It's a real shame Terry Wogan doesn't do the semi-finals isn't it?
That logo really is beautiful. Bravo!
God.. will I be able to sit through three opening ceremonies this week??? I don't know if I can take too much of this...
Montenegro "Zauvijek volim te" - Stefan Filipović
Stefan is actually quite cute. I think it's the hair. This song is uninspiring though...
Israel "Ke'ilo kan" - Bo'az Ma'uda
Oooo... nice... Shame about the song, he sounds like he is just shouting. Hardly a beautiful voice.
Estonia "Leto svet" - Kreisiraadio
A joke entry?? Uh oh...
Wow... they are making Scooch look like Beethoven!!!
The least funny joke entry in Eurovision history??? Makes We Are The Winners look like comedy genius
Moldova "A Century of Love" - Geta Burlacu
Not a bad voice but what is it with these depressing songs??? I think everyone paid a bit too much attention to last years winner...
San Marino "Complice" - Miodio
Welcome San Marino!!
I'd probably like this song for listening to when depressed but vote for it... I'll say it's ok...
Belgium "O Julissi Na Jalini" - Ishtar
A happier song in a made up language... but not exactly great... Based on Eurovision entires I'm thinking Belgium is a bizarre country...
Azerbaijan "Day After Day" - Elnur Hüseynov & Samir Javadzadeh
Oooo... Andy Abraham is on the UK edition promoting his song... Get off the telly and go promote us on other commentators sets... their countries are the ones voting for ya!!!!
"Highest voice since the Bee Qees"
Oooo... boy in angel wings... this can't be all bad!
What theatre! Love this set.
Well the song was more Eurovison than the others we have had so far so all credit to them!
Slovenia "Vrag naj vzame" - Rebeka Dremelj
To hell with it... this girl knows her Eurovision... costume changes, dancers with chains and on those shoes with roller blades...
Thank you Slovenia... bringing Eurovision back!!
Norway "Hold On Be Strong" - Maria Haukaas Storeng
Very pop... not a bad song but don't think it's going to win. Hopefully it'll make it to the final though.
Poland "For Life" - Isis Gee
Her teeth scare me...
I'll say this is a vast improvement compared to last years Polish entry. Decent singer, decent song. Bit too
Ireland "Irelande Douze Pointe" - Dustin The Turkey
As Terry would say... "Prepare yourself dear"
Ireland... why have you forsaken us!!! What poor losers.
Andorra "Casanova" - Gisela
I've been listening to this one on my iPod. I quite like it....
The backing singers need some help but otherwise I like it!
Bosnia and Herzegovina "Pokušaj" - Elvir Laković Laka
Like the set, wedding dresses, very eccentric.
You know what. I like it. It's crazy, has a sense of humour and is very quirky.
Armenia "Qele Qele" - Sirusho
Not the best voice in the world but the song was fun.
The Netherlands "Your Heart Belongs To Me" - Hind
The Dutch entry... I'll have the black guy on the right... he's cute!! Oh I've been listening to this song too... it's okay and based on the other entries so far it should go through. Oh who am I kidding... we never know what might go through when it's Eurovision!!
Are we nearly there yet??
Finland "Missä miehet ratsastaa" - Teräsbetoni
Oh Lordi! It's ok in it's own way but really, can you win twice in 3 years with pretty much the same sort of song?
Romania "Pe-o margine de lume" - Nico & Vlad Miriţă
I'm not a big fan of ballads but this one is ok.
Russia "Believe" - Dima Bilan
Hands off, this boys mine!!! The song is ok, not as good as his 2006 entry but hey it's Dima!!!
Andy Abrahams insults DIMA!! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO... That's it... I'm supporting Andorra in the final.
Greece "Secret Combination" - Kalomoira
I like this one, it's on my current commuting playlist. However... this performance wasn't great. Shame... but still deserves a second chance. The song is good enough.
Well that's the songs over... sadly that means we return to the presenters... Please God no...
My apologies to the presenters... our commentators are worse...
Nearly voting time...
Greece goes through
Romania is through
Bosnia - Herzegovina makes the cut!
Finland... wow... they will be happy
Azerbaijan. Jonathon Ross and Philip Schofield as they say on commentary.
Oh the tension...
No Andorra?? :(
That's it folks until Thursday! Roll on...