Power to the…….. Broadcaster! Internal Selections

Internal selection of artists has been commonplace in the contest since its inception.  Sandie Shaw won for the UK back in 1969 with “Puppet on A String”, she was internally selected as the UK representative that year.  In recent years, we have seen more and more countries take that route with varying degrees of success, yet Conchita won in 2014 as an internally selected artist … Continue reading Power to the…….. Broadcaster! Internal Selections

Massive Gay Party in Denmark! Oh wait!

Actually, it’s Dansk Melodi Grand Prix 2017- Close enough 😀 Denmark have finally revealed their 10 songs for this year’s competition and there are some familiar faces from X-factor and previous Dansk MGP years.   Will any of the songs on offer finally bring Denmark back into the final?  Something they haven’t done since they hosted back in 2014. Let’s listen and find out! Anja Nissen- … Continue reading Massive Gay Party in Denmark! Oh wait!

Who will Cross the finish line in Latvia?

Supernova 2017   After a run of bad results in the early 2010’s, Latvia had a long hard look at their Eurovision selection and came up with a new format in 2015, calling it “Supernova”.  It has been successful for them having produced two Grand Finalist in its first two years.  Will they be able to keep the standard up and find a 2017 Eurovision … Continue reading Who will Cross the finish line in Latvia?

Time to have some fun and Laul with Eesti!

Eesti Laul Estonia are one of the next countries to choose their Eurovision entry, Eesti Laul has become one of the National Finals that we all look out for, more for the wide variety of genres on offer.  In recent years though the quality of the songs has increased and we know see Estonia becoming more successful in the contest.  Last year’s entry was a … Continue reading Time to have some fun and Laul with Eesti!

At home with music, Ukraine chooses!

This Saturday sees Ukraine choose their entry for the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest.  The home entry is always in one way scrutinised more than others as it is being performed on home soil and is expected to reach a good result for the country, a sort of crowning glory after setting up the event.  Will any of the finalists do that?  Let’s see!   Tayanna- … Continue reading At home with music, Ukraine chooses!

O Melodie, where are you?

  The next country to choose their Eurovision entry (on February 25th) is Moldova.  A country known for its dated pop songs and ballads.  I am guessing it will be something similar this year, but I could be pleasantly surprised. Aurel Chirtoaca- “Dor De Mama” This song has a nice opening, with what I can only describe as traditional wind instruments, like panpipes, or could … Continue reading O Melodie, where are you?

Ready to shine, Poland are about to choose!

Tomorrow night sees the 2017 edition of Krajowe Eliminacje, where 10 acts will compete to win the opportunity of representing Poland at this years Eurovision in Kyiv, Ukraine. There are some familiar faces in this selection, last years finalist Kasia Mos is back to see if she can go one further and 2010 Polish representative Marcin Mrozinski (a.k.a. Martin Fitch) trying to do what only Ich Troje has been … Continue reading Ready to shine, Poland are about to choose!

There is bad Karma, then there is Italy.

Last night saw the 67th edition of the Sanremo festival, Italy’s biggest music festival.  The inspiration for our beloved Eurovision, finished on a high after 5 night’s of great music, interviews and special guests. Lele won the newcomers section with the soulful “Ora Mai” while last year’s winner of the same prize, went one further and won the main prize ‘Big Artist Section”. Francesco Gabbani … Continue reading There is bad Karma, then there is Italy.