Category Archives: Contests

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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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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2016 Lyric Review

As an English-speaker, as an English Eurovision fan, lyrics are very important to me. Language, I find, as an English person, is vital in order to understand someone’s message. It is why I study the lyrics of Eurovision entries very closely. … Continue reading

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Stats Corner – 2016 Semi Final Draw

I enjoy a good semi final draw. I’ve got the video of the draw playing as I write this. It’s quite fun to watch a pair of people try to be entertaining as they do some admin. I enjoy the … Continue reading

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Return to Oz

    “A maximum of 46 Active EBU Members shall be allowed to participate (the “Participating Broadcasters”).” – Public rules of the 61st Eurovision Song Contest The EBU’s favourite non-active member is back. Australia will once again grace the Eurovision stage … Continue reading

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My Dream National Final

I have a dream. I have a dream that one day this nation will be able to choose its own Eurovision entrant and be proud that we chose them. I have a dream that one day talented singers and songwriters … Continue reading

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Stats Corner – 2015 Results 2012 Style

The Makemakes must have wanted to damage more than just their piano after the results came in last night. Together with Germany’s Ann-Sophie, the Austrian entrants had suffered the ignominy of leaving Eurovision with nul points. I think it’s fair to … Continue reading

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