Monday, May 17, 2021
James Newman, United Kingdom, First Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 13 May 2021 — EBU / Thomas Hanses

My home land – Estonia – no UK – Finally no...

Now, I've been doing this since about the end of the Crimean Wars, and I know what rubbish UK Rehearsals sound like. There's a...
James Newman, United Kingdom, First Rehearsal, Rotterdam Ahoy, 13 May 2021 — EBU / Thomas Hanses

United Kingdom – James and the giant, erm, trumpets!

United Kingdom. My home entry. After 14 months of waiting what can James Newman bring to the Eurovision stage? Erm, enormous great trumpets apparently. I...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown Part 39 – United Kingdom

Embers by James Newman As Eurovision 2020 stumbled towards its inevitable cancellation and hospitals the world over – including the temporary field location set up...

Nick’s Eurovision Countdown 2021 – United Kingdom

As is traditional with these Eurovision preview shows, for this Thrilling Season Finale I've saved the best last in alphabetical order until last, and...
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Phil’s Eurovision countdown 2021 – Part 39 of 39 – United...

One is allowed to be a touch biased towards one’s home broadcaster, no? Well, yes, because for year upon year, we’ve suffered with the...
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28 April – Then the next, so suddenly, he came along

Do you like a close contest? That show where more than one country can win, even going down to the last vote. It's less...
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6 April – Some things in life we should treasure

If you're a singer, it sometimes helps if you have a second string to your bow. Some who have taken part in Eurovision have...
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20 March – Together we’ll dance through this storm

What do you think of the Big Five? Should they get an automatic place in the final, or should they have to go through...

Belarus and other Thursday Musings…

Well, first off, let's address the elephant in the room, shall we? Of course, Belarus' entry to the Eurovision Song Contest is a political...
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4 March – Can you tell me? Oh, I don’t know

Do you like the old duet? You know the type, where the two protagonists really get on with each other, and display real chemistry....