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Road to Copenhagen 2014: Tijana – “To the sky” (FYR Macedonia)

Balkans? Yes there are still some left in the contest, after Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Croatia stayed away this year. I don’t blame them after last year’s disaster. But let’s hope FYR Macedonia can show how it’s done this year.

MacedoniaI love that flag! Anyway, FYR Macedonia have yet to really make a big impact in the contest since their 1996 debut. After a string of poor results in the 90s, the semi-final era hasn’t been much kinder. Only 50% of their entries have managed to qualify – though I would note that two entries came 10th in semis were swapped in favour of a jury’s choice song, so in essence they don’t have a bad qualification record.

Further to that, no matter how narrowly they qualify, they seem to finish mid-table in the final. Firmly mid-table too, they haven’t cracked the top 10 yet, but could this be the year? Continue reading

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Eurovision 2014: Join us in Copenhagen!

So that’s it, the decision has been made and the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest venue has been decided. Host broadcaster decided not to have the conversation “Where the fuck is Herning?” with the people of Europe, and Copenhagen will host the show. Of course it is! We never had any doubts … erm. But that raises the question of just WHERE in Copenhagen will it be? The colossal Parken Stadium pulled out of the bidding a few months ago.

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