Eurovision: 2019

Every year, like clockwork, the British public is astonished when we absolutely spoon our annual entry in the Eurovision Song Contest – but the BBC is changing things up for 2019. Now, more than ever, the Popbitch patented Eurovision method is going to be vital in ensuring we pick a winner. So let’s pull apart the songs and see what we’re working with here, shall we…?

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Swing Vote

Michael Gove’s little quip about parliamentary swingers in their mid-50s caught us a bit off-guard this week. As we mentioned back in July, there’s been a persistent Westminster rumour about the Goves hosting some rather specialist parties round at theirs – but we had always assumed it was just that. A rumour. Now? We’re not so sure…

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Cool For Copycats

Bruno Mars has definitely found his groove. After a series of successful, yet sonically schizophrenic, singles the pint-sized popster has settled into a sound that he clearly really likes. From Treasure, to Uptown Funk, to 24K Magic – and now Finesse – he’s clearly making the funk work for him. But are we wrong to think that it all sounds a bit familiar?

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Whine Of The Times

Once a reliable refuge from the miseries of the modern world, the pop charts are becoming every bit as grim as real life. 2017 in particular has really seen things take a turn for the maudlin – but why is it happening? Why are we so obsessed with sad sounding songs at the moment?

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Star Spangled Blander

After a decade of women performing the national anthem at the Super Bowl, 2017 saw all-American country singer Luke Bryan belt out the Star Spangled Banner. It was well-received, hailed as a return to tradition, but was it actually? We scratched the surface – and found something unusual about it…

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