Thursday, December 9, 2021
You Decide

Making my mind up with the BBC

It’s about time I came out of the off season and doled my wisdom out on you, so here I am – back for...
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20 March – Under the surface, I see you glow

What do you think of the Big Five? Should they get an automatic place in the final, or should they have to go through...
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18 February – We can hold our hands together

Sometimes performers aren't always remembered for their three minutes of singing on that hallowed stage. Just occasionally, there's an event outside their control that...
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Eurovision 2015 – Another day of rehearsals

The morning after the night before at Eurovision is always a little bit sad, with dejected fans, disappointed delegations, and some oddments of promotional...

Here’s who (probably) WON’T be singing for the UK at Eurovision

It's that time of the year - Post-Eurovision Depression (PED) sets in. We fans amuse ourselves with unfettered speculation around who might (or might...
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27 June – Don’t walk away

Runner-up day today. There's been plenty of them through the years. Only one year - to my knowledge - has no runner-up. It's a good...
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...
Lucie Jones

Lucie Jones wins UK Eurovision ticket

Lucie Jones has beaten five other hopefuls to sing for the United Kingdom at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest. The BBC aired its national final,...
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24 January – And I’ll stand proud

Do you remember when some countries used to do well? And then us newbies came along and upset no end of apple carts? Some...

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...