The Kirkham Report

Countdown to Eurovision ’21: #31 – Ukraine

#31 – Ukraine “Shum” Go_A Songwriters: Taras Shevchenko, Kateryna Pavlenko The Kirkham Report welcomes you to my coverage of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest!  From April 3 to the end of May, I’ll be here with all the latest ESC news and info, and of course, through May 11, that means I’m also bringing you all the info on each song this year ranked in order of my personal preference from bottom to top. I’ll give the reasons for my personal rankings, and some background info on the song, artist, songwriters, and such.  Again, these are MY opinions, and I realize

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Countdown to Eurovision ’21: #32 – Poland

#32 – Poland “The Ride“ Rafal Songwriters: Joakim Övrenius, Thomas Karlsson, Clara Rubensson, Johan Mauritzson The Kirkham Report welcomes you to my coverage of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest!  From April 3 to the end of May, I’ll be here with all the latest ESC news and info, and of course, through May 11, that means I’m also bringing you all the info on each song this year ranked in order of my personal preference from bottom to top. I’ll give the reasons for my personal rankings, and some background info on the song, artist, songwriters, and such.  Again, these are

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Countdown to Eurovision ’21: #33 – France

#33 – France “Voila” Barbara Pravi Songwriters: Barbara Pravi, Antoine “Igit” Barrau, Lili Poe The Kirkham Report welcomes you to my coverage of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest!  From April 3 to the end of May, I’ll be here with all the latest ESC news and info, and of course, through May 11, that means I’m also bringing you all the info on each song this year ranked in order of my personal preference from bottom to top. I’ll give the reasons for my personal rankings, and some background info on the song, artist, songwriters, and such.  Again, these are MY

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Countdown to Eurovision ’21: #34 – Georgia

#34 – Georgia “You“ Tornike Kipiani Songwriters: Tornike Kipiani The Kirkham Report welcomes you to my coverage of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest!  From April 3 to the end of May, I’ll be here with all the latest ESC news and info, and of course, through May 11, that means I’m also bringing you all the info on each song this year ranked in order of my personal preference from bottom to top. I’ll give the reasons for my personal rankings, and some background info on the song, artist, songwriters, and such.  Again, these are MY opinions, and I realize that

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Countdown to Eurovision ’21: #35 – Denmark

#35 – Denmark “Ove os pa henanden“ Fyre & Flamme Songwriters: Laurits Emanuel The Kirkham Report welcomes you to my coverage of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest!  From April 3 to the end of May, I’ll be here with all the latest ESC news and info, and of course, through May 11, that means I’m also bringing you all the info on each song this year ranked in order of my personal preference from bottom to top. I’ll give the reasons for my personal rankings, and some background info on the song, artist, songwriters, and such.  Again, these are MY opinions,

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Eurovision: Check out the Dadi og Gagnamagnid Documentary

About a month ago, Iceland broadcaster RUT posted a fascinating documentary spotlighting 2020 and 2021 Eurovision Song Contest entrant Dadi Freyr and his performance art backing group Gagnamagnid.  The look behind the scenes at how the group has grown together since they first attempted but failed to make it into ESC in 2017 with first song “Is This Love?” is a fascinating glimpse inside an incredibly complex, talented artist, and inside the inner workings of the Eurovision competition in general. The two part documentary includes extensive interviews with Dadi, wife Arny, and the rest of the group, as well as

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ESC/Billboard Chart Update: “Arcade” misses again, and sadly may not have the fire to do it…

I reported a couple of weeks ago here on TKR that Duncan Laurence‘s 2019 ESC-winning entry “Arcade” was mere millimeters from becoming the first ESC-connected song to hit Billboard‘s revered Hot 100 chart in in 25 years. Now, sadly, the moment for the Netherlands’ winner MAY have passed. In checking Billboard‘s other reference charts, despite still-growing airplay on AC and Hot AC radio, and decent runs on those charts, “Arcade” hit #101 – just ONE FRIGGIN’ SPOT below the official Hot 100 – two weeks ago. As of this morning’s issue, the song is at #109 on what is known

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Countdown to Eurovision ’21: #36 – Russia

#36 – Russia “Russian Woman“ Manizha Songwriters: Ori Avni, Ori Kaplan, Manizha The Kirkham Report welcomes you to my coverage of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest!  From April 3 to the end of May, I’ll be here with all the latest ESC news and info, and of course, through May 11, that means I’m also bringing you all the info on each song this year ranked in order of my personal preference from bottom to top. I’ll give the reasons for my personal rankings, and some background info on the song, artist, songwriters, and such.  Again, these are MY opinions, and

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Countdown to Eurovision ’21: #37 – Italy

#37 – Italy “Zitti E Buoni” Maneskin Songwriters: Damiano David, Ethan Torchio, Thomas Raggi, Victoria De Angelis The Kirkham Report welcomes you to my coverage of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest!  From April 3 to the end of May, I’ll be here with all the latest ESC news and info, and of course, through May 11, that means I’m also bringing you all the info on each song this year ranked in order of my personal preference from bottom to top. I’ll give the reasons for my personal rankings, and some background info on the song, artist, songwriters, and such.  Again,

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Countdown to Eurovision ’21: #38 – Belgium

#38 – Belgium “The Wrong Place” Hooverphonic Songwriters: Alex Callier, Charlotte Foret The Kirkham Report welcomes you to my coverage of the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest!  From April 3 to the end of May, I’ll be here with all the latest ESC news and info, and of course, through May 11, that means I’m also bringing you all the info on each song this year ranked in order of my personal preference from bottom to top. I’ll give the reasons for my personal rankings, and some background info on the song, artist, songwriters, and such.  Again, these are MY opinions, and

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