• S’wonderful…

    What a great final of the Eurovision Song Contest last night. I had a ball – and I hope that you did too. You know how much I like (love) the Austrian entry, but I don’t think I’d ever imagined that it would win. It’s brilliant that it did! Looks like we’re of to Vienna in […]

  • #It’s time!

    Here we go guys! Time for us to to start our Eurovision party! Whatever you are doing, and wherever you are doing, and whomever you are doing it with, I hope you have a ball. As always big hugs go to my bestest Eurovision buddy back home, none other than Rachel Rolfe. Have a ball tonight, […]

  • Power to the people…

    …these are the final lyrics that you will hear from the songs competing tonight. We can dream a little and hope that they will be the last sung after the encore as Molly brings the title back home to the UK, for the first time since 1997. We already have a successful song as Molly is in […]

  • It feels like skuba duba dabda dididaj, skuba duba dabda dididaj…

    It really does! Those wise words are from the chorus to the Danish Entry, and they are inescapable this week, as you would expect. Walking down the street everyone is singing  “skuba duba dabda dididaj, skuba duba dabda dididaj, I love you”. Fans, kids, teens, me! I mean *everyone*. The song is really, really catchy, which […]

  • From Wurst, the best…

    Thursday brought with it the second semi-final of ESC2014. It also brought with it more cloudy and damp weather. A bit of a mooch in Copenhagen found us at City Hall, which opened the Contest last Sunday evening. As in Malmö last year, there is a countdown clock to the final on Saturday which is located […]

  • ESC2014: Semi-final 2 – Napkin of death

    The votes have been counted and verified – but for whatever reason my excel spreadsheet wasn’t cooperating, so there was a slight delay!  Here is who we, your ‘expert academic jury’ (ahem) think will qualify for the grand final tonight… Going through… Greece Norway Malta Finland Romania Austria Israel Belarus Switzerland Poland Going home… Ireland […]

  • #Eurovision circus and the bearded lady…

    It is a rather British obsession to feel the need to relay information about the weather here in Copenhagen. FYI, on Wednesday it was a mixed day of rain showers and sunny spells. More rain than sun, it has to be said. That said, even on a damp day it’s a beautiful city… The main business of the day […]

  • #Did you?

    Since my arrival on Saturday there has been a lot of activity to ready the arena for the arrival 0f 10,000 people at the B&W arena. You know how I mentioned that I was yet to approach it via the main entrance – it turns out that I had, I just didn’t realise it! The […]

  • ESC2014: Semi-final 1 – Napkin of death…

    For each of the semi-finals and the grand final you will probably know that the public telephone vote accounts for 50 percent of our UK vote. The other 50 percent is decided by an expert jury of music professionals. The votes are then combined and relayed for the ultimate ‘douze point’. What the expert just do […]

  • Here come the six super troupers…

    It has been a cloudy Tuesday here in  Copenhagen… The sights and sounds of the ESC are noticeable the more I make my way around the city. Today was the first time that I’d made it to the area known as the ‘Fan Mile’, around which there are contest themed events and a more noticeable presence of the […]