So it's been a year since we last did this Dear Constant Reader. Here we go again...
I won't bother with videos or song/artist names as they can all be found on my Eurovision page
20:00 I think this is going to be the strongest of the semi finals, with my three favourites all playing: Montenegro, the Czech Republic and Montenegro.
20:02 Magic horses???
20:05 Still no music... but at least we have presenters... can't be long before green room shenanigans start...
20:07 Let's start the show... FINALLY...
20:09 Sexy dancer, proper Eurovision song... :D
20:10 Hmm... not exactly singing so well though. Shame, good song.
20:11 Gypsies!!! In Superhero costumes...
20:13 Maybe not going to win. Was I on drugs last night? Hmm..
20:15 Oops... he messed up.
20:16 Poor guy, can't sing tonight.
20:21 A proper ballad!!!
20:23 Liked this one. :D
20:24 well she can sing!
20:26 Erm... as Jim says "there's a fucking house somewhere missing it's curtains"
20:27 Hmm... the song is alright, but the costumes... wow, how Near Eastern!
Oh it must be the ad breaks as we are having an interview with Jade now...
20:33 I didn't know Geri Halliwell was from Andorra
20:37 Cool ballad. Shame he can't sing.
Bill is also live blogging.
20:39 My other favourite, love the clothes, love the song, love the act.
20:43 Well usually I give nil points to Israel with my Mum's famous voting comment "Stop killing Palestinians" but this song has a good message so I'll be nice.
20:47 Oh God, it's the green room, although the annoying presenter in the green room is actually quite cute...
20:50 Stilts, capes, mullets. Bulgaria have truly captured the spirit of the contest.
Rubbish song though
20:53 It's a nice song. But it's a little boring. And can Iceland really afford Eurovision right now?
20:56 these guys are actually time travelers from the eighties...
20:57 Ooo... the drummer is hot!
20:58 Good stuff, found myself liking it for some reason
21:00 One hour in, and we get a song which would probably do ok on the UKs chart. Not bad, if not my sort of thing. Good for background music before a night out.
21:03 Oh noes. Eurorap.
Hmm.. not bad. Very easy to listen to.
21:12 well I always award 12 points to Malta!! Because they are always nice to us.
Hmm... again.. I quite like this. Surprised.
Bosnia and Herzegovina
21:16 Last song of the night :( Good but NO PASSION...
The songs tonight have, as Bill said in comments, not been awful. But a lot seemed to lack fun/passion/soul. :(
Now... the voting starts.... this will be interesting... new voting system!
Turkey, Belarus, Andorra, Czech Republic to go through please.
21:35 the voting is over... on with the results???
21:39 Steve tells me Tatu are on... and we get a boring segment about how Jade managed to bore the rest of Europe to death with our song. :(
21:42 Mmm... Sakis and Norways entry on the same sofa... wish Sarah would get out from between them.... *allows mind to wander*
21:47 Turn off your telly's! Don't watch our entry... just vote for it. PLEASE. But don't watch it's boring.
21:48 I'd like to give Dimitry an electric shock.
The winners are:
Jim's hoping Andorra
Finland. Eurorap. :S
Bosnia and Herzegovina???
NO BELARUS OR ANDORRA??? Sacrilege!!
What about Macedonia or Montenegro?
Such a shame. Such a shame.
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