Eurovision Rewind: 1998

The year is 1998. Israel’s Dana International has wowed Europe and won the Eurovision Song Contest with her anthemic song ‘Diva’. Join us as we relive her performance:




Review: Italy- Emma Marrone ‘La Mia Citta’

Emma Marrone's La Mia Citta is a great pop song

Emma Marrone’s La Mia Citta is a great pop song

Amici di Maria De Filippi is kind of a more upmarket, Italian version of Britain’s Got Talent where competitors from different backgrounds; singing, songwriting, playing an instrument, dancing, even actors and TV presenters vie for judges attention and to win the show. And Italy’s Eurovision representative for this year Emma Marrone Continue reading

Review: Montenegro- Sergej Cetkovic ‘Moj Svijet’

Sergej does his best Daniel O'Donnell impression for Montenegro

Sergej does his best Daniel O’Donnell impression for Montenegro

As the birds chirp and the church bells ring the Montenegrin Eurovision song ‘Moj Svijet’ (or ‘My World’ in English) begins and sets the tone for the rest of the beautiful ballad. Then the flutes and strings kick in and I must admit there is something that an Irish man with a fondness for traditional music can truly identify with. I would go a bit further and even say it’s Continue reading