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…

Eurovision Part 2: Broken Down

Here are the next eight Eurovision entries, again chosen at random (which is, as you will read, rather annoying because six of these sound EXACTLY THE SAME). You can read last weeks here, btw. San Marino Valentina Monetta has finally been given a rest this year, and instead San Marino will be represented by Anita…

“Am I Even Gay?”: some more things

Around four months ago, I wrote a piece about being gay. This morning, I woke up to the news that Sam Smith doesn’t mind being called a ‘faggot’. Here’s what I would add to that piece if I were writing it now (yes, I know I could literally add it to the bottom of that,…

Some chat about some of this year’s Eurovision entries

In about a month’s time, we’ll be about to start Eurovision week. To celebrate one of the greatest occasions of the year, I’ll be reviewing eight entries a week (probably every Saturday, tbh). They were all chosen at random, mainly so I don’t get bored after reviewing the really good/bad ones. This week, I’m taking…

Some opinions about some pop songs

Here’s the thing: I haven’t written anything on here for a few weeks. There are two reasons for this. First: I’ve got a presentation at uni in two weeks, so I’m prepping that. Every other waking moment of my life rn is spent applying for jobs, which is by far the most demoralising experience of…

Here’s a really good beauty product

(image: Nip + Fab) First thing’s first, I know absolutely nothing about beauty. If you listen closely, you can hear my lecturers tutting about that opening sentence. I could just fake it (till I make it), but no, I’m just going to be completely honest. I’ve just found an amazing product that I want to…

The definitive ranking of every British Eurovision entry since 2000

The British Eurovision entry is getting announced tonight! I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m picturing a good but not particularly exciting entry this year (unless it’s Alexandra Burke, obviously). But anyway, I’ve ranked every British entry since 2000: 15. ‘That Sounds Good To Me’ – Josh Dubovie It’s hard to believe that this isn’t…

“Am I even gay?”

In a world where anyone can be anything, what does it mean to be gay? In answer to that first question: yes, I am. I’m part of the 1.5% of men in Britain who identify as being gay, and I’m proud of it. Having been bullied about it for the best part of a decade,…

‘Tor’ of Pop #2: Tor Miller

The current new releases on iTunes look exactly like this: The best song in that selection is ‘Doing It (feat. Rita Ora)’ by Charli XCX. The best cover art though is ‘Headlights’ by Tor Miller. Look at it:   Incredible stuff. According to his Twitter, Torr Miller is a ‘singer/songwriter’ from New York City. That’s…