Category Archives: Malmö 2013

Azerbaijani vote fraud

Lukas is standing on the street outside a bar. It’s a miserable night. Misty rain cloaks the city centre. If it wasn’t for this cigarette he’d be inside in the warm. He sees two men approach from across the road. … Continue reading

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An Apology

I make a lot of pronouncements about Eurovision on here, on twitter and just about anywhere I think people will listen. I must be really annoying to my friends. With all the snap judgements I make on ESC, I am … Continue reading

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The Battles of Malmo

Ding ding! Eurovision may be a competition of 39 countries, but within the annual battle royale of Europop there are little individual head-to-heads to be won. Some entrants will find themselves battling it out in the same voter territory, a … Continue reading

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2013 Lyric Audit

I’m a hard taskmaster when it comes to a lyric. Nothing can better ruin a Eurovision entry for me than a misplaced line of text. I’ve included a picture of Maria from 2008 at the top. For me she is … Continue reading

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The Waiting Game

For some reason, I consider following Eurovision to be a hobby. It doesn’t really make sense; I don’t actually do anything productive, like bake a cake or knit a scarf (seems when I try to think of a hobby, my … Continue reading

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National Final Review – Malta

Eurovision Log, 2 Feb 2013, 1940hrs. So cold. This chill February night is no time for a trek across such a vast, featureless musical landscape. This is to be a long hard slog against the elements. O, Malta is a harsh … Continue reading

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Stats Corner – Who won the draw this year?

I love a good semi-final allocation draw. It means maths. Every year, people study it to try to spot which blocs are the most active and who gets the biggest advantage. I’m no different, I just like playing with excel. … Continue reading

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