Friday, January 28, 2022

13 November – To watch a sunset, to watch a sunset

Back in the 1970s, it was almost the same countries that turned up every year. There was none of this semi-final tomfoolery. And as...

15 October – it was so tender

That thing when you think a song title hasn't been used before, but in actual fact it has. Take a certain Azerbaijani singing in...

11 October – You put a knife against my back

Life can imitate art sometimes. For example, I'll plant this thought: Who do you think I once saw in a food court in sunny...

Video Vault – Weeks 11 and 12 – Double dipping into...

In this double bill, we first get to see Norwegians telling us to keep calm and carry on, with hilarious results, followed by a...

3 October – I was just a little boy

I've picked a duet today. Don't you just love them? This duettist wrote the song as well as duetted with Joanna Bussinger. But more...

9 August – But… but… but… but… but… but…

Time to look back. A long way back. Back before some of you might even have been born. But fear not, it's in beautiful...

6 August – I’m looking for answers

Imagine the scene. You know you're heading to Europe's favourite TV show, and you get drawn on first. How do you make an impression?...

3 August – It can catch you off guard like bad...

Performing last in the Grand Final at our favourite TV show can be daunting. You have to watch 20+ other acts perform, doing their...

15 June – Just lovely flowers in your hair

That thing when you've tried for years to do something. And then when you get to do that thing you've been yearning for, you...

Tix – don’t be perfect, be unique

TIX is in Rotterdam and hoping to score big for Norway when he performs in the first semifinal on Tuesday next week. He’s one of...