Category Archives: Ireland

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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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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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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Newsphoria – What the papers say

Page 3 of the paper made me angry today. The Times’s piece on Eurovision was utter garbage. Dismissing all the 25 other finalists as novelty acts, they blamed the failure of the Hump’s boring dirge on the “blatant corruption” and … Continue reading

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If you write about Jedward, your blog gets more views

I’m going to write something about Jedward now. Somehow, they’ve got really popular. You don’t have to spend long on twitter to find that the teen girl fanbase hierarchy goes Bieber -> One Direction -> Jedward -> everyone else. I … Continue reading

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