Saturday, February 27, 2021

15 January – I’ve asked my uncle Joe, but he can’t...

Do you ever go to the contest? If so, are there countries you wouldn't visit because they're too expensive, too distant or just too...

18 July – I’m falling apart, what can I do

Each country enters our favourite TV show with high hopes. After all, their host broadcaster and national public have put their faith in the...

Latvia – True blue

Carousel do a good job of a song that feels out of place in this semi-final. Or the contest in general. There was a little...

Latvia – Time gentlemen, please

Mr Phil, is busy elsewhere in Tel Aviv, so we've had a shout around and asked for opinions on the Latvian song - up...

2 May – I do a jump-hop, shredding my pants

Every song will have at least one fan. Yes, every song. The fan may not shout about it, for fear of ridicule. But I'm...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown 2019 – Part 23 – Latvia

Folk me, Latvia has had a folking dreadful run of songs for most of the past decade. Only Aminata has managed to save them...

Phil’s Eurovision Countdown – Parts 23 and 24 – Latvia and...

Two for the price of one - aren't you lucky? Well ... no ... as the picture above must surely suggest, I'm unimpressed. Latvia [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j61TWsjcJY] In...

Mo’s Eurovision Countdown 2019 – Latvia

When did the Latvians lose their Eurovision way? Back in their upstart days, we had rocky little numbers from Brainstorm. As recently as 2015,...

3 March – Everybody hums and everybody loves

A song about yourself can sometimes be a good thing. It tells people about you, and lets them get to know what makes you...

Carousel wins Latvian Supernova – and place at 2019 Eurovision

A supernova is an event that occurs upon the death of certain types of stars. To call this evening's Latvian national selection lifeless might be unfair,...