OMG! The first semi-final is today!

– Here’s a sneak peak of Mr. Putin’s expansion plans. Go ahead and vote for us, suckers!

Sadly you won’t find your favorite Eurovision bloggers reporting live from the press center and from premier VIP seating inside the arena this year. Due to a series of unforeseen circumstances, which we won’t bore you with the details. But we promise to be back on location next year when it’s Italy’s turn to host Eurovision again!

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Belgian wonderchild

Wow. Just wow. How old did you say this kid was? As much as we love and adore the Eurovision Song Contest, let’s be honest and admit that it’s not exactly a venue for hatching out the biggest and brightest stars of the future. With a few notable exceptions it’s rather a place where has-beens can attempt to revive their fading careers, middle-of-the-road decent artists can flourish for a few months just long enough to keep the public’s interest and where one-hit wonders blast into the center of attention only to disappear into everlasting obscurity the minute the closing credits are done.

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First rehearsals. Impressions and fun facts

In case of emergency, please unfold the parachute. Photo: Andres Putting (EBU)
In case of emergency, please unfold your own parachute first, then help your children. Photo: Andres Putting (EBU)

So. First semi final is no more than a week away and rehearsals are well on their way. Here are some of the most important facts we have picked up on this far:

  • Georgia is way funnier than first anticipated.How unbelievably cool is it to bring a parachute onstage? If you are to dance around high as a kite onstage, why not bring your kite, we say. And there is a slight possibility Israel’s lady might blow us all up, so security equipment is welcomed.
  • Speaking of Israel, we have an announcement to make: Three pair of pants have been found lurking around the airport looking for their owners. Mei and choir chicks can report to the information desk in order to get fully dressed for next week.

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Gearing up for the Grand Final!

All righty then! While most of our fellow Norwegians have spent the day suffocating in too tight bunads, stuffing their face with ice cream and hotdogs, we have been in Malmø Arena to catch the first dress rehearsal before the Grand Final. How very exiting. Squeal!

We can promise you a wicked show, the Swedes certainly know their stuff and you can really tell they have been gagging to transfer Melodifestivalen to a pan European format.

One word. Swoon!

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Belgian immaterialities

It’s not a good sign when writing a review feels like just another boring chore that has be done on a dull Sunday night. When we actually consider cleaning the fridge or alphabetizing our spice rack rather then trying to come up with something clever or witty to say about today’s chosen song. This is how we feel about Belgium’s entry this year. Iris’ song “Would you” is so frightfully boring Continue reading

First National Finals Super Weekend done

Pew, after the glittery dust have settled it’s time to take a recap of all the hurly burly that has been going on this weekend. We decided to focus on the Nordic Super Saturday with Norway, Iceland and Finland choosing their songs for Düsseldorf all on the same day, and sadly we did not find the time to look deeper into what went on in Ireland and Azerbaijan on Friday and Malta and Belgium on Saturday.

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