Monday, January 24, 2022

Eurovision Rehearsals

Stay in touch with everything happening in Rotterdam in the run up to the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. The OnEurope crew will be in the virtual press centre and telling you what’s going on.

Portugal – It makes me smile, that’s what music does

As you will know, I loved this song in first rehearsal and nothing I've seen in the last 20 minutes has changed my mind....

Albania – just as good as it’s always been…

After what can only be described adequately as an interminable 20 minutes from Georgia, Albania bursts onto the screen and wakes me up. Anxhela...

Georgia – is there a score lower than zero?

It's very hard to write the next phrase even when you've been at this game as long as I have. I believe the Georgian song...

Eurovision Week 1 Day 6 Afternoon 1 – Nick’s View

So I decided to join an, umm, 'interesting' virtual tour of the area arranged by the D'Arcy De Farcey independent tourism agency this morning,...

A Spanish surprise closes the day

And our first look at the 2021 entrants draws to a close with Spain. I like this, and I like Blas. More than that...

Spain – It’s been such a long time since I offended...

Blas sings the first two stanzas of this song without music, and I am holding back saying that it improves the whole thing -...

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...

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...

France – French and intense

Waiting for France, and I’ve just remembered it’s 5 o’clock somewhere, and it’s 5 o’clock here, so I’ve cracked open een biertje. Proost! I’ve still...

France – Allez! – More please!

Well there is a massive delay here before anything gets shown on the screen - as at 17.19 she is quite late in starting...