Sunday, May 29, 2022

5 June – I said: “It would never work”

Over the years, many big stars have taken part in our favourite TV show. Some are stars of the charts, some are TV personalities,...

Ireland…. Celtic with a big C

I'm going to get this bit out of the way first.... Ryan Dolan has a face that I could happily punch and, like Roberto, he...

11 January – Days are maybe bright or maybe grey

Some of you may only have ever seen contests in glorious colour. And the quality seems to get higher every year. A pity the...

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,...

The morning’s deliberations

After passing on the delights from the hotel menu of "boiled kneepad" and "strip of meat" I'm back and not going to be put...

30 August – Summertime, wintertime, spring and autumn too

Eurovision announcement! What could be better? Well, an announcement that it's your own city, or that you put a bet on the host city...

Irish RTÉ considers national final for 2022 Eurovision

After ending last in the first Eurovision 2021 semi-final, the Irish broadcaster RTE is looking to make changes for the next Contest. Head of the...

Live Blog – Second semi-final – dress rehearsal

We're back live this evenings after a day out and about - Chernobyl, since you ask. And it's our first chance to watch all...

Irish dancing – but it’s no Riverdance

I was still having a beer when Ireland came on, but somehow that seems quite appropriate. Ryan standing with guitar, a female backing singer...

25 June – Were you from the streets of Paris

The home entrant. It could be disappointing if you like travelling. Especially if you miss out on a place warm and sunny. Or it...