Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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...

Ireland First Rehearsal

Say what you want about Jedward, they will get noticed at the end of this semi, even though their vocal abilities are somewhat strained...

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...

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...

Bad hair day

Morning! While I was indulging my little Fanta fetish last night, the rest of the team were busy guzzling the GDP of a small...

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...

Are you an Irish star? … Or have they found another...

If you remember the aftermath of last year's Irish entry, you will remember RTE's head of delegation ranting that it was difficult to get...

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...

27 September – There were troubles in the water, you swore...

It's always good to see a success story. One where someone gets through, despite the odds being against them. Which is a tenuous link...