Thursday, December 9, 2021
James Newman, United Kingdom, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 15 May 2021 — EBU / Thomas Hanses

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...
James Newman, United Kingdom, First Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 13 May 2021 — EBU / Thomas Hanses

My home land – Estonia – no UK – Finally no...

Now, I've been doing this since about the end of the Crimean Wars, and I know what rubbish UK Rehearsals sound like. There's a...
James Newman, United Kingdom, First Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 13 May 2021 — EBU / Thomas Hanses

United Kingdom – James and the giant, erm, trumpets!

United Kingdom. My home entry. After 14 months of waiting what can James Newman bring to the Eurovision stage? Erm, enormous great trumpets apparently. I...

Belarus and other Thursday Musings…

Well, first off, let's address the elephant in the room, shall we? Of course, Belarus' entry to the Eurovision Song Contest is a political...
James Newman

One last…… try? – James Newman it is then.

So it seems that the worst kept open secret that anyone who has been around this contest long enough has ever seen has finally...

It could have been so different …

I'm writing this piece perched on a table in the Rock Lounge of the Saku Suurhalle ... you remember that - it was the...
James Newman

When the UK can be a hit and a miss

So ... after much dropping of hints on social media and yesterday's massive leak on Czech Radio, James Newman - who, in Eurovision circles...
Michael Rice

UK – Eurovision: you decide … thankfully, no

It seems that once again the UK has decided to change tack for the Eurovision Song Contest. For 2020, gone are the six songs that...
Michael Rice

Dispelling the myth: No one votes for the UK?

So after all the usual bleating and hollering from the more reactionary corners of the country about how nobody likes us / it's all...
Laura

Eurovision Babylon 2019 – We are family

Time for your occasional slice of gossip. We lift the Eurovision log and see what crawls out. Oh, father! You can choose your friends, but not...