2021 #Eurovision Running Order Analysis

Mere moments ago the EBU released this year’s running order: 🇨🇾 Cyprus / Elena Tsagrinou – El Diablo 🇦🇱 Albania / Anxhela Peristeri – Karma 🇮🇱 Israel / Eden Alene – Set Me Free 🇧🇪 Belgium / Hooverphonic – The Wrong Place 🇷🇺 Russia / Manizha – Russian Woman 🇲🇹 Malta / Destiny – Je Me Casse 🇵🇹 Portugal /… Read more2021 #Eurovision Running Order Analysis

Momentum: Reading the tea leaves from this year’s first #Eurovision semi-final

Once again we had a semi-final with more worthwhile entries than spots in the Grand Final. Part of the Eurovision obsessant fan experience is joy when an entry you love does well…and heartbreak when they do not. *glancesthroughtearsatIreland* What is… Read moreMomentum: Reading the tea leaves from this year’s first #Eurovision semi-final

Towards the Top: why #Sanremo gives Italy strong #Eurovision results

Italy made its return to the Eurovision Song Contest in 2011, and the Contest is better for it. As the Italian Eurovision renaissance enters its second decade, we look at the relationship between the Sanremo Festival and Italy’s Eurovision fortunes…. Read moreTowards the Top: why #Sanremo gives Italy strong #Eurovision results

The 2020 #Eurovision semi-final allocation draw

Today the 2020 Eurovision season kicked up a notch. There was the “insignia exchange ceremony” from the Tel Aviv organizers to those from Rotterdam (which is mildly interesting) and the allocation draws for the semi-finals (which is very interesting). I… Read moreThe 2020 #Eurovision semi-final allocation draw

Learning a language, the self-directed Eurovision way

I learnt French from Céline Dion. No, really. To be fair, I had previously completed the equivalent of three years of secondary level French as a teenager. However, our teachers weren’t stellar: we learnt one tense (indicative) and another quasi-tense… Read moreLearning a language, the self-directed Eurovision way