#40 Portugal “Saudade, saudade” Maro Songwriters: Mariana Secca, John Blanda The Kirkham Report welcomes you to my coverage of the 2022 Eurovision Song Contest! From April 3 to the end of the contest on May 14, I’ll be here with all the latest ESC news and info, and of course, 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 IRead more
American Song Contest – Week Three
The American Song Contest continues tonight! WOO HOO! The US’ officially licensed Eurovision spinoff continues with twelve more performances tonight, and you can bet we’ll be there watching! Week Three’s songs have been released – here’s the playlist! Don’t forget, TKR will be presenting a YouTube livestream show, “The Kirkham Report Guide to American Song Contest – After The Songs!” every week directly following each East Coast airing of ASC, starting at 10:10 PM ET/7:10 PM PT – I will be going over my impressions of the songs, performances, staging, and more, and I’ll be doing my best to interactRead more
Countdown to Eurovision 2022: The Basics!
GREETINGS PEOPLES! It’s that time of year again! The 2022 Eurovision Song Contest Countdown starts NOW! Because I got a little bit later start than usual, I will be scattering some stuff around, doing one song most days but doing two or possibly three songs on other days, just so we get done in time for the semi-finals beginning May 10th! 40 songs to be ranked, 40 artists to spotlight, plus news and other ESC related specials – all coming between now and the official broadcasts beginning with the first semifinal on May 10, followed by the second semifinal onRead more
VIDEO: Russia’s Little Big is back with Netta in tow – “Moustache”
Satirical Russian electropop band Little Big, who wowed 2020 cancelled Eurovision fans with their hilarious across the board smash “Uno“, are back, and they’ve teamed up with Israel’s 2018 ESC winner Netta for their latest ditty! “Moustache” premiered around the world earlier this week, and the song is good, but the video is HILARIOUS as always. Set in a world where all women have moustaches, apparently, it’s “Baywatch” meets “Law and Order” as the intrepid team of lifeguards try to discern who shaved the moustache off the winner of the beachside Miss Moustache contest…NO! I’m NOT making this shit up…It’sRead more
Memo to digital stars: you NEED physical media to get the old school crowd.
Hey guys, as you well know I’m a huge fan of MUSIC. I enjoy music in all formats – LP, CD, CS, MP3, etc. But there are those fans out there – they’ve been at this for close to if not longer than I have – who have a strict rule: “If it’s not on (LP, CD, etc), I won’t listen to it.” Yes I do know that’s a very close-minded attitude to have in this age of digital music. But it’s also NOT a bad adage to live by, IF it pushes artists who only do digital to widenRead more
TKR on YouTube – An upcoming online concert I want EVERYONE to PLEASE check out!
Hey all – there’s a super special live concert happening THIS MONDAY – Memorial Day – at 8 PM Eastern/5 PM Pacific, and I want everyone in the VC to check it out…because I think Marko Stunt is about to become a HUGE music star…and you’ll all want to be there from the beginning… (UPDATE 6/21/21: unfortunately, Marko has gotten into a REALLY BAD HABIT of purging his Twitch videos and not cross posting to YouTube, so the concert is no longer available…but man it was AWESOME!! Marko, dude – please stop purging your older videos – you’re erasing history,Read more
TKR on YouTube – Let’s Talk EUROVISION ’21!
So..all the hoopla is over and all the winners have been named…it’s time to talk Eurovision Song Contest 2021! Plus, New thumbnail design, cool new intro, new look, and news about the US’ upcoming Eurovision clone, The American Song Contest!Read more
Eurovision ’21: Today’s the day! Grand final predictions are here!
Eurovision Song Contest 2021 concludes today with the Grand Final, airing in the U.S. on Peacock, live at 3 PM ET/12 Noon PT Now, the 20 songs that made it through the two semi-finals are joined by the Big Five and host country The Netherlands entry, and things are gonna get real, because I’ve been checking a LOT of the fandom in the “ESCBubble” and…well, they don’t take a lot of factors into consideration. They rarely do. But I’m going to try and do so here. First up, here’s the 26 finalists in the order they will appear at today’sRead more
Eurovision 2021 SemiFinal #2 is History – here’s what happened!
Eurovision Song Contest 2021 streaming started on Peacock beginning at 3 PM ET/12 Noon PT. with a strong and fantastic signal – thank you! I had a couple of cutouts which made me nuts, but I got around it ok… With seventeen entries for ten spots, a few were destined to be disappointed, but there were a few shockers too The ten songs advancing to the Grand Final on Saturday are: San Marino – “Adrenalina” by Senhit featuring Flo Rida Greece – “Last Dance” by Stefania Moldova – “Sugar” by Natalia Gordienko Iceland – “10 Years” by Dadi og GagnamagnidRead more
Eurovision Semi-Final #2 is TODAY – Here’s my predictions
Eurovision Song Contest 2021 continues this afternoon – in the U.S. you can catch it live streaming on Peacock beginning at 3 PM ET/12 Noon PT. or on YouTube with an active VPN – it will be geoblocked on the U.S. service without it. The second semi-final will feature the last seventeen entries, with ten spots available to make it to Saturday’s Grand Final. The competitors today will compete in the following running order: San Marino – “Adrenalina” by Senhit featuring Flo Rida Estonia – “The Lucky One” by Uku Suviste Czech Republic – “Omaga” by Benny Cristo Greece –Read more