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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National Final Throwback – Peu Madureira – Só Por Ela

We aren’t travelling too far back in time for today’s National Final Throwback, but instead appreciating a song that, well, I’m just going to come out and say it, was completely robbed. To set the scene, we are looking at a song that was part of the Portuguese national final of 2018, a song that…

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National Final Throwback – Brooke Borg – Golden

Today’s national final throwback takes us to the island nation of Malta, who at Eurovision have had a mixed history at Eurovision, especially recently. We’re going back to 2016, a national final that has probably been their most controversial in recent years. Usually the unwritten rule applies where the song that wins is the song…

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National Final Throwback – Loreen – Statements

We love going back and rediscovering some of the lesser known national final songs, but today we decided to pick one of the most talked about from recent years. It was the comeback everyone was waiting for – we are of course talking about Loreen’s return to Melodifestivalen! Having won Eurovision in 2012, many were…

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National Final Throwback – Frankie Animal – (Can’t Keep Calling) Misty

Estonia is well known in the Eurovision community for holding one of the most diverse national selections, and this year was no exception. Although we know that Elina Nechayeva won Eesti Laul by a landslide, by request we’re taking a look at one of the competitors, Frankie Animal. Admittedly, I don’t think I’ve heard this…

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National Final Throwback – Mélovin – Wonder

Sometimes persistence is key when it comes to Eurovision. There have been countless times where we have seen an artist take part in a national selection, only to fall short but yet return in future years. In some circumstances, it takes years and numerous attempts to reach Eurovision if ever, and for others the road…

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National Final Throwback: MNTHA – Nefelibata

2015 was an interesting year for Eurovision, as it was the year that we began to see some really cutting edge performances, which set the tone for the years to follow. The two stand out performances which pushed Eurovision into the modern age were the Belgian, and the Latvian entries. The latter, which was performed…

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National Final Throwback: Erika Selin – Break Me Up

Considering Ireland is the most successful nation at Eurovision (until that record is broken, perhaps by Sweden?), their results are fairly average in the years gone by. Other than Jedward in 2011, their only qualifications led to fairly low results in the final, and after 2013, the nation hasn’t managed to qualify. Today’s National Final…

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