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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EuroRevision: BBC To the Rescue (1972)

The Eurovision Song Contest 1972 was the 17th edition of the contest, and based on tradition, the contest should have been held in Monaco due to Séverine winning the previous year. Unfortunately, Monaco could not meet the demands of hosting the event. Instead, the BBC stepped in to stage the contest. This was the fourth…

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Eurovision Throwback: Pirates of the Sea – Wolves of the Sea

Cast your mind back to 2008, where the televote ruled all. While there were some incredible songs during this era of Eurovision, the contest always featured what can only be described as ‘joke’ entries. Most of those songs remained in the semi-finals, but occasionally one would slip through the gaps. Not only did today’s throwback…

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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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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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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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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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