Tuesday, July 27, 2021

4 July – This is the day of the most beautiful...

Some think semi-finals are a 21st Century thing. But they go way back, well to the 1990s. In 1996 so many countries wanted to...

1 July – Roar like a lion, roar like a lion

Have any of you out there ever tried to take part in our favourite TV show? Are you a part-time musician who has a...

24 June – Come into my summer house

Eurovision can be an expensive business. You have to register to participate, pay the fee, and run the competition to pick your song. Then...

21 June – I’m trembling when I’m by your side

We have a winner today. And the last winner for their country. And as things stand, when her country does win again, they'll take...

18 June – There’s a horse for everyone

There's always pressure on you when you're the home entrant, even when the home crowd will be cheering you on more than all the...

17 June – Tell me, who’s that lucky hero

What's the right language for a Eurovision song? It's a vexed question. Be true to your own language, and you get admired for sticking...

15 June – Just lovely flowers in your hair

That thing when you've tried for years to do something. And then when you get to do that thing you've been yearning for, you...
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8 June – The way I speak the truth, I’d never...

It's only right that our favourite TV show can demonstrate a mix of the established performer and the youngster setting out to prove themselves...

27 May – The blackbird, the thrush and the nightingale

In a change to celebrating birthdays of performers still with us, we've got the birthday of someone who died in 2013. You may wonder...

24 May – I can feel everything breathe again

Hold on to your hats - it's Sweden. You must remember them? Long country in northern Europe. A popular beat combo did well for...