Israel: Not Toying Around This Year

On March 11, the new Israeli broadcaster, Kan, released the music video for their entry Toy sung by Rising Star 2018 winner Netta Barzilai. Hours after it was released Israel had their odds slashed and instantly became the favourite with the bookies to win Eurovision 2018. After listening to it myself I can completely understand why.    Continue reading “Israel: Not Toying Around This Year”


Italy: From Dancing Gorilla to Guerrilla Warfare

On March 11, the Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel uploaded the official music video for Italy’s entry Non mi avete fatto niente performed by Ermal Meta & Fabrizio Moro (lovingly referred to by their surprisingly big fan-base as Metamoro). For some reason the song is still thirty seconds too long to be eligible to compete at Eurovision but I’ll review it anyway – I can’t be bothered to wait any longer for the official Eurovision edit.  Continue reading “Italy: From Dancing Gorilla to Guerrilla Warfare”

Norway: That’s How You Make a Comeback

On 10 March, Norway and Sweden both selected their entries on Super Scandinavian Saturday. Alexander Rybak, the king of Eurovision and landslide winner of the 2009 edition, won Norway’s Melodi Grand Prix 2018 by another landslide and will return to the contest to sing his bop That’s How You Write a Song in Lisbon this May. Continue reading “Norway: That’s How You Make a Comeback”