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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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Eurovision 2018 – Second Semi-final review

Oh dear, not a…. distinguished evening for Eurovision. On the one hand there were no trainwrecks or massive embarassments but on the other hand nothing was very… good either, just a lot of derivative Eurovision songs, well within the usual … Continue reading

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Eurovision 2018 – First Semi-final review

It’s the most magical time of year…. when almost all of the countries of Europe engage in mock warfare via songs of questionable quality and the winner’s booby prize is the duty to stage next year’s terrifyingly expensive show with … Continue reading

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Loves me some Eurovision, 2017 pt. 5: Grand finale and wrap up

The Songs with a Bye This year more than ever showed how wrongheaded giving some countries a bye into the final is. Let’s take each one in order of appearance. Italy – Italy is very good at producing grand sweepingly … Continue reading

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Loves me some Eurovision, 2017 pt. 4: second semi-final notes and songs with a bye

General second semi-final notes As I predicted the sound quality was a lot better for the second semi, I’m hoping it stays like that for the final. I usually don’t watch the opening numbers or non-competitive song parts but they … Continue reading

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Loves me some Eurovision, 2017 pt. 3: second semi-final

I stopped watching after the perfromances so now I will do a rundown of the songs with my personal picks for the top 10 (based on song, performance, weirdness, other intangibles) before checking out which songs actually qualified. Serbia – … Continue reading

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