Friday, January 28, 2022

10 November – I will take our love to a safe...

Do you have a list of your favourites songs per country? Maybe you think Quedate conmigo is the best Spanish song ever. Or that...

6 October – Long live the dark sky and the belt...

I like writing this column, as it sometimes allows me to pick my favourite songs from time to time. Today's one of those days....

7 September – Is this a fantasy or just a sad...

Finland. Who doesn't love Finland. A land of content people, vast expanses of nature and a language many people have been know to find...

22 August – I only want to be close to you

It's a fact that the Eurovision semi-final isn't a 21st Century phenomenon. Semi-finals of sorts happened in 1993 and 1996. But it's always been...

17 August – I’m begging you, to lead me home

Do you ever see a performer and think "they have class"? That performer who doesn't need to try. They have a stage presence, and...

26 July – You say your name is linked to 007

Is there a language you'd love to hear more of? Maybe one that used to appear every year, but has now been supplanted by...

28 June – Oh, why can’t the clocks stop?

Do you think it's true that some languages sound easier on the ear than others? French songs did well in the early days, before...

Monty looks at Finland, Latvia, Switzerland and Denmark

Finland – first rehearsal report here I’ve timed everything wrong today, and thought we had a lunch break after Bulgaria, but it’s after Finland. It’s...

Finland – It’s good – but it’s not right

Sorry, I thought I'd done this so I stepped away for a Diet Coke and apple pie break, my apologies OnEuropeans.... This is going to...

Eurovision 2021 Week 1 Day 4 Afternoon 1 – Nick’s View

I've received a letter from a Mrs Trellis of North Wales, asking me if my reference to heading off to the virtual gym at...