype" around the Belarusian entry ... specifically whether or not Mr Lukashenko rubber-stamped the...

24 January – I’m not gonna be your boyfriend

Have you ever wondered why our friends in Belarus can excel at the Junior version of our favourite TV show, but struggle at the...

11 June – Cast your loving potion over me

It can be tough breaking into the elite of Eurovision these days. Some countries try their hardest and often linger in the semi-finals. So...

Who’s in favour with Lukashenko this year?

Tonight the act and song that get to represent Belarus was chosen by a (let's just call it a) 50/50 viewer/jury vote, Twelve acts took...

Names named for Belarusian ‘competition’

Each year, Belarusian telly stages a 'national final' and pretends the result isn't prearranged to please 'Europe's last dictator' Alexander Lukashenko. As fans we get...

14 October – I’m going to miss you, maybe

We're going east today. Not that far east, but east enough to be in a different time zone. Lovely Belarus has never won the...

7 September – We play-oh to the rhythm of a cha-cha

Some countries have had more success than others in getting out of the dreaded semi-finals. They can be bloodbaths. Fancied songs fall by the...

28 May – At the end of the rope

It's sometimes the case that someone is credited as a performer, but they don't actually sing. They could be really famous, and there's a...