Tag Archives: eurovision

How ‘Fashion Freak Show’ charts Jean Paul Gaultier’s career from Pierre Cardin to Madonna

The designer’s autobiographical show is coming to the Roundhouse. Read my full London Theatre article here

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Not to hold Eurovision in Ukraine is a capitulation to Putin

Ukraine could have gained soft power, international attention and trade, while giving the Song Contest purpose. Read my full Telegraph article here

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Eurovision 2022

I live-blogged a very eventful Eurovision 2022 final – catch up on all the action! Read my full Telegraph article here

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What to expect from ABBA Voyage

The Swedish superstars are back – this time as ‘ABBAtars’. Read my full London Theatre article here

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Eurovision has long been a battleground between Russia and Ukraine

Eurovision has tried to remain apolitical, but with Russia now booted from the contest, it has finally succumbed to long-simmering discord. Read my full Telegraph article here

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The BBC’s A-List attempt to fix Britain’s Eurovision problem is doomed

There are few constancies in our turbulent world, but one certainty, cemented over the past decade, is that the UK will always bomb at Eurovision. Read my full Telegraph article here

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Strictly Speaking: Week 10

It was so much worse than we could ever have feared. Strictly’s foray into international waters made Eurovision look positively restrained, tasteful and nuanced. Around The World In 80 Cultural Appropriation Nightmares Week made a mockery of ballroom, logic, fairness and … Continue reading

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Fire and ice

It started so well. Blessed with the presence of Britain’s most famous (read: only) Olympic ice dancing champions and unbeatable concept of “celebrities” (read: retired athletes, some bloke off Hollyoaks and Chico) emoting to Eighties power ballads while wobbling round … Continue reading

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Strictly Speaking Week 4

Week 4 mercifully spared us an official theme, but Len-lovers might well it christen it Messin’ Abaht Week. The VT field trips grew increasingly pointless, training footage increasingly elusive, and the routines and music choices increasingly bizarre. No wonder Bruno … Continue reading

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