Friday, May 20, 2022

UK

The United Kingdom entry is chosen by the BBC. The UK first took part in 1957 and has won five times.

Sam Ryder - the Uk entrant for Eurovision 2022

UK rockets Social Media star to Eurovision

So, after rumours doing the round in the Twittersphere, it seems that the most persistent one turns out to be true. This morning the BBC...
James Newman, United Kingdom, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 15 May 2021 — EBU / Thomas Hanses

What the UK Press had to say about 2021 Eurovision defeat

With James Newman scoring yet another last place for the UK at Eurovision - this time with zero points - we thought we'd have...
James Newman, United Kingdom, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 15 May 2021 — EBU / Thomas Hanses

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 -...
James Newman, United Kingdom, Second Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 15 May 2021 — EBU / Thomas Hanses

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...
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...