National Final Throwback: Tamar Kaprelian – Poison (Ari Ari)

In 2018, Armenia opted for a National final to select their next Eurovision entrant. There were a handful of memorable acts, including of course, Kamil Show and eventual winner Sevak Khanagyan. However none reached the level of hype like Tamar Kaprelian. Having previously performed for Genealogy back in 2015, she had the experience to be…

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National Final Throwback: Jurgis DID & Erica Jennings – Sing!

The Lithuanian Eurovision selection has historically been very hit or miss. For every gem is a handful of duds, but today we are putting the spotlight on a song that for me, was the shining light of the 2019 Lithuanian selection. Two former Eurovision participants united, and not only do they have that in common,…

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National Final Throwback: Louka – Mamma Mia

After opting for internal selections for three years running, France decided to switch things up in 2018 and reintroduce a national final. The new format was called ‘Destination Eurovision’, and after the relative success the nation found with Amir and Alma, the pressure was on to ensure that the national selection featured quality songs. A…

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National Final Throwback: María – Muérdeme

It seems like an eternity ago, but in fact, today’s National Final throwback comes from the 2019 national final season. We’re heading to Spain, a nation that bounces between national finals and internal selections year after year. For the 2019 season, Spain selected their Eurovision act through a special ‘gala’ show of Operación Triunfo. One…

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National Final Throwback: Nika – Knock Knock

For the Eurovision fans who follow national selections, it’s easy to be bombarded by countless competing entries. Part of the fun is following the selections to see what the nations have to offer, and ultimately, what each nation determines to be their best chance at Eurovision. With new selections each year, the songs that we…

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National Final Throwback: Margaret – Cool Me Down

Margaret was catapulted into the Eurovision spotlight back in 2016 when she participated in the Polish national selection with the song ‘Cool Me Down’. Despite failing to reach Eurovision, she remained an icon in the Eurovision world.

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National Final Throwback: Raiven – Kaos

It’s not uncommon to see competitors of Eurovision National Finals to compete numerous times over the years, with some participants lucky enough to eventually score their Eurovision ticket. Others, however, may compete to no avail. Today we are putting the spotlight on Slovenian national finalist, Ravien, who proved that sometimes third time isn’t a charm.…

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National Final Throwback: Måns Zelmerlöw – Cara Mia

Måns Zelmerlöw has become a staple in the Eurovision world thanks to his 2015 win with the song Heroes, however many fans will remember his previous attempts in the Swedish national final, Melodifestivalen. Zelmerlöw first appeared at Melodifestivalen in 2007 with the song Cara Mia, a song that many Melodifestivalen fans remember fondly.

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National Final Throwback: Markus Riva – Dynamite

What’s a Latvian national selection without Markus Riva? With no less than seven participations in the Latvian national selections, the man is consistent at the very minimum. Some of his competing entries have done better than others, with ‘Take Me Down’ and ‘You Make Me So Crazy’ both finishing in second place. Meanwhile, on other…

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National Final Throwback – Ryk – You And I

Today’s National Final Throwback doesn’t take us back too far, but since this song was specially requested, I’ll be taking a closer look and sharing my thoughts! We’re looking closer at the German National Final of 2018, which as we know was won by Michael Schulte, but we are looking at one of his competitors,…

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