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Phil’s Eurovision Countdown 2019 – Part 37 – Slovenia

The songwriters clearly looked back at the last couple of years and said: 'Belgium do depressed and seem to do well. Let’s have a go at that.' And they have, but with less effect. I know...
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Phil’s Eurovision Countdown 2019 – Part 36 – Serbia

Whenever i hear strings at the start of a Balkan song, my heart sinks, because it means another heartfelt ballad about something depressing. For me, this song is exactly that. Having said that, I see...
Luca

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown 2019 – Part 40 – Switzerland

The Swiss dropped their 'Entscheidungsshow' as a selection format this year, officially for budgetary reasons, though with only two qualifications in eight years (one of which then finished last), you imagine it wasn’t a...
Jon Lundvik

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown 2019 – Part 39 – Sweden

Look, I could sit here and type a lengthy dissertation about how predictable and formulaic Sweden’s Melodifestivalen has become, but to be honest it’s been that for years. It’s one of the reasons we...
Miki

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown 2019 – Part 38 – Spain

Are there any more passionate fans of Eurovision than the Spanish? Every year they get behind their entry with high expectations and unwavering gusto (unless the entrant is called Manel Navarro), but every year...
Zali and Gasper

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown 2019 – Part 37 – Slovenia

You need to go all the way to 2001 and Nuša Derenda’s 'Energy' for the last time Slovenia graced the Top 10. In the intervening years, they’ve failed to qualify more times than they’ve...
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Monty’s Eurovision Countdown 2019 – Part 36 – Serbia

Nevena Božovič isn’t yet 25, but will this year notch up her third performance on a Eurovision stage. Her first came in the Junior contest in 2007, and her second as one third of...
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Phil’s Eurovision Countdown 2019 – Parts 33, 34 and 35. Romania, Russia and...

Romania There is a strong argument that this got through on the back of the fact that 2/7 of the jury had a complete change of mind between reviewing it and the national final, but...
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Phil’s Eurovision Countdown 2019 – Parts 30-32 – Norway, Poland & Portugal

With the end in sight, I've packed three Eurovision gems into my bag this morning. Not long now until you get to see the full combined votes of the OnEurope jury. Norway This has more invention...
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Monty’s Eurovision Countdown 2019 – Part 35 – San Marino

Of all the returnees to Eurovision in 2019 it was probably the return of Sergey Lazarev for Russia that grabbed the most attention, but the it was the return of Serhat for San Marino...

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