Monday, January 17, 2022

Live Blog – Second Semi Final

Ten more acts are poised to fight it out to secure a place in the Grand Final of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. We'll...

The beginner’s guide to Ireland at Eurovision 2020

RTÉ is joining forces with in 2FM Rising to pick a song to represent Ireland in the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest. Once the undisputed masters...

22 November – You’re the one who’s made a winner out...

One of these days, Ireland will win again. There, it's out there. It might not be for a few years, but it'll happen. That...

My Irish dream shattered (possibly)

Ooh Ireland! What have you done? My favourite song of the year and you’ve tried to be too ambitious. Ryan starts well enough, looking...

11 September – Oh, but then I turned and you were...

It's all very well being a singer, but you need that right song to sing in the first place. It could be one you've...

Tuesday’s child is full of grace – did you miss me...

Well since everyone else had Thursday off, I did too. Plus I spent all yesterday afternoon shut up with librarians and that's never good...

29 January – We were walking in old Bruxelles

I mentioned yesterday that songs had certain themes. Usually involving love. And, thankfully, very rarely about domestic abuse. But there are certain get outs...

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...

So Ireland…

...you've done it again. Sadly, though, you only have yourselves to blame. It's almost as though I can rehash last year's article about the 'luck...

9 October – Just don’t look down

There's a lot to be said for the selection process to choose a song for our favourite TV show. What's the right formula? Do...