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Ireland: Sarah McTernan – 22

Sarah McTernan's song, 22, has just dropped before its official first play on Irish radio. News reaches us that this was a late selection hence the slightly rushed video. RTE are also working on a slightly different ending to the song …

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Austria: Pænda – Limits

Austria's song, Limits, by Pænda has finally reached YouTube after being premiered on radio. This is quite an unconventional song for Eurovision and I can understand the reported reluctance of the selection panel put their faith in it. It is so …

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Belarus: Zena – Like it

Over in Belarus, Zena topped the leaderboard in the 100% jury-decided national final and will represent the nation in Tel Aviv with Like It. The performance of Like It wasn't helped by a breathless Zena sounding off key after 2-minutes. The first …

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Netherlands: Duncan Laurence – Arcade

Netherlands has shaken up the Eurovision outright market with the release of Duncan Laurence's Arcade. It's exactly what this year's Eurovision lineup needed: another country to challenge the assumption that it is Russia's Contest to lose. It still probably is given …

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Switzerland: Luca Hänni – She Got Me

Switzerland has presented Luca Hänni with the song, She Got Me, for Eurovision 2019. Hänni was rumoured to be the Swiss representative as early as December last year, so the 100/1 prices were crazy given the content available to view …

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Greece: Katerine Duska – Better Love

Greece has officially presented Katerine Duska and her song, Better Love, as their entry for Eurovision 2019. This is quite a decent return for Greece having failed to qualify twice in the last five years and finishing around 20th in …

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Cyprus: Tamta – Replay

After much hype and build-up, Cyprus have finally released the full version of Tamta's Replay in readiness for 200-mile trip to Tel Aviv in May. As has already been highlighted in the comments, there are some structural similarities Fuego - …

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Melodifestivalen 2019: Final Preview

Melodifestivalen 2019 has seen the introduction of a new scoring system to reduce the power of the juries which was analysed here last year. SVT has reduced the number of jurors to eight, while splitting the televote into age groups. …

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Serbia: Nevena Božović – Kruna

Nevena Božović won Beovizija 2019 and will represent Serbia with the song Kruna. Returning to the traditional Balkan ballad should help Serbia corner the regional vote this year. As a Eurovision song, Kruna is a tad aimless and fails step on the …

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