Simon Wells

FiK Uncovered: The Festivali i Këngës Experience
Stockholm 2016

FiK Uncovered: The Festivali i Këngës Experience

escXtra celebrated Festivali i Këngës 54 in Tirana, where Albania selected their participant for Stockholm 2016. Meet the city, the venues,…
‘Music sounded loud and clear, For Eurovision comes but once a year’
Eurovision

‘Music sounded loud and clear, For Eurovision comes but once a year’

Christmas and Eurovision have quite a lot in common. The annual anticipation. The glitter. The heavy drinking. The celebration. Embarrassing…
Xtra’s Anti-pick of the 90s
Editorials & Opinion

Xtra’s Anti-pick of the 90s

Ireland had a lot to be proud of in ’90s Eurovision, with some worthy winners. Simon ponders whether the emerald…
Xtra’s Pick of the Comebacks: 1970s
Editorials & Opinion

Xtra’s Pick of the Comebacks: 1970s

"Here we have ill-advised costumery, nonsensical lyrics, and curious misappropriation of a historical figure. As we know, all of these…
Xtra’s pick of the 80s
Editorials & Opinion

Xtra’s pick of the 80s

It’s Wednesday, which means we throw ourselves back to the ’80s, where Simon feasts our eyes and ears with a EuroClub…
Live: Final of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015
Junior Eurovision

Live: Final of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015

Welcome to the grand final of the 13th Junior Eurovision Song Contest from Arena Ameec in Sofia, Bulgaria.   This year…
Xtra’s pick of the 50s & 60s
Editorials & Opinion

Xtra’s pick of the 50s & 60s

We delve back into the archives for a Monday morning, with a view on the classic early years of Eurovision…
Xtra’s Pick of the 70s
Editorials & Opinion

Xtra’s Pick of the 70s

Another day, another decade in our series in which we delve into the ESC archive and one of our editors picks…
Xtra’s pick of the ’90s
Editorials & Opinion

Xtra’s pick of the ’90s

Time for another of our editors to select a song from an era of Eurovision gone by. It’s Thursday today,…
BBC announces dramatic change to national selection
Stockholm 2016

BBC announces dramatic change to national selection

The UK will have a national final in 2016, with the public picking a winner from an “X-Factor style search”,…
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