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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Eurovision Throwback: Dina Garipova – What If

Looking back at the history of Russia, it is clear that they are a force at Eurovision. It’s not uncommon to see Russia break into the Top 10, and for that reason, we have come to expect strong entries. In amongst the peak was Dina Garipova who represented the nation back in 2013. The song…

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Eurovision Throwback: Ott Lepland – Kuula

Looking back at the history of Estonia at Eurovision, it is clear that the nation has some incredibly strong vocalists. One of the performances that always stood out was Kuula, a powerful ballad performed by Ott Lepland. The entry dominated the national final, but that doesn’t always equal Eurovision success – but in this case,…

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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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Eurovision Throwback: Firelight – Coming Home

In my annual Eurovision binge, I returned to one of my staples – Eurovision 2014. The contest had a strong selection of songs, and while there were few that screamed ‘winner’, there were many I knew I’d enjoy years later. Now that we are years later, I can confirm that it wasn’t just nostalgia acting…

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Eurovision Throwback: Loukas Yiorkas ft. Stereo Mike – Watch My Dance

Although their Eurovision success has wavered in recent years, Greece had a hugely successful run throughout the 2000’s. It was not uncommon to see the nation finish within the Top 10, and more often than not, it was with songs that can only be described as fiercely, unapologetically Greek. Watch My Dance ticked the ‘unapologetically…

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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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Eurovision Throwback: Joci Pápai – Origo

Hungary is yet to win the Eurovision Song Contest, but their results at the contest paint the nation as successful. More often than not, we would see Hungary in the final, with the occasional Top 10 finish under their belts. The nation withdrew from Eurovision in 2020, and we are yet to welcome their return,…

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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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Eurovision Throwback: Anti Social Media – The Way You Are

Denmark was on a high at Eurovision, having won the contest in 2013, and subsequently hosting the following year. However, by 2015, Denmark found themselves stuck in the semi-final for the first time since 2007. Pop-rock band Anti Social Media were selected to represent the nation with their song, The Way You Are, but it…

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