Albania 2014: Zemërimi i një nate – Review

Song: Zemërimi i një nate Performer: Hersiana Matmuja A traditional Balkan ballad with a nice tune, but the rock elements in the opening and in the mid-section of the song…


Ukraine 2014: Tick Tock – Review

Song: Tick Tock Performer: Maria Yaremchuk The first song chosen for the 2014 ESC edition will not end victorious in Copenhagen. The song is a cheesy pop song of the…


Eurovision rules changes: EBU gives in to demands on transparency

After this year’s edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, there was a wave of demands all across Europe to make the voting procedure more transparent. Now EBU has given in…


“Professional” Eurovision juries vote like amateurs

As the EBU still refuses to announce the full split jury / televote result per country, some of the national broadcasters have recently released their jury results themselves. This has…

Farid Mammadov, Azarbaijan 2013 (Screenshot, NRK)

Voting confusion in the ESC Final

After the Eurovision final, the split jury / televote has been revealed in some countries, and this has lead to a roar of disapproval for the current jury system. In…

Emmelie de Forest, Denmark, Eurovision Winner 2013 (Screenshot, NRK)

Western Europe took Eurovision back

With Denmark’s and Emmelie de Forest’s win in Malmö last Saturday, Western Europe finally took Eurovision back from the grip of the Soviet Union. Except for the somewhat extraordinary victory…

Petra Mede, Eurovision Hostess 2013 (Screenshot, NRK)

The true winner of Eurovision Song Contest 2013

In the Eurovision final, Denmark received most points from the other European countries, and thereby left Malmö victorious. But the true winner of Saturday’s show, was Swedish Television and hostess…


3-4 possible winners

  39 competing countries have become only 26. The level of the final is better than for a long time – although the final has a far better second half…

Malmö Arena

Semi Final 2: No surprise exits

  The favourites went through also from the second Eurovision Semi Final on Thursday, which means there has been no surprise exits this year. Or… Wait a minute.. The BIG…


Who makes it from the second semi final?

  The day of the second semi final is upon us, and this is definitely a weaker one than the first. Which means an easier way for the big favourites….