Thursday, February 25, 2021

3 September – Yamma yamma yamma yamma ya…

Do you remember when countries had to sing in languages of their own country? None of this mixing it up or singing purely in...

16 August – Times of lust, times of trust

It's opening song time again. And not just any old opening song. Oh no. This was has a special place in Eurovision history. It...

23 July – Let your hip go hippety pump pump

Eurovision songs are occasionally branded - by muggles - as nonsense. Meaningless lyrics, daft arm-waving dance routines, and reinforcement of national stereotypes. Some of this...

17 July – There’s something in the air at night

Can you spot a winner from a first listen? Yes? Well, could you spot a candidate for last place at first listen too? It...

16 July – She creates with the power of spells

Those Finns have been unlucky over the years. Yes, they've had one win, but very few other finishes in the top 10. How many...

17 April – She don’t even know she loves you in...

If you were fortunate enough to be a Eurovision performer, would you want to do it in your home country. If you were a...

14 March – Did I see you in a dream before?

For your viewing pleasure in these exceptional times, we're going back to a simpler age. A time of cosy contests all over in one...

So no Cicciolina in Finland then.. Aksel with loads of vowels...

Death to Juries, so Roy and I say. Cicciolina, which was performed car-crashingly badly live, failed to rescue Eurovision and all sensible people by...

10 February – Bring you fragrance from nature’s well

If you were a performer on the Eurovision stage, would you want to open a contest. Someone has to, and there's debate on whether...

3 February – Is there a reason to worry for the...

We like to celebrate songs from all years, even those from the time before many of us were alive. Did you know, for example,...