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
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
In the days of the random Eurovision draw, there was a sort of fatalism amongst fans and delegations. Since 2013, the producers have largely determined the draw and many have worried about potential biases in favour of some delegations over… Read moreWhat the 2019 #Eurovision Grand Final Draw might tell us
The first 2018 semi-final offered an embarrassment of riches: there being a sense of disappointment with what would follow on Thursday seemed inevitable. But even with a lowered set of expectations, what was delivered on Thursday felt, with a few… Read moreLisbon 2018 Retrospective: Semi-Final Two #eurovision #allaboard
As we await clarification about the dates (hopefully identical to 2017), city (hopefully Lisbon), and venue (hopefully MEO Arena) for 2018, we’ve drilled down a bit into the fortunes of this year’s semi-finalists. There were 18 songs competing in each… Read moreThe 2017 Semi-Final results: a review
My analysis of the results of the semi-final allocation for 2017 can be found here.
Mere hours before the final tranche of tickets for this year’s Eurovision go on sale (good luck punters; use multiple browsers!), we have learned the dreadful “producer-led” draw for this year’s two semi-finals…