Monday, March 25, 2019

Sanremo goes public with names for 2019

24 acts will compete in the 2019 Sanremo Festival. The competition traditionally sources the Italian Eurovision song. For the first time since 2004, there will...

9 December – My hands are empty

I sometimes wonder why some countries seem to have this love/hate relationahip with our favourite TV show. Money aside, some places don't participate every...

9 September – The naked ape is dancing

From today's post title, you've probably already guessed today's featured song. But if you've not, feel free to read on. Sometimes we get that hot...

27 July – When I call you butterfly, fly and I’ll...

First rule of home broadcaster: Don't let your song win. It can be good. But not that good. Second is great. Top 5 will...

It’s all about the hashtag

If you've spent the last few months under a stone, you might not know, but in this #world, you're nobody without a hashtag. And...

Italy’s heartfelt message brings the Big 5 to a close

And talking about songs with a message, Italy closes the Big 5 rehearsals this morning, though we have an additional run from Greece to...

Germany (just) and Italy

I'm doing a double header, which I realise will cause that Phil a headache as it didn't fit the nice neat end of day...

Italy – Fundamental mistake ahoy

The Italian delegation has committed one of the major cardinal sins of Eurovision staging. They have made "projections" of words a part of the...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown Part 23 – ITALY

Non Mi Avete Fatto Niente by Ermal Meta and Fabrizo Moro I’ve seldom been so pleased as to learn the Italian broadcaster RAI has finally...

Phil’s Eurovision Countdown – Part 25 – Italy

La bella Italia. Known chiefly these days for being a bit sulky with the contest for a gazillion years in the 90's-2000's, and then...