Friday, January 28, 2022

4 July – This is the day of the most beautiful...

Some think semi-finals are a 21st Century thing. But they go way back, well to the 1990s. In 1996 so many countries wanted to...

17 June – Tell me, who’s that lucky hero

What's the right language for a Eurovision song? It's a vexed question. Be true to your own language, and you get admired for sticking...

Day 5 – Lithuania to Sweden

Goedemorgon Oneuropeans, and welcome to my updates from Day Five. Semi final one (most of), rehearsal two. We're only missing Malta, who'll be first...

The Fanning Verdict – Eurovision 2021 – Slovenia

Time for Ana of the moist brow to take to the stage - and today she’s giving it attitude with a somewhat pissed-off face...

Slovenia – She needs to relax somewhat

I tell you its days like this where two screens comes in very handy.  We only get 5 minutes between each run through today...

The Fanning Verdict: Day One at Eurovision 2021

I'll be here throughout rehearsals to tell you what I thought of what was going on and gathering up the official clips in one...

Slovenia – praying for a qualification

Song-wise it could have been a stronger start to the morning for me. I’m afraid that on top of not especially liking The Roop,...

Slovenia. 1-2 1-2 is this thing on?

Slovenia are in the cursed second position which seems very apt. As we get the first ten minutes of the rehearsal period closed, we...

Monty’s Eurovision Countdown Part 34 – Slovenia

Amen by Ana Soklič It’s a sorry state of affairs when I feel I should preface a review with an apology to the artist for...

Phil’s Eurovision Countdown 2021 – Part 34 of 39 – Slovenia

Slovenia are up against it from the moment this song starts, and not because of the song.  It's drawn second - notoriously the worst...