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Eurovision 2017 In-Depth: Story Of My Times (Belarus & Ukraine)

My final post on the entries for Eurovision comes with a brief reaction to the results of semi final 1 last night. Which were entirely awful as far as my taste is concerned, five of my favourite six entries on the night, Iceland, Latvia, Finland (which grew on me with a magical performance), Montenegro and…… Continue reading Eurovision 2017 In-Depth: Story Of My Times (Belarus & Ukraine)

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Eurovision 2017 In-Depth: Ziv the Firebrace (Israel and Australia)

As the two nations that technically have no geographical claim to being in Europe (along with Armenia and Cyprus and maybe Georgia and Azerbaijan but all of those have some claim depending on where you draw the boundary line), Israel and Australia make up my penultimate post… and this means I’ll have done every nation…… Continue reading Eurovision 2017 In-Depth: Ziv the Firebrace (Israel and Australia)

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Eurovision 2017 In-Depth: Demy-Gravity (Greece & Cyprus)

With only three posts left to go until I’ve done them all, this time I’m going to one of Eurovision’s most famous duos, Greece and mini-Greece, er… Cyprus. Greece – Demy – This Is Love Greece had a big shock last year, they crashed out in the semi-finals for the first time ever. While you…… Continue reading Eurovision 2017 In-Depth: Demy-Gravity (Greece & Cyprus)

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Eurovision 2017 In-Depth: Skeletons Don’t Breathe (Azerbaijan & Malta)

The last of the Caucasus trio, Azerbaijan, with one of their closest friends in Eurovision that is a totally legitimate friendship and not just because the small island of Malta has so few voters it’s easy to manipulate. Azerbaijan’s desperation is humorous to witness but are they past it now? Azerbaijan – DiHaj – SkeletonsĀ …… Continue reading Eurovision 2017 In-Depth: Skeletons Don’t Breathe (Azerbaijan & Malta)

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Eurovision 2017 In-Depth: Flying Alone (Macedonia & Armenia)

Macedonia and Armenia go together because I already put Georgia and Albania and they are countries that have fairly colourful flags. Also, they’ve both suffered a lot in the past, and Macedonia in particular has had a fate that no country should suffer, they’ve qualified only once in the last nine years. Shall we open…… Continue reading Eurovision 2017 In-Depth: Flying Alone (Macedonia & Armenia)