Eurovision Saturday Roundup

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Now that Eurovision has entered a “new” year on September 1, maybe I should comment briefly on what’s been happening weekly.

In the absence of Eurovision, I’ll find something entertainment-related to comment about, so here we go

I’m rewatching Junior Eurovision 2008 later today. The 6th edition took place in Limassol, Cyprus on November 22, 2008, and 15 countries competed. This will be the last one that I have not seen in full as I have seen every edition since 2009. I am still planning to watch the rest, so stay tuned

Per Wiwibloggs, one of the biggest Eurovision news sites, OGAE Ukraine wants OGAE Russia kicked out from the much larger OGAE International over principles. This is a part of the reaction to the Russian invasion in Ukraine

Ukraine had already announced earlier that they will be selecting their 2023 representative by the end of the year, so we’ll see what comes out of it.

I mentioned in my 14 Things post that online song contests are a thing. This is the OGAE song contest where OGAE clubs (read: official Eurovision fan clubs) send a song that has not competed at the main contest or in the national finals and then have other clubs vote for it. This runs for almost two months and is being hosted by the club’s Australian branch.

The bid proposals from the 7 cities have passed, although I haven’t heard back since Queen Elizabeth II died that same day

Finally, some non-Eurovision songs I’ve been listening to this week:

  • Bebe Rexha feat David Guetta — I’m Good
  • Nicki Minaj — Super Freaky Girl
  • BLACKPINK — Pink Venom
  • Wacka Flocka Flame feat Roscoe Dash and Wale — No Hands
  • Bad Bunny — Titi Me Pregunto
  • Sam Smith and Kim Petras — Unholy
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