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John Stanton

#BIRTHDAY: Rita from Israel is 61 today

#BIRTHDAY: Rita from Israel is 61 today Unless you’ve been on Saturn’s biggest moon, or some parts of the USA, you’ll know that the Eurovision circus doesn’t always stay in what you could call Europe proper. It has occasionally ventured to a place called Israel. Some will associate […]

#BIRTHDAY: Rykka is 37 today

#BIRTHDAY: Rykka is 37 today Do you like it when we see people from outside Europe (or, since 2015, Australia), taking part in our favourite TV show? Do you want to see the best singers, wherever they’re from? Or should they just be European? Of course, non-Europeans have […]

#PORTUGAL: And the winner is…

#PORTUGAL: And the winner is… The national final of the 2023 National Final season, and the viewers of Portugal’s Festival da Canção have chosen a song to carry the country’s hopes at the 67th Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool in May. After a combination of jury and public […]