Friday, January 28, 2022

Turkey

The Turkish entry was chosen by TRT. Ukraine first took part in 1975, but dropped out in 2013. Turkey has won once.

20 July – Is this the end of this crazy love?

The running order is always an interesting topic of debate. Is there a best spot to perform in if you want to win? Are...

12 February – Before you came it was dark everywhere

What's the oddest subject of a Eurovision song you can think of? Many things have been covered, mostly about falling in love with someone,...

31 May – Would you like it sweet and low?

Let's be honest - our friends in Turkey are sorely missed from our favourite TV show. They added that bit of exotica to proceedings,...

16 May – Sing with me, my children

It's always sad when a country decides to sit out our favourite TV show. And today's sad enough, when our favourite TV show isn't...

7 March – My loneliness knocked on my silent door again

Do you ever think of what might have been when you see someone on the Eurovision tage? Do you think of what it beat...

22 October – You are the greatest dancer of all times

Let's cast our minds back to former years, to countries taking a long-term absence from our favourite TV show. They could be financially constrained,...

17 October – I am avoiding all my friends

We don't always celebrate soloists in this column. There are singers who perform in duets, trios and bigger. But no bigger than six, obviously. Today...

28 September – My road is the road of wisdom

Yesterday we had one of the most famous singers to fail to score in our favourite TV show. Just like buses, here comes another...

12 February – Now my reigns are in your hands

Some countries seem to have fallen out with our favourite TV show of late. It wasn't that long ago you'd see the likes of...

15 January – My eyes were drinking from your eyes for...

Much as I hate to say it, but Sweden has been involved in more than its fair share of good contests over the years....