Eurovision 2016: Thoughts On The New Voting

Eurovision 2016 – The best part of the day after the grand final is going through the results and analyzing the heck out of them. You guys looked into some of the interesting results that happened this year so we want to share them. Plus, the new voting happened, not just in format, the voting […]

Eurovision 2016: The Casualties of the Semi Finals

Eurovision 2016 – Yesterday saw another eight countries leave this years contest after failing to qualify from Semi Final Two. Every year some songs fail to make the cut that we are surprised about. Fan favourites from Selection to the main event. Which songs this year have we lost prematurely?

Eurovision 2016: TV Talent Shows and Eurovision

Eurovision 2016 – Another selection season is over and I will be doing a series of articles summarising the selection shows and the acts chosen. Today I am will write again about how stars of TV Talent Shows, especially the Voice are starting to take over Eurovision Choices

Eurovision 2015: TV Talent Shows and Eurovision

Eurovision – With the ever growing popularity of TV Talent Shows across Europe, we are starting to see a record amount of Eurovision Acts coming from these shows. Artists exposure on these shows help them get selected in the National Finals and this year has the most Alumni’s than ever.

Editorial: Should the EBU Abolish National Juries?

This year saw the 5th anniversary of the return of the National Jury. The subject of the jury has always been one of debate. Are they necessary? Are they useful? Are they just a waste of time? Well the idea of the jury returning was to reduce diaspora and neighbourly voting but is this the […]

Editorial: Looking Back on 2012

Editorial – I made it an habit to publish a long editorial about the year just passed which features both a personal opinion on the songs and the contest and analysis of the results. After 2010 and 2011, I promised 2012 and never actually got to publish it. As the 2013 post-contest fever comes down, […]

Welcome to Eurovision Times: James Mitchell

   James Mitchell TV – The Eurovision Times is proud to announce a new collaboration. Tongue-in-cheek and outspoken video blogger James Mitchell has joined our team and will be entertaining our readers with reviews of Eurovision songs, editorials and more. James Mitchell introduces himself, and tells Eurovision Times readers what he plans to bring to […]

Editorial: The UK and Eurovision: Should 1 Become 4?

    Editorial – Seeing as this is my first post I thought I’d take it easy and talk about something close to home: The UK in the Eurovision. More specifically, the forgotten countries that seem to be left out of the contest. I just want to clarify before I get started that I am […]

Reader’s Editorial: The Big 5 Issue

 Editorial – About a week ago we got a mail by one of our reader’s, who criticized the status of the Big 5 in the Eurovision Song Contest. We asked him to write an editorial and he agreed. Here is thus the first reader editorial by JKF Irish! Tell us what you think in the […]

Editorial: How Should the Next German Eurovision Hopeful Be Chosen?

  Editorial – Before the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 had even come to an end, the German press already speculated about the German selection for the next edition in 2013. Since 2010, the public broadcaster ARD and the private network ProSieben had collaborated in choosing the German entrant through a casting show. This year the […]

Editorial: The Second Semi-Final

  Editorial – The second semi-final just came to an end and we know the result. 10 more countries have qualified and the Final is thus complete. Here I will write down what is in my head right now and my thoughts during the performances. 100% subjective and 100% my opinion (at this moment ^^). […]

Prediction: The First Semi-Final

  Eurovision 2012 – In less than 24 hours we will know the ten lucky countries that will qualify from semi-final one. In this editorial I would like assess each countries’ chances to qualify(according to yours truly). So here we go:

Eurovision History Chat: Norway

  Eurovision Podcast – Norway has been a Eurovision ever present since 1960 when the beloved Voi Voi announced its presence to the rest of the continent. As you will hear in this podcast, the Norwegians have scaled the heights and plumbed the depths since them. Their FOUR “nul points” have saddled them with a […]

Eurovision 2011 Voting Analysis: The Balkan League in the Semi-Finals

Editorial – As with every year, the cries of “bloc voting” called loudly as the winners Ell & Nikki from Azerbaijan were announced the winner of the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest. After receiving votes from thirty countries, nineteen at the level of 8-points or higher, it seemed clear to the roaring fans of Sweden, Italy, […]

Editorial: Tis’ the season to be Pre-selected!

