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GRAND FINAL DAY!

Happy Eurovision final day!!! Now my personal top 26 are: 1.Italy 2. Lithuania 3. Ukraine 4. Bulgaria 5. Finland 6. Russia 7. France 8. Malta 9. Iceland 10. Cyprus 11. San Marino 12. Norway 13. Azerbaijan 14. Belgium 15. Netherlands 16. Spain 17. Portugal 18. Switzerland 19. Albania 20. Israel 21. United Kingdom 22. Sweden […]

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A Tribute to the Artists of Eurovision 2020

A Tribute to the Artists of Eurovision 2020 While I’m absolutely ecstatic that we have a live Eurovision final this week (and have annoyed all my family, friends and coworkers by talking about nothing else), I’m aware that for a number of artists, Saturday will be a bittersweet day. These are the artists who, for […]

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Rankings and Predictions ahead of Semi Two

Ciao everyone, here are my top 16 and predictions ahead of tonight’s semi final. I don’t know who I’m voting for yet- the first time I’ve gone into any Eurovision show without a clear winner. Can’t wait to see what the artists bring! My top 16 ahead of tonight’s show: Bulgaria Finland San Marino Switzerland […]

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The Vine gets ready for Semi-One

Finally, after two years, we have Eurovision back! I’m so excited I might scream, but for now, here is my top 16 for tonight, and my predictions. Semi Final 1- Ranking of the songs Lithuania Russia Ukraine Malta North Macedonia Cyprus Azerbaijan Belgium Norway Israel Croatia Ireland Romania Sweden Australia Slovenia My predictions: Definitely qualifying: […]

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The Vine reviews ‘Zitti E Buoni’ for Italy

Song #1, and the Vine’s winner of 2021- Italy- Zitti E Buoni WOW! Italy has gone with rock this year and given us all an absolute classic. This is easily one of the best rock songs ESC has ever seen, and possibly the first glam rock song to grace the stage. This song reminds me […]

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The Vine reviews ‘Growing Up is Getting Old’ for Bulgaria

Song #2- Bulgaria- Growing Up is Getting Old This touching little ballad is heartwarming, hopeful and haunting all at the same time: it’s an ode to younger times when the world was less complicated, when life was simpler for us all, and where we all felt safe. The underlying clock tick both signifies the inevitable […]

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The Vine reviews ‘Dark Side’ for Finland

Song #3- Finland- Dark Side Finland has decided to go back to their success story and send us some good old rock, and I am not complaining one bit. This is a bit more futuristic and techno than classic rock, but I love the fusion of genres. I know that a lot of people aren’t […]

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The Vine reviews ‘Discoteque’ for Lithuania

Song #4- Lithuania- Discoteque Bring on the best pop song of the year! Lithuania has given us an absolute treat with Discoteque, and again, I have a story about this song. The first time I heard it, I was on the train, and thought I was alone in the carriage. So I did not hide […]

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The Vine reviews ‘Voila’ for France

Song #5- France- Voila France decided not to send a song this year. France have sent us pure art. This doesn’t feel like a song as much as it feels like poetry to music- something beautiful, timeless and theatrical. There’s a real sense of vulnerability to this, and it makes the song extremely powerful- there’s […]

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The Vine reviews ‘Russian Woman’ for Russia

Song #6- Russia- Russian Woman When I say this took my breath away the first time I heard the song, I am not lying. Manizha is incredibly talented, and the power this song has, it just knocks me away every time. I love the message of this song, but even before I read the English […]