Sunday, July 3, 2022

24 June – In a shadowy world lived a dazzling girl

If your country's début entry turns out to be a winner, then all of your subsequent performers are living in that song's shadow. It...

21 June – Let’s sing together without looking backwards

What do you now? It's more Lusitanian singing that was largely ignored by the juries of Europe. I'll admit that not everything Portugal did...

19 June – The gauntlet has been thrown

Anyone can win the Eurovision Song Contest. There, I've said it. We cite the examples of Portugal and Finland. But there are others. Recently...

16 June – A sleeping memory arouses again

Second, eh? Is there a more annoying position? Well, maybe not if you're the host broadcaster. But if you've travelled half-way across Europe with...

15 June – Give me your hand

It's good to celebrate people in Eurovision circles that blaze a trail. Those that do achieve a first. Like Milly Scott for example. Or...

13 June – Before I lose you I want to know...

Which country would you like to see win for the first time? For me, for years, it was Portugal. Then we had 2017... These days...

11 June – I watch you at night

The home entrant. To be fair, they haven't had the best of times of late. There was a time when singing in a contest...

8 June – Hold on for the ride of your life

What did you make of the 2021 contest in Rotterdam. Did we get the result at the top of the leaderboard we deserve? Were...

3 June – And every time you smile, something happens

If you're ever in a tight spot, you can always rely on Sweden. Yes, the favourite of Eurovisions worldwide has come to our aid...

1 June – You’ll remain always in my heart

Our friends in Romania haven't had it that good of late. After a good run of form for most of this century, we've now...