Thursday, February 25, 2021

Names named for Belarusian ‘competition’

Each year, Belarusian telly stages a 'national final' and pretends the result isn't prearranged to please 'Europe's last dictator' Alexander Lukashenko. As fans we get...

14 October – I’m going to miss you, maybe

We're going east today. Not that far east, but east enough to be in a different time zone. Lovely Belarus has never won the...

7 September – We play-oh to the rhythm of a cha-cha

Some countries have had more success than others in getting out of the dreaded semi-finals. They can be bloodbaths. Fancied songs fall by the...

28 May – At the end of the rope

It's sometimes the case that someone is credited as a performer, but they don't actually sing. They could be really famous, and there's a...

18 May – It’s your happiest day

We all know that staging is key. Yes, it's a song contest, but sometimes a song needs a costume change or a slick dance...

Belarus – Now this is more LIKE IT

See what I did there? We got a slice of pop in a sea of boredom, and ZENA was a breath of fresh air. She sill...

Belarus – It’s Bitch, Britney … with thanks to Eurovision Ireland

Who says I don't steal people's lines or thoughts? ZENA - The Shouty Warrior Princess cavorted on stage like a kid ... oh wait, she...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown 2019 – Part 6 – Belarus

At 16, ZENA is the youngest competitor this year. Given she’s tried twice previously to enter Junior Eurovision for her country, we can probably...

Phil’s Eurovision Countdown 2019 – Part 6 – Belarus

ZENA (again with the caps!) has been saddled with a rotten song. It’s supposed to be a pop song with a bit of an...

Mo’s Eurovision Countdown 2019 – Belarus

'Like it' is a perfectly inoffensive slice of minipop from Belarus. Zena can't help being sixteen, but everything about this song and the national...