Friday, February 22, 2019

Birthdays

It’s a happy birthday to our favourite Eurovision people, living and dead.

29 January – We were walking in old Bruxelles

I mentioned yesterday that songs had certain themes. Usually involving love. And, thankfully, very rarely about domestic abuse. But there are certain get outs...

28 January – Mama let the devil in her house

Isn't it always the way that most songs have themes running through them. Falling in love, falling out of love, tributes, those sorts of...

26 January – Dreams in the hearts, which are dull and...

Legend is a word used way too much these days. Someone can spend three minutes on a stage, sing a song in a mediocre...

25 January – I need you more than air

Who doesn't love a good thigh-slapper of a song. It's more than just plain old Schlager. A good old banger that will fill a...

24 January – And I’ll stand proud

Do you remember when some countries used to do well? And then us newbies came along and upset no end of apple carts? Some...

23 January – A bright light for you in my window

Début entries? Don't you love them? That new country comes along with high hopes of success. They maybe can't believe they're mixing it with...

22 January – You give me wings

You know sometimes when you look at song, and then realise it was in our favourite TV show over 25 years ago. It really...

21 January – Irradiate peace, irradiate light

Do you ever wonder why some people from one country end up representing another? There have been some strange alliances built over the years....

20 January – You tell me about trains that keep leaving,...

All countries can have their day. And as others have said, anyone can win our favourite TV show. Austria or Portugal are two cases...

19 January – In the middle of the night, in the...

Control yourselves out there, it's Sweden! You know the country - soulless furniture, yummy cinnamon-based pastries, oh, and a few successes in our favourite...