We are absolutely gutted to learn that Daniel Gould has passed away. His website Sofabet influenced us greatly when we began to expand our Eurovision blogging horizons. He was an intelligent, thought-provoking writer, and we have absorbed a goodly amount of his insight into our own writing. It’s hard to imagine a Eurovision season with him. Our thoughts are with his family and friends.
This is from last week’s first Melodi Grand Prix semi-final in Norway, and it really is better than most everything ever.
Caroline Westbrook has reported that 75 Cents, who represented Croatia in 2008, has passed away. Let’s watch him berate us in Croatian one more time…
Svante Stockselius, the long-time executive supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest, is stepping down at the end of the year. They had better replace him with someone who has a similarly jaunty name or we’re going to be very, very, very sad.