Friday Five Favourite: Eurovision Songs 2020

22 05 2020

So it wasn’t a Eurovision Song Contest this year, but on Saturday night, Rotterdam still hosted a 2 hour show with clips of all 41 songs that would have competed had the contest been able to go ahead.
There was a load of filler too, some better than others! Favouites included a message from Bjorn, a song from Netta, and buildings of Europe lit up while the Rotterdam Philharmonic plays Love Shine a Light. I’m a bit sad they haven’t put the interview with Graham Norton up – it was completely hilarious but he also got a bit choked up at one point, which was moving.

Because we only got 30 seconds of each song, scoring was a bit hit and miss, and probably didn’t do it as well as other years (even after removing some of my categories to make it easier!), but here are my five favourites from this year.

Iceland

Russia

Sweden

Ireland

Australia





Friday five favourite: Eurovision 2017

19 05 2017

I had SUCH a good time on Saturday. Takeaway, Eurovision and a spreadsheet! Acts were scored on Song, Voice, Choreography, Costume, Set and Novelty Value – some of those categories were weighted higher than others. This is sort-of my top 5. Mathematically Greece should be in it, but I just didn’t love it like I loved these five… Clearly more work needs to be done on my scoring algorithm for next year.

Moldova

Netherlands

Romania

Croatia

Sweden

For some reason I scored Greece higher than Croatia and Sweden, but it really wasn’t a favourite of mine, so it doesn’t make the top 5 – sorry Greece!
Austria and Italy tied with Sweden, but I just found Sweden far more entertaining!

I have to mention Azerbaijan. It was creepy and horrible, but the insanity meant it did very well in novelty value. Definitely worth a watch….