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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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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DAILY VID: “This Moment” by Jacob Velazquez

I’ve been talking this 13-year-old Florida-based prodigy up for almost a year now. Jacob blew me away when he appeared on America’s Got Talent last year, and I’ve been promoting him a lot both here and on my YouTube channel – his musical skills are amazing. On his latest video, Jacob takes on a variety of instruments, and it sounds AMAZING! If you’re not a fan of this kid by now, this video should make you one. Jacob is afflicted with Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (PDDNOS), an autism-spectrum condition related to Asberger’s Syndrome. His musical talents started manifesting

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