Sunday, February 17, 2019

Ireland and the Eurovision backstop

In the latest of our occasional Eurovision history series, Phil ponders the 'Irish Question' - or how Ireland lost the knack of Eurovision. Forget...

They may crush the flowers

Within our December birthdays I thought I'd throw in a random one. Just to see if you were paying attention. And if you are...

Remember when Ireland were poor at this contest…

I appreciate the title leads to all sorts of answers, but for all of you not old enough to remember this, imagine your X-Factor...

16 November – Take a leap of faith

Who says we just pick those obscure songs from decades no-one remembers. The ones where you can understand why they sank without trace. But we...

Still crazy, crazy

Just to brighten up your day, here's a bit of random whimsy to cheer you along. That's if you're inside, and not out making...

5 June – So I pack my bags and once again...

Today I've picked on one of those big stars for whom Eurovision was just a simple sideline. He won't be the only one who...

What does the web predict for tonight’s semi-final?

Tonight, Eurovision Song Contest fans get to settle down with the first slice of the 2018 competition. Nineteen songs will compete for ten Grand...

Ireland missing the mark

Ireland’s second rehearsal is our third of the morning. This isn’t really working for me at all. It’s not the staging, which has frustrated...

My Irish dream shattered (possibly)

Ooh Ireland! What have you done? My favourite song of the year and you’ve tried to be too ambitious. Ryan starts well enough, looking...

Irish dancing – but it’s no Riverdance

I was still having a beer when Ireland came on, but somehow that seems quite appropriate. Ryan standing with guitar, a female backing singer...