Category Archives: National finals

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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The Thank You Europe National Finals Awards

So another national final season draws to a close and the best part of Eurovision 2014 is over. I’m going to have to find something to do on my Saturdays other than tweeting about Estonian claymation pig spanking and booking … Continue reading

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Not Quite a National Final Review: New Year in Armenia

Sydney does it with a spectacular firework display, London does it with the bongs of Big Ben, New York does it with a ball dropping in Times Square. Yerevan does it with a scruffy old man with a mullet singing … 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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National Final Review – Belgium 2012

3-2-1 go! We’re speed national finalling in Belgium here. We have 15 minutes to introduce an artist and hear two songs for Baku. I’m trying to do likewise with this review and finish it in under 15 minutes (believe it … Continue reading

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National Final Review – Sweden 2012

First, a confession. Before this year, I hadn’t seen Melodifestivalen before. I’d seen other national finals, but for one reason or another hadn’t been able to watch the Swedish one. I was aware that it is the biggest of the … Continue reading

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National Final Review – Russia 2012

I hadn’t planned to watch the Russian final. I didn’t really expect much effort from them and it was on a Wednesday night. I’m weak. If I come home and see a “watch now” link on ESC Today, I’m likely … Continue reading

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