Tag: Eurovision Ireland

Eurovision: the morning after

Well, that was interesting, wasn't it? I think Lisbon did a fantastic job of hosting this year's Eurovision Song Contest. Yes, a few of the interval pieces dragged a little, and yes, some of the 'natural' conversations between hosts and entrants were a little strained - but aren't they always? The set was amazing, many ...

It’s Eurovision time!

I've been a very bad Eurovision fan... Firstly, I completely missed the first semi-final on Tuesday night, as I had to attend a business event up in Edinburgh. A few sneaky glances at my Twitter feed showed me what I was missing. Some real FOMO there. I caught up by watching the second semi-final on ...

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Eurovision semi-final two: reflections

If I'm honest, I'm pretty disappointed with the results of last night's second Eurovision semi-final in Stockholm. I thought some of the great songs I've grown to like in the last few weeks were a virtual shoe-in for the final. I was sure of the other would bomb. Boy was I wrong. It seems like ...

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Eurovision 2016: semi-final 1 (aftermath)

  Oooh. Despite what I promise myself every year, I end up getting more annoyed at Eurovision voting decisions. Last night's first semi-final of the song contest was no exception. While acts like Cyprus and the Czech Republic getting enough voted to secure a place in Saturday's final, the guys from Estonia and Iceland went ...

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Eurovison 2016: Ireland

https://youtu.be/NpNGjmhH-p4 So we're just under 100 days until this year's Eurovision spectacular. Time to review the songs selected so far. And why not start with Ireland? Why, it's Westlife's Nicky Byrne with 'Sunlight'. It's not bad. Not bad at all. Definitely Ireland's best entry for a few years. (But remember, I'm wrong on Eurovision predictions ...

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Eurovision countdown…

Less than a week to go to Eurovision 2015 and I've yet to pen a word on it here. You can tell it's been a busy few months when I fail to share any Eurovision-related excitement. It's obviously far too late to review all of the 40-odd songs competing this year, but here's a small ...