Songs in the key of Liverpool…

Hello Eurofans! It’s great to be back on the blog and back sharing my thoughts and feelings on all things Eurovision over the next couple of weeks.

I haven’t had much to say about Eurovision over the last few years – which is surprising given everything that we have all been through. My Euro-mojo had waned, and I wasn’t spending much time at all getting to know the songs and performances until the week of the Contest recently, so I really didn’t have much to share with you.

This year we have a home Eurovision, which is brilliant for the UK, and for our region of the North West. And who isn’t buzzing locally that it’s in Liverpool this year?

When Glasgow and Liverpool were the last two cities in the running to host the ESC, I really couldn’t see past Liverpool – not least as a UNESCO world heritage site, but also for the fabulous music legacy that the city has established.

As someone living in Burscough and working in Ormskirk, Liverpool’s Eurovision is on my doorstep, so I need to get involved and have something to say. So I will!

I will be blogging from home, work and Liverpool over the coming days. I didn’t apply for accreditation, so I will not be reporting from the press centre as I have in the past. No bother though, I will be in the arena for the Monday and Wednesday night previews of the semi-finals, so I will be able to share that experience with you, as well as my take on the songs participating this year. I will also be out and about in Liverpool through the week, and have the pleasure of staying with my good friend Canon Ellen Loudon, in her home in the grounds of Liverpool Cathedral. No Airbnb/hotel nightmare prices for me!

As always, I would love for you to comment and get involved. See if you agree with my take on the songs the year. I mean, Sweden are going to win, right… (I always say that!)

Here’s to a boss ESC2023!

Phil. x

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