Two months ago, The Netherlands won the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Their first victory since 1975. Something the Dutch celebrated hard, since they have seen the other side of the Eurovision-medal often. In our last episode in the Aftermath series, we look back at what [read more…]
Since their return to the contest, Italy has remained a strong competitor at the contest, and more often than not, we see Italy somewhere within the Top 10. This year was no exception, with Mahmood finishing in 2nd place with his song, Soldi.
In the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, Russia finished in third place with ‘You are the only one‘ by Sergey Lazarev. The singer took part in 2019 again, and finished in third place again. A disappointment for the superstar.
Switzerland’s success at Eurovision is few and far between, and despite their efforts to turn their luck around, the nation often struggled to determine what would make a successful Eurovision package. With a renewed selection strategy, Switzerland proved that it was possible to turn things [read more…]
Sweden was one of the contenders for victory, so it was hardly a surprise that the Scandinavian country ended up in the top 10 of the Eurovision Song Contest yet again. Sweden were placed into the top 5 after issues with the dismissal of the [read more…]
One of the biggest surprises of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 is arguably the televote victory of KEiiNO from Norway. The 291 points from the viewers at home gave them a top-10 spot after all. Something the jury was not willing to give Norway.
The inaugural Australian Eurovision national final took place in the Gold Coast in February earlier this year. Kate Miller-Heidke was ultimately selected to represent Australia at Eurovision 2019, winning the jury and public over with her song ‘Zero Gravity’. She finished 9th at the Eurovision [read more…]
The last year we saw North Macedonia (back then: Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia) in the Eurovision final was in 2012. Seven years later, the nation not only finally reached the final again, they also got their best result ever: 7th.
In their first six years at the Eurovision Song Contest, Azerbaijan always made it to the Top 10 of the final. But, between 2013 and 2018, the country disappeared from the left side of the table. Until Chingiz came around.
Michael Rice finished in last place at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. Another sad tale for the BBC and the United Kingdom in the contest. When will the nation change their gameplan?