Yes Dear Constant Reader, it's time for Part Deux of the Eurovision Semi Finals. Let's hope Paddy stops being such a blatantly miserable bastard doing his commentary.
Act names, videos and song titles can be found here
20:00 Here we go!!
20:01 Where are the magic horses today? Hmmm.. but nice Waterloo reference
20:06 Shame the presenters are back again.
Pleasant song, very Mediterranean feeling. Might do well tonight
And Bill has joined the live blogging.
I have to say I loved this song when I heard it the other night, and they actually did a better performance tonight than at their selection. Loved it, come on Ireland!
Fun, shocked by rather high quality, relatively speaking, entries this year.
And good that they didn't sing in English.
Erm... not a very good song but the performance was amusing! Loved the hair!!!
Ok song, ok singing. Not very interesting though. Good for a nice drive perhaps.
He was singing??? Really?? I didn't notice.
Yes, this one is very good. Very nice song, good voice, and it's Cyprus!
A duet which seems pretty good, but really not my sort of thing. Kudos again for not singing in English.
Written by Ronan Keating? NIL POINT just for that.
It's an okay song, but this guy even sung with Ronan's Irish accent at points!! I never liked Keating's stuff and this is no exception.
Oh and Paddy Stevey and Jamie are not getting married because gay marriage isn't allowed in this country. Grrr...
The song that forgot it was a song for a whole minute and thought this was a music contest instead. Good, for what it was
Someone is a walking gay stereotype. No not me. Muscle shirt (in flowery pattern) with the words Disco in the song. GAY! ;)
Very Eurovision. Like it. Probably not a winner though.
Awesome. Winning performance. Gorgeous. Good song. Good dancing. Bravo!!
Yes, good. No not my thing. But again surprising high quality of songs this year!
Did not think much of this in the previews, but liked her performance a lot more tonight. Very good I thought.
Interruption by Sarah... better not be missing the green room. The stage behind is green. I am worried...
Surely the BBC realise that those watching Eurovision semi finals are fans and want to see the whole show, not a show interrupted by BBC in bits.
oooo... good song... LOVE THE SEXY DANCERS!!
Yeap... liked this song too. I am getting forgiving in my old age!
Der Toppers remind me of a restaurant I went to once called La Trois Garcons, which was opened by 3 gay guys in a very liberal relationship.
Where they singing? oops. Should pay more attention. (It's ok as a song but I think it will really struggle tonight)
Greece and Ireland! Start voting now Steve and Bill!!
Graham Norton is on here at the moment, he's our new commentator. And he is being really rude about all the acts. Joy. Can we please get someone who likes Eurovision to do this one year? Just one year. It's all I ask!
Where did they get this Russian presenters from????
So whilst the BBC presenters mock the Eurovision contest and interrupt the back stage parts, they also mean Dimitry has been completely absent from British screens tonight. Thanks to Steve we can still stare at him longingly and bemoan the useless BBC
And the winners are:
Croatia. Good stuff.
Ukraine! YEAH! MORE SPARTAN NAKED BODIES!!
Lithuania. Oh Dear....
Upset about Ireland but not as much as this idiotic "Eastern Dominance stuff". Most of the Western Countries got through tonight. MOST. This is all spin on behalf of the Eurovision haters now. Grrrrrrr...
Good songs got through dross like Serbia didn't. Some good songs didn't make it either but that's the way the cookie crumbles.
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