Go Dutch

May 18, 2019 by

The Netherlands was a strong favourite heading to Tel Aviv and over the 2 weeks of rehearsals I’ve not seen anything to change...

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North Star

May 16, 2019 by

Semi-final 2 sees the arrival of this year’s big hitters in The Netherlands, Sweden, Russia and Switzerland. It looks a very strong...

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Greek Goddess

May 14, 2019 by

It’s difficult to recall an ESC semi-final of this nature before, where you can make a case for a number of countries achieving a top...

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Mah-moody Blues

May 12, 2019 by

Sunday rolls round and it falls to me again to have the dubious pleasure of reviewing Israel and the Big 5: Israel Much as before,...

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Spirit Rising

May 11, 2019 by

The completion of semi 2 second rehearsals today. Croatia starts proceedings. Roko’s ‘The Dream’, you sense, has...

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Lovely Luca

May 10, 2019 by

With 17 songs squeezed into one day, the press centre is eagerly awaiting second rehearsals and the arrival of the Big Five. There...

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Industrial Strength

May 9, 2019 by

We didn’t hear Tamta during 1st rehearsal. Cyprus has been a drifter on the Outright while its Top 10 price has been holding...

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Two-Horse Race?

May 7, 2019 by

Tuesday has long been marked in the diary as a red-letter day. It brings with it the first sightings of The Netherlands, Russia,...

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Peony Tale

May 6, 2019 by

There has been some market doubt regarding Armenia’s Q chance as the semi 2 opener. Srbuk is alone on stage which is a bit of a...

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Wonder From Down Under

May 5, 2019 by

Belgium “I came to fight” opines Eliot, but this is pretty weak all round. He pitches up as the classic boy next door, with a...

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