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Owner & Chief Editor   I’m a qualified designer and the official geek in the crew, dedicating most of my free time to keeping the ESCtips show on the road. My family routes allow me to support the UK, Ireland and Italy.

Ballads Don’t Always Win

It is a common misconception that Eurovision is overrun with ballads and that ballads attract more recognition from the juries than any other genre. The truth is that any genre can win Eurovision, provided it meets certain criteria and can …

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Jedward Are Back!

Did they ever go away? After much speculation, today, the twins broke their silence and confirmed their return to represent Ireland for a second year at Eurovision. Louis Walsh has apparently amassed a collection of songs and the twins are …

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Latvia Chooses for 2012

Latvia has begun it’s selection process for Eurovision 2012 and has published all 70 entries on its Eiroziesma site for people to vote. The public vote will not be final, but will form only a recommendation. A panel of seven …

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Everything Is Easy – Not For Feminnem

Feminnem’s, Lako je sve, was an early release for Eurovision 2010 that made Beanie and I have a nibble at some very generous odds available in only March! We were sure this engaging, modern and well constructed ballad would attract …

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This Is My Life, Now It’s Over!

Anna Bergendahl’s, This Is My Life, representing Sweden in 2010 was another song with high hopes; not least for MickeyPaul, who has a divine gift for picking out female acts. I’m still not sure what system of measurement MickeyPaul uses …

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Eurovision Polls are a Waste of Time

During the build up to Eurovision, punters will find the internet inundated with polls each claiming to represent the majority or boasting the best accuracy.  Once analysed, these spurious claims transpire to be a piss-poor crock of shit concocted by …

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Trackshittaz – A Polar Opposite

I was initially critical of this song during preselection last year. That is until the Austrian national final, when it became apparent just how infectious this tune was. Possibly comparable to the great Verka, but not quite that good! It …

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En una vida – Just not this lifetime

When this first made its way on to YouTube during the early part of 2010, it immediately sounded like a major contender. It was Coral Segovia’s second attempt at representing Spain and few doubted she would fail this time around. …

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Voting Allies

For both new and old audiences, Eurovision offers little astonishment when it comes to the neighbourly gesture of awarding douze-point to a political or geographical ally. It’s a tactic that can frustrate the living hell out of naïve fans, but …

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