Posts by Álvaro

Eurovision 2015: Australia’s Guy Sebastian in focus

In 2015 EBU surprised fans with a big announcement: Australia would debut in the Eurovision Song Contest to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the contest. Guy Sebastian was put in charge of representing Australia. It’s hard for fans to comment on his song without talking about whether or not the country should take part.  Read more

Eurovision 2017: Portugal’s Salvador Sobral in focus

Salvador Sobral’s victory in the Eurovision Song Contest gave Portugal its first trophy in the contest 53 years following their debut. ‘Amar Pelos Dois’ was also the first winner sung entirely in a language different than English since Serbia’s victory in 2007. Not all Eurovision fans are equally impressed with this song though. Read more

Eurovision 2007: Ukraine’s Verka Serduchka in focus

When Ukraine chose Verka Serduchka for the Eurovision Song Contest in 2007 fans had mixed feelings about this act.  Today, many have learned to love the iconic act. Moreover, even outside of the Eurovision fan community, people easily associates Verka Serduchka with the song contest and its sometimes over the top gimmicks.  Read more

Eurovision 1973: Spain’s Mocedades in focus

Mocedades got international recognition when they finished second at the 1973 Eurovision Song Contest. 47 years after the Eurovision participation many fans still remember their song ‘Eres Tú’. Some go even further and consider this song the best Spanish entry in the contest.    Read more

Eurovision 1982: Germany’s Nicole in focus

In 1982 Germany won the Eurovision Song Contest for the very first time. The winning formula was a girl with her guitar singing about the anxiety and fear many people experience living in the midst of the cold war. Today fans still see this song with nostalgia while also noticing how the message of Nicole’s… Read more

Die grosse Entscheidungs Show 2012: Lys Assia in Focus

The Swiss National Final for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 saw an extraordinary participant. It was no other than Lys Assia, the very first winner of the Eurovision Song Contest. Notwithstanding that her song did not perform well in the national final, fans still remember this entry with some nostalgic. Read more

Mira quién va a Eurovisión 2014: Brequette in Focus

In 2014, Spain sent Ruth Lorenzo to represent the country in Copenhagen. Ruth’s victory in her national selection was due to a tie-breaking rule. Brequette came in second place with the same amount of points as Ruth Lorenzo. Her fans still wonder if she would have got a better result if the national selection’s rules… Read more

Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu 2020: Erika Vikman in Focus

In 2020, Finland chose Aksel Kankaanranta to represent the Nordic country in Rotterdam. With the Eurovision Song Contest being cancelled we’ll never know which result he would have gotten. Erika Vikman, who finished in second place at UMK, was arguably a more competitive act. Read more

Eurovision 1978: Luxembourg’s Baccara in focus

When Baccara represented Luxembourg at the Eurovision Song Contest 1978, they were at the top of their music career.  The Spanish duo sung their disco song ‘Parlez-vous Français?’. In their 2020 reviews of the song, Eurovision fans find themselves comparing this to their most famous single ‘Yes Sir, I Can Boogie’. Read more

Eurovision 2010: France’s Jessy Matador in focus

When France selected Jessy Matador to represent the country in Oslo, the idea was to create a summer hit that promoted France in the 2010 Football World Cup. We can agree that Jessy Matador succeed with his song ‘Allez Ola Olé’ to do so. To this date many fans remember the 2010 song of this… Read more

Finland and Estonia Eurovision submission calls open

September is the month in which the “Eurovision year begins”. All songs published after the first of September are eligible to participate in the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest. The Estonian and Finnish broadcasters have opened their call for song submissions. Who will succeed Aksel and Uku Suviste, or will they get the ticket for Rotterdam… Read more

All Aboard! The Eurovision Cruise 2020 sails again tonight

The Eurovision Cruise is sailing again from Helsinki to Tallinn. The eleventh edition of the Eurovision Cruise is taking place now. For weeks the event was in doubt because of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, fans all over Europe will tonight enjoy a Eurovision inspired party and a concert with Eurovision fan favourite artists from… Read more

Eurovision 1957: Italy’s Nunzio Gallo in focus

Five minutes and nine seconds.  That is the length of the longest Eurovision Song Contest entry ever performed. Nunzio Gallo from Italy is responsible for this record. This song is most likely the reason we now have the 3 minute rule that is currently in place. Nunzio finished in 7th place. Read more

Food Extravaganza! Little Big releases “Tacos”

Little Big has not made their fans wait long. The pop-rave Russian band released today their new single “Tacos”. This is their second single they released after their 2020 Eurovision song. The song is accompanied by a literary finger-licking video that features all favourite fast food items. A food formula that will make many fans… Read more

Doris Dragović at the Eurovision Song Contest 1999

Eurovision 1999: Croatia’s Doris Dragović in focus

In 1999, the Eurovision Song Contest took place in Jerusalem. Doris Dragović represented the country with a very appropriate song for the occasion. The chosen song, ‘Marija Magdalena’ (Mary Magdalene) gave one of the best results for the country. However, Doris’ performance was not free from controversy. Read more

Eurovision 2016: Austria’s Zoë in focus

At the Eurovision final in 2016, only one of the songs didn’t include any English in its lyrics. That was Austria’s Zoë who sung her song entirely in French. This was also the first time that Austria sent a song in French, bringing some variety in terms of languages. Read more

Eurovision 1974: Italy’s Gigliola Cinquetti in focus

1974 saw the return of Gigliola Cinquetti to Eurovision. France, an early favourite that year, withdrew from the competition on the same week Eurovision took place. The first Italian winner in 1964, had a good chance to win again in Brighton. In the end, she finished second after Sweden’s ABBA. Read more