PREVIEW: 9 reasons why we can’t wait for May 2019

  1. Death Of A Salesman starring Sharon D.Clarke and Arinze Kene

D. Clarke (pictured 2nd from right, top) won our Best Actress monsta last year as well as the Olivier for Best Actress In A Musical for her star turn in Caroline, Or Change and is here directed by Marianne Elliott (pictured left in video, hot from Company) and appears alongside Arinze Kene (winner of our Best Actor monsta for Misty and far left in the picture). Their revival of the Arthur Miller classic runs 1/5 through 29/6 at the Young Vic. ReviewTickets

  • Read on for reasons including Madonna, Eurovision, Anne-Marie Duff, Faye Tozer and Oti Mabuse

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PREDICTIONS: Eurovision Song Contest 2019 Semi 1 starring Hatari & Tamta

55782416_700862010310626_2634417005314179072_nWHEN?: 14/5/2019 (screened live on BBC4 at 8pm)

WHERE?: Expo Tel Aviv, Pavilion 2, Israel

Last year’s winner Netta performed Toy 7th in Semi 1 and countries including pre-qualifiers Spain, France and hosts Israel vote here in a show dominated by the controversial Icelandic entry (pictured).

  • Who’s through and who’s on the 1st plane out of Tel Aviv? Read on for our semi 1 predictions 

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ALBUM OF THE MONTH: Sucker Punch by Sigrid (March 2019)

WORTH A LOOK?: ****

OUT: 8/3/19

TRACKLIST: Sucker Punch;  Mine Right Now; Basic; Strangers; Don’t Feel Like Crying; Level Up; Sight Of You; In Vain; Don’t Kill My Vibe; Business Dinners; Never Mine; Dynamite

We 1st saw Sigrid live last year at the 02 Shepherd’s Bush Empire and it was album closer Dynamite which most stood out.

  • Read on for reasons including where to see Sigrid on tour in the UK in 2019

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PREDICTIONS: Melodifestivalen 2019 Heat 4 starring Bishara, Anton Hagman & Lisa Ajax

WHEN?: 7pm (UK time) 23/2/19 on SVT (link at the bottom of the page below)

WHERE:  Lidköping

Last week’s Heat 3 was a real return to form with a song we really love in Lina Hedlund’s Victorious winning through to the final and so we enter Heat 4 with a spring in our step and well-placed hope in our heart.

  • Read on for reasons including who we think will be joining Lina in the 9 March final from this heat

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PREDICTIONS: Melodifestivalen 2019 Heat 3 starring Lina Hedlund, Martin Stenmarck & Jon Henrik Fjällgren

WHEN?: 7pm (UK time) 16/2/19 on SVT (link at the bottom of the page below)

WHERE: Leksand

Last week’s Heat 2 had the disappointing double whammy of songs far less good than its predecessor and its best song finishing last but the good news is Heat 3 is a return to form.

  • Read on for reasons including how we think this week’s 7 songs will fare on Saturday night

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PREDICTIONS: Melodifestivalen 2019 Heat 2 starring Margaret, Andreas Johnson & LIAMOO

WHEN?: 7pm (UK time) 9/2/19 on SVT (link at the bottom of the page below)

WHERE:  Malmö

Melodifestivalen got off to a joyous start last weekend with Wiktoria’s glorious rain-soaked ballad Not With Me becoming our early favourite but what do we think of Heat 2’s snippets (listen and watch below)?

  • Read on for reasons including who we think will make the final on 9 March from this heat

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