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Storm is nothing like Perfect Life

I was pretty happy after You Decide on Wednesday night. The contest was won by an entry which I’d seen some potential in beforehand, but wouldn’t claim to have liked. Storm is a pretty by-the-book Eurovision entry, but on the … Continue reading

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Stats Corner – 2018 Semi Final Draw

The semi draw! My favourite piece of Eurovision admin. You can have your complicated reality tv Spanish Eurovision galas and speedy Czech national final results; I’m here for the small talk and little pieces of paper. This year we got … Continue reading

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Reasons why Occidentali’s Karma isn’t a winner

At about 2am on the Saturday night/Sunday morning of 11 February, the Eurovision community rejoiced. In part it was due to the fact that the good people at RAI had finally got round to announcing the winner of Sanremo 2017 … Continue reading

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20 Years of Hurt

A little while ago there was a nice programme on the BBC looking back at the summer of 1996 and the brilliant run England had in our home football tournament. Euro 96 was the first football tournament that I was old … Continue reading

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Stats Corner – 2017 Semi Final Draw

We learnt a lot about Eurovision this week. We learnt the slogan and logo. On Tuesday we learnt what the stage would look like. We learnt that even Vitali Klitschko thinks the massive set of ceremonial Eurovision keys is too … Continue reading

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My Referendum Playlist

On 19th June the guys and girls from the Leave campaign in the UK’s EU referendum were due to have their end of term party. In a big arena in Birmingham they were putting on BPop live, a concert featuring all your favourite Brexiteering … Continue reading

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Stats Corner- Juries who think alike

With the jurors for this year’s Eurovision announced during the week, I’ve been thinking a bit about what they get up to. For the last couple of years, we’ve had access after the contest to the full jury vote and … Continue reading

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