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Eurovision 2022: Grand-finale: Booty don’t lie!

Due to work considerations (meaning I had to get up early Sunday morning) I didn’t hang around for the entire event and turned off the TV after the last entry was performed. So I’ll just go through the songs with … Continue reading

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Eurovision 2022: Second Semi: I wish I knew how to quit you!

The thing with Eurovision is that it doesn’t set trends (beyond the contest itself). And the thing about popular music in general is that it’s stopped changing and evolving and is simply cannibalizing itself. I haven’t heard anything really…. original … Continue reading

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Eurovision 2022: First Semi: Where have all the crazy ladies gone?

I’ve got some deadlines to attend to and other urgent work… but Eurovision just started so…. gotta do that instead. Opening: Split into two sections, a kind of lame film with a craftsman in his workshop making a drone and … Continue reading

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Eurovision 2021: Finale and Summary

After the first and second semi finals comes the big night…. Bye Bye Awards…. (in order of appearance). UK: Affable looking singer in an under-powered performance of a forgettable song (I can’t remember a single thing about it). Spain: Wimpy … Continue reading

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Eurovision 2019: Grand Prix du Randomocity

A bit late, but what the hell… Some final thoughts on Eurovision 2019. Grand Prix du Keeping the Lid On: I knew there would be no security lapses like the Portuguese slackers who let some mentally ill person disrupt the … Continue reading

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Eurovision 2019: We Need to Have a Little Talk..

Well, that was an ordeal.. the final was four! frickin’! hours! long! which was at least an hour too long. My proposals for the runtime dilemma –No more than 20 songs should be in the final (would people have rioted … Continue reading

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Eurovision 2019: My Heart Goes… Okay???

The second semi-final was…. better? more solid? more… competitive than the first?? Everybody is saying it was much stronger than the first and I guess that’s true but there wasn’t anything as ESC-ish as Australia in the first semi-final (my … Continue reading

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Eurovision 2019: Don’t You Break My Heart, Eurovision!

It’s Eurovision time, which would normally be a time of great joy, but I’m behind with some things (due to awkward holiday timing and procrastination). This year I started watching official videos about a month ago (not obsessively or anything … Continue reading

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Eurovision Finale

I still hate the idea of songs with guaranteed byes into the final so I didn’t write about the big five or Portugal till now.  My idea would be to make every single song go through a semi-final and restrict … Continue reading

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Down withe ESC: The Theory and Praxis of Eurovision Aesthetics

(this was part of a post last year but I’ve decided to edit it a bit and make it a separate post) The way I judge Eurovision songs can be summed up in three words that (helpfully) mimic the initials … Continue reading

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