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Eurovision 2015 Rehearsals: Day 1 Review

Our first day of rehearsals is complete and the two-week onslaught has well and truly begun. The sun has been shining all day and the thought of returning to chillier and more expensive Scandinavian shores is far from appealing. Eduard …

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Eurovision 2015: Semi-Final 2 Preview

Semi-final 2 is a higher quality affair, but like semi-1, it is fraught with danger given 2015’s higher standard. As such, I still advise a degree of caution until the staging reveals in May. Once again I have added my …

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Eurovision 2015: Semi-Final 1 Preview

Following the draw in January, Semi-final 1 was widely tipped to be the strongest, but with all songs selected, it now appears that the second semi-final leads the quality stakes. Nevertheless, the first semi does look like it could claim …

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Semi-Final 2: Dress Rehearsal Notes

Yesterday’s second rehearsal from Ruth Lorenzo has precipitated a flood of precipitation over the streets of Copenhagen. Thankfully, calm has returned to the press centre after last night’s storm of enthusiasm. On the subject of storms, I hope you all …

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Eurovision 2014 Rehearsals: Day 5 Review

Malta started us off today with Coming Home. The staging remains in first rehearsal form, but the camera angles and visual impression has improved. Towards the end of the song, the stage lighting turns white to emphasise the climax. Should …

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Eurovision 2014 Rehearsals: Day 4 Review

Last night Rob (EntOdds) and I went to Euroclub and enjoyed live sets from Sebalter, Suzi and Paula & Ovi. Sebalter was easily the best and he’s a really down-to-earth-and likable chap. Rob still preferred the drag act’s version of …

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Eurovision 2014 Rehearsals: Day 3 Review

With the spate of internet connectivity and live-feed issues in the press center, I discovered today that the Eurovision shuttle buses carry free Wi-Fi. So my suggestion is that they annex the press center to the coaches in the car …

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Eurovision 2014 Rehearsals: Day 1 Review

A cracking start to the first day of rehearsals today. All is forgiven Malmö! The first three run throughs of Armenia were missed due to the live feed not being available in the press center. Luckily Tobbe Ek was tweeting about …

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Eurovision: Semi-Final 2 Preview

Last updated 8th May A controversial list of qualifiers I think you will agree and mostly based on info I’ve gleaned from people affiliated with the many delegations. I could easily swap Slovenia/Belarus and Malta, but I think Malta’s danger comes from the …

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Eurovision: Semi-Final 1 Preview

  Last updated 6th May. This is it! I have published my final list of qualifiers for semi-final 1. It’s largely an exercise for bragging rights and I could easily swap Montenegro with Moldova. Good luck all! Standout Bets  Ukraine 9.0 e/w (correct …

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