Tuesday, August 9, 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,...

Niamh Kavanah speaks

Just managed to rattle off a quick interview with the lovely Niamh (Have I ever spelled her name right?) - although it's a bit...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...