• ESC2019: Hey fever…

    ESC2019: Hey fever…

    Happy Eurovision Day! I can’t remember that last time I felt genuinely excited about a Grand Final. Today I do! A couple of years ago, when ESC2017 was in Ukraine, I had no Euro-mojo whatsoever. This was partly to do with stuff going on at work, but also due to the fact that I just […]

  • ESC2019: will it be a dream ending for the super-six?

    The automatic qualifiers are the usual countries of the “Big Five”, and host country Israel. I’d say that it’s not a particularly strong year all round for these six songs. As you’ll read below, the most interesting aspect from these six countries is perhaps Bilal for France – but that’s nothing to do with his […]

  • ESC2019: keeping the dream alive…

    There was no messing about last night. Less than five minutes into the broadcast the first act was on stage. 18 songs this time around. I know I’ve joked about the lesser-spotted backing singers, but I would question why this happens. There were loads of performances where they were absent from the stage (Albania, Ireland, […]

  • ESC2019: Second semi-final napkin of death…

    Blimey. Another fab show, so far. Here’s my NoD… Switzerland Denmark Croatia Sweden Malta Norway Azerbaijan Albania The Netherlands Russia Totes no idea! 😀 xx

  • ESC2019: who will keep their dream alive?

    After a marvelous first semi-final, let’s see if the songs on offer tonight are Abba-dabba-do’s, or Abba-dabba-don’ts… 01  Armenia Srbuk – Walking Out This wouldn’t have been my first choice to open this semi-final. The staging looks a bit dull, even with the pyrotechnics. It’s not often that a song opening a semi-final doesn’t make […]

  • ESC2019: Diva delights and the land of leather…

    Wow. What a great first semi-final. I loved it. Brilliant telly! The whole production was slick, well-paced and the staging was A-MA-ZING! I have been watching from the comfort of home since 2017, and this is the first time that I wanted to be in the arena. As it was, my front room was my […]

  • ESC2019: First Semi-final napkin of Death…

    Well, what a great show it’s been so far – with amazing staging, and the package overall (so far), really impressive. Ok, more of that on Wednesday. My ten qualifiers on the napkin of death are now: Cyprus Slovenia Czech Republic Hungary Poland Georgia Australia Iceland Estonia Greece Kiss of death, much? We will see… […]

  • ESC2019: Wake Me Up before a Eurovision go-go…

    Tonight sees the first of the two semi-finals. Fans in the UK will be watching on BBC4 at 8pm. I will do what I did last year which was to watch the live feed via the esc.tv YouTube channel on my telly. I can live without the dire commentary from Scott Mills. I’d rather just […]

  • ESC2019: Sweet dreams are made of this…

    שלוםJ or to put it another way Hello 🙂 Hi there Eurofans. I’m back on my Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) blog once again. As with the last couple of years I have not travelled to the host country and host city of the Contest. I will enjoy it watching from home, like most of you. […]