Ewan Spence attempts to keep control in the latest Ultimate Juke Box Jury, as Elaine Dove and Andrew Main award their hits, misses or maybes to Luxemburg (1973), Israel (1998), Ireland (1980) and The Netherlands (1969).
A welcome return to the Slovakian Status Update opening, dates and details for National Finals, JESC confirms 11 entries, and music from Hotel FM in the latest news podcast from the world of the Eurovision Song Contest.
With all the processing and post-recording work, what could have been a strong collection of songs becomes little more than “what can the engineers do next”. Technically competent, Rockefeller Street has lost its emotional core, as Ewan explains in his review of Getter Jaani’s debut album.
After a three month break for the 2011 Contest, Ultimate Juke Box Jury returns! David Elder and Andrew Main are first up, as they judge the United Kingdom (1969), Switzerland (1956), Russia (2008) and France (1991) while Ewan Spence looks on.
It’s likely that next week’s Reference Group meeting will consider some changes to the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest. If it gets late, and they need some stunning ideas, we might be able to help them out with some top ideas to bring entertainment back to Eurovision.
What’s up this week in the world of Eurovision? Azerbaijan make a lot of positive and negative noises about the 2012 Song Contest, singers and composers flock to represent the Netherlands, and the official DVD is released. And Cheryl Baker (Bucks Fizz) is trying to be an Opera star.
She sung her way into the hearts of eurovision fans around the world, but Nadine Beiler’s recent album, “I’ve Got a Voice”, is a different kind of beast to the soaring ballad you fell in love with during this year’s Euovision Song Contest.
The release of the Jury and Public scores by the EBU for the 2011 Song Contest has led to a lot of discussion and analysis. John Kennedy O’Connor forsees a bigger problem in the future, though, because of the disagreement between the Juries and the Public.