Saturday, February 27, 2021

4 September – I won’t let it wake up

We celebrate all manner of things with our birthdays. The winners, the losers, the 'also-ran's. They all count, and you can guarantee that someone...

7 June – I will remember roses and horses in the...

Our friends in Croatia have had their ups and downs over the years. Sadly, it's been mainly downs lately. But they should take comfort...

30 May – I’m not yours anymore

Back in the 1990s (remember them?), when that pesky new crop of countries wanted in to our favourite TV show, we always thought some...

21 April – A golden ring, a thin moustache

There's often a debate these days about language. Does a country opt for their own tongue, or one of them? Or do they go...

2 April – Stay tonight, when everyone threatens me

Over the years, some countries have been gunning for a win, only for that time to pass without success. They then slip back into...

10 March – I know it’s not as crazy as it...

Eurovision attracts singers both young and old. We've had nonagenarians on stage. And mere children. Well, not the children any more, but never forget...

Damir Kedžo to sing for Croatia at Eurovision

There's something reassuring about the Dora festival. When Croatian TV rolls into Opatija, there's excitement in the air. This year, the stakes were raised,...

25 December – And once again boats sail down the Danube

If you're not confident on stage by yourself, what do you do? Well, you get some pals up there with you. You know they'l...

REVISED: Sixteen acts line up for Croatian Eurovision show

Croatian broadcaster HRT has revised the line-up for the 2020 Dora competition. The winner gets to travel to Rotterdam and take part in the...

1 September – you make me feel all right

The fortunes of countries come and go. You can tell some are gearing up for a win. And once they have, they revert to...