Editorial – Amidst a packed out stadium in Germany, and with millions of viewers watching from across the continent, Eldar and Nikki took the stage once again to perform their winning song. They’d done it! Beating off competition from 24 other musical acts, Europe had voted them their winner with a total of 224 points, […]

Editorial: Assessing the Swiss National Final

  Switzerland – The Swiss entry to the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku will be the first to be selected in this Eurovision season. The national final is held in Kreuzlingen on December 10 and will see 14 acts from all over the country compete for the Swiss ticket to Baku. In this editorial I […]

Editorial: Harel Skaat’s New Song

Editorial by escadele – Israeli heart-throb Harel Skaat has released a new song. His new single 21st Century is the first song he’s released since his, dare I say it, amazing performance of Milim, representing Israel at the Eurovision Song Contest 2010. 21st Century is certainly different from  what we have seen previously from Harel, but his angelic voice […]

Editorial: OGAE Votes For Camp! What Else Is New?

OGAE – The traditional annual OGAE vote has started again. OGAEs from every country imaginable will announce their votes in the coming weeks. One thing is clear already: Camp will rule and the actual final result on May 14 will be as close to the OGAE result as Moscow is to Lisbon and as Dana […]

Editorial: The Language Issue

Editorial – After the usual „this is the worst ESC year ever“ cries on certain platforms, we now realize that 2011 is not that bad at all. There is a development tough that is deplorable: Of the 43 entries this year only 8 (Spain, France, Bulgaria, Poland, Macedonia, Serbia, Cyprus and Portugal) will perform their […]

Editorial: ‘Estonia up there again’

Estonia – As the year moves on, many countries start showing out their big guns for the year. Let’s say this right away, countries depend on the level quality sent to them. Unless they go for an internal selection (in which case and in this case only can they bring big names to the Eurovision […]

Eurovision 2011: The Curse Of Winning

Editorial – As Eurovision 2011 approaches, artists are picked and songs are selected for Düsseldorf, the competition increases. Who will win and therefore host the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012? Fans of each country are desperate their country wins – national pride mainly, but it also makes it cheaper to go the next year! Others […]

Editorial: Italy’s Eurovision return is historic

Italy – Yesterday was a historic date for the Eurovision Song Contest. After 13 long years one of the biggest European countries announced it’s return to Europe’s most favourite TV-show: Italy. The return of the Mediterranean country came as a big surprise to me. After the final of X-Factor (whose winner was reported to go […]

Editorial: ‘Another great year for Finland’

Finland – Morgan is one of the most loyal readers (and now writers) of this blog. Here is his take on the Finnish national final “Euroviisut 2011” (The songs were published yesterday) : Anyway as every year I hear around the net “not so good this year from Finland” which if you think about it […]

What a surprise… NOT

Israel – The big news on ESCToday tonight is that Harel Skaat, Israel’s entrant in Oslo this year, is coming out of the closet. But what revealed our Harel’s sexuality? Is it his picture in a black leather jumpsuit with sparkling glitter, showing half of his (nice) chest? No! Is it the fact that he […]

Explaining Eurovision to Americans

USA – Yesterday I discovered an article at the website of the “Bygone Bureau” by a Norwegian, trying to explain to Americans what exactly the Eurovision Song Contest really is. Now, explaining Eurovision to Americans might be as hard as explaining to the French what retirement at 67 feels like. Nevertheless, the author manages to […]

Personal opinion: Thank you Lena!

“You are a total freak” ; “Are you crazy?”, “What is wrong with you” … These are just some of the reactions you get when you have your “coming out” as a Eurovision fan in Germany (and I’m pretty sure in quite a number of other countries as well). I’m a Eurovision Song Contest fan […]