• Time for the Douze and Dont’s…

    This is the firth year that I have done the Eurovision blog – and I hope that once again I’ve added something to your Eurovision journey (and party!). Whilst on my overseas busman’s holiday in Belgrade, Moscow, Oslo and Düsseldorf I have signed off in advance of the Grand Final by sending Euro-love to my […]

  • Light Your Fire and Feel The Heat…

    You’ve got to love the fact that the host theme for Eurovision this year is “Light Your Fire” – how bloomin’ hot is it in the UK today! So here we are – the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2012! The weather is as hot as it is in Baku, and I think that […]

  • Have you got The Hump?

    Last night Europe (including the UK) voted the final 10 songs through to the final of the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. I was quite surprised that I got 8 out of 10 once again – more than I would have expected!  Gutted that Slovenia didn’t get through but relieved that Sweden did. The only songs […]

  • Once again Europe, can we have your votes please…

    I’m a bit delayed in posting the “napkin of death” predictions – had a mad day marking (deadline tomorrow) and just about to head for food and drink – well, it is the second semi-final, drink will be needed! I had a quick skype chat with Dr Eurovision  (he’ll be on at the end of […]

  • The second wave in Baku…

    Tonight it’s the second semi-final of ESC2012.  How the time flies! As I said earlier this is a more eclectic mix of songs, and I’m not sure who will make it to the Grand Final. Here are today’s songs, which you can see at 8.00pm on BBC Three… 01 Serbia Eurovision loves a returning competitor, […]

  • 8 out of 10 Eurovision cats…

    So that’s the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 up and running! Not a bad night for me on the predictions/”napkin of death” front – I got eight out of the ten songs, so not bad.  Mind you I think that the semi-final last night was actually easy to call.  The one on Thursday night will be […]

  • Good evening Europe, may we have your votes please…

    As we look towards events in a few hours (20:00hrs GMT) I have been in touch with my euro-chums in Baku, and having deliberated I can now reveal what we think will make it to the Grand Final at the weekend. I must point out that they are four hours ahead of UK time and […]

  • Baku again…

    Bonjour! Today (Tuesday) sees the first of the two semi-finals for Eurovision 2012. Remember friends, the Eurovision is a marathon and not a sprint, and we’ll be busy until Saturday night! Paul Jordan is keeping us posted on what’s going on in Baku.  You can see the latest developments here: http://www.dreurovision.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/eurovision-2012-days-seven-eight.html More than any year […]

  • Eurovision is back, b-a-c-k, BAKU!

    Hi friends, colleagues and euro-fans – it’s that time of the year again (can you believe it!) when otherwise sensible people get a bit giddy, rather partisan and obsessed with key changes and wardrobe malfunctions. Yes, the Eurovision Song Contest is back – and this year the euro-bubble has travelled to Baku in Azerbaijan. As […]