Tuesday, October 26, 2021

The Fanning Verdict: Eurovision 2021 Ireland

Today we got Lesley with the Good Hair doing Lesley with the unique and awesome staging of one of the best songs in the...

Ireland – Having another go to get it right.

This is too busy and there are too many elements in this song to make it work properly.   There are lots of nice ideas...

The Fanning Verdict: Day One at Eurovision 2021

I'll be here throughout rehearsals to tell you what I thought of what was going on and gathering up the official clips in one...

Ireland – they came, had a go, but ….

Well Ireland, that was a bit of a let down. They took 26 minutes to produce a performance and... well the picture of a...

Ireland – eventually

And in what feels like no time at all we’re on the last rehearsal of the day. Blimey that’s gone quickly. Maybe it was...

6 May – Wait until the rainbow ends

It's often interesting how certain Eurovision stars crop up in the most interesting of places. Many just get three minutes on stage, and then...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown Part 18 – Ireland

Maps by Lesley Roy Despite only using the term maps as a metaphor for inner soul searching, Lesley Roy’s been packed off to a windy...

Phil’s Eurovision Countdown – Part 18 of 39 – Ireland

When my late mother was still with us, and I’d been naughty at school, she’d often say (amongst other things) that she’d wrapped my...

Nick’s Eurovision Countdown 2021 – Ireland

Ireland - Lesley Roy - Maps There’s a particular art to giving your song a one-word title. In general, if you’re going to do that,...

11 March – Every time I’m with somebody I’m confusing them...

You have to feel for Ireland. Remember those heady days of the 1990s when RTÉ were being slowly and painfully bankrupted. Irish singers could...