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Moments of Silence – Lost Eurovision Entries

With the sad news that Romania won’t be participating this year, due to non-payment of EBU debts by its broadcaster, I’ve been thinking a bit about other entries that for one reason or another didn’t make it to Eurovision. I … 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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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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Who could be the Voice of Eurovision?

First thing’s first. Eurovision is not a reality show. It’s not episodic. There is no panel of bitching judges sitting front and centre. There’s no karaoke. There are no tragic backstories. The format isn’t set up to laugh at the … 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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The Five Stages of Coping with a British Eurovision Entry

According to Dr. Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, one’s reaction to the BBC’s annual choice of Eurovision entry can be split into five distinct stages. I have certainly experienced this with the selection of Engelbert Humperdinck. On March 1st, as rumours began to circulate … Continue reading

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Let’s all laugh at San Marino

Question: How do you take the year’s most heroically bad Eurovision entry and make it worse/funnier/better? Answer: More Oh-Ohs. I really thought San Marino were going to present a whole new entry, once it was decided by EBU that Facebook … Continue reading

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