Saturday, September 25, 2021

20 August – Hello, boy, tonight we want to move to...

As you'll know, our favourite TV show was originally a vehicle for soloists. However, the duos soon came along. Were they a good idea?...

Germany – It’s not quite right

This has accidental last written all the way through it. It has nothing that could redeem it. Eliza could be the sacrificial big 5...

12 December – Then the slap in the face

We often asks what makes a Eurovision winner. But the same could be said of what might make a last place song. Is it...

17 September – I prayed for a bit of luck

Who are your favourite writers of Eurovision songs? Brendan Graham? Søren Bundgaard? Thomas Gustafsson? Or is it our old friends Messrs Siegel and Meinunger? The...

Final day of rehearsals!

Ok, so we’re off with the final day of press rehearsals, and it’s the hosts and the Big 5: we’ve seen these now so...

Phil’s Eurovision Countdown 2019 – Part 16 – Germany

You’d have thought Germany would have learned something from their somewhat “accidental” fourth place last year with a song that I thought was a...

Phil’s Eurovision Countdown 2021 – Part 15 of 39 – Germany

There is often one song in the Eurovision Song Contest that is so repugnant and vile performed by a singer in need of repeated...

Germany (just) and Italy

I'm doing a double header, which I realise will cause that Phil a headache as it didn't fit the nice neat end of day...

18 March – We’re lonely in a crowded room together

Yeah, it's a dark day in our world. But life goes on. Things will be back to normal next year, with no virus to...

Video Vault – Week 9 – I swear I’ve heard this...

In this instalment of the Video Vault Phil has his breath taken away by how shockingly bad Germany can be. Then remembers...