Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Lithuania and Ireland in a toast Sandwich

MORNING!!! You might well have to rely on others for many differing views today and our good friends at Eurovision Ireland are currently in crisis...

17 April – Until a voice came through into my head

I mentioned people who came back for a second try yesterday. There have been plenty of them, with varying degrees of success. You must...

13 May – Don’t say a word

Legend is a term bandied around all too easily in this day and age. Someone can get a maximum from because they used...

Ireland, Slovenia, Denmark and Poland

Ireland - Joe McCall is god!! - He is fantastic!! He came over to our table in our drinking binge after TV's Roy Delaney...

Ireland and the Eurovision backstop

In the latest of our occasional Eurovision history series, Phil ponders the 'Irish Question' - or how Ireland lost the knack of Eurovision. Forget...

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...

Ireland: trying (and succeeding) to die

Ten years ago, I fulfilled a dream and went up in a hot air balloon over Australia. Once we got up there I realised I...

22 July – To live like it’s the last night alive

Sometimes you want some countries to have success. Maybe it's because you'd like to see how they host a contest. Or they did well...

Lesley Roy: Finding her way in the world

With ‘Maps’ Lesley Roy promised to bring something unique to the Eurovision stage. She sat down to talk about her Eurovision experience and talk...

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...