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New BBC Proms Director, David Pickard

A round-up of reaction to the announcement of David Pickard as the new Director of the BBC Proms.


Ta very much

A little thank you to those marvellous people I got to work with out in Vienna. A very special experience.

Eurovision 2015: Semi Final Two – Jury Final Reviews

Short reviews of the songs performed in the second semi-final jury final.

Eurovision 2015: Semi Final One – Jury Final Reviews

I attended the ‘Jury Final’ (one of the dress rehearsals assigned for each Eurovision) last night. It was an opportunity to see what the international juries saw and voted on ahead of tonight’s first semi-final on TV. It was an opportunity to see how the songs I reviewed on Sunday fared now they were on…

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Eurovision 2015: Song Reviews

All 40 songs in the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest reviewed. Well-meant and fair. If you’re looking for bitchy put-downs go some place else.

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BBC Young Dancer of the Year 2015

Thoughts and reflections on the first BBC Young Dancer series. This post contains spoilers (but not until the final two paragraphs).

Dappy trio Il Volo. Note: geeks with red rimmed glasses rule.

Eurovision 2015: Who is @ThoroughlyGood’s (current) winner?

No-one should refer to themselves in the third person, of course. But this title is necessary for those people searching on the interweb. The first of four, yes four, posts.

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BBC Proms 2015 Season Launch: Edward Blakeman, Highlights & Video

Some early recommendations for the 2015 BBC Proms season following the concert series launch earlier this week.


Eurovision 2015: Can YouTube data indicate who will win?

Using YouTube data collated on Saturday 18 April 2015, is it possible to predict the winner of the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest?

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