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Festivali i Këngës 58- First 5 Reviews

Tungjatjeta! Happy start of Eurovision Season everyone! The first national final is well and truly underway, and by tomorrow, we will know the first song of ESC 2020. The Albanian selection show began on Thursday night, and the first 10 artists competed. The reviews will be fairly short, and my initial reaction is what I’m […]

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The Importance of A Song’s Initial Impact- and why it is crucial to its chance of success

Brief update: It’s been a while since this blog was updated, and I’m looking forward to sharing my thoughts on the Albanian line-up of songs this year. However, I am aware that I’ve not updated this blog in a long while- for that I apologise, it’s been a busy few weeks. Given that this is […]

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Artists for Festivali i Kenges 58

The Albanian national final is back for its 58th edition, and the 20 artists competing have been announced by broadcaster RTSH. With the first semi final less than a month away, let’s take a look at the list, featuring some familiar names. Albërie Hadërgjonaj Aldo Bardhi Arilena Ara Bojken Lako Devis Xherahu Eli Fara & […]

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Eurovision song selections- what we know so far

With the first national final just a month away, Eurovision season really is just around the corner, and the delegations are busy preparing. Two artists have already been revealed- Hooverphonic for Belgium and Blas Canto for Spain- and Bulgaria are revealing their artist next week. But how are the other countries selecting their entrant? Here’s […]

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Which countries are competing in Eurovision 2020?

After much speculation and anxious waiting by fans, the EBU ended our long wait on Thursday, revealing the finalised list of competing nations for Rotterdam next year. 41 countries are set to compete, with 39 returning from last year, and Bulgaria and Ukraine both coming back after a year out. Sadly, this meant that Hungary’s […]

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Welcome to Euro-Vine!

This is hopefully the first post of many, and I can’t wait to share my ideas and musings with all of you, in addition to keeping you up to date with all things Eurovision. From national final announcements to song reviews to discussions about ways the contest could change, it’ll all be here. Having watched […]