Saturday, September 25, 2021

More Eurovision COVID reports cut guest list for afternoon event

With the (largely pointless) 'Turquoise Carpet' Eurovision opening event just hours away, reports came today that more delegations will not take part. Yesterday a member...

COVID: Polish delegation sitting out Turquoise Carpet

During a routine test upon arrival at the Eurovision Song Contest venue on Saturday 15 May, a member of the Polish delegation tested positive for COVID...

Spain – too much mooning

Spain – first rehearsal report here I’m used to the new arrangement now I’ve heard it a few times. It’s a brave thing to start...

The Fanning Verdict Eurovision 2021: Spain

‘Voy A Quedarme’ is purportedly a song composed after Blas Cantó lost his granny. And unless the Cantó clan has some kind of lizard...

UK – Can we have Thursday’s rehearsal back please?

I'm going to be generous and forgive James his first run of this one, because he sounded out of breath from the start -...

UK – embracing the moment

UK – first rehearsal report here Our home boy James is at it again. Today the trumpets seem to stay suspended for a little longer...

The Fanning Verdict Eurovision 2021: United Kingdom

This year, the BBC has stepped back from picking UK song and artist and handed it over to BMG who stuck with their 2020...

Netherlands – history, culture, and staggering beauty

Netherlands – first rehearsal report here The first thing I notice is that Jeangu’s ditched the harness that was under his jacket. He’s now just...

The Netherlands – a complete performance.

I seem not to have written a review about this the first time round. What was I thinking?  Apologies. I do love this song. Its...

The Fanning Verdict Eurovision 2021: Netherlands

Jeangu Macrooy representing the host nation has the tough job of turning in something respectable, but (if possible) trying not to actually win -...