All of this year’s songs have been selected, which means it’s time to start the countdown (cue Final Countdown) for the 2014 edition of our beloved Contest. I’ve only heard a couple of songs before writing this (p)review as I wanted to simulate the sensation of the regular viewer. Curious to see how thàt willContinue reading “Eurovision 2014 (P)review – Part 3 – Belgium, Denmark & Estonia”
All of this year’s songs have been selected, which means it’s time to start the countdown (cue Final Countdown) for the 2014 edition of our beloved Contest. I’ve only heard a couple of songs before writing this (p)review as I wanted to simulate the sensation of the regular viewer. Curious to see how thàt willContinue reading “Eurovision 2014 (P)Review – Part 1 – Albania & Armenia”
Happy New Year to all, glitter and sparkle and such! Are you ready already for another run of on-season madness extravaganza? Until this evening I wasn’t exactly in the right mood yet, but in a moment of ‘should I already or shouldn’t I yet’ I decided I should and so I did… watch the firstContinue reading “Eurovision 2014 (P)Review – First impressions of Ukraine, Albania & Belarus”
I must admit: I wasn’t all too keen on this year’s edition beforehand. It seemed very difficult to compose a top ten, with only a couple of (semi) interesting songs in a sea of grey ballads. But as always it’s the live version that needs to convince, and thanks to a truckload of decent/good/great singersContinue reading “Eurovision Review – 2013: From Caterpillar To Butterfly”
All of a sudden semi 1 of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest was upon us yesterday – how exciting! Having followed a couple of bloggers who are friendly enough to share their impressions from the press centre up there in Malmö I was really curious to find out how things would turn out to beContinue reading “Eurovision 2013 – Semi 1 – Some afterthoughts”
One week after the Big event I think I’m about ready to have my opinion written in stone – well, put in writing anyway. I started this blog little over a year ago which means this is the first review I publish right after the Contest took place and I have to say I’ve seenContinue reading “Eurovision Review – 2012: Simply Euphoric”
Having had a good run on predicting Semi 1 it was already quite clear before the start Semi 2 would be a much harder nut to crack. Not only was the field far more diverse but there’s always… The Dimi Curse. Ah, karma!
Finally it’s here: Eurovision week! We’ve just survived semi 1 and of course I’ve got a couple of things to say – so let’s get cracking!
Back to one of the Big 4 then – soon to be Big 5 by the look of things as Italy has manoeuvered itself back into the game by taking advantage of the ‘free spot’ in the final. Some clever negotiations over at EBU headquarters I suspect but I hardly think anyone minds as TheContinue reading “Eurovision Review – 2011: Deutsche Gründlichkeit”
From Moscow to Oslo then and with Norway’s solid financial resources it promised to be another overwhelming and impressive show. They were quite on target the last time round so surely they’d hit the nail on the head again. And with a fresh little popsong like ‘Fairytale’ winning things looked bright for Lady Eurovision onContinue reading “Eurovision Review – 2010: Lav, oh lav!”