A new Eurovision Song Contest has reached its end, and we have found a new winner. For the first time in history, Portugal can take the trophy home with the gentle, jazzy ballad “Amar pelos dois”, performed by Salvador Sobral. What impact, if any, will it have for the future of Eurovision? Continue reading Amar pelos dois – a turning point for Eurovision?
Hi everyone. I haven’t updated this site for ages, so I just wanted to say, that I am probably NOT going to write song reviews this year. It was an enormous task going through the songs last year, especially since I can’t help going in details. It took a lot of time and mental resources to write them, and I am not sure if I have the time to do it this year. If I chose to write them anyway, I may try to downscale the project a bit in order not to get drowned. Until then, there won’t be any update on this site for some time, but I wish you all a good Eurovision season.
All the best
After the second semi final took place yesterday, we now know the complete line-up for the final tomorrow. Once again ten songs have qualified, and they need a word or two on the way. Continue reading Semi 2: Triumph of diversity
The first semi final has ended, and ten songs have made it through to the final, some of them more surprising than others. Here is a comment about the show yesterday, the songs that qualified and those who didn’t. Continue reading Semi 1: Triumph of the mainstream
And we are finally reaching the end. Here is the last set of songchecks: Israel, Lithuania and Serbia. Continue reading Songcheck 2016: Israel, Lithuania, Serbia
The shows are rapidly approaching, and as we write there is less than a week to the first semi final. However, I still have six songs to go through before it is too late. I want to say sorry for the delay – even if one of the contestants today is not sorry, but back to that later. Let us first have a look at the Bulgarian song. Continue reading Songcheck 2016: Bulgaria, Sweden, Italy
In this set of songchecks I am going to revisit a country for the first and – hopefully – only time in the 2016 contest. Whether or not we will be treated to that again in future editions, time will show, but it has happened before on several occasions, so the chance is there. Continue reading Songcheck 2016: Malta (again), Azerbaijan