Wednesday, January 19, 2022
John Lundvik

Sweden – Is this going to win?

So, before the rehearsal started the question posed around the Press Centre was: "Is Sweden polished enough to challenge for the win?" I mean...
Paenda at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

Austria – In living colour (oh wait)

The question that ran through my mind was: has this been hiding in plain sight? Paenda has just completed her second run-through and she...
Tel Aviv

Today at the Games – Day 1 and 2’s Local news round up!

So, as Daz Sampson so elequently put it, what *did* we learn in school today ... well over the last two days? The answer...
Russia's Sergey Lazarev wraps up his second rehearsal

Russia – Now *that’s* how you stage a song

OK, let's break it down: Sergey and Kirkorov have produced a package that could well be irresistible. Compared directly with any of the three that...
Srbuk

Armenia – it’s all a bit … edgy

Srbuk was left alone on the stage in this performance, and the stripped-back look on screen suited the vocal to a point, but there...
Luca Hanni

Switzerland – Ray of light

Luca Hanni changed very little from the first rehearsal, though the lighting had been been modified and some of the camera shots improved. The...
Leonora at Eurovision 2019

Denmark – Has she got the motion?

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40ox-WTy8Lc] Click + above to see what is lacking in this performance: a Simon Snorkel lift to get Thumbelina Leonora into her chair. She...
Carousel at Eurovisioin 2019 in Tel Aviv

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...
Zena

Belarus – Now this is more LIKE IT

See what I did there? We got a slice of pop in a sea of boredom, and ZENA was a breath of fresh air. She sill...
Jonida Maliqi is back with Albania's 'Ktheju tokës'

Albania – No eagle eyed

Jonida made up for a lack of eagle with world-class emotional vocals. She was still in the same black and gold dress, but the backing...

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