So that’s Day 1 done then?

Let me catch up with the vids at eurovision.tv - I know other sources of video footage are available, but I kind of trust...

Monty reviews Belgium & Finland, and looks forward to tomorrow

Belgium Phil has the right adjective for this: adequate. There’s nothing in it which is distasteful, unpleasant, or even vaguely wrong, but yet still it’s...

En finalment – La Finlande

First thing of note: "What is she wearing?" She reminds me of Rebekah Brooks singing in Swedish, but that's more me than you I suspect. Another...

So the last two of the day, in no particular order…

I've said it before and I'll say it again, sitting under an apple tree waiting for an apple to fall is NOT SMART, at...

Good morning Oslo – four rehearsals in one

The detractors among you will still notice that the Finns have done nothing significantly different from their national final performance, which is a good...

Could this be any more Finnish?

Finland has pulled out all the stops to disguise the Finnish origins of their song. No they haven't. This could not be more Finnish if...

Entente Accordion – Fanlond

It's only taken five songs but there's finally one I have the pashes for. This would be most people's idea of their Eurovision nightmare...

So much for the afternoon shift…

OK. Let's look back on today in Moscow, as that's really what we're all here for. Israel - almost entirely pleasant. A few worrying fluffs...

Netherlands and Finland

See- you get 2 for the price of one with this blog - what more could you possibly ask for. Firstly, apologies to Armenia -...

The second half of a the second half

Fecund we are with musical joy this half. Many manners of pop noise stroked our lugs, and here's a couple of quick relations as...