Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Conan Osiris rehearses in Tel Aviv for Eurovision

Portugal – Still the ‘water cooler moment’

This was, possibly above Hatari, the 'water cooler moment' of this semi final. Just like the Icelanders, Conan can sing any old bollocks (and does)...
Serviette of Doom

Semi-final 1 – how we ranked and rated the songs

Long term readers will be aware that in days of yore, OnEuropean hacks chose to gather in brightly-lit all-you-can-eat buffet bars and ponder what...
Lake Malawi in Tel Aviv fro Eurovision 2019

Czech Republic – Cor Blimey Mary Poppins!

Things improved in Tel Aviv. Those in charge plumbed sound into the Press Centre, just in time for the Czech Republic. Yes, I know that...
Jonida singing for Albania at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest

Albania – What was that?

Next Thursday, Albania follows Russia onto the stage. And if you thought Sergey went big on effects, you ain’t seen nothing yet. Unfortunately, the...
Esther

Romania and her vampires?

Romania doesn't seem to have changed a great deal from the rehearsal we saw a few days ago. It all seems very ethereal and...
Michael Rice is back on the rehearsal stage for the UK

UK – Nothing there to get excited about

For my life, the UK can't stage anything when it comes to Eurovision. Yes, Michael was discovered through a casting show, but why did it...
Kate

Australia – There are many words to use …

The Head of Delegation said they would change their staging, and yes, yes they have. It's the juxtapose of Georgia. As Oto descended to...
Zala Kralj & Gašper Šantl

Slovenia … Sometimes you don’t need to

... shout very loudly. However, it's oh so quiet and oh so still. It was the same intimate staging as on Saturday, but I just think...
Michael Rice

United Kingdom – Ain’t no big deal

Things didn't start well; the first run-through lasted seconds before the music stopped after a series of strangely planned camera shots. After one false...
2019 draw

Lucky dip – who gets to sing when?

There were three spots in the second half of the running order left after the Tuesday qualifiers (and the big five) had first dibs...

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