Tonight at 21:00 CEST/20:00 UK/Portugal, contestants from 18 countries will compete for ten spots in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final. You can watch the show live on TV (BBC4 in the UK) or follow the stream on Eurovision.tv. If technology permits, I'll be here to live blog and you are welcome to tell me how I haven't a clue what I'm on about in the comments box below.
Well I’m in the place now. The concourse seems heaving. This is good. 🙂
Right. I’ve found my seat after an adventure. Mr Hacksaw hasn’t.
Actually up in the rafters!!! This is a good view.
Pre contest warnings about safety and the stuff.
Presenters warming the crowd up as per every Eurovision ever!!!
Three minutes. And Hilarious? BBC???
Crowd are very loud up here in the rafters. Augmented by some very annoyingly loud kids.
They say watched Eurovision. I say “reached” 204 million.
I feel your desperation from here. Talking of wooden. Heeeeeeeers Robin.
The back bit is empty. The hall near the front is full.
Sixth backing singer is off stage for Robin.
God almighty this is rubbish but will be televise fodde because it’s Sweden innit.
Fucking thing logging me out. I hope that it’s ridiculous as it looks. Has Mo been entertaining? 🙂
Belgium are doomed btw.
More green room nonsense. Bet the UK aren’t seeing this though.
So this song is basically Blackbird shut the fuck up and piss off for three minutes. It’s still excellently haunting tho.
Great reaction in the hall for the piano solo. This should be very high when the voting gets round to being released.
Portugal. About 6.5 seconds in I started crying and didn’t stop. This is winning the semi final for me. It had better had have come across on the tv. You’ll be hearing this again Mo.
The Greeks like it. It’s just meh after Portugal.
And it’s been off key all week but no one believes me.
Kasia has just pissed all over Demys Chips. Again. That was loud and brash and decent. Unlike Greece.
Iceland should be through with this now. After a dodgy start to the fortnight Svala has polished it up enough to get the camera angles and everything right. This has done enough but I think it might now have more to give.
More green room business now.
Czechia is just a million shades of boring. Gold shoulder pads are very communist. Get a better song and you might score.
Cyprus has improved massively and is back in with a shout of qualifying. I still don’t like it but I can appreciate it.
Three left and Artsvik has just performed the socks off this song. No playing the wrong backing track now. The camera effects are slick and she ain’t half giving this song some face. Exactly what it needs.
Latvia. That’s a better song when I thought there was a dick in the background!!!