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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Countdown to Eurovision ’21: #39 – Australia

#39 – Australia “Technicolour” Montaigne Songwriters: Jessica Cerro, Dave Hammer 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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IT’S ALMOST HERE! Eurovision Countdown starts Saturday

GREETINGS PEOPLES!  It’s that time of year again! I wish I hadn’t had life get in the way over the last six or so weeks when I was hoping to do more on National Finals coverage and all that stuff, but I’m not going to dwell in the past – the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest Countdown starts this Saturday, April 3! 39 songs to be ranked, 39 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 18, followed by the second semifinal on

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Road to Eurovision ’21: Albania decides; Lesley Roy, Hurricane return in ’21

Hi all, welcome to Road to Eurovision ’21, where I will have reports every weekend beginning today, bringing you the latest on the performer updates, the national finals contests and more! First up this session, Albania has selected singer Anxhela Peristeri to head to Rotterdam in May (Coronovirus willing) for ESC ’21. Their official entry into the contest this year is “Karma“, performed in Albanian. It joins Cypress’ entry “El diablo” by Elena Tsagrinou, announced waaaay back at the end of November 2020. Israel, Latvia, and France will announce their entries later in January. France is the only one of

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THINGS N STUFF: Eurovision 2021: Here’s what we know so far

Come hell or high water, the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest WILL go on! The European Broadcast Union announced several weeks ago that they are running four different scenarios as planned to make sure the contest comes to pass for sure next year. The four scenarios are referred to as Normal, Social Distancing, Travel Restrictions, and Lockdown, and each have their individual points that deal with the ongoing worldwide coronavirus pandemic. The just-completed 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest was conducted mostly under the “travel restrictions” scenario, with one or two exceptions, using some incredibly innovative and groundbreaking live television techniques that

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