Eurovision 5: The ‘Oh God You’re Still Doing That’ Edition

Portugal Portugal are pretty consistent at Eurovision, having not got into the Top 10 since 1996 (they’ve never made it to the Top 5 either). This year, they’re sending Leonor Andrade, with her song ‘Há um mar que nos separa’ (‘There’s a Sea That Separates Us’, in English). Leonor describes herself as ‘transparent’, which is…

Some important life lessons I learnt from Tinder

Here’s the thing: I was watching that Tinder documentary on Channel 4 earlier today. Although it’s a well-shot documentary, I thought it didn’t really look at the good that could come from the app. I, for one, learnt a lot from using the app. These are some important life lessons I’ve learnt: 1. Self deprecation isn’t desirable…

Eurovision 4.0: Jade, Heidi and Amelle

Italy Italy had their worst placing ever last year with ‘La Mia Citta’ by Emma, coming 21st (completely undeserved, tbh). They’re sending some international stars this year, in the form of Il Volo. They’ve performed with Barbra Streisand, and were the only Italian artists on ‘We Are The World for Haiti’. The song is called…

THE MAYLIST

Here’s a new thing I’m doing every month. I’ll collect ten songs that I really like and put them in a playlist. I’ll then write about each song. Finally, I’ll shoehorn the name of the month into the word ‘playlist’. Here’s the Maylist: Natalie La Rose – ‘Somebody’ (feat. Jeremih) Natalie La Rose’s debut single…

Eurovision Part 3: The Re-Up

Russia If there’s one thing we can rely on in Eurovision, it’s that Russia will send a ballad about world peace. Two years ago they sent ‘What If’, and last year they send the abomination that is ‘Shine’. This year they’re trying with ‘A Million Voices’ by Polina Gagarina. This is definitely the best of